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Serving up smiles

Twenty-two current and former sports figures and notable locals can add "celebrity server" to their resumes after working restaurant tables Thursday night for a local child abuse advocacy center.

April 04, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Dancing the night away with Daddy

Two-hundred ninety daddies and daughters danced on the blond wooden floor Friday night at the Gainesville Civic Center Friday night for the 14th annual Daddy Daughter Dance.

February 28, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Man arrested after 2-hour chase, search

A Hall County man was in jail Tuesday night after allegedly leading Hall County deputies on an extended car chase and foot search that lasted two hours and ended under an abandoned house.

February 18, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Gainesville Junior Homesteaders Club makes cheese

About 30 student members of the Gainesville Junior Homesteaders Club made cheese from a kit Monday at Gainesville Exploration Academy. Most seemed to enjoy the experience more than the final product, but they tasted it anyway with only a few grimaces. The after-school club, formerly known as The Garden Club, meets each Monday and has explored beekeeping and gardening, plans to pick strawberries, revisit beekeeping and gardening and will make pizza dough to go with their mozzarella next week, said club leader and parent volunteer Amanda Castaneda. Parent Maria Martinez, whose sons Henry, 10, and Angel, 9, helped make the ...

February 18, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Tubing the Hooch ... in winter?

The Northeast Georgia Alpine Village of Helen on Saturday celebrated its fourth annual Fasching, the German version of Mardi Gras, with a parade and a quick group float through town on the Chattahoochee River in the afternoon and a party Saturday night. "Our purpose is to be spontaneous, fun, and to promote the city," said one of the event's organizers, Sharon Hartis. "No politics, just fun." Thirty-five brightly dressed "faschingverein" put in their inflatable rafts along River Street and floated about a quarter-mile through town, taking out at the Munich Strasse bridge. Helen's "friendship city" of Fussen, Germany ...

February 15, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Area pets sit down with 'Santa Claws'

Santa Claws warmly greeted "Little Red" by name Saturday morning when owner Carolee Gailey brought the jauntily-dressed, ruddy dachshund into the makeshift photo studio at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia.

November 16, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


Children gather in the downtown square for candy and fun

One of the most popular "squarecrows" was back in her downtown spot on the square Thursday, just in time for Halloween.

October 31, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


Annual car show cruises into Oakwood

The sound of hot-cammed, loping engine notes and the smell of high octane exhaust were in the air Saturday as the fourth annual Oakwood Secret Santa Car Show brought more than 150 classic muscle and vintage cars and trucks to the Hayes Chrysler Dodge Jeep lot.

October 06, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


4 Hall schools receive new football stadium lighting

Friday night lights will be a lot brighter at four Hall County high school football stadiums this fall.

August 23, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


Signs for new sporting goods store go up at mall

Workers hoisted twin 5-ton signs into place at the front and rear entrances of the new Dick's Sporting Goods at Lakeshore Mall on Wednesday, putting a visible accent on the 45-year-old Gainesville landmark's makeover.

August 21, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


Fire destroys packed garage

A garage on Wiley Road - filled with cars, motorcycles and a gun collection - burned Wednesday evening as the homeowner, her daughter and neighbors watched.

July 17, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


Man escapes serious injury in crash with train

A Gainesville man escaped serious injury when his pickup collided almost head-on with an Amtrak passenger train Thursday night near Oakwood.

June 28, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


CarFit helps keep aging drivers safer longer

A trio of state institutions conducted a CarFit checkup Tuesday to help aging drivers get a better fit with their vehicles.

June 26, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


Man hospitalized after being hit by limb of falling tree

A Gillsville man was hospitalized for evaluation Wednesday after a tree limb fell on him in his front yard - but not before he pushed his niece out of harm's way, relatives and friends said.

June 20, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


Rock in the Spring concert benefits local school

Concertgoers look over items in a silent auction Saturday night at the Rock in the Spring fundraiser at Brenau University ampitheater. Proceeds benefit the local school Challenged Child and Friends, an early intervention center in Gainesville that provides special needs and typically developing children the opportunity to learn together and from each other. Local musicians Mid Life Crisis played at the event. Local musicians Mid Life Crisis perform Saturday night for the audience at the Brenau University ampitheater at Rock in the Spring.

May 19, 2013 | Nat Gurley | Local


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Lanier Village Estates holds fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt for Challenged Child and Friends

The young and old, two humans dressed as a biddy and a bunny, some dogs for petting and a U.S. representative turned out Wednesday for the fifth annual Lanier Village Estates Easter Egg Hunt for Challenged Child and Friends.

April 17, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


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