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Arborist: Gainesville’s holly tree will survive

It looks like Gainesville's most famous holly tree will persevere.

July 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Park staffing at lake stretched thin

With Lake Lanier's water levels back near average, its boat ramps and beaches are open, the campgrounds are full and vacationers are out in full force.

July 11, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public input sought on planned reservoir

Hall County is one step closer to building the Glades Farm Reservoir.

July 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Gainesville officer is suspected of abusing police dog

A former Gainesville police officer is under investigation for possibly abusing a police dog.

July 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Libraries handling increased demand

Hall County libraries are packed.

July 11, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Immigration detention center ready for inmates

The new, old jail on Gainesville's Main Street should be boarding its first guests since its makeover any day now.

July 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


‘Unite or Die’ depicts Georgia’s Revolutionary War history

Most may be familiar with Georgia's role in the Civil War, but perhaps not as well-versed in Colonial-era history.

July 10, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Sugar Hill, Tadmore under new leadership

A few familiar faces will be taking on new roles in Hall County schools this fall.

July 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board weighs superintendent reviews

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education wants to make sure that everything in the system is up to date, and that includes the tool used to evaluate the superintendent.

July 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Park Hill Drive convenience store robbed

Gainesville police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store on Park Hill Drive this morning.

The clerk at the Kangaroo Convenience Store at 1680 Park Hill Drive told police the suspect entered the store, pulled a gun and demanded money from the cash registere. The clerk handed over the money, and the suspect ran from the store.

July 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Parks and Leisure offer low-cost family fun

Stay at home and take a vacation.

July 09, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Development agency now the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

The signs and letterhead are changing, but the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission - as it is now known - otherwise will remain the same.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State College parking deck will help ease commuters’ woes

Students at Gainesville State College will be able to stop circling the Gainesville campus parking lot like vultures in August when the school opens its new two-story parking deck.

July 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board shelves matching retirement fund contributions

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Board of Education has voted to suspend matching employee retirement fund contributions.

July 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


From humble start, Cracker Fly-in has become 'a car show for airplanes'

At some point over the years, the annual gathering of area pilots showing off their aging aircraft took flight of its own and became a major event.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Riverbrook Village finally breaking ground

After years of court battles, a stagnant economy and other delays, more than $1 million in site improvements - including runoff protection fencing and road preparation - are beginning for the Riverbrook Village mixed-use development on Thompson Bridge Road at Ga. 136/Price Road.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville officials remain skeptical of drive-thru proposal

Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Save Our Sons Night to ask fathers to engage with sons

Across the nation next Friday, fathers will make an effort to save their sons.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Transportation bill causing dissent among government officials

Area government officials are up in arms over the state's proposed transportation bill, which calls for shifting all sales taxes at gas pumps to state coffers, ending the share that local governments, including schools, would get.

January 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials skeptical of drive-thru proposal

The Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A building new location on Dawsonville Highway

Chick-fil-A lovers rejoice. The wildly popular but cramped Pearl Nix Parkway eatery is moving to a new and larger location on Dawsonville Highway this summer.

January 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Lanier Tech’s best teachers, students discuss advantage of education

Christian Tetzlaff teaches at a technical college because he wants to give people the skills that helped save his father's life.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County, Gainesville school superintendents thank community mentors for service

All that children need to succeed is one adult who cares about them.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge and Bar: Defendants to be tried separately in West Avenue slaying

The two co-defendants accused in a West Avenue shooting death have been severed and will be tried separately, according to court documents.

January 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Louis Smith picked to lead Northeast Georgia Medical Center

A hospital executive from Texas has been named president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch’s Tarik Jalil wins trip to Super Bowl

Tarik Jalil has got a smile to light up a room.

January 28, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Relay for Life moving to new home at UNG

The organization that moves to end cancer is now making a move of its own.

January 28, 2015 | | Local


House transportation plan would replace fuel sales tax with excise tax

Georgia House leaders have announced a plan they say funnels $1 billion toward the state's transportation needs.

January 28, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Wal-Mart opens 2 new grocery stores in Gainesville

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened two stores in Gainesville Wednesday to cheerleaders, high school bands and jazz musicians.

January 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: New DOT official concentrates on upcoming hurdles

The appointment of Russell McMurry as Georgia's roads chief turned a few heads last week.

January 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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