The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.
Applications are now open for rising sixth-graders at the Da Vinci Academy and the Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy, Hall County's programs of choice for middle school students.
ATLANTA - The candidates for Georgia governor came to their third and final debate ready to attack, ramping up their accusations on education, taxes and the economy.
Now that it has approved a significant tax increase to support its 2015 budget, Oakwood City Council is looking to nail down the spending plan itself.
One of Gainesville's lakefront properties is getting a makeover.
One theme keeps rearing its head this election year when it comes to contested races in Georgia: Democrats are trotting out candidates with name-brand recognition as Republicans push back against this "legacy" influence.
The old adage is "crime doesn't pay," but for law enforcement, there are dividends.
Mother-son bonding Saturday required two-by-fours, power tools and an early jump on the morning.
In Georgia, about two-thirds of new full-time students seeking bachelor's degrees will graduate on time, but for associate degrees, fewer than a quarter will graduate under the same criteria, according to Complete College America.
Gainesville's Midtown Greenway was full of laughter, music and fun Saturday when Trick or Treat on the Trail took over the half-mile loop.
Brenau University has struck an agreement with a top Chinese university to bring a steady flow of Chinese students to Gainesville.
A call for a carjacking comes over the radio, and Sgt. Steve Carey with the Hall County Sheriff's Office turns on the siren. Negotiating quick turns in following the suspect, Carey tails the perpetrator without ever leaving the Allen Creek Training Center.
The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.
The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.
While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.
Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.
A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.
In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.
As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.
With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.
Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.
Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.
In late October, the Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting with local government officials.