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Actor brings Mark Twain to life for Brenau University

Actor Dave Ehlert said he shares the home state of the American literary giant he's impersonated for the last five years - Mark Twain.

January 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Businesses and animals chilled

Business operations chilled more than sheltered animals and livestock this week as transportation provided most of the winter weather challenge for Hall County workers and farmers.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Seminar to help disabled and elderly

While there are countless housing resources available in Gainesville, advocates say those most in need are often unaware of these options.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Mail delivery almost back to normal

After a few days of intermittent service, the U.S. Postal Service is slowly making its way back to regular operations.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hospital staff hunkers down, stays on the job

Nancy Barton described the staff sleep-in at Northeast Georgia Medical Center kind of "like a camping trip," as some 250 to 400 employees have stayed there since the severe winter weather started Sunday.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Two Flowery Branch council posts up for grabs this year

Flowery Branch faces more City Council races this year, but so far, just planned ones.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood OKs sewer to planned King’s Hawaiian

Oakwood has approved 2,500 gallons of sewer capacity per day to the planned King's Hawaiian bakery and distribution operation.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New ALDI grocery to open in March

Construction is under way for a new grocery store on Dawsonville Highway that is expected to open in a couple of months.

January 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students keep up with courses via ‘remote school’

A Gainesville preparatory school is proving snow days could become a thing of the past.

January 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Collection of blood is falling behind

Severe weather caused the American Red Cross to fall behind on its weekly collection of blood and platelets, with mobile collection suspended, donor center closings, transportation issues, and school and child care shutdowns all but paralyzing the supply line, the nonprofit said.

January 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


The slow thaw begins

Whilte the precipitation is long gone, work continued Wednesday to dig out of the area's worst winter storm in years.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter storm closings and cancellations

The following school systems and colleges have announced their schedule changes for Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, due to the winter storm.

January 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


AFTERNOON UPDATE: Conditions improving, but ice remains in spots

Road crews have cleared main thoroughfares, or at least provided one traveling lane. Many secondary and subdivision streets remain a mess, however, making travel -- even walking steadily -- difficult to dangerous.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials: Stay alert even as roads improve slightly

Road conditions began improving slightly Tuesday, as the mercury crept above the freezing mark, but that won't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere this morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents thankful for few places that are open

For businesses that could open, Tuesday was a hectic day filled with many customers and few employees.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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