As a kid, I didn't flinch when dared to climb the tallest magnolia tree in the neighborhood.
ATLANTA - The man who has the task of updating the 50-year-old operating manuals for two river systems in Georgia said Thursday that the region has abundant water resources, they just need to be where people need them and can use them.
Fishermen on Thursday discovered the body of a man who has been missing in Lake Lanier since drowning in early May. Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said an autopsy confirmed the identity of the man as 46-year-old Broderick Bradford and that Bradford died from drowning. No foul play was suspected, Strickland said.
The Gainesville City Council may soon legally move forward with an ordinance that would allow them to prefer local contractors on city construction jobs, but it may not get them very far.
For nearly a decade, East Hall Middle School has been mired in negative labels concerning its academic progress. The skies finally began clearing Wednesday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided to turn over management of Bethel Park, a 62-acre corps property on Lake Lanier in Forsyth County, to the YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta. The YMCA has been trying since 2003 to develop a residential camp at the site. The corps was set to award the lease to the YMCA in 2006, but local residents around Bethel Park complained to the Forsyth County ...
Nearly two weeks after Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe recommended a 20 percent tax hike to make up for a nearly $7 million deficit in the school system's budget, school officials have yet to produce a March 2006 letter that he claims is at the center of the school system's financial debacle.
A once-trusted employee who worked for a Gainesville doctor for more than 25 years stands accused of embezzling more than half a million dollars from his office.
More people rode the Red Rabbit this year than ever before, making Hall Area Transit one of the fastest-growing bus systems in the country.
Flowery Branch sewer, water and solid waste customers soon could be paying a new service charge to balance the city's utilities fund budget passed Wednesday. Flowery Branch City Council approved a $2,390,310 sewer, water and solid waste budget for fiscal year 2009, effective July 1. They also passed a $3,498,691 general fund budget for the upcoming year. For the past several years, the city's enterprise fund, which includes ...
Two recently graduated Gainesville High School student-athletes were arrested Wednesday, accused of shooting a woman in the face with a pellet gun from a moving car.
W. Michael Stoy, Gainesville State College's vice president for academic affairs, has been named one of two finalists for president at Middle Georgia College.
Even before Jim Gardner, president of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, finished announcing Linda Niles as the 2008 employee of the year, the entire room had risen to its feet in thunderous applause.
Nearly 70,000 gallons of sewage spilled onto the ground and into a tributary of North Walnut Creek on Wednesday, but a Gainesville Public Utilities official says the water should be back to its normal quality in a couple of days.
On the morning of June 5, 1968, Sidney O. Smith Jr., then a U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Georgia, was at home alone in Gainesville. His family had left for a beach trip. Shaving in front of the bathroom mirror, Smith had turned on the radio for the morning news, not expecting what he heard.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile made a visit to Gainesville on Friday and received a strong response from local residents.
A Gainesville man is in custody after a burglary late Thursday at West Hall Middle School on McEver Road.
A rabies alert has been issued for the Bills Circle area of North Hall after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.
A Sautee Nachoochee woman was injured Thursday and airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after a one-vehicle accident on Cleveland Highway.
Former classmates of Shannon Guess Richardson were stunned Friday as they heard the news that the former South Hall resident was charged in connection with mailing a ricin-tainted letter to President Barack Obama.
Two Hispanic men in their 20s forced their way into a Buford residence and the homeowner into the pantry as they ransacked the house Friday afternoon, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
The area around the Hall County courthouse has been reopened after a suspicious package found nearby led to road closures.
A Lula man was arrested Thursday on drug charges, including possession of $24,000 worth of marijuana.
Rain is in the forecast for the rest of today and into Saturday as Tropical Storm Andrea makes its way up the East Coast.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released a sketch of a suspect in a May 23 shooting at Wayne Wilson Pottery in Lula.
Faced with shrinking budgets, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at whether it can continue to operate all its recreational areas, including parks.
Flowery Branch City Council agreed Thursday to quickly repair damage to its citywide culvert system caused May 19 by heavy storms and flooding.
A rental home on Cleveland Highway in North Hall County was destroyed by fire Thursday morning.
One person was injured Thursday and airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after a one-vehicle accident on Cleveland Highway.
CUMMING - With Georgia's victories in the tri-state water wars aside, and even its legal bills from that entanglement now history, the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association now has its eyes on a water reauthorization bill moving through Congress.