Staff Sgt. David Squires bid farewell to his fellow citizen-soldiers Saturday with a retirement speech that was short but heartfelt. With the three platoons of the Georgia Army National Guard's Charlie Company assembled in the back lot of their Gainesville armory, Squires wished them well in their next mission: helping train security forces in Afghanistan. "You're like a second family to me," said Squires, who at 49 was ...
Gainesville fire officials are investigating two fires that broke out late Friday and early Saturday in a warehouse at 998 Industrial Blvd.
ATLANTA -- This season, North Hall's football team beat Elephants, War Eagles, Knights and Warriors on its way to school history.
BY BIANCA BRUNO firstname.lastname@example.org The reindeer weren't needed at the second annual Sterling on the Lake Winter Bazaar this year. Saturday afternoon, Santa made his grand entrance by helicopter instead. The red helicopter landed just outside the clubhouse of the subdivision and Santa was greeted by nearly 200 cheering fans. The Winter Bazaar, an event created by Newland Communities, featured more than ...
An in-home water audit is not as scary as you might think. No one shows up unannounced at your door in a suit with a stern face and a briefcase, demanding proof of your water expenditures and more money. In fact, it's just the opposite.
A man who was severely burned while working on an antique car Saturday was in stable condition after being airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, officials said. Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was working on an engine component of a vintage Volkswagen outside his home in the 56000 block of Oscar Gilstrap Road shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when magnesium shavings caught fire.
One after another, the stories of redemption for repeat DUI offenders were told by Hall County State Court Judge Charles Wynne in a recent courtroom graduation ceremony.
As part of Gainesville's drought response resolution, the public utilities department held an information sharing meeting with its 50 largest customers Friday. In the meeting, some industry leaders shared some of their water conservation measures.
The city of Gainesville was not liable for flooding from Flat Creek that swamped a trailer park off the Pearl Nix Parkway extension, a Hall County jury decided Friday.
BY DEBBIE GILBERT email@example.com When it comes to treating cancer with radiation therapy, "almost" isn't good enough. If doctors don't direct the beam exactly where it's needed, the energy could slice through healthy tissue with disastrous results. Last month, Northeast Georgia Medical Center began using a new linear accelerator - a machine that delivers radiation - that offers an unprecedented degree of precision. <p ...
BY ASHLEY FIELDING firstname.lastname@example.org GAINESVILLE- Santa came to Gainesville on Friday morning, but it was city employees who brought the gifts. Carol LaMonica, senior secretary for Gainesville's Community Service Center, presented a check of $2,200 to a representative for AVITA Community Partners at the 49th Annual Mayor's Motorcade. Mayor's Motorcade is a statewide initiative to bring the holiday spirit to patients ...
The body of a man found hanging from a tree this morning was a 53-year-old former inmate of the Gainesville Diversion Center who committed suicide, Hall Sheriff's officials said.
A Dahlonega-based gospel band that features two sisters from Gainesville has been nominated for its first Grammy award. Karen Peck & New River is among nominees for the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album announced Thursday in Los Angeles.
A lighting malfunction forced a brief evacuation Thursday morning at Sugar Hill Elementary School in East Hall.
GAINESVILLE - Visiting your child's school, checking out a child for a doctor's appointment or other school business now involves a computer - and maybe a camera - at many area schools.
Advocates and stakeholders are seeking extra resources to help rehabilitate veterans who have wound up in the criminal justice system.
Thanksgiving is often portrayed as when families sit down to painstakingly crafted homemade meals, but that's not the reality for many who may have to work or are unable to visit family.
For some Gainesville residents such as Lisa, buying food for Thanksgiving means saving her food stamp money so she can contribute to her family's meal.
Concerned over the cost of fire protection being paid to Hall County by its residents, Oakwood officials are again discussing the possibility of a city fire department.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
A Hall County grand jury dismissed charges against Dustin Gold, a talent manager who was charged with aggravated assault, according to District Attorney Lee Darragh.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
Holidays are a time of giving, but they can be a time of taking for opportunistic criminals, law enforcement officials say.
The year's busiest travel day finds motorists in North Georgia fighting nasty weather to reach their Thanksgiving destinations.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather