Sgt. Jose Rogerio Tapia quietly made history last month. Tapia, an 18-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, became the first person of Hispanic ethnicity to reach the rank of sergeant in local law enforcement history. Neither the sheriff's office nor Gainesville Police Department has had a Latino reach that supervisory rank before. As Hall County's booming Hispanic population continues to grow, Tapia hopes his will be ...
In what may be the final round between an Atlanta developer and the residents from a community for those 55 and older, the Gainesville City Council is set to decide if it is appropriate to allow a RaceTrac gas station on the edge of a neighborhood that originally barred all auto-related businesses.
The director of the state Environmental Protection Division said Tuesday that the state is readying a response to Florida's allegations that Georgia is using more than its fair share of water from the Chattahoochee River.
A developer's proposal to construct nine office warehouses on Old Winder Highway drew about 20 protesters to the Hall County Planning Commission meeting Monday. The voices of opposition succeeded in convincing the planning commission to recommend Hall County Commissioners deny the developers' rezoning request when it comes before the commission on May 22 for final action. Before Monday's meeting, the planning commission had delayed the developer's rezoning request ...
Seasons on Lanier residents won the first battle against the Atlanta developer trying to change their neighborhood, but it was Easlan Capital of Atlanta Inc. who won the war.
Gainesville High School's Freshman Academy has a new principal.
Most people have heard that Georgia needs more doctors and nurses. But they may not be aware that there's also a serious shortage of allied health workers.
A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. May 19 on a proposal plans to expand the Hall County school system's random drug-testing program.
Authorities arrested Donnie G. Poland just after 10 p.m. Saturday and charged him with one count of felony murder in the home invasion shooting death of a West Hall retiree. On Thursday afternoon, Hall County Sheriff's deputies arrived at a home on Monroe Circle and discovered that 69-year-old Max Eugene "Gene" Baggett was killed by a gunshot to the head. Baggett's wife had discovered his body at about 5 p.m. ...
If it floats, it was there.
Dreams of competing in the upcoming Olympics in Beijing spurred more than 70 Canadian paddlers and 35 officials to race the waters at the Lake Lanier Olympic venue over the weekend. Athletes from Canoe Kayak Canada paddled 500-meter and 1,000-meter sprints in kayaks and skinny canoes Saturday and Sunday at Clarks Bridge Park.
Members of the Hall County Sheriff's Office Dive Team still have not found a 46-year-old Ellenwood man who is presumed drowned after he fell from a personal watercraft near Aqualand Marina.
Nearly 100 people attended Sunday's Community Superhero Extravaganza to celebrate local citizens as heroes and see children compete in a superhero costume contest.
Maj. Kevin Jarrard is finally home. Despite being in the United States at Camp Lejeune, N.C., for about a week, he didn't feel truly at home until he reached the house in North Hall that he built with his own hands. Eight days ago, at a train station in Montgomery, Ala., he was reunited for the first time in months with his wife, Kelly, and their four children. <font ...
The prime suspect in the slaying of a West Hall retiree was arrested after a high-speed chase Saturday night in Gwinnett County, authorities said.
The halls of Lakeshore Mall are already decked for the upcoming holiday season, spruced up with lights and garland. Santa Claus has been installed to his throne of honor, and preparation for the onslaught of shoppers this upcoming Friday - the infamous Black Friday - are well under way.
TEXARKANA, Texas - A Texas woman accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a newspaper reported Saturday.
A piece of Gainesville and Fair Street School history, the towering oak tree in front of the school, is being cut down today.
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