GAINESVILLE - In the coming months, Gainesville will see a new parking deck rising, and the revitalization of some of its recreation areas. Of the projects city officials expect to undertake this year, the construction of a new, multilevel parking deck with about 420 spaces for the Georgia Mountains Center ranks high on the list. Architect Steve Hill is working on the design for the new parking ...
A massive search continued Thursday for a Buford woman who has been missing since New Year's Day, when she went hiking near Blood Mountain in Union County. Authorities said Meredith Emerson, 24, has not been seen since midday Tuesday, when she and her black Labrador, Ella, set off on a trail just south of Vogel State Park near Blairsville.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville police are looking for two men who forced two people out of their pickup truck late Wednesday, shooting at and injuring the passenger and then driving away in the vehicle. Police also are looking for two other men who then trailed behind the stolen truck in another vehicle. The carjacking took place at 10:50 p.m. at 429 Industrial Blvd., according to Gainesville police. <p ...
Same council, different mayor.
GAINESVILLE - There was room left only to stand in Air Line Baptist Church as law enforcement officers, family and friends crowded in to say goodbye to a 24-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. James Evans, 46, served in the criminal investigations division of the Hall County sheriff's department until his all-terrain vehicle collided head-on with a car on Hillcrest Drive Saturday. Hall County ...
When Georgia voters go to the polls on Feb. 5, the field of candidates could be smaller, following tonight's Iowa caucus and the first in the nation primary in New Hampshire on Tuesday. "I expect some candidates aren't going to make it much past Iowa," said Charles Bullock, a political science professor at the University of Georgia. "Those people who don't make it probably didn't have much support in Georgia." ...
After four children died along a stretch of Interstate 85 in Jackson County last July in a head-on collision, state transportation officials pushed a safety initiative delayed by budgetary restraints back to the forefront.
Elachee Nature Science Center opened its doors Wednesday for its winter holiday camp.
The new year ushered in two new Flowery Branch city councilmen.
A look ahead In a series that runs through Saturday, The Times will explore issues and trends that could shape our lives and key areas of the community during 2008. Georgia's drought was the biggest story of 2007, so it's not surprising that managing Georgia's water is expected be a key issue in 2008. A comprehensive statewide ...
This year's 102-hour New Year's holiday travel period, which ended at midnight, kept the Georgia State Patrol busy.
Forty-three people took the plunge Tuesday into a chilly Lake Lanier for the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club's 11th annual Polar Bear Swim.
In 2007, Hall County Sheriff's officials finally got their big building built and opened. In 2008, Gainesville Police hope to get a much-needed new facility off the drawing board.
GAINESVILLE - Northeast Georgia Medical Center is showering a Toccoa couple with gifts for having delivered the hospital's first baby of 2008.
An ambitious building project that began in 1999 may be coming to a close this year for Hall County Fire Services, an agency that has seen tremendous growth in the new century and that may have its last planned fire station operational by the end of 2008. And what began as a sales tax-funded plan to provide a station within five miles of all residential structures could also see the county's ...
LULA - Four years ago, Shannon Jenrette wanted to do something to give back to those in the military and honor the memory of her late husband, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, who was killed in action June 4, 2009, while serving in Afghanistan.
Nine AmeriCorps volunteers were honored Saturday afternoon by grateful city groups and environmental conservationists at Linwood Nature Preserve in Gainesville.
Savannah Schneider, a senior at West Hall High School, has already taken a class to start college life at Georgia Tech.
When Marett Peets first heard about Scotland's University of St. Andrews at a seventh-grade college fair, she thought it would be an interesting place to study but an unlikely place for her to land.
Most mornings Aaron Mullican is on the lake before sunrise and returns as the day is ending.
After two years of taking college-level, International Baccalaureate courses in high school, Ariana Cervantes is looking forward to spending a little time outside of the classroom.
The idea of pursuing a degree in mathematics at a school like Columbia University in New York is a big step for anyone.
If there's a criminal case to be solved, Cassidy Webber hopes to be the brains behind it.
For a senior at Riverside Military Academy who enjoys history, there is no better place than the U.S. Military Academy.
At the beginning of his high school career, Alex Hall switched from a focus on sports to a focus on learning guitar. Ever since he picked it up, the music has taken him places he never imagined he would be at graduation time.
Li Cohen used to hate science.
For 12 years, Robert Bland, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, has made a mission trip to Nicaragua.
Jeremiah Castleberry is planning to give every aspect of the engineering field a try.
Loucas Nicolaou-Griffin said he's felt torn between two worlds for the last few years and is looking forward to going home after graduation.
Chicopee Woods Golf Course is about to spend $2.2 million in capital improvements even as the golf industry has seen declines in golfers and courses.