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.
Lake Sidney Lanier has become a political football in a high-stakes game involving the states of Georgia, Florida and Alabama, as well as the federal government.
The city of Gainesville will change its solid waste pick up schedule next week because of Monday's Memorial Day holiday.
Just more than 63 years after Aubrey Roberts landed with his fellow Marines at Iwo Jima, Japan, in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, his two sons and a grandson retraced his footsteps up Mount Suribachi. For Lee Roberts, John Roberts and Sean Childers, learning more about the war record of Aubrey Roberts has been an adventure in detective work. Aubrey Roberts, a two-time Purple ...
Gwinnett County Police have arrested four people in Buford who they suspected as being members of the "Blood" gang.
The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to hold public hearings Wednesday and Thursday on next year's budget.
Lake Lanier is entering uncharted territory.
A 30-foot-long cabin cruiser caught fire Sunday afternoon at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier. The boat was a total loss, but no one was seriously injured in the fire, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said. The boat's owner had filled the cruiser with 45 gallons of gas at the marina's refueling dock when a fire started in the engine. He was the only one aboard when the fire ignited. ...
If you are frustrated by the many Hall County roads under construction, there will be a break for the holiday weekend.
The city of Gainesville and the Georgia Municipal Association are teaming up for the 55th annual Mayors' Motorcade.
Authorities have confirmed at least one person is dead following a plane crash in Dawson County near Auraria Road off Ga. 400.
The Hall County Planning Commission approved a large planned development Monday for the Ga. 365 corridor that concerned the panel last month.
A better way to distribute tax dollars is at the top of the Gainesville City Schools wish list for the upcoming state legislative session.
The city of Gainesville may lose millions of dollars it was expecting to generate from the downtown jail it bought last year after Corrections Corp. of America announced Monday it was pulling out.
Gainesville City Council is working to update its law on guns in parks to comply with a 2010 state law allowing the carrying of a firearm as long as the person has a valid carry license.
Many people cite the pitfalls of jostling crowds as one reason to forgo a line at the door in favor of the Internet when shopping for deals after Thanksgiving.
At this time one year ago, Lake Lanier was draining fast, full pool a long-ago memory.
An expected change to the way the state funds public libraries could mean less money overall for the Hall County Library System.
Oakwood property tax bills are set to go in the mail today.
Hall County government is planning a $2.7 million rebuilding of McEver Road from Flat Creek Road in Oakwood to Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.
Thanksgiving travel was relatively quiet in Hall County, marred only by a one-vehicle wreck in East Hall.
A Baldwin man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday at Joe Chandler Road and Hawkins Road in East Hall County, the Georgia State Patrol reported.
Clermont residents showed Saturday night they are ready to greet the holiday season as the city held its fourth annual parade and tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall Park.
When Gem Jewelry Co. owner Marvin Orenstein died last December, his daughters said they were unsure of the business's future, prompting many to wonder who might carry on the tradition of gifting football players at every high school in the county with a shiny new timepiece.