The director of the U.S. Air Force 60th Anniversary Task Force told Gainesville Rotarians on Monday that the Air Force is facing a fiscal challenge in the effort to modernize and capitalize its operational systems and equipment.
With a forecast calling for rain over the next five days, there just might be one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Federal officials say they will decide next month whether to further reduce water released into Florida from north Georgia's Lake Lanier and other reservoirs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages regional water resources, said Monday at a court hearing in Jacksonville it will announce by Dec. 7 whether to cut water flows by another 5 percent.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe asked the City Board of Education Monday night to hold back on some $2.5 million in projects to better prepare the district for the costs of a sixth elementary school.
Though Hall County Sheriff's Capt. Danny Woods was in on the ground floor of planning for the new $54 million Hall County jail, he didn't expect to be its first commander.
The Oakwood Zoning and Planning Board met Monday evening and approved the annexation of two private properties currently used as residences. The properties are two of more than 100 parcels of land Oakwood has annexed since Jan. 1. The two parcels amount to about two acres.
As Lake Lanier sunk past its previous record low level Monday night, a panel of experts in Lumpkin County deferred many questions about the future to God.
In honor of National Family Week, Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids opened its doors Sunday afternoon to dozens of local families for a special Honoring Families Celebration. The celebration featured a variety of family-oriented events such as a magic show, face painting, pottery painting and a live reading of a Dr. Seuss book from State Rep. Doug Collins. The event was specifically aimed at honoring people ...
BY JEFF GILL firstname.lastname@example.org GAINESVILLE - The National Alliance of Black School Educators has presented a lifetime achievement award to a pioneering black educator with ties to Gainesville's segregation past. The National Alliance of Black School Educators, which is based in Washington, D.C., honored Ulysses Byas during its 35th annual conference Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. "I consider the selection of me ...
A 26-year-old Gainesville man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Ga. 60 near the Silverwood subdivision in Hall County. Georgia State Patrol responded to the accident at about 3 a.m. According to the accident report, Adrian Harper, 26, lost control of his vehicle, collided with an embankment and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Harper was not wearing a seat belt, and officials ...
GAINESVILLE - A local organization serving young adults with disabilities has two new co-directors dedicated to improving their quality of life. In September, Brad Whitmire and Margie Sinclair joined the staff of Our Neighbor Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to give independence to young adults with physical disabilities. "We want them to become truly independent, where they don't have a full-time caregiver," Sinclair said this week ...
The Hall County Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Overby Road in Flowery Branch. Audra Thompson and her 11-year-old daughter were home when the fire began in the garage. Hall County Fire Capt. Scott Cagle said the fire was possibly caused because of combustible items located too closely to the gas water heater. The home is valued at $175,000, and the fire ...
As a record-setting drought continues to bake Northeast Georgia, Lake Lanier's water level on Sunday neared its lowest since it began filling up more than 50 years ago.
It seems like they're everywhere. They stand outside in the cold at shopping malls and grocery stores, ringing, ringing, ringing those little bells as passersby toss coins into the red kettle.
It may come as a surprise to some gardeners that a drought-tolerant landscape does not have to be a yard filled with silk flowers and cactuses.
Concerned over the cost of fire protection being paid to Hall County by its residents, Oakwood officials are again discussing the possibility of a city fire department.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
A Hall County grand jury dismissed charges against Dustin Gold, a talent manager who was charged with aggravated assault, according to District Attorney Lee Darragh.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
Holidays are a time of giving, but they can be a time of taking for opportunistic criminals, law enforcement officials say.
The year's busiest travel day finds motorists in North Georgia fighting nasty weather to reach their Thanksgiving destinations.
There might be a lot of leftover turkey this year. Some of the relatives may not make it for Thanksgiving.
There's no need to drive to Atlanta or another major city to view dinosaur fossils; the Mesozoic Era is officially here in Hall County.
Three speakers will help close out the college careers of University of North Georgia seniors graduating this December.
Buford High School senior Christana Landress has her marching orders. Landress was chosen to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fire officials are warning residents not to let food and fun distract them from keeping an eye on the fire hazards that come with cooking the turkey.
A state public health team is set to visit Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville next week, as the hospital moves closer to a trauma care designation.
Before Black Friday, North Georgia might see a White Wednesday.
Country music singer John Berry will be playing next Tuesday at Riverside Military Academy in his annual Christmas concert benefiting local nonprofit Challenged Child and Friends Inc.
The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus is going through a face-lift, with more than $2 million in total renovations scheduled to be complete in the first part of 2014.