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Public hearing set for reservoir project

On Thursday, the public is invited to learn about the proposed Glades Reservoir and share their thoughts.

August 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Development still happening in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's no major boom, but developments are popping up around Flowery Branch, signs that the recession hasn't completely silenced hammers and drills.

August 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Finding victims, perpetrators of child porn a challenge

When retired Stephens County Sheriff's Investigator Mike Crozier took the witness stand in a federal courtroom in Gainesville last month, it was the eighth time this year he has testified about images of child pornography known collectively as the "RCA Series."

August 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Nepotism law could derail school board campaign

The re-election campaign of Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may come to a grinding halt as a result of a change in state law regarding nepotism and school board members' eligibility for election.

August 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Families get an up-close look at rescue, safety personnel

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, about 100 people paused to watch the Life Net helicopter descend to the ground.

August 04, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rep. Mills opposes Gainesville’s water fee increase

The Gainesville City Council unanimously adopted a higher set of water fees Tuesday, but not without opposition from a state legislator.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT work may snarl back-to-school traffic

School traffic in both Hall and Jackson counties may be affected by two separate Georgia Department of Transportation projects.

August 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Honda dealership manager will run for state Senate seat

Longtime Gainesville businessman and Milton Martin Honda general manager Butch Miller wants to take his business know-how to the Georgia Senate.

August 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Computer glitch sidelines Dial-A-Ride schedule

Hall Area Transit is asking all Dial-A-Ride customers for Wednesday to call them to re-confirm appointments.

August 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lifetime lessons for first day of school at Jefferson Elementary

JEFFERSON - It was five years in the making, but the first day of school finally arrived Monday for Jefferson students.

August 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Probe into weekend break-ins continues

Hall County Sheriff's officials say no arrests have been made related to a number of break-ins that occurred at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park on Saturday.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


3 hurt in Thompson Bridge Road crash

Three people were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after two vehicles collided on Thompson Bridge Road on Monday morning, according to David Kimbrell, chief of Hall County Fire Services.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Until flu shots come in, keep washing your hands

Although a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel has recommended that school-age children get vaccinated for swine flu, manufacturers may not have the vaccine ready until October.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State audit confirms Gainesville schools' budget woes

State auditors presented Gainesville's school board with the results of the school system's fiscal year 2008 audit in a meeting Monday night, and ticked off the many problems that once existed in the system's finances.

August 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Road to ‘nowhere’ now leads to Friendship

The four-lane stretch next to the Kroger-anchored shopping center off Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now a road to somewhere.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Politics of Ebola: Nunn, Perdue make virus part of campaign rhetoric

The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheriff's office has 30 days to appeal civil service ruling

Sheriff Gerald Couch will have 30 days to appeal the Hall County Civil Service Board decision regarding two former deputies, County Attorney Bill Blalock said.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver charged with DUI in Athens Highway crash

One of the drivers in the Monday crash on Athens Highway has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to craft brewery

Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man still critical after 7-story fall at Raven Cliff Falls

North Georgia emergency authorities crossed fallen trees and rappelled down a 40-foot cliff to rescue a man who had fallen 80 feet.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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