Teenagers who donate blood are more likely than adults to suffer reactions such as dizziness and fainting. But medical experts say the risk is so small that it should not deter young people from giving blood. Two years ago, the American Red Cross examined the records of nearly 2 million blood donors, including 145,000 who were 16 or 17 years old and 113,000 who were 18 or 19. <font ...
Mike Reno knows how to sell Stephen King novels. If Gainesville's sewer plans had not run right through Our Neighbor Inc.'s desire to refashion a 1930s-era house into a bookstore and coffee shop, Reno would be doing that today.
If you live in Gainesville and your house is on fire, you should expect good service. A measure of fire protection that influences home insurance premiums for Gainesville residents has stayed among the best in the state, city officials learned this week.
Oakwood residents have been scrambling around orange construction barrels for months, but officials said roads and sewer lines being built now pave the way for the city's bright future.
William Thacker spent more than half of his life taming some of the wildest land in Georgia. He built. He burned. He fixed. He carved out roads with a bulldozer. He cleared acres of trees and planted many more. He dammed up streams to build ponds when the beavers were too lazy or preoccupied to do it. He introduced a population of wild turkeys, planted food plots for deer and killed a few feral hogs ...
For those who don't follow politics, this is the ultimate game of inside baseball. The members of the State Transportation Board are the only state regulatory panel elected solely by members of the General Assembly. Average voters couldn't name their district board member, but the phones of 24 members of the House and Senate have been busy this week with candidates for the vacant transportation board seat in the 9th ...
As much as Memorial Day was for honoring fallen soldiers, to many, Monday was the unofficial beginning of summer holidays and a day to honor not having to rise early for work or school.
Just a few weeks ago, industry analysts were speculating that the price of gasoline might surpass $4 a gallon by the end of summer. How quickly things change. In some parts of North Georgia, gas is already exceeding the $4 mark. Now, people are discussing something previously unimaginable: How soon will gas hit $5?
Six of Hall County's eight high schools outperformed the state in all portions of this spring's Georgia High School Graduation Tests, according to results released Friday. East Hall, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Johnson, North Hall and West Hall posted higher averages than the state in the English/language arts, math, science and social studies portions of the tests, which students must pass to earn a diploma. Those schools also scored ...
Gainesville residents were given an extra reason to donate blood during the Memorial Day weekend.
Holiday weekends usually mean congestion for the state's roads and lakes, but this Memorial Day weekend was less troublesome than years past.
The Gainesville City Board of Education is looking at a possible 15 percent hike in the tax rate as part of its proposed budget for fiscal year 2008-2009. Residents will have a chance to weigh in with their opinions at hearings set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy, 170 Barn St., and at 6 p.m. Thursday at Gainesville High School, 830 Century Place. Last ...
Green Street exploded red, white and blue as American veterans marched through downtown Gainesville Monday amidst the fanfare of a high school marching band and cheering crowds.
It was good living, growing up on the farm. It was the early 1900s and Marcus A. Poole Sr. raised cotton and vegetables along with eight hard-working children - five sons and three daughters.
Sam McKnight, 14, of Cumming said he doesn't get much of a chance to participate in outdoor sports when he is at his parents' house. But when he visits his grandparents in Gainesville, he has fun getting to throw tomahawks and going fishing.
If you notice traffic is a little bit lighter today, that's because school is now out of session this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On March 19, 1970, Burton's department store held its grand opening on the downtown square in Gainesville. Billed as a store "with a new concept in shopping," the store carried a variety of clothing, both men's and women's, as well as furniture.
Area residents now can view the final version of Gainesville's Transportation Master Plan, completed after a yearlong study.
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Baseball player Zach Warwick tries to be an athlete in all aspects of his life. But earlier this year, he realized he was failing nutritionally.
The Oakwood Police Department will soon be sharing quarters with the City Hall and municipal court, City Manager Stan Brown said.
U.S. Senate and House of Representatives conferees have started work on the final version of a water authorization bill that states governors, not Congress, should negotiate interstate water disputes.
Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.
The second annual Georgia Gives Day wrapped up its online fundraiser with significantly more money raised across the state, but numbers taking a slight dip in Hall County.
When veterans return home, the transition into civilian life can be difficult for some. Yet there are organizations to help them make it as smooth as possible.
The U.S. Senate is expected to begin debate this week on a defense spending bill that may, among other things, transfer control of Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.
Under the Bridge Ministries continued its Thanksgiving season tradition of distributing boxed meals on Saturday in its most successful year yet, ministry founder Jason Ladd said.
As surveillance and monitoring technology increases, groups like the American Civil Liberties Union advocate safeguards and limits to ensure government uses data in ethical and legal ways.
Tree company workers started work Saturday morning cutting down the old oak tree that has stood in front of Fair Street Elementary School for many years.
After Leslie McRoberts worked in hospitality for three years, she had earned 75 cents more an hour than when she started. Now, she's at Brenau University working on a master's degree in hopes of earning more in the future.