New versions of state math, science and social studies Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests sent thousands of failing Georgia students back for 20 more days of school this summer. Roughly 1,400 Hall County students attended summer school in June - about twice as many as last summer, according to Gerald Boyd, Hall County school improvement specialist. The spike in summer school students also cost the county system a pretty penny. ...
A Gainesville woman was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Sunday evening after her apartment was filled with smoke, officials said.
In most recreational baseball games, kids are separated by age, sex or skill level. But at Sandlot Sports Camp's championship baseball game Sunday, everyone had fun playing together, whether they were 16 or 6.
For new brides, changing a last name on scores of personal and legal documents may be a minor hassle. But being booked into jail for having a driver's license that doesn't match up with your Social Security card can be a much bigger headache.
Many local businesses have had to adapt to survive the low water levels on Lake Lanier. But Skogie's restaurant has evolved so well, in fact, that it's expanding.
MURRAYVILLE - The sound of bagpipes filled the air Saturday afternoon and into the night on a farm near the Lumpkin County line during the inaugural Starbridge Celtic Festival.
Although the old Chestnut Mountain Elementary School has been replaced with a sparkling new $13.2 million school building on Union Church Road, the 40-plus-year-old building will open its doors Aug. 7 for yet another year of learning.
Brent Danneman is tired of everyone being so negative about Lake Lanier.
Hall County high school students excelled on the High School End of Course Tests, with some subject scores well above state averages.
CUMMING - A Northeast Georgia father who was anxiously awaiting his 27-year-old son's imminent return home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan now is trying to cope with his death.
The Humane Society of Hall County is holding a series of rabies clinics in August.
Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food in Hall County at the Army Reserve Center at 570 Shallowford Road at 9 a.m. Aug. 19.
The Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is seeking volunteers for its fall training sessions, which begin Aug. 19.
DULUTH - A woman died of gunshot wounds Friday night after being found shot in a parking lot near Gwinnett Place Mall, Gwinnett County police said.
If you ask the camp's directors, this week, Camp Elachee was all about water.
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.
The halls of Lakeshore Mall are already decked for the upcoming holiday season, spruced up with lights and garland. Santa Claus has been installed to his throne of honor, and preparation for the onslaught of shoppers this upcoming Friday - the infamous Black Friday - are well under way.
TEXARKANA, Texas - A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a newspaper reported Saturday.
A piece of Gainesville and Fair Street School history, the towering oak tree in front of the school, is being cut down today.
An Oakwood spa agreed to close its business after an employee was arrested for prostitution in an undercover sting, law enforcement officials said.
Despite Hall County's September agreement with Gainesville to service the Gateway Industrial Centre in North Hall, Lula's role in treating wastewater for that portion of the county remains a point of contention.
The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a food drive Dec. 3 at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.
Hall County native and state Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the nominating committee for the selection of Georgia's next head of the Office of the Child Advocate.