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North Hall church revamps old building into house of worship

Lanier Hills Church is settling into its newly purchased home off of Mount Vernon Road, after almost two years of extensive repairs and renovations. Now, the Sunday services have breathed new life into the previously unoccupied building.

October 05, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Mountain Music and Medicine show bids adieu

The multiple award-winning Mountain Music and Medicine Show will host its final show Saturday after a 12-year run at the Historic Holly Theatre in Dahlonega.

October 03, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Hot rods cruise into Oakwood

Hot rods, muscle cars, trucks, antique and race cars will roll into Hall County for the fourth annual Oakwood Secret Santa Car Show on Saturday at Hayes Chrysler off of Frontage Road.

October 03, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


Blue Skies are back

Main Street Gainesville's semiannual Blue Skies Concert series starts this Wednesday with a show by local soul and jazz singer Monica Spears.

October 01, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Dick’s opening Friday part of revitalization at Lakeshore Mall

Dick's Sporting Goods is bringing 65 job openings and may help revitalize Lakeshore Mall as the national chain opens Friday in the Gainesville shopping center.

September 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Gardeners can create compost pile with kitchen and yard waste

Composting is a popular tool used by many gardeners to improve soil integrity and the quality and quantity of their plants.

September 27, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Sample the delicacies of downtown Clarkesville

The annual event created to showcase downtown Clarkesville's merchants will hit its fourth anniversary as A Taste of Clarkesville takes place Saturday on the square.

September 26, 2013 | From staff reports | Get Out top stories


Duo devotes time to translating for the deaf

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, students gather for a 10 a.m. history class at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus. Here, students learn about the rise and fall of world civilizations and relive pivotal moments in history. Some write fervently, taking notes on everything that is said, while others yawn and stare at the whiteboard with a blank expression.

September 24, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Musicians fill the square with song

Music filled the late summer air Friday night at the John Jarrard Songwriter Festival on the Gainesville downtown square.

September 20, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Couples learn ballroom dancing with cue caller

If you have ever been fascinated by ballroom dancing but unsure of where to begin, a local duo might have the answer.

September 17, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Life top stories


Students, faculty debate hot topics at UNG

Hot-button issues from gun control and presidential powers to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden were topics Monday at the University of North Georgia's Politically Incorrect Club's "Constitution Day."

September 16, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Gainesville school board trying to clean up problems with janitorial services

The Gainesville City school system is having problems with its janitorial services.

September 16, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Salvation Army, Wisdom Project start Day Services Program

The Gainesville branch of the Salvation Army, in conjunction with The Wisdom Project, have announced the start of their Day Services Program.

September 15, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Area officials welcome biotech facility

Oakwood and Hall County government officials and business leaders, both local and international, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening Atlanta Biologicals' new 36,000-square-foot facility Friday morning.

September 13, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Local


Dragon boats to churn water at Olympic site

More than 70 teams rowing 40-foot-long boats resembling Chinese folklore monsters will compete in the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta's 18th annual Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival this weekend.

September 12, 2013 | Andrew Akers | Get Out top stories


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