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Hospital system’s phone numbers will change Sunday

Northeast Georgia Health System will change its phone numbers beginning Sunday.

February 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Recession hits hard for cities, businesses in White County

When the economy takes a nosedive and people are afraid to spend money on anything that's not essential, it's bad news for a town whose existence depends on tourism.

February 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Sign up to get old appliances hauled off

Got a washed-up washing machine or a defunct dryer? Here's your chance to get rid of it.

February 25, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


YMCA inspires children to collect goods for animals

The economic slump is forcing more people to surrender their pets to the Hall County Animal Shelter, but the recession is also shrinking the amount of money available to care for the animals until they're adopted.

February 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


More Americans being diagnosed with asthma

Researchers are still trying to figure out why there is such a high prevalence of asthma in the United States, where 10 percent of all children have been diagnosed with the condition.

February 23, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Tax hike could send a pack of smokes over $6

Would you pay more than $6.50 for a pack of cigarettes? The American Cancer Society hopes you won't.

February 20, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Legislature 2009


Experts gauge recent rains benefits

If Shakespeare had been around to witness Wednesday night's thunderstorms, he would have described it like this: "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

February 19, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


State cancels champion tree contest

Gainesville's annual Arbor Day celebration will go on as usual this Friday, but one element of the program will be conspicuously absent.

February 18, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Doctor says time was right for free dental clinic

A local dentist who offered free care last Friday for people who are struggling financially said he was overwhelmed by the response.

February 18, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Lawmakers again try to mandate seat belt use for pickup truck drivers

Georgia is now the only state in the nation that doesn't require pickup drivers to wear seat belts.

February 17, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Legislature 2009


Rabid cat attacks pet owners in Gainesville

Two Gainesville residents will have to undergo preventive rabies treatment after being bitten last week by a rabid cat.

February 17, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Clermont dog wins Best of Breed at Westminster show

A Hall County dog still is basking in the limelight after winning Best of Breed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City last week.

February 17, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Healthy Monday: Experts say buying vitamins may not be money well spent

Does good health come in the form of a pill? A growing body of research suggests otherwise.

February 16, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Second rabies case of 2009 confirmed

For the second time so far this year, a case of rabies has been confirmed in Hall County.

February 14, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


New medical campus won’t affect Brenau’s plans

The Medical College of Georgia received state permission this week to create a satellite campus at the University of Georgia, with the Athens medical school set to open in fall 2010.

February 13, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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