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After 87 years, say bye, bye pie at Wauka Mountain

After 87 years of satisfying chicken lovers while raising thousands of dollars for its host school, this year's traditional Chicken Pie Supper at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy will be replaced.

February 02, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Eighth-grader wins Gainesville City Schools spelling bee

After 10 long, word-filled rounds, Gainesville Middle School eighth-grader Ally Kimpling was challenged to correctly spell "haughtiness" and claim the title of top speller at the Gainesville City Schools middle school spelling bee on Thursday.

February 01, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


North Hall eighth-grader wins county spelling bee

After a tough war of words, North Hall Middle School eighth-grader William Usrey was named this year's winner of Tuesday's systemwide Hall County spelling bee after correctly spelling the words "prairie" and "safari."

January 29, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Pioneer egg farmer W.N. Oliver Jr. ‘believed in Hall’

The Chestnut Mountain community is mourning the loss of a longtime pillar. William Newton "W.N." Oliver Jr., father of former Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver, died in his home Thursday at the age of 91.

January 26, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


3 industries win appreciation awards

Hall County recognized three area industries excelling in their economic impact, corporate responsibility and workforce at the fourth annual Industry Appreciation awards Wednesday at Gainesville's Chattahoochee Country Club.

January 23, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Gainesville family attends inauguration

On Monday, people across the United States celebrated the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama.

January 22, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Norton urges businesses to have long-term ‘game plan’

Real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. presented 10 steps to an economic "game plan for the next four years, a game plan for challenging times, a game plan for opportunity, a game plan for North Georgia" at his annual Native Intelligence report Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

January 17, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Norton forecast to focus on developing game plan

The economic forecast that real estate expert Frank Norton Jr. will reveal at his annual Native Intelligence report today is known as a "business Bible" for many in Northeast Georgia.

January 16, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Donor website helps teachers raise money

In an age when technology is king, teacher Laney Park is working to ensure her students don't go without the latest and greatest gadgets in their quest for knowledge.

January 15, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Caring Hands Ministries gives out coats, blankets

Those in need of warm winter clothing and blankets had plenty of options to outfit themselves after the Caring Hands Ministries coat and blanket giveaway Monday in Clermont.

January 15, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Oakwood to maintain about 8.5 miles of highways

Following a vote by City Council on Monday night, the city of Oakwood will soon be responsible for maintaining 8.46 miles of Georgia Department of Transportation highways going through the city.

January 15, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Dog burned in fire on mend, still needs care

Even after Kali was badly burned in a shed fire she was trapped in two weeks ago, the 4-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever is described as "a loving girl with a big heart."

January 12, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Gainesville reports more than 1,000 manufacturing jobs

Gainesville has more than 1,100 new manufacturing jobs, city officials reported this week.

January 11, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Ex-jailer charged with battery in incident with inmate

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation charged a former Hall County jailer on Thursday with striking a handcuffed inmate last month.

January 10, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


Doctor calls flu season ‘one of worst’

Flu season typically reaches its peak in January, and Dr. Fatimah Manzoor from the internal medicine department at The Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville said this has been a particularly aggressive season.

January 09, 2013 | Shannan Finke | Local


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