Gainesville's board of education likely will reconsider its participation in the city's tax allocation district early next week, meaning stalled plans to redevelop blighted areas of Gainesville soon could get back on track.
The number of people serving sentences of life in prison has grown dramatically in Georgia and across the nation in recent years, creating a huge fiscal impact on states, according to a new report from a prisoner advocacy group.
A former North Georgia College & State University soccer player may have been dead for as long as two days before his wrecked car was discovered Monday afternoon in a wooded area of Habersham County, officials said.
Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.
To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.
For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.