The Christmas holiday weekend ended up with a gift to area law enforcement - little in the way of wrecks, let alone serious ones.
Beginning in January, budget cuts will take their toll on departments directly responsible for public safety in Gainesville.
With one last holiday to look forward to this year, many people are already making their list of New Year's resolutions.
BRASELTON - As 2009 draws to a close, Château Élan staff are planning for the resort's end of the year party - the Masquerade New Year's Celebration.
Dave Moody has been an educator for more than 17 years, but he said the past five years directing elementary education in Hall County schools have been the best.
Lanier Technical College recently received recognition from a national accrediting organization.
A recent report on booster seat safety has caused confusion and undue concern for parents, the nation's largest child safety advocacy group says.
BRASELTON - The town of Braselton received an A- bond rating from Standard & Poor's on its water and sewer revenue bonds, which will fund several town projects in the next two to three years.
When it comes to the H1N1 virus there are several unknowns. However, one thing is for sure: The number of confirmed cases are "significantly" underreported.
Despite the preparations, doomsday scenarios had many stocking up on bottled water and making sure they had cash on hand and a full tank of gas in the car.
The new year will usher in a new function of Gainesville government as the city takes on its own tourism marketing and control of downtown revival.
Frank Hooper has lived with the Gainesville Police Department his whole life.
As most children are tinkering with their new Christmas toys, some children in Hall County still are hoping for a home.
JEFFERSON - Hoschton will be getting a new gas station and its newest park will have a lighted walking trail and playing fields now that the county commission has given its OK to both.
The Junior ROTC program at local high schools can provide students with much more than discipline and focus. It can also lead to big college scholarships.
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Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.
When Wendy Boswell said goodbye to her foster daughter last month, she literally ached with grief.
As she talks about the joys of working with foster children, Tyne Jackson can't help crying a little.
The removal of a child often results in three types of trauma, according to Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.
At 8:30 a.m., the briefs are organized and the coloring books are gathered. The robe goes on for Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Lindsay Burton.
Foster care is in crisis in Hall County.
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