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Gainesville Motel unsafe, torn down for new structure

In its prime, the Gainesville Motel saw celebrities, businessmen, tourists and families.

July 01, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch City Council struggles to meet

Flowery Branch City Council's thinning ranks have put the governing body one member away from being unable to conduct business.

July 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent sightings of bears reported

As reports of bear sightings in and around Hall County increase, officials are asking residents to stay smart in the face of wildlife.

June 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville seeks design for Cedar Creek Reservoir treatment plant

Gainesville's director of public utilities plans to ask the city council today to choose an engineer to design a water treatment plant at Cedar Creek Reservoir.

June 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Today marks new budgets for local governments

Happy New Year, local governments.

June 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia’s new texting law takes effect today

Gainesville police say they are ready to enforce a law meant to cut down on the number of distracted drivers on Georgia's roads.

June 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


One man dead after shooting in Auburn

June 30, 2010 | | Local


Traffic beginning to ease at South Hall crossroads

A major South Hall traffic bottleneck has gotten some relief.

June 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Palin says ministry is close to her heart

Her home may be dozens of degrees cooler and clear across the country, but former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin felt right at home in Georgia on Tuesday night.

June 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids learn to ‘be free’ at Tourette syndrome camp

At Camp Twitch and Shout, it's instant friendship.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


WNEG-TV at UGA gets two months of funding

The WNEG-TV station housed on the University of Georgia campus is still hanging on - at least for two more months.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Increased traffic, checkpoints on tap for Fourth of July

Gainesville resident Brooke Brackett isn't going anywhere.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Cagle says future reservoir should not be politicized

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle urged local leaders Tuesday not to let the future of a county-owned reservoir be jeopardized by political squabbles.

June 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police: Gainesville man ran over 84-year-old

A Gainesville man was charged with homicide by vehicle after hitting an 84-year-old man as he stood in his front yard in Buford.

June 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tuesday morning wreck injures 3

Three people were sent to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Tuesday after an improper left turn resulted in a collision on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

June 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal ...

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work ...

May 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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