New versions of state math, science and social studies Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests sent thousands of failing Georgia students back for 20 more days of school this summer. Roughly 1,400 Hall County students attended summer school in June - about twice as many as last summer, according to Gerald Boyd, Hall County school improvement specialist. The spike in summer school students also cost the county system a pretty penny. ...
A Gainesville woman was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Sunday evening after her apartment was filled with smoke, officials said.
In most recreational baseball games, kids are separated by age, sex or skill level. But at Sandlot Sports Camp's championship baseball game Sunday, everyone had fun playing together, whether they were 16 or 6.
For new brides, changing a last name on scores of personal and legal documents may be a minor hassle. But being booked into jail for having a driver's license that doesn't match up with your Social Security card can be a much bigger headache.
Many local businesses have had to adapt to survive the low water levels on Lake Lanier. But Skogie's restaurant has evolved so well, in fact, that it's expanding.
MURRAYVILLE - The sound of bagpipes filled the air Saturday afternoon and into the night on a farm near the Lumpkin County line during the inaugural Starbridge Celtic Festival.
Although the old Chestnut Mountain Elementary School has been replaced with a sparkling new $13.2 million school building on Union Church Road, the 40-plus-year-old building will open its doors Aug. 7 for yet another year of learning.
Brent Danneman is tired of everyone being so negative about Lake Lanier.
Hall County high school students excelled on the High School End of Course Tests, with some subject scores well above state averages.
CUMMING - A Northeast Georgia father who was anxiously awaiting his 27-year-old son's imminent return home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan now is trying to cope with his death.
The Humane Society of Hall County is holding a series of rabies clinics in August.
Ninth District Opportunity Inc. and local volunteers will distribute USDA surplus food in Hall County at the Army Reserve Center at 570 Shallowford Road at 9 a.m. Aug. 19.
The Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocate Program is seeking volunteers for its fall training sessions, which begin Aug. 19.
DULUTH - A woman died of gunshot wounds Friday night after being found shot in a parking lot near Gwinnett Place Mall, Gwinnett County police said.
If you ask the camp's directors, this week, Camp Elachee was all about water.
Two people were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a Nov. 14 armed robbery in the parking lot of the Taco Bell on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.
Second-grade students from Fair Street School took a field trip Friday that was more about service than sightseeing.
Outgoing Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Mary Carden was honored by friends and colleagues Friday afternoon at the Hall County Courthouse.
An early taste of winter is on the way with a cold start to the Thanksgiving holiday week, according to the National Weather Service.
It may be one of the biggest "what if" debates in political history.
With the national convention seven months away, Nath Hayes' job was to check out where the Georgia Jaycees would be staying during the event in Dallas.
Needy families in Hall County will have a full meal to enjoy on Thanksgiving.
Mary Anne Collier is passionate about two things: mathematics and teaching.
Terminated deputies Jack Dodd and Larry Henslee responded Thursday to what they said are inaccurate and unfair assertions of blame by the Hall County Sheriff's Office for their roles in the escape of an inmate.
Homeless and needy veterans will have the opportunity to receive vital supplies Saturday through several area veterans organizations.
Gainesville ushered in another holiday season with horse-drawn carriage rides, music and lights on the square.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather