Brad Morris, the attorney who has headed up the public defender office for Hall and Dawson counties since it opened in January 2005, has been reappointed to serve a full four-year term ending in 2012. The vote for the reappointment was made during a Friday public meeting of the Public Defender Selection Committee of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit, the committee's chairman, J. Douglas Stewart said. Committee member Tom Bishop made ...
The number of confirmed rabies cases in Hall County has increased to 19.
Hall County school system juniors have outperformed the state on the 2008 Georgia High School Graduation Tests.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been requested to conduct an investigation into whether there was criminal wrongdoing by the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors in the billing of per diem payments by board members, officials confirmed Wednesday.
Crouching a few feet away from an 800-degree indoor bonfire, Mimi Bowden aimed her fire hose inside a "burn building" at the Hall County fire training center and knocked down the blaze with a loud blast of water spraying out at 110 pounds per square inch.
Drake Hollander is in a race for his life. But now, many others will be racing on his behalf. The 12-year-old North Hall Middle School student was diagnosed last fall with a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. A sociable, happy kid and avid sports fan, Drake has had to adjust to life as a cancer patient.
One of three people burned when a boat caught fire while refueling Saturday morning at Bald Ridge Marina remained hospitalized Tuesday, friends said.
A health fair geared toward seniors drew a small crowd to the South Hall Community Center Tuesday. Marci Summer, manager of the community center, said the second annual Active Generation Health Fair provided free blood pressure checks, healthy snacks and auditory information to folks 55 and older. Health fair participants received information about the services available to seniors through Hall County resources. Since 1963, the national Administration on ...
Environmentalists say they're dumbfounded about a real estate company's proposal to build a 200,000-square-foot water park in Buford while the state remains in a drought.
Gainesville and Hall County will remain under level four drought restrictions as they have been since last October, state officials said at Tuesday's meeting of the state drought response committee.
Fearing the price of fuel could go higher, the Hall County Board of Education is discussing whether to increase the proposed fuel budget for fiscal year 2009. Jewel Armour, executive director of operations for the school system, told board members Monday night that he had budgeted between $3.90 and $4 per gallon for the coming year's purchase of 480,000 gallons of diesel fuel and 60,000 gallons of gasoline. <font ...
Though still early in the Gainesville school system budgeting process, the projected spending for fiscal year 2008-09 exceeds the income by $3.3 million. Janet Allison, finance chief for the district, told the City Board of Education Monday night that expenses are estimated at $52.9 million and revenues at $49.6 million.
A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. May 19 on a proposal plans to expand the Hall County school system's random drug-testing program.
If you're a bicyclist in Georgia, you can get a license plate for your car reminding others to "Share the road." You can also get specialty plates proclaiming your love for NASCAR or for your alma mater. But if you're a hiker, there is no plate that depicts your favorite pastime. That could soon change, however.
It won't be long before the Frances Meadows Center will be all wet.
Despite Hall County's September agreement with Gainesville to service the Gateway Industrial Centre in North Hall, Lula's role in treating wastewater for that portion of the county remains a point of contention.
The Georgia Mountain Food Bank will hold a food drive Dec. 3 at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville.
Hall County native and state Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to the nominating committee for the selection of Georgia's next head of the Office of the Child Advocate.
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.