At the beginning of the speech he gave while being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, former Atlanta Braves' pitcher and current Flowery Branch resident Phil Niekro used a telling quote: "If you see a turtle sitting on a fence post, you know it didn't get there by itself."
In the wake of a fatal shooting Thursday at a Columbus hospital, many Georgia hospitals are reassessing their own security procedures.
When nine Hall County deputies graduated from a federal immigration enforcement training course on Feb. 4, local officials believed it would only be a few weeks at most before they would begin processing for deportation all illegal immigrants booked into the Hall County jail.
With an eye toward the Gold Dome and growth in their backyards, the Gainesville and Hall County school systems are gearing up for budget season.
A Cleveland man who was reported missing by his wife Wednesday is believed to have fallen to his death at Glade Shoals near Ga. 52 east of Clermont, authorities said after recovering his body Thursday.
Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning request Thursday for the construction of a 28-acre mixed-use development on the north side of Thompson Mill Road that will be part of a 67-acre lifestyles center straddling the Gwinnett County line.
Early Saturday morning, about 850 people will gather at First United Methodist Church for meditation and communion. Then, wearing shirts emblazoned with "Great Day of Service," they will disperse across Hall County to perform community service projects that vary from painting a church to delivering chicken sandwiches. Saturday will be the second annual Great Day of Service, a community service event in which members of First United Methodist Church will ...
Gainesville was the fourth fastest-growing metropolitan area in the U.S., according to Census Bureau estimates released Thursday.
Hall County's population growth numbers released Thursday were hardly surprising for those who bear the brunt of new arrivals.
GAINESVILLE - A champion for keeping Hall County a clean community died Thursday afternoon following a months-long illness. Until recently, Marsha Fletcher, 57, served as the executive director for Keep Hall Beautiful, but her illness forced her to step down from the position she had held for more than a decade. As executive director, Fletcher served her community, volunteering in community cleanups, steering school education programs focused ...
Fire truck and ambulance sirens were heard across Hall County throughout the day and into the night Thursday, as county firefighters responded to five fires and a chemical burn call in a span of nine hours. No one was injured in the fires.
GAINESVILLE - Rory Kennedy, youngest daughter of the late Attorney General and U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and his wife, Ethel, spent Thursday in Gainesville at Brenau University, meeting with students and talking about her documentary work. The Women's Center at Brenau University and Office of the Provost co-sponsored the event, with other financial support coming from Gainesville lawyer Wyc Orr and his wife, Lyn, who funded the Aileen ...
For the first 112 years of its existence, Hall County State Court needed one judge to oversee misdemeanor criminal, traffic and civil matters.
A Gainesville man faces charges of operating a clandestine methamphetamine lab near his Barrett Road home, authorities said.
Gainesville City Council members' plans to prefer local contractors on city construction jobs may take a back seat to state law, the city attorney told the council Thursday morning.
Gainesville residents may not pay water rate increases to help fund the planned Glades Reservoir in Hall County, but they could still wind up on the hook down the road.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is appealing a decision by the Hall County Civil Service Board to reinstate two deputies terminated after the escape of an inmate from the Hall County Courthouse in July.
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