In the debate leading to the Hall County Board of Commissioners approving a $90.27 million spending plan for the 2015 fiscal year last month, little attention was given to how much unfunded state mandates would impact the budget.
The Gainesville City Council soon will start swapping out papers and instead swipe tablets in their meetings.
More vendors will be available for health care coverage of state employees, retirees and dependents, including teachers and school system employees, for the 2015 plan year.
We are smack in the middle of summer - a time when keeping cool is the main objective for most of us.
Gainesville and Hall County firefighters battled a debris blaze Sunday afternoon at the Gainesville Waste and Recycling yard on Old County Dump Road.
The larger a number is, the less meaning it sometimes seems to carry.
A Forsyth County man who was convicted in 2012 of reckless conduct after biting three 8-year-old girls has been arrested for violating his probation.
Running from Rainey Street near Gainesville High School to E.E. Butler Parkway near Queen City Parkway, West Avenue cuts a central, connecting vein through the heart of Gainesville.
The physical and mental wounds from combat are David Godfrey's enemy today, nearly four decades after his part in the Vietnam War ended.
ATLANTA - The Associated Press sat down recently with the two Republicans competing for Georgia's open Senate seat to discuss three key issues. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue will meet in a runoff July 22, and the winner will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the fall. Below is a discussion on tax reform and how to tackle the nation's $17.5 trillion debt. Candidate remarks have been edited in some places for length.
As the Georgia prison system begins to enact re-entry measures touted and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal, the juvenile system is seeking to provide early intervention toward gainful employment and away from crime.
The Fourth of July weekend has been calm on Georgia lakes so far, the Department of Natural Resources reports.
Buzzing off the runway onto the grass, Covington resident Willie Williams slowly parked his blue Zodiac in a long line of Cessnas and biplanes at Saturday's Cracker Fly-in at Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.
Northeast Georgia residents celebrated the Fourth of July on Friday, with the American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7's fireworks display being one of the highlights. Laurel Park on Lake Lanier in Gainesville was the site for the annual pyrotechnics, which also included an offseason visit from Santa Claus.
The cost of providing medical and disability care for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is growing with each passing day, and peak spending will not occur for another 30 to 40 years.
A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.
Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.
A new law makes not moving over to another lane when there's faster traffic behind you an offense for which you could get a ticket.
My Monday swim lesson was enough for me to never again want to get into the pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.
The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.
Georgia Juvenile Court Judge Peggy H. Walker was sworn in Tuesday as president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges at its 77th annual conference in Chicago, Ill.
Progress is being made in the recovery of a burned 16-month-old, whose injuries led to the closing of a Clermont day care center.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center has been ranked among the best in the state according to the 25th U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Ranking.
Gainesville City Council approved an agreement Tuesday with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for a road construction project in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center.
The Georgia Department of Transportation shifted a half-mile section of Ga. 347 in South Hall County onto a temporary section of roadway Tuesday to allow construction to continue on a culvert protecting Sherwood Creek.
The Gainesville Theatre Alliance has been awarded a $10,000 Partner Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts, just in time for its 35th anniversary season.
Three people were sent to a hospital in Gainesville on Tuesday after a two-vehicle wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Two women were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on collision Tuesday along Browns Bridge Road in northeastern Forsyth County.