GAINESVILLE - Lane closures started Monday on Interstate 985 and U.S. 129 for a road widening project that should last well into the summer. The Georgia Department of Transportation is adding left turn lanes at Exit 22 of I-985 to make room for more vehicles on the road, said DOT spokeswoman Teri Pope. Once the $1.64 million project is complete, there will be two left-turn lanes for ...
Oakwood City Council voted Monday evening to raise council members' salaries, and the $250 per month increase will go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Before the council's approval to increase council members' pay, Oakwood City Council members received $350 each month for their service, which totals $4,200 annually.
In some hospitals, there's an "us versus them" relationship between administrators and doctors. Officials at Northeast Georgia Medical Center didn't want that to happen here, so they've created a new position: chief medical officer.
Blairsville on Wednesday was selected as Georgia's newest Main Street City program participant.
Interstate 985's Exit 22 in Gainesville is set for a makeover, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Two young men were killed early Sunday morning in two separate wrecks in which authorities believe alcohol may have been a factor. Raymond Blake Long of Whiting Road in Gainesville died in a car accident Sunday on Mountain View Road in Oakwood. The Georgia State Patrol responded to the call at 1:05 a.m.
Forty years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was preparing to lead a sanitation workers' strike and was assassinated on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tenn.
Construction on the first hotel in Flowery Branch is well under way. A Hampton Inn & Suites hotel is being built on Holland Dam Road behind the BP gas station in Flowery Branch and will house 84 bedrooms on a two-acre site with 96 parking spaces.
The basement of the First Baptist Church on Green Street was decorated with rose-colored napkins and white tablecloths to mark the birthday of one of Gainesville's most treasured citizens.
Build it, and they will boat. Kerry Hicks and a team of volunteers saw their grass-roots project to extend the public boat ramp at Clarks Bridge Park realized Saturday, when they successfully pulled a 24-foot pontoon boat from Lake Lanier on a new, 40-foot steel extension.
GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system has a $10.6 million technology wish list. Aaron Turpin, who is about to take over as the district's technology chief, talked Saturday with the Board of Education about a variety of projects, some high-dollar and some becoming more urgent than others, throughout the system. A brief summary includes: $3.4 million for laptop computers for high school, elementary and ...
GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville school system is vying to become one of the state's first charter school systems. At its annual retreat Saturday, the City Board of Education voted to submit its application to the Georgia Department of Education.
On Dec. 31, 2006, Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler retired from his job with county government.
Fire officials say a business fire that caused nearly a $1 million in damage at a Buford motorcycle shop late Thursday night is suspicious. Hall County Fire Capt. Scott Cagle said the owners of the Professional V Twin, a motorcycle shop in the 2800 block of McEver Road, have received threats on their business in the past.
A longtime Hall County government employee is the lone finalist for deputy county manager in Forsyth County.
The Oakwood Police Department is working on a case against a Gainesville man involving a newspaper the department believes he fraudulently created called the Gainesville Observer.
A second Lula man in less than two weeks has been arrested on charges of manufacturing marijuana.
Two inches of rain has fallen so far today at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, and more may be on the way, according to the National Weather Service.
Hall County firefighters rescued four campers stranded on the Chattahoochee River on Monday morning.
The steady stream of family, friends and former students provided a visual, living timeline for the life of 80-year-old Curtis Segars.
Clearing has started on a new access road to the Hall County Government Center at 2875 Browns Bridge Road.
Lynnett Farmer was walking outside to check on her garden Wednesday afternoon when she heard a distinctive rattle coming from a ditch a few feet away.
Budget season may be winding down for Hall County's bigger governments preparing for fiscal 2013-14, but in cities such as Lula, Gillsville and Clermont, such number crunching typically flies well under the radar.
A $13,000 grant will be used to train "teachers as advisors" at Gainesville High School.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department plans to do a new study of its water and sewer rates later this month.
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.