Black gold, Texas tea, bubbling crude - whatever you call it, used motor oil is generating revenue for Hall County recycling centers. But with the price of oil reaching all-time market highs, officials said they are having to keep an eye on the increasingly precious resource to fend off unpermitted haulers trying to steal it.
Bortolo Ruiz was fishing with four other Mexican day laborers at Wahoo Creek April 5 when a state Department of Natural Resources Ranger asked the men for their fishing licenses.
Thirty adults put their thinking caps on Tuesday evening and competed in the 17th Annual Spelling Bee to benefit local literacy efforts.
The number of confirmed rabies cases in Hall County has jumped to 18.
Accompanied by law enforcement officers, a steady stream of "perpetrators" marched through the Georgia Mountains Center on Tuesday.
A toddler injured in an all-terrain vehicle accident near Flowery Branch was airlifted to an Atlanta children's hospital Wednesday, officials said.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County and Gainesville's Parks and Recreation department have joined hands - a move both agencies say will enhance the services they provide to area youth.
The destruction by fire of a teddy bear was upheld as lawful by a Hall County Superior Court jury Tuesday.
More than 10,000 gallons of sewage spilled out of a manhole and into Flat Creek Tuesday, and the city's environmental services administrator says construction debris could be to blame.
You don't have to be in grade school to become a spelling bee champion. Tonight, all types of people - young, old, religious, industrious and scholastic alike - will mouth off, using their best orthographic skills at the 17th Annual Spelling Bee, sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy and The Times.
Hall County school officials are discussing ways to cut costs in the wake of rising fuel and electricity costs.
If you've got a pile of yard debris you want to burn, you've got less than two days left to do it. After sundown Wednesday, open burning will be banned in Hall County until Oct. 1.
It's almost like Christmas in July.
Two elementary school students were treated for minor injuries Monday evening after their school bus driver caused a wreck on Atlanta Highway, officials said. Hall County School bus 9827 was carrying 28 students from Martin Elementary at about 3 p.m. Monday when it struck a vehicle that had stopped in front of the bus on Atlanta Highway, according to Gordon Higgins, director of community relations for Hall County Schools. <p ...
After three years, there has been no final decision on whether Gainesville officials violated Grant Smereczynsky's civil rights by not allowing him to complete construction on a modular home within the city limits. In the three years since Smereczynsky was ordered to stop construction on a home in the Waters Edge subdivision, a lawsuit he filed against the city has made an interesting journey, appearing in Hall County Superior Court ...
Buford High School senior Christana Landress has her marching orders. Landress was chosen to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fire officials are warning residents not to let food and fun distract them from keeping an eye on the fire hazards that come with cooking the turkey.
A state public health team is set to visit Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville next week, as the hospital moves closer to a trauma care designation.
Before Black Friday, North Georgia might see a White Wednesday.
Country music singer John Berry will be playing next Tuesday at Riverside Military Academy in his annual Christmas concert benefiting local nonprofit Challenged Child and Friends Inc.
The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus is going through a face-lift, with more than $2 million in total renovations scheduled to be complete in the first part of 2014.
Success has eluded several businesses at the Gainesville location - much like the shifty quarterbacks Donnell Thompson used to face in the NFL.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved a new, four-year communication degree at the University of North Georgia. The university sought expansion of the program in response to the recent sustained increase in demand for writers, animators, cinematographers and media specialists.
Hall County's administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. County community centers will remain closed through the weekend.
Hundreds of Hall County residents turned out Monday morning to hear from a panel of professionals and members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how the Affordable Care Act is affecting local doctors, insurance companies, small business owners and families.
If you notice traffic is a little bit lighter today, that's because school is now out of session this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On March 19, 1970, Burton's department store held its grand opening on the downtown square in Gainesville. Billed as a store "with a new concept in shopping," the store carried a variety of clothing, both men's and women's, as well as furniture.
Area residents now can view the final version of Gainesville's Transportation Master Plan, completed after a yearlong study.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather