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School builds minds through stronger bodies

Tucked away on the southern edge of Hall County, Friendship Elementary is quietly gaining national attention for its commitment to health and wellness.

June 29, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch council streamlines alcohol guidelines

FLOWERY BRANCH - City Council voted to pass alcohol ordinances Thursday that will allow private businesses greater decision-making on drink specials and decrease a proposed food-to-drink sales ratio.

June 28, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


New Steak ‘n Shake in Oakwood serving customers, adding local jobs

Employment in food services continued to expand in May, according to Department of Labor statistics released in early June. If all goes according to plan, Steak 'n Shake co-owners' Matthew Meeks and Michael Stephens will add 100-plus jobs in Oakwood to that growth.

June 21, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Camp LifeSavers teaches kids safety

Hall County Fire Services wants to ensure little ones enjoy a safe summer, and will again host Camp LifeSavers during July at various county sites.

June 17, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch discusses how to pay for storm damage

Flowery Branch City Council agreed Thursday to quickly repair damage to its citywide culvert system caused May 19 by heavy storms and flooding.

June 06, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Norfolk Southern says heavy rains overwhelmed Flowery Branch culverts

Norfolk Southern officials said Tuesday that culverts in Flowery Branch were overwhelmed Sunday by the heavy rains that fell overnight.

May 22, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Culvert repair under railroad slowing traffic in Flowery Branch

When trains are present, drivers seeking to cross the railroad tracks at Atlanta Highway and Lights Ferry Road in Flowery Branch should expect longer waits due to culvert reconstruction.

April 19, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Cluster Showcase shows off student projects, activities

Spout Springs School of Enrichment on Thursday evening presented its annual Enrichment Cluster Showcase, featuring nearly 50 different activities students can choose to participate in over the school year.

April 12, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Enriched learning: Pilot program lets children choose what they read

In Susan Minton's third-grade reading class at Spout Springs School of Enrichment, children eagerly file in and select the book of their choice from the shelves filled with colorfully bound stories at the back of the room.

April 02, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch City Council addresses elections

Flowery Branch City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to contract with the Hall County Elections Office to conduct its 2013 municipal elections.

March 22, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch City Council signs off on request for annexation

FLOWERY BRANCH - City Council signed off Thursday night on an annexation request, clearing the way for Hollis Transport to expand its warehouse and gain greater access to sewer services.

March 01, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Gainesville entrepreneur builds better paddleboard

Brian Hollis has spent a lifetime on the water, in and around boats.

February 25, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch City Council OKs Hollis Transport annex

The Flowery Branch City Council approved on first reading an ordinance that would annex Hollis Transport, allowing the trucking business greater access to sewer services.

February 22, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch council OKs permit for care center

The Flowery Branch City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit Thursday night for the renovation of a former day care center.

February 08, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Threat against high school a hoax, officials say

Officials determined Monday that a threat made against Flowery Branch High School was a hoax, but not before some 1,000 students were checked out of class after hearing about the message that morning.

January 28, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


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