A 20-year-old Florida man who faced a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years and lifetime registry as a sex offender if convicted of child molestation was acquitted by a Hall County jury Friday.
Joshua Stewart, who was 17 when he was accused of molesting a 4-year-old girl he was baby-sitting in an Athens Highway mobile home, wept after the jury found him not guilty on two counts of aggravated child molestation, his lawyer said.
CLEVELAND - A chaplain who was robbed, stabbed and run over in a Cleveland neighborhood Sunday apparently had no connection to his killers other than the gesture of kindness he extended to them, authorities confirmed Thursday.
While most shoppers are busy compiling their lists of gifts that need to be purchased for loved ones this holiday season, many area shelters are hoping they will add a few items for those who are less fortunate.
"With the economy being so bad, we are seeing more and more women in need of our services than ever before," said Sylvia Stoltzfus, executive director of My Sisters' Place.
City officials in Northeast Georgia are going to have to be prepared for what may come out of a state legislative session in which lawmakers are walking in facing a $2.5 billion budget shortfall, a municipal lobbyist said Thursday.
You've probably seen the public service announcements on TV recently about "the faces of influenza." These commercials urge you to get a flu shot if you're at risk for flu, or if you're a caregiver for someone who is.
For millennia, people have grown soybeans and turned them into useful products like oil and livestock feed. But when it comes to understanding why a soybean grows, blooms or produces like it does, researchers are left with unanswered questions.
Hall County schools and Lanier Technical College finally received the green light for a joint $3.1 million state grant to fund Lanier Charter Career Academy, which will include a culinary arts school and public restaurant.
The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia awarded six charter grants Thursday totaling $16.7 million to public school system and technical college partnerships statewide.
With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.
While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.
President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.
The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.
The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.