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.
A RaceTrac gas station will stand on what was formerly the commercial retail portion of the Seasons on Lake Lanier planned unit development after all. However, managers of the gas station will be barred from receiving deliveries between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
If you're diabetic, you know you're supposed to check your blood sugar every day. But if you have high blood pressure, chances are you only get your pressure checked a few times a year, when you go to a doctor's office.
Nearly $400,000 of new sewer and water ventures will have to wait so the Flowery Branch City Council can balance its sewer and water fund for the upcoming year, Mayor Diane Hirling said.
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