Jefferson Police Chief Joe Wirthman congratulates Officer Nathan McDonald who was selected as Officer of the Year for 2015.

Sgt. Nathan McDonald is Jefferson's Officer of the Year

Jefferson Police Sgt. Nathan McDonald was honored Monday as the department’s Officer of the Year for 2015. Chief Joe Wirthman presented the engraved plaque to the officer who was selected by a panel of four local citizens who reviewed records and ...

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Braselton's Chocolate Walk attracted more than 125 walkers on Saturday and Chopper, the Gwinnett Braves mascot, went on the walk to entertain. Here, Chopper shares a hug outside Sweet Delights Bakery. See more scenes below in LeAnne Akin's photo gallery.

Chocolate surprises awaited in downtown Braselton

A sunny day with lots of sweet surprises was enjoyed in downtown Braselton Saturday during the second annual Chocolate Walk. More than 125 bags were collected at the Downtown Braselton/Main Street Office by participants in the Chocolate Walk who strolled throughout ...

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Tammy Babb, center, was the winner of the People's Choice trophy at Jackson County's Got Talent on Jan. 30. She is congratulated by fellow Rotarians Andy Garrison and Roy Plott. She competed on behalf of the Jefferson Rotary Club. See more scenes below in LeAnne Akin's photo gallery.

Tammy Babb wins Jackson County's Got Talent People's Choice award

Tammy Babb, who represented the Rotary Club of Jefferson, was the People’s Choice winner of Jackson County’s Got Talent held Jan. 30 at the Jefferson Civic Center. Jeff Killip returned as master of ceremonies. Babb’s vocal performance was a crowd-pleaser and she ...

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Lanier Technical College's Evelyn Johnson is announced the winner of the 2016 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership Wednesday afternoon during the school's awards luncheon at the Gainesville Civic Center.

GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Lanier Tech student, teacher honored at awards luncheon By KRISTEN OLIVER Regional staff Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn’t have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life at all. But today, it is her goal ...

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The Venue at Friendship Springs is taking shape with plans for completion in April.

Work moving along on new auditorium and performance theatre

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs and the parking lot base and binder is in. According to Jon Wayne, who is busy with the efforts to develop the 40,000-square-foot multi-purpose event center which will offer a 550-seat auditorium ...

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