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Leadership-building program puts middle-schoolers to the test

For three days each July, young men in Hall County learn what it means to be confident, disciplined and driven. They learn what it means to be a leader.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Curbside trash pickup in Gainesville seems unlikely

Gainesville will not likely change to a curbside garbage pickup service, officials said following Thursday's public meeting about solid waste services in the city.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Bear visits downtown Gainesville, eludes authorities

Janice Ludwig's back deck played host to an unexpected visitor Thursday morning.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hearings planned on once-weekly trash pickup

Following a test run of once-weekly back-door garbage collection in Gainesville, the city is ready to present its findings to the public and hear the community's thoughts on trash pickup in the area.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Firespark! at Brenau ignites students’ college interest

With budget cuts threatening arts and enrichment programs across the state, the chance to delve into a favorite subject or go beyond the normal high school curriculum is a real treat for some students.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch man helps with roadside assistance

He doesn't wear a cape or fly with lightning speed. He doesn't zoom through Gotham City or shoot spider webs from his wrists. But he's Hall County's newest super hero, and he's here to help.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


‘Great physician’ celebrates 90 years with regular exercise

Dr. Billy Hardman starts his workout with a few squats, holding onto a metal bar in his living room.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Interest increases at Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier, formerly Seasons on Lanier, are excited to see interest in their neighborhood pick up following a period of uncertainty.

July 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Sharing names with nation’s greats sparks pride

It's not down in the history books yet, but you might be surprised to know that John Kennedy sat next to Richard Nixon in the sixth grade.

July 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville has no plans, money to repurpose the Green Street pool

Kasia Stanfill looks back fondly on the summers she spent at Gainesville's Green Street pool. She remembers standing on the water's edge, waiting to jump into the cool water for the first time.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Officials urge caution on roads this weekend

The Fourth of July holiday travel period began Thursday evening, and officials predict higher crash rates as the weekend persists.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Communities celebrate Fourth of July with unique events

Golf carts, streamers and good old-fashioned fun define the Fourth of July for one lakeside community.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville Motel unsafe, torn down for new structure

In its prime, the Gainesville Motel saw celebrities, businessmen, tourists and families.

July 01, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Recent sightings of bears reported

As reports of bear sightings in and around Hall County increase, officials are asking residents to stay smart in the face of wildlife.

June 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Increased traffic, checkpoints on tap for Fourth of July

Gainesville resident Brooke Brackett isn't going anywhere.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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