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Area parks, historic sites cope with budget cuts

As vacationers in North Georgia travel to the area's state parks and historic sites this summer, they might notice the effects of budget cuts and dwindling state support, some park managers said.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


North Georgia college students turn summer film course into work experience

The room is sweltering but silent; the noisy air conditioner must be turned off during filming.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Life


Fire displaces apartment building residents

No injuries resulted from a fire that evacuated one apartment building and displaced residents of three apartment units Monday evening.

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said three city stations responded to a fire at Glenn Cove Apartments on Norton Drive. The call came in about 5:40 p.m. Canada said the fire had been contained after about 14 minutes.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Back to Basics: Students, take note

When you travel from literature lectures to current events discussions to music history classes, all of the information is bound to get a little jumbled from day to day.

But if you've taken good notes in class, separating Shakespeare's sonnets from Sarah Palin's speeches and Stravinsky's sonatas will be a snap.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Life


Teens get job training through coalition for burned churches

Gainesville High School student Danika Wright has never had a job, so learning the ins and outs of the working world this summer has been a real wake-up call.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


State to pay for interstate signs

Federal regulation changes from the U.S. Department of Transportation are saving Hall County some money.

July 25, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Council cans curbside pickup proposal

Curbside trash service is off the table for Gainesville, officials said at a public meeting to discuss the city's solid waste service Thursday.

July 22, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville man gets steak dinner on ‘Letterman’

David Letterman might be more careful with communication with his audiences after a conversation with one Gainesville man cost him a steak dinner.

July 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


United Way asks community to purchase, donate supplies

Pens, paper, notebooks and folders are standard purchases for parents getting ready to send their kids back to school in August - but United Way of Hall County is asking for a little more.

July 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Voter turnout less than expected in primary

When voters came out to the Hall County polls Tuesday, few had to wait in line for long to make their voices heard as voter turnout in the area was lower than expected, election officials said.

July 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Elections


Bear heads north of residential areas

Gainesville's infamous black bear is heading north, out of residential areas, an official from the state Department of Natural Resources said Tuesday.

July 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Local business owner awarded for a lifetime of achievement

Local businessman Jack Frost has risen to the top of his field ever since destiny knocked on his door more than 50 years ago.

July 20, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grant allows system of care for at-risk kids

Collaboration is the key.

July 17, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville woman gives birth, then spends weeks in coma

She planned on going home with a healthy baby girl, on rocking her daughter to sleep each night, on nursing her when she needed to be fed and holding her when she cried.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


DNR says young bear likely headed north

Multiple Gainesville residents reported bear sightings Friday morning following an unsuccessful trapping effort Thursday afternoon.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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