Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there earlier this month. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.
Fire swept through a North Hall home Sunday morning, causing an estimated $35,000 in damage and displacing the man who lived there.
As the gas shortage brought on by Hurricanes Ike and Gustav stretches on in Gainesville and metro Atlanta, it seems some people may be getting a little testy.
In recent years, there has been a push to have automated external defibrillators made available in public places. These devices can shock a heart back to life when someone goes into cardiac arrest.
HOSCHTON - Anne Chapman had driven by the alpaca farm plenty of times on her way to her father-in-law's house.
Parents of Hall County students probably don't know Eloise Barron, but she's the one who directed the implementation of the state curriculum all Georgia kids study every day.
A Mount Airy soldier who had recently returned from a deployment to Iraq was killed Saturday in a wreck in White County.
Just a couple more days and it's burn, baby, burn.
Bargains still fill the former Potter's House at 328 Oak St. in Gainesville.
When the annual Lake Lanier Association Shore Sweep started in 1988, perhaps 100 people, mostly owners of property on the lake, spent the morning filling garbage bags with debris strewn along the banks of the water.
Nick Vujicic, 25, from Australia, was born without arms and legs, but has not let that stop him from living his life.
When the annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep started in 1988, perhaps 100 people, mostly owners of property on the lake, spent the morning filling garbage bags with debris strewn along the banks of the water.
Now's the time for Oakwood businesses to make sure their property is free of litter and spills.
It was in the dark of winter in 1991 when a bright-eyed social worker gave Robin Hale the news that he had tested positive for HIV.
Many know of SPLOST as a tiny tax with a funny acronym, but a lot happens between the time the 1-cent sales tax is collected and the capital projects are completed.
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.
Like Gainesville? Try the water.
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.