When people buy a new all-terrain vehicle, they often don't consider that there's no place in Hall County, other than their own yard or a friend's property, where they can legally ride.
Taking care of a person with Alzheimer's disease often means putting your own life on hold.
The end-of-the-year party for Challenged Child and Friends promises to be a special one.
FLOWERY BRANCH - As sheriff's divers searched the murky depths of Lake Lanier for an eighth day for the body of a Ellenwood man who is presumed drowned, the man's friends worried that his remains may never be found.
Gainesville officials gathered Friday at Linwood Wastewater Reclamation Facility to applaud those who spent years making the newer, high-tech facility possible.
On an average day, the Humane Society of Hall County euthanizes 23 animals because they are unadoptable or the Hall County Animal Shelter doesn't have enough space for them.
The State Board of Natural Resources took the next step in funding for the planned Don Carter State Park in Gainesville during its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday.
A woman who drowned in a residential swimming pool Wednesday was identified by officials Thursday as Elizabeth Hugo of Dahlonega.
Hall County residents could be looking at a tax increase to fund school district projects. The county may raise taxes to fund a number of increased expenses, including new teachers, textbooks and school buses. "The budget growth this year is similar to the growth of previous years' budgets within a few percentage points," said Lee Lovett, Hall County deputy superintendent. At $217,534,073, the 2009 budget is projected to ...
A controversial rezoning that two Gainesville City Council members thought they defeated nearly two weeks ago is back on the table.
ATLANTA - A former top official of the Georgia Department of Transportation was defeated in his bid to become a member of the state board that oversees the agency. Larry Dent, a retired DOT deputy commissioner, lost in the second round of balloting to Steve Farrow, a former state senator from Dalton. Farrow was elected Thursday on a vote of 17-7 to the 9th District on the state transportation ...
Gainesville school superintendent Steven Ballowe said Thursday that the system's financial woes can be traced to March 2007, when the city government notified the system that property tax collections were $3 million less than projected for the 2006-07 budget year. But word didn't travel beyond the former finance officer, who was Angela Adams, he said. "The city had informed (Adams) in a letter ... but that information never ...
About 100 people complained loudly Thursday night about the Gainesville school system's financial woes, with many saying they believed Steven Ballowe should go as superintendent. "This man runs a bank," said area resident Bill Morrison, standing next to and pointing at Dick Valentine, chief executive officer of United Community Bank. "But if he goes $7 million in the hole, he's fired." Heated comments filled the second of two ...
Under a clear evening sky, more than 400 people gathered for a bigger version of a family movie night.
If the Gainesville City Council approves a new health insurance plan for city employees on Tuesday, city employees will do something they have never done before - help pay their premiums.
John McHenry said one of his main goals as Flowery Branch city planner is redevelopment of the historic city center.
Hall County officials said they learned some lessons from the heavy storms and flooding that overwhelmed parts of the county last month.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Sunday afternoon for much of North Georgia, including Hall County, through this morning.
One person was killed in a one-vehicle wreck in North Hall County this morning.
Rose Turk stands impatiently at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, waiting for her sunscreen application.
A sunny Saturday made for a great day of cleaning and sprucing up of Gainesville's historic Piedmont Hotel.
Hall County and Gainesville school systems are part of 11 districts statewide to be selected for the Georgia Road to College grant, $2.6 million distributed through the College Board from the Goizueta Foundation of Atlanta.
Fayette County is fighting back after a court decision in May ruled the county's at-large voting system discriminated against black voters.
Flowery Branch and Hall County officials walked along Flowery Branch Creek in March, inspecting drainage structures as they went. All seemed OK at the time, except for the need for some relatively minor fixes.
People were swept away to faraway lands Saturday night at the annual Belly Dance Benefit show, performed by Alchemy Drumming and Dance.
Animals lovers understand the comfort and unconditional love that pets bring into a home.
A total of 115 runners and walkers took part Saturday in the inaugural Sheriff's Summer Sprint 5K fundraiser road race.
Gainesville City Board of Education members discussed the pending search for a new superintendent at Friday's board retreat.
Children laughed and screamed excitedly as they held their balloons up in the air waiting for the countdown to finish so they could let go and watch them float away.
The Times earned 16 overall awards Friday night in the Georgia Press Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest, including first place in General Excellence for a fifth straight year.