ATLANTA - A Gainesville firm was among the regional nominees at the annual Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week awards luncheon. Stork Gamco, a maker of automated poultry processing equipment, was nominated by Lanier Technical College.
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Hours after Mike Evans announced his resignation, many area officials who lobbied hard to keep him on the state Department of Transportation Board for five more years say they are shocked at his decision to leave - especially after such a hard-fought battle only three months ago.
Gainesville's director of Parks and Recreation reports that two park restoration projects are on schedule and should be ready for enjoyment by September.
ATLANTA - Nearly three months after he survived one of the toughest political battles in state history, State Transportation Board Chairman Mike Evans resigned Thursday over another battle, this one of the heart.
For the third time in its history, a downtown Gainesville hotel has assumed a new franchise.
Hall County budget reviews consistently revealed one problem Tuesday - rising fuel and health insurance costs are forcing county departments to cut costs elsewhere, which may result in smaller raises for employees in the upcoming year.
After more than a month of discussion, the Gainesville City Council chose to sell its final 28 acres of Industrial Park West property to the owner of Cowart Mulch Products, but the decision may cause one existing industry to leave Gainesville.
The Habersham County Board of Education voted Monday night to officially approve Robert Costley as its new superintendent starting July 1. He has an initial three-year contract that includes an annual salary of $120,000.
Warmer than expected temperatures had growers with tender fruit crops breathing a sigh of relief on Wednesday. A freeze warning had been issued for most of the Northern half of the state for 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. However, the low temperature at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville was 39 degrees at 6 a.m. By 9 a.m., the temperature had risen to 51 degrees, the same temperature recorded at midnight.
The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded the city of Oakwood $100,000 for phase two of its downtown sidewalk improvement program.
Nearly 300 people were arrested Wednesday in immigration and identity theft raids at Pilgrim's Pride poultry plants in five states.
A young girl and her 61-year-old grandfather remained in critical condition Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, more than a day after being severely burned in a fire at Spring Street Apartments, a fire official said.
Bed space, bodies and some unwanted competition may lead Hall County Sheriff's officials to revise their initial revenue estimates for the new $54 million jail.
A log cabin near Flowery Branch was destroyed after a fire broke out at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. No one was hurt.
For 12 years, Robert Bland, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, has made a mission trip to Nicaragua.
Jeremiah Castleberry is planning to give every aspect of the engineering field a try.
Loucas Nicolaou-Griffin said he's felt torn between two worlds for the last few years and is looking forward to going home after graduation.
Chicopee Woods Golf Course is about to spend $2.2 million in capital improvements even as the golf industry has seen declines in golfers and courses.
Food, music and gifts rewarded guests Friday at The Norton Agency's 85th anniversary "family homecoming" at the Green Street realty and insurance business. The food came from an Mexican-themed food truck and pies from the soon-to-open downtown pastry shop, Buttermilk. Local musicians The Alan Nivens Band played for guests at the lunchtime celebration.
Georgia is pioneering a new strategy to eliminate parole offices, an effort officials say allows the officers to spend more time working with people in the community and also saves money.
More women and children fleeing domestic violence will be able to find refuge in the coming months thanks to several community organizations.
A Gainesville man received two life in prison sentences Friday afternoon in Hall County Superior Court after he was found guilty by a jury in April on all but one of more than 20 counts in a child sexual abuse trial.
Entrepreneurs in agriculture are finding new ways to grow their businesses and profit, said Earl Gohl, federal co-chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission, a regional economic development agency of federal, state and local government partners.
The First Friday events in downtown Gainesville have started up again and are expected to bring more vistors to the shops and restaurants around the square.
A robbery suspect turned himself in Thursday night after four Gainesville schools were locked down that afternoon when police tried to serve a warrant for his arrest.
Gainesville resident Gloria Carruth depends on the Dial-A-Ride bus service since she nearly severed her ankle three years ago.
In order to develop and strengthen the local economy, businesses and the community work together for the benefit of each other.
As part of efforts to keep drivers and motorcyclists safe, law enforcement officials and highway safety advocates gathered Thursday in Buford to promote motorcycle safety awareness.
The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is putting on a rabies clinic Saturday at the Gainesville Walmart.