Thursday marks the last day of my first week of the Red Cross' Adults Learning the Basics swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. With a patient instructor, Max Sumner, and a supportive classmate, Cornelia Martin, I'm so comfortable in the pool that I feel silly having avoided it for the past 23 years.
The last time Antonio Thompson talked to his brother, Adrian asked him if he was still getting married. He wanted him to maintain a path toward stability.
A Gainesville woman's federal lawsuit filed Tuesday describes in detail a series of racially charged incidents and overheard slurs at the Georgia Republican Party that she alleges went unaddressed.
Hall County has officially postponed a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax until March.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved two contracts Thursday for infrastructure work, design and construction of Cherokee Bluffs park.
Drought is creeping back into the region.
Crescent Drive between White Sulphur Road and just north of Hall County Emergency Services is set to reopen Aug. 5.
The strong smell of chlorine in the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center is a welcoming one by my third lesson.
Tucker-based Georgia Transmission has completed a $5.5 million project putting up 6.2 miles of new, updated power lines across North Hall County, including a small part of Lake Lanier.
Georgia's new gun law, which expands the number of places where license holders can carry concealed weapons, has left local law enforcement, government officials, business owners and residents with more questions than answers.
Job hunting in Gainesville might be easier for some this summer, with May records showing a decrease in the unemployment from the previous year.
The number of burglarized churches in Dawson County continues to mount.
In a continued effort to give Dawson County students the best education possible, the Board of Education has renewed its contract with an area college.
A Hall County judge has set an Aug. 12 court date to rule on a civil case in Superior Court involving two former deputies.
A Gainesville woman behind the wheel in a June wreck that killed five people, including three children, had methamphetamine in her system, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Georgia State Patrol.
Camp Braveheart, founded in 1996 by the Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, is a weeklong summer camp designed to help children who have experienced a significant loss in their family. The camp is free of charge. Volunteer camp counselors are joined by licensed social workers and an art therapist to help the grieving campers at Cedar Hill Enrichment Center in Gainesville.
With two elementary schools near capacity, Gainesville City Schools is going forward with plans to build a new elementary school in the Mundy Mill neighborhood.
A museum dedicated to education is one step closer to reality in Flowery Branch.
Georgians will be seeing more trucks on the highway in coming years - at least, if economic development plans pan out as the governor's office expects.
Until my adult swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, there was no way I would go into a pool past my shoulders.
This time last summer, Hall County residents were repeating a famous refrain from classic rock band Credence Clearwater Revival: "Who will stop the rain?"
The rising jobless rate in Georgia doesn't reflect the local employment picture, area business leaders say.
Today is the last day to vote early for Tuesday's runoff election.
The case involving a June 5 shooting death at a West Avenue apartment has moved to Superior Court, and a second man connected to the case has been brought into police custody.
A Hall County man arrested Wednesday in relation to growing marijuana also is suspected of being involved in cockfighting, Hall County officials said in a news release.
Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.
No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.
A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.
A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.