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Russian president inclined to sign adoption bill

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he "intends" to sign a controversial bill barring Americans from adopting Russian children.

December 28, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Hall man charged after shots fired at utility workers

A Hall County man is in jail after sheriff's officials say he opened fire on utility workers trying to restore power near his home early Wednesday.

December 26, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Gainesville law cuts fees paid by utility companies

The Gainesville City Council will likely pass an ordinance Thursday amending the licensing, permitting and business regulations for the use of city right-of-ways.

December 25, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Class notes: Rolling campus tour set for UNG

Come the new year, North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College will be one, forming the University of North Georgia after the nearly year-long process of consolidation reaches its first terminus.

December 25, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


School's out for the winter

While some dream of a white Christmas, some are dreaming of the restart of school in January.

December 24, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Mountains Center employees now with Brenau

One week ago, Brenau University officially took control of the Georgia Mountains Center, making it the home of the school's new doctoral physical therapy program.

December 23, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Shoppers battle last-minute crowds

With less than 24 hours left until Christmas, stores are buzzing with last-minute shoppers looking to check off the last of the presents from their twice-checked lists.

December 23, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


‘One-size-fits-all’ schooling needs to change, school leaders say

The age of a singular pathway for high school students has come to an end, say leaders of Hall County schools. In fact, they said, that age should have passed years ago.

December 22, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Gainesville Mill: Cotton Mill purchased in 1901, started in South Carolina

In 1925, Cecil Boswell, 8 years old at the time, moved from Jackson County to a mill village just south of Gainesville.

December 22, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Hall communities honor victims of Connecticut school shooting

Hall County paused Friday evening to remember the lives of the 26 Sandy Hook Elementary School students and teachers who lost their lives a week earlier in one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history.

December 21, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Residents put end of world on back burner

Congratulations. You have made it through the end of days.

December 20, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Carter stepping down as hospital board chairman

For nearly two decades, Doug Carter has served on boards and committees for the Northeast Georgia Health System, most recently as the chairman of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Board.

December 20, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Brenau looking to expand again

As Brenau University settles into its new expansion at the Georgia Mountains Center, university officials continue talks to grow the campus even more. This time, discussions involve a new home for the university's ever-growing athletic department.

December 19, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Class notes: Hall students may apply to programs of their choice

Hall County Schools has opened its internal borders and, regardless of the school assignment, students throughout the county are free to apply to a program of choice in their area of interest.

December 18, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Brenau teams with teaching artists for weekly radio program

For more than two years, a group of nearly 30 volunteers has been celebrating the cultural diversity of Gainesville by broadcasting its voices throughout the area.

December 18, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


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