It may have looked like the scene of a terrible tragedy, but it was only practice if the real thing ever happens.
When gasoline prices first began to climb about three years ago, people were mainly concerned about the cost of driving. They compensated by eliminating unnecessary trips or switching to more fuel-efficient cars.
Annual job performance reviews dating back to 2003 indicate that Deborah Mockus, former director of Hall County Parks and Leisure Services, generally performed well as a department head until 2007. Mockus said she left her position with Hall County in March after Jim Shuler, county administrator, suggested she "look for a job" elsewhere. But Shuler said he recommended Mockus explore her job options in January due to her poor job ...
DAHLONEGA - The blowing of a ram's horn heralded the arrival of a milestone in the seven-year history of Dahlonega's Shalom B'harim Jewish congregation Saturday.
Helen Fire Chief Bert Smith was indicted by the White County grand jury earlier this week on charges of reckless driving and failure to obey an authorized person directing traffic.
A benefit run will be held April 27 at North Hall High School, with proceeds going to the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program and the North Hall Drama Boosters' Club.
The Times' ongoing coverage of the drought has won first place for community service in the Georgia Associated Press Association awards competition, one of 16 awards won by the newspaper. The Times took home more awards than any newspaper of any size in Georgia, including six first-place awards for writing and photography. The winners were honored Saturday at a luncheon in Atlanta.
Book lovers who want to bring new life to their favorite dog-eared copies can get free estimates for repairs at Bible and Old Book Repair Day set for Tuesday at the Hall County Library System's headquarters.
A neighbor and a relative of Gladys Smallwood both insist they called social service agencies to get help for the 79-year-old woman prior to her death from suspected neglect, but officials with both the state Division of Family and Children Services and Division of Aging Services say they could find no record of those calls.
The Humane Society of Hall County presents its 17th annual Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run on Sunday, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the organization.
At its annual Honors Day event Wednesday, Gainesville State College honored more than 200 students who were nominated for various academic and service awards.
SAUTEE - State and regional officials unveiled a collection of specialized maps for self-guided driving tours of mountain and regional destinations.
Do we have a moral obligation to protect the Earth?
A line of strong storms that moved across Hall County at about 8 p.m. ripped the roof off a mobile home on Clarks Bridge Road and knocked down trees in several areas.
A Buford woman was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Friday with serious burns after a grease fire erupted at her home on Thompson Mill Road.
Most mornings Aaron Mullican is on the lake before sunrise and returns as the day is ending.
After two years of taking college-level, International Baccalaureate courses in high school, Ariana Cervantes is looking forward to spending a little time outside of the classroom.
The idea of pursuing a degree in mathematics at a school like Columbia University in New York is a big step for anyone.
If there's a criminal case to be solved, Cassidy Webber hopes to be the brains behind it.
For a senior at Riverside Military Academy who enjoys history, there is no better place than the U.S. Military Academy.
At the beginning of his high school career, Alex Hall switched from a focus on sports to a focus on learning guitar. Ever since he picked it up, the music has taken him places he never imagined he would be at graduation time.
Li Cohen used to hate science.
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.