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Fair Street students parade, dance, wave for peace

As Katy Perry's "Roar" blared from the back of a pickup truck, Fair Street School students and teachers waved, danced and walked their way through their neighborhood Friday during the elementary school's annual peace parade.

September 18, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the Hall County Board of Commissioners in next year's election.

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Local children receive needed haircuts just in time for school

It was a very happy day at Family Promise, according to Amanda Ayers.

August 03, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Water access for agriculture is a balancing act

A cow walks slowly through a grassy pasture toward a cool creek that meanders through green hills.

June 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Lake Lanier beaches are mostly safe for swimming

Jessica Braswell sat on the beach at Van Pugh Park on Lake Lanier with a friend earlier this month as her three children played in the water where it hits the sandy shore.

May 31, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Man dies in fiery crash involving Gainesville pickup truck

A driver was killed in a fiery crash in Atlanta early Friday morning after authorities say he led Georgia Capitol Police on a chase.

May 01, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Alkermes selling Gainesville pharmaceutical plant

A manufacturing facility in Gainesville for pharmaceutical company Alkermes is being sold by the Ireland-based company.

March 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Fireworks may become legal in Georgia

Georgians may be able to buy fireworks down the street instead of across state lines under a bill that passed Monday in the House.

March 09, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Man charged with stealing cash from sub shop, ID for shopping spree

An Ellijay man faces charges of robbery by intimidation, theft, fraud and forgery following multiple incidents in Gainesville, Oakwood and Gwinnett County.

February 26, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Rotary Club honors Jim Walters, Martha Nesbitt as Man, Woman of the Year

A man almost synonymous with Gainesville philanthropy and a woman who led a local college for more than a decade were honored at an elegant evening Monday put on by the Rotary Club of Gainesville.

February 10, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Chick-fil-A building new location on Dawsonville Highway

Chick-fil-A lovers rejoice. The wildly popular but cramped Pearl Nix Parkway eatery is moving to a new and larger location on Dawsonville Highway this summer.

January 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

Funeral homes report vehicles broken into, stretcher stolen

A stretcher was stolen out of a vehicle at one local funeral home and vehicles were broken into at two other local funeral homes earlier this month.

January 14, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local

J.C. Penney submits plans for $1M remodel at Lakeshore Mall

The J.C. Penney Co.'s department store at Lakeshore Mall has submitted plans for review to Gainesville's community development department that call for $1 million in renovations.

December 12, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Local

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