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Marine recovering from roadside blast in Afghanistan

A 2011 Chestatee High School graduate was severely injured Friday by a blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, but family members say he is expected to recover.

February 12, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville fire department donates water hoses for dock upgrade

A Gainesville High School student has found a use for a fire hose that is more than 30 years old.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Law keeps absentee ballots from inmates incarcerated in home counties

For many years Georgia inmates housed in their county of residence have been unable to vote in elections because of an oversight in state law.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Firefighters battle chimney blaze on Ledan Road

Emergency crews blocked part of Ledan Road in Gainesville while they battled a chimney fire at residence in the 3700 block.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Winter coming back with a bite

Freezing temperatures this weekend will replace the recent warm, springlike weather of the past few weeks.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Search-and-rescue team nears completion of training

The Gainesville Fire Department believes it is prepared for the next disaster in Northeast Georgia.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


US District Magistrate Judge Cole to retire

After nearly 10 years at the helm, Magistrate Judge Susan S. Cole has decided to hang up her cloak and retire from her position in U.S. District Court in Gainesville.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Vera marks 1 year since bridge leap saved her life

Bianca Vera still feels lucky to be alive.

February 09, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Man faces 25 years in sodomy case

A Gainesville man was found guilty Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sodomy.

February 08, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Judge could suppress evidence in child porn case

A federal judge is expected to decide next week on whether to allow evidence seized in the case against a former White County deputy accused of producing child pornography.

February 08, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Attorney urges quick ruling for militia suspect

The wife of a 73-year-old Cleveland man incarcerated since early November on charges of conspiring to attack government buildings and employees is concerned her husband is not receiving the care he needs.

February 08, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


New scholarship mirrors GSC program

State education officials could look toward Gainesville State College to see the potential of a new need-based scholarship announced Monday by Gov. Nathan Deal.

February 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Feds targeting tax return fraud

Imagine trying to file a tax return only to be rejected and told it has already been filed.

February 06, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Some spots in Hall lack fire hydrants

Flowery Branch is in a bit of a predicament.

February 05, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Rabid cow attacks Jackson County farmer

A Maysville farmer says he's doing just fine three weeks after a 900-pound rabid cow attacked him on his farm.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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