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Conservation efforts won’t end with full lake

Georgians have made it through the drought and appear to have held on to some of the conservation tips they learned during drier times.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business owners hope rising lake buoys profits

Now that Lake Lanier's water level has risen to full pool, local business owners hope the number of customers will go up, too.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Political battles are next clouds on Lanier’s horizon

Lake Lanier is rising - into a sea of controversy.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


With Lake Lanier full, the challenge now is to keep it there

For the first time in more than four years, the reservoir that supplies water to Gainesville and most of metro Atlanta is full.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs millage rate, budget during meeting

The Jefferson City Council has approved its millage rate and general fund budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pope golf benefit rescheduled to Nov. 2

A golf tournament benefiting a Chestnut Mountain man paralyzed after falling from a ladder in May 2008 has been rescheduled to Nov. 2 at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in South Hall.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New curriculum helping Georgia students’ math scores

The state's 5-year-old math curriculum may be bearing the fruits of educators' labor.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson students get a wee taste of Scotland

JEFFERSON - He may not be from the South, but Riccardo Dei Rossi has fallen in love with two Southern favorites: fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regents revamp core classes for state’s colleges

Students in Georgia's public colleges soon will be able to get at the heart of their passions faster following a core curriculum policy change from the state Board of Regents.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County's new animal shelter opens today

Hall County is opening its new, state-of-the-art animal shelter to the public at 9 this morning.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Lanier is inches shy of full pool with more rain expected today

Recent rains have several area creeks bursting at the seams and Lake Lanier within inches of reaching full pool.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New car could crank up a tax break

If you're on the fence about buying a new car this year, the IRS has an incentive that may help you decide.

October 13, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oliver loses suit against farm lender

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver on Tuesday lost his lawsuit against the officers of a cooperative farming lender he accused of mishandling a Hart County land deal at the expense of shareholders.

October 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Regents could change core classes

DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University President David Potter seized the on-campus meeting of the University System of Georgia Board of Regents as an opportunity to share the university's plan to internationalize its programs through more foreign language and study abroad courses.

October 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Similar enforcement numbers seen by local agencies over holiday weekend

The final tally for Georgia State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources looked similar to last year for the busy Memorial Day weekend.

May 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


County moves to scrap Civil Service Board without state’s help

Hall County officials are now moving unilaterally on a proposal to scrap the Civil Service Board after the proposal stalled in the state legislature. The board hears and decides disciplinary appeals brought by terminated or demoted employees.

May 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man accused by Oakwood Police of swerving at officer’s car

A Gainesville man faces numerous charges after three Oakwood Police officers said they chased after him and collided near Frontage and Mundy Mill roads.

May 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with DUI in Sunday morning wreck

A Flowery Branch man has been charged with DUI in a Sunday morning wreck in West Hall County that injured himself and four others.

May 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: DOT says traffic has gotten better since Exit 4 work

The Georgia Department of Transportation says northbound exit ramps changes at the Ga. 20/Buford Drive interchange off Interstate 985 are working well.

May 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Partnership to improve views, streams at Amicalola Falls

The Southeast's tallest cascading waterfall is situated in Dawsonville, but a majority of it cannot be seen through the surrounding trees.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Buford man competes in ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Buford native Trent Jarrett has been watching "American Ninja Warrior" since he was 8 years old.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


The Local Agenda: More than $22,000 in water refunds unclaimed

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is looking for customers owed refunds on their closed water accounts.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed Glades Reservoir getting more expensive

The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.

May 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Memorial Day Parade honors fallen veterans

Young and old lined both sides of Green Street on Monday, waving flags and cheering.

May 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula sets aside money for caboose restoration

Lula is moving forward on improvements to its iconic red caboose, even though details are still being worked out.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Gainesville High confers three honorary diplomas

Three longtime Gainesville High School supporters received honorary diplomas from the school last week as a thank-you for their support.

May 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran receives 'gift of a lifetime'

On a recent afternoon, the springtime sun warming their shoulders, two men talk at the edge of a pond. Behind them, hulking silhouettes of the Blue Ridge Mountains cut their way into the horizon.

May 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Boating licenses up in first year since law change

Patrolling the lake, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Eric Isom carries with him the remembrances of recent boating tragedies.

May 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Veterans honored by Woodmen of the World

Woodmen of the World honored area veterans Sunday afternoon with a cookout, 21-gun salute and flag presentations.

May 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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