The Georgia Board of Education has approved the Habersham County school system's request to start the Habersham Career Academy in the fall.
To commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, the Hall County school system has produced videos of teachers in action throughout the district. Teachers from North Hall Middle School, West Hall High School, Lula Elementary School, Friendship Elementary School and Chicopee Woods Elementary School have been profiled so far, and additional schools will be featured as the week continues.
Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack said Thursday that she wants to see the appointed board of tax assessors expanded from three members to five and have an independent audit of the tax assessors office in light of recent accusations of possible financial improprieties.
When they held the grand opening for Chocolaterie last week, co-founders Elizabeth and Michael Ashworth thought they would have plenty of promotional truffles for what they anticipated would be a small crowd. After all, The Avenue Forsyth's grand opening isn't until May 17. "We only opened with about 10 other stores," Michael Ashworth said. "It has been going very well, and we're very fortunate to be in The Avenue community." ...
A slowing economy and rising health insurance costs have pounded Gainesville's budget, but residents may not feel the hurt in their tax bills.
In 2007, at 106 years old, Bill Hargrove was honored by the U.S. Bowling Congress as the oldest active bowler in the history of the game. Despite suffering from deteriorating eyesight, he continued participating in the sport he loved. Hargrove of Clermont kept bowling up until last week, just before he was hospitalized and died Monday of congestive heart failure at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Today would have been Hargrove's ...
The city of Gainesville will resume issuing water availability letters to developers after a suggestion from the city's utilities director that some restrictions could be eased.
The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 16th annual nationwide Stamp Out Hunger! food drive Saturday. The program is the nation's largest single-day food drive and has netted more than 836 million pounds of food since 1992.
Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler is resigning his post effective June 30 after reaching an agreement to cut short his current one-year contract by three months, officials announced during a regular county commission meeting Thursday.
He's not positive exactly what it is, but John McCracken of Murrayville knows he wants to get rid of it. He hopes his junk is indeed another man's treasure.
A Gainesville youth minister was in critical but stable condition Thursday after being struck by a drunken driver while jogging, officials and family members said. Vester Lewis, 56, was jogging north alongside Tanners Mill Road off the roadway near its intersection with Jones Lane shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a southbound 1996 Pontiac Trans Am driven by 46-year-old Annette Jackson of Gainesville, the Georgia State ...
The number of confirmed rabies cases in Hall County has increased to 20.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Authorities have suspended the search for a man believed to have drowned Sunday and will resume searching Lake Lanier on Friday.
The Medical Center Auxiliary Inc. honored three long-time volunteers at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Wednesday.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department will host an open house Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at Riverside Water Treatment Plant.
A Gainesville man has been charged with felony murder in connection with his alleged role in a car crash that left a woman and toddler dead.
A 73-year-old Dawson County man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to cross Ga. 53 on a four-wheeler and was hit by an oncoming pickup truck near Perimeter Road.
The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved Tuesday taking over the Red Rabbit fixed-route bus service starting July 1, while expressing disappointment with Hall County commissioners for putting it in that position.
A Tuesday standoff with police at the Motel 6 off U.S. 129 attracted dozens of law enforcement responders and bystanders but ended peacefully after about three hours.
School leaders said they are glad more factors are being considered in rating schools, but the scores released Tuesday still don't paint an accurate picture of what's going on in schools with high numbers of students learning the English language.
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said Tuesday he wants the Georgia Department of Transportation to look at banning left turns on Green Street.
A Gainesville man was arrested Friday on rape charges by Oakwood police.
The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to hold a hearing on its 2014 proposed budget during tonight's City Council meeting.
Caring Hands Ministries will hold a frozen food give away Wednesday in Clermont.
The Gainesville City School Board heard the final departmental budget presentations for fiscal year 2014 at its work session Monday night.
Hall County commissioners will determine the ability of LL Farms to use its barn for special events after Hall County Planning Commission members narrowly denied the commercial zoning request.
Fifth-graders Brandon Murillo and Emilio Ochoa prefer not having girls around while they learn in class.
Area and state officials, including Gov. Nathan Deal, gathered Monday in drizzle and cold to mark the start of construction on the Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall.