After a disastrous Fourth of July weekend in which four people died in Lake Lanier within 48 hours, officials are examining whether anything could have been done to prevent the tragedies.
The newest and biggest Hall County elementary school will hear its first pitter-patter of little feet Friday as students and parents get a sneak peek of the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School.
Peggy Leigh Walker, who worked in the accounting department of Buford toolmaker Makita USA for nearly 20 years, owes her former employer $3 million.
A delegation from the Georgia General Assembly, including state Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, was in Washington on Wednesday to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding Lake Lanier. The delegation was led by state Sen. Jack Murphy, R-Cumming, and included Hawkins; Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry; Rep. Tom Knox, R-Cumming; Rep. John Heard, R-Lawrenceville; and Rep. Mark Hamilton, R-Cumming. They met with Assistant Secretary of ...
The principal of Enota Elementary School is among 112 named Wednesday as High Performance Principals in an announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue and state school Superintendent Kathy Cox.
The directors of the Kangaroo Conservation Center hopped on a plane to New York City with four of their marsupials Tuesday to make an appearance on NBC's "Today" show.
A Gainesville lawyer who was nominated for a state court judgeship to be appointed by the governor has a misdemeanor domestic violence case pending in state court.
Lawyers for a Gainesville special-needs school where a troubled teen hanged himself in 2004 say his parents have no grounds to sue under a federal law. The attorney representing the parents of 13-year-old Jonathan King said the case is important to the futures of "countless other severely behaviorally disordered children across the state" and what policies will be in place to protect them from themselves and others. A ...
Gainesville's Planning and Appeals board left unresolved an issue that has divided city residents and forced board members to question the boundaries of their powers to rezone property in the city.
Three-time sex offender William James Santos couldn't register his home with local authorities because he had no home, his lawyers told Georgia's highest court this week.
A former prep football star who was named as The Times 2005 Player of the Year remained in the Gwinnett County Jail on Tuesday in connection with last year's fatal shooting of a teenager.
The second and final public hearing on Flowery Branch's proposed new historic district boundaries is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Historic Depot on Railroad Avenue.
United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual Cornerstone Campaign on Tuesday at the Guest House in Gainesville.
Hall County sheriff's deputies and Gainesville police officers are investigating three separate stabbings during the July Fourth weekend that resulted in serious injuries to four people, one arrest and the search for one suspect. Roommates Lalo Gomez, 35, and Henry Velasquez Pineda, 36, began arguing at 2:52 a.m. Sunday in their home in the 300 block of Lee Street in Gainesville, said Lt. Brian P. Kelly of the Gainesville Police ...
Gainesville city school board expects to have a deficit of about $5.6 million rather than the $6.5 million deficit it previously anticipated, said board Chairman David Syfan.
Black Friday boasts lots of sales, but with them come some pushing and shoving.
While some families gathered to eat turkey and give thanks, others volunteered time or cooking skills Thursday to make sure other Hall County residents enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day meal.
Advocates and stakeholders are seeking extra resources to help rehabilitate veterans who have wound up in the criminal justice system.
Thanksgiving is often portrayed as when families sit down to painstakingly crafted homemade meals, but that's not the reality for many who may have to work or are unable to visit family.
For some Gainesville residents such as Lisa, buying food for Thanksgiving means saving her food stamp money so she can contribute to her family's meal.
Concerned over the cost of fire protection being paid to Hall County by its residents, Oakwood officials are again discussing the possibility of a city fire department.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
A Hall County grand jury dismissed charges against Dustin Gold, a talent manager who was charged with aggravated assault, according to District Attorney Lee Darragh.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
Holidays are a time of giving, but they can be a time of taking for opportunistic criminals, law enforcement officials say.
The year's busiest travel day finds motorists in North Georgia fighting nasty weather to reach their Thanksgiving destinations.
There might be a lot of leftover turkey this year. Some of the relatives may not make it for Thanksgiving.
There's no need to drive to Atlanta or another major city to view dinosaur fossils; the Mesozoic Era is officially here in Hall County.
Three speakers will help close out the college careers of University of North Georgia seniors graduating this December.
Buford High School senior Christana Landress has her marching orders. Landress was chosen to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.