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Female employees enjoy a Valentine’s Day celebration treat at work

Valentine's Day was a special occasion for the ladies at Performance Foodservice Milton's in Oakwood. While some companies may have treated the holiday like any other workday, men at the food distribution company went all out to ensure female employees were treated like queens.

February 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local

Pajama Day fun benefits ill classmate

Many students at Mount Vernon Exploratory School enjoyed a special school day Wednesday, complete with comfy pajamas and an Italian ice. The best part? It was to help a fellow classmate.

February 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local

So long, snow: Nice weekend ahead

The weather this weekend is "going to be great" according to National Weather Service forecaster Mike Leary.

February 01, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local

January, February the peak months for flu bug to bite

January and February are peak months for the spread of flu, according to, and Gainesville has not been spared this winter.

January 22, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local

Upcoming cold snap may pose risk to pipes

Frigid weather conditions are returning for several nights this week, with temperatures forecast to dip into the teens.

January 20, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local

New safety director to oversee UNG

The start of a new year will also see a new director of public safety for the University of North Georgia.

January 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local

Nonprofits get influx of donations at year’s end

Charitable organizations in the area experienced a surge in donations at year's end as individuals sought to qualify for a write-off on their 2013 taxes.

December 31, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Police say stay safe, don’t drink, drive

Many people will celebrate New Year's Eve with parties and cocktails while watching the ball drop. This often leads to high numbers of DUIs and traffic accidents as people - some sober, some not - head home from holiday festivities.

December 29, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Chill coming with Santa after stormy weekend

Northeast Georgia welcomes winter today and a forecast calling for a sunny, cool Christmas - as usual, with no snow in sight.

December 20, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Holiday season can pose risks for furry friends

The Christmas season usually brings fun outings, delicious food and festive decorations. However, these merry perks can be hazardous to furry friends.

December 12, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Short break from rain headed our way, but rain returns for weekend

Northeast Georgia has seen more than its share of wet weather the past few days.

December 09, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Local streets close temporarily for holiday parades

Holiday festivities in the area will cause some frequently used streets to shut down for awhile this weekend.

December 07, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Hall charities reap less from Georgia Gives Day

The second annual Georgia Gives Day wrapped up its online fundraiser with significantly more money raised across the state, but numbers taking a slight dip in Hall County.

November 24, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Leadership Hall County prepares Thanksgiving meals for needy families

Needy families in Hall County will have a full meal to enjoy on Thanksgiving.

November 22, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

Georgia Mountain Food Bank receives supplies for local schools

The season of giving is already underway in Gainesville.

November 18, 2013 | Alana Swain | Local

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