FLOWERY BRANCH - As sheriff's divers searched the murky depths of Lake Lanier for an eighth day for the body of a Ellenwood man who is presumed drowned, the man's friends worried that his remains may never be found.
Gainesville officials gathered Friday at Linwood Wastewater Reclamation Facility to applaud those who spent years making the newer, high-tech facility possible.
On an average day, the Humane Society of Hall County euthanizes 23 animals because they are unadoptable or the Hall County Animal Shelter doesn't have enough space for them.
The State Board of Natural Resources took the next step in funding for the planned Don Carter State Park in Gainesville during its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday.
A woman who drowned in a residential swimming pool Wednesday was identified by officials Thursday as Elizabeth Hugo of Dahlonega.
Hall County residents could be looking at a tax increase to fund school district projects. The county may raise taxes to fund a number of increased expenses, including new teachers, textbooks and school buses. "The budget growth this year is similar to the growth of previous years' budgets within a few percentage points," said Lee Lovett, Hall County deputy superintendent. At $217,534,073, the 2009 budget is projected to ...
A controversial rezoning that two Gainesville City Council members thought they defeated nearly two weeks ago is back on the table.
ATLANTA - A former top official of the Georgia Department of Transportation was defeated in his bid to become a member of the state board that oversees the agency. Larry Dent, a retired DOT deputy commissioner, lost in the second round of balloting to Steve Farrow, a former state senator from Dalton. Farrow was elected Thursday on a vote of 17-7 to the 9th District on the state transportation ...
Gainesville school superintendent Steven Ballowe said Thursday that the system's financial woes can be traced to March 2007, when the city government notified the system that property tax collections were $3 million less than projected for the 2006-07 budget year. But word didn't travel beyond the former finance officer, who was Angela Adams, he said. "The city had informed (Adams) in a letter ... but that information never ...
About 100 people complained loudly Thursday night about the Gainesville school system's financial woes, with many saying they believed Steven Ballowe should go as superintendent. "This man runs a bank," said area resident Bill Morrison, standing next to and pointing at Dick Valentine, chief executive officer of United Community Bank. "But if he goes $7 million in the hole, he's fired." Heated comments filled the second of two ...
Under a clear evening sky, more than 400 people gathered for a bigger version of a family movie night.
If the Gainesville City Council approves a new health insurance plan for city employees on Tuesday, city employees will do something they have never done before - help pay their premiums.
Senior Communications Officer Rachelle Dhabolt and her co-workers in Hall County's 911 Center have often felt the frustration of answering medical emergency calls but being prevented from dispensing any instructions to the callers.
Summer school is going to be bustling this year, as, following a statewide trend, the number of Gainesville and Hall County students failing the high-stakes math portion of the state's basic-skills test more than doubled from last year.
The Humane Society of Hall County was forced to euthanize most of the animals in its shelter Wednesday in order to control an outbreak of respiratory disease.
Braving winter weather