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Residents shocked over grave markings in Arlington Cemetery

As Arlington National Cemetery comes under fire for unmarked and mismarked graves, local residents with loved ones buried at the Virginia site are left in awe.

August 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Fourth go-round for Graves, Hawkins in race for House seat

It's nearing the end of round four in the now-infamous contest for the 9th District seat in the U.S. House. And for candidates Tom Graves and Lee Hawkins, that means there are just a few more days to mobilize supporters.

August 08, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Elections


Habitat to rebuild burned home for soldier and family

An announcement Friday morning signaled a new beginning for Army Spc. Michael Walker, who came home from a deployment in Afghanistan only to find his family's East Hall home burned to the ground.

August 06, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Wounded Marine recovering at home in Braselton

Bullets flew by overhead just before 24-year-old Josh De Avila felt the impact in his back.

August 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Newest Boys & Girls Clubs location opens near Lyman Hall Elementary

Welcoming blue walls, colorful artwork, video games and study spaces greet children who come to Hall County's newest Boys & Girls Clubs location, which opened Wednesday near Lyman Hall Elementary School.

August 04, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Boling Bridge to close for up to 8 weekends

Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway will close for up to eight weekends this fall as workers repair beams across the structure.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


United Way wrapping up school supplies campaign

The Hall County community has stepped up to make going back to school less intimidating for some local children.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Program aims to reduce crashes with big trucks

They're giants on the road.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Golf course gets a break in the heat

At Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course, intense summer heat brings new challenges when it comes to preserving the greens.

August 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Turnout seen as crucial to runoff victory

With low voter turnout expected for the Aug. 10 runoff election, candidates need to work twice as hard to woo support from those who come to the polls - because in this race, every vote counts.

July 31, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Elections


With community garden, Newtown leaders hope to encourage healthier living

With some shoveled soil and a big vision for the future, the seeds have been planted for growth, health and life in Gainesville's Newtown neighborhood.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grant allows local homeless program to expand

New grant money will extend the services one Gainesville organization can provide for those who are homeless and have a disability.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Car washes must recycle water in Gainesville

A new ordinance presented at the Gainesville City Council work session Thursday would make recycling water a requirement for new car washes, but local car washing businesses may already make it a priority.

July 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Early voting for primary runoff begins today

Hall County citizens can cast ballots again as early voting for the general primary runoff election begins today.

July 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Elections


Company wants more active role in helping with Gulf oil spill

One Gainesville company providing spill-response products to the Gulf of Mexico could do more to help with cleanup efforts - but BP officials aren't biting.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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