Each year, teachers at every school in Gainesville and Hall County pick the best of their peers to be honored for dedication to education.
GAINESVILLE - A swearing-in ceremony for the Gainesville City School Board of Education's new members is set for Monday. Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff will swear in Maria Calkins and Sammy Smith at the beginning of the board's monthly work session, which begins at 5 p.m. Calkins will replace Lee Highsmith, who is serving as chairwoman, and Sammy Smith will replace Frank Harben. Highsmith and Harben each ...
It looked more like a dump than a lakeshore. Along the edge of the receded waters of Lake Lanier, countless half-buried cans, bottles and other discarded debris lined the banks in a mud-caked testament to man's capacity to litter. "It's disgraceful, is what it is," said Michael Curtis of Lawrenceville, one of about a dozen volunteers who came to a cove where ...
GAINESVILLE -- On the first week of school, Dawn Barry takes her kindergartners on a tour of the school with the help of Curious George.
The same number of people died on Hall County's public roads in 2007 as the previous year, though it remained a serious reduction from the record number of fatal accidents reached in 2005. According to accident data maintained by the Hall County Sheriff's Office, 20 people died in traffic accidents in the county in the past year, including three fatal accidents in the city of Gainesville. That number does not ...
Last month, the Lake Lanier Association initiated a "Shore Super Sweep" to deal with all the trash being uncovered by the lake's shrinking water level. Dumpsters were set up at five sites around Lanier so people could pick up litter anytime and drop it off for collection. The association also encouraged volunteers to organize their own small cleanups. Now, people are beginning to step forward and do just ...
John Parks, whose baritone voice had been a mainstay on Gainesville radio for two decades, died Wednesday. He was 61.
GAINESVILLE -- There is less talk of the drought these days, but people in Gainesville and Hall County still are conserving water.
The world's oldest profession has joined the information age, and Hall County authorities are now catching would-be johns looking for prostitutes through the Internet instead of on street corners.
Vern Reynolds, like everyone involved with the bull riding sport, is addicted to danger. But while a rider's goal is to stay atop a bucking bull for eight seconds, Reynolds, wearing clown white, baggy denim shorts, suspenders and knee-high red socks, earns his keep by getting 1,800-pound animals to charge him.
The suspect in the disappearance of missing hiker Meredith Emerson has been charged with kidnapping her, and authorities say they have reason to believe she is dead.
Some 104 years after his funeral, Civil War re-enactors and others will gather Sunday at the grave site of Gen. James Longstreet.
The Gainesville and Hall County school systems will go full swing in 2008 building three schoolhouses estimated to cost a combined $74 million.
Hall County has joined a list of Georgia's 18 most prosperous counties, according to a report issued by the Department of Community Affairs. In an upside-down ranking, where first is worst, Hall ranks 144th out of the state's 159 counties.
FORSYTH COUNTY - A late night single-vehicle crash Tuesday claimed the life of a South Forsyth High School senior who had just turned 17 on Sunday.
A Hall County native is at the forefront of research into oyster populations, a touchy subject for some Lake Lanier advocates who fret over water releases to protect endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hall County expects to learn the results of its application to the Governor's Water Supply Program for funding the Glades Reservoir later this year.
Since taking the helm of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Gerald Couch has instituted changes both structurally and cosmetically, from streamlined command staff to refurbished patrol cars.
ATLANTA - The water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Resolution 293 last week despite reservations over the renaming of Ga. 347 east of Interstate 985 in South Hall County, his office said.
Fires in different parts of Hall County on Sunday kept firefighters busy on Mother's Day afternoon.
Sometimes Allison Zafft said she thinks about the way her family and her life might have turned out if she'd never had her youngest daughter Aleah.
Local legislators and juvenile stakeholders praised Gov. Nathan Deal's signing of a juvenile reform bill.
On the surface, it seems like an obscure water project in a far corner of the state with no impact on the Hall County area.
Students at UNG's Dahlonega campus graduated this weekend, with colleges holding separate ceremonies between Friday and today. The College of Arts and Letters ceremony was held Friday night, the College of Science and Mathematics and the Mike Cottrell College of Business held ceremonies separately Saturday. Today, the College of Health Professions and College of Education students will earn their diplomas.
LULA - Four years ago, Shannon Jenrette wanted to do something to give back to those in the military and honor the memory of her late husband, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, who was killed in action June 4, 2009, while serving in Afghanistan.
Nine AmeriCorps volunteers were honored Saturday afternoon by grateful city groups and environmental conservationists at Linwood Nature Preserve in Gainesville.
Savannah Schneider, a senior at West Hall High School, has already taken a class to start college life at Georgia Tech.
When Marett Peets first heard about Scotland's University of St. Andrews at a seventh-grade college fair, she thought it would be an interesting place to study but an unlikely place for her to land.