A Lula man driving a motorcycle was killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer on Ga. 365 early this morning, authorities said.
Kevin Clark, who was named in July as executive director of the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority, has been appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue as interim state property officer and director of the Georgia Building Authority and State Properties Commission.
The legal wrangling over water between Georgia, Florida and Alabama appears to be at a truce for the moment.
The director of the U.S. Air Force 60th Anniversary Task Force told Gainesville Rotarians on Monday that the Air Force is facing a fiscal challenge in the effort to modernize and capitalize its operational systems and equipment.
With a forecast calling for rain over the next five days, there just might be one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Federal officials say they will decide next month whether to further reduce water released into Florida from north Georgia's Lake Lanier and other reservoirs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which manages regional water resources, said Monday at a court hearing in Jacksonville it will announce by Dec. 7 whether to cut water flows by another 5 percent.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe asked the City Board of Education Monday night to hold back on some $2.5 million in projects to better prepare the district for the costs of a sixth elementary school.
Though Hall County Sheriff's Capt. Danny Woods was in on the ground floor of planning for the new $54 million Hall County jail, he didn't expect to be its first commander.
The Oakwood Zoning and Planning Board met Monday evening and approved the annexation of two private properties currently used as residences. The properties are two of more than 100 parcels of land Oakwood has annexed since Jan. 1. The two parcels amount to about two acres.
As Lake Lanier sunk past its previous record low level Monday night, a panel of experts in Lumpkin County deferred many questions about the future to God.
In honor of National Family Week, Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids opened its doors Sunday afternoon to dozens of local families for a special Honoring Families Celebration. The celebration featured a variety of family-oriented events such as a magic show, face painting, pottery painting and a live reading of a Dr. Seuss book from State Rep. Doug Collins. The event was specifically aimed at honoring people ...
BY JEFF GILL email@example.com GAINESVILLE - The National Alliance of Black School Educators has presented a lifetime achievement award to a pioneering black educator with ties to Gainesville's segregation past. The National Alliance of Black School Educators, which is based in Washington, D.C., honored Ulysses Byas during its 35th annual conference Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. "I consider the selection of me ...
A 26-year-old Gainesville man was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle wreck on Ga. 60 near the Silverwood subdivision in Hall County. Georgia State Patrol responded to the accident at about 3 a.m. According to the accident report, Adrian Harper, 26, lost control of his vehicle, collided with an embankment and was ejected from the vehicle. He was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Harper was not wearing a seat belt, and officials ...
GAINESVILLE - A local organization serving young adults with disabilities has two new co-directors dedicated to improving their quality of life. In September, Brad Whitmire and Margie Sinclair joined the staff of Our Neighbor Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to give independence to young adults with physical disabilities. "We want them to become truly independent, where they don't have a full-time caregiver," Sinclair said this week ...
The Hall County Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 5:10 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Overby Road in Flowery Branch. Audra Thompson and her 11-year-old daughter were home when the fire began in the garage. Hall County Fire Capt. Scott Cagle said the fire was possibly caused because of combustible items located too closely to the gas water heater. The home is valued at $175,000, and the fire ...
Baseball player Zach Warwick tries to be an athlete in all aspects of his life. But earlier this year, he realized he was failing nutritionally.
The Oakwood Police Department will soon be sharing quarters with the City Hall and municipal court, City Manager Stan Brown said.
U.S. Senate and House of Representatives conferees have started work on the final version of a water authorization bill that states governors, not Congress, should negotiate interstate water disputes.
Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.
The second annual Georgia Gives Day wrapped up its online fundraiser with significantly more money raised across the state, but numbers taking a slight dip in Hall County.
When veterans return home, the transition into civilian life can be difficult for some. Yet there are organizations to help them make it as smooth as possible.
The U.S. Senate is expected to begin debate this week on a defense spending bill that may, among other things, transfer control of Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.
Under the Bridge Ministries continued its Thanksgiving season tradition of distributing boxed meals on Saturday in its most successful year yet, ministry founder Jason Ladd said.
As surveillance and monitoring technology increases, groups like the American Civil Liberties Union advocate safeguards and limits to ensure government uses data in ethical and legal ways.
Tree company workers started work Saturday morning cutting down the old oak tree that has stood in front of Fair Street Elementary School for many years.
After Leslie McRoberts worked in hospitality for three years, she had earned 75 cents more an hour than when she started. Now, she's at Brenau University working on a master's degree in hopes of earning more in the future.
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