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Gainesville school board to set budget

The Gainesville City Board of Education is poised to adopt a fiscal year 2009 budget Monday that could require a 12 percent increase in property taxes.

August 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Georgians prepared in fight, Guardsman says

As the clash between Russian and Georgian soldiers continues half a world away, a Dawsonville member of the Georgia National Guard said he is concerned for the Georgian soldiers he got to know last month during three weeks of military exercises in their country.

August 21, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Lake Lanier may approach record low level by fall

A marina has to serve its customers, come hell or high water.

August 21, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Scout’s pet fair to aid Humane Society

Think you have the cutest pet in town?

August 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Early dam plan supports Georgia's claim to Lanier water

One of the core issues of the 18-year-old water dispute between Georgia, Florida and Alabama is whether water supply is an authorized use of Lake Lanier.

August 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Parents say Gainesville High open house is a winner

Gainesville High School parents filled the school Sunday afternoon, retracing schedules followed by their children since school started Aug. 7.

August 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pay varies for Hall board members

All across Hall County, there are people who take a break from their day jobs to take care of everything from property values to libraries to counting votes on Election Day.

August 21, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area meetings, Aug. 18-20

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

August 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Niles leaves civil service to save souls

Preaching from Psalm 130 two weeks ago, Rev. Adrian Niles addressed the chapter's sixth verse.

August 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Youth minister adjusts to 'new normal' with spinal injury

ATLANTA -- Vester Lewis is getting used to what he calls "the new normal."

August 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


States may keep trying to reach water deal

While the case over water in Lake Lanier is scheduled to move into a federal courtroom later this year, the judge hearing the case says the states need to reach an agreement on their disputed issues.

August 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall job losses are few

While the state is facing its highest unemployment numbers in more than a decade, the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hall County, had the fewest job losses in July, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Labor.

August 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical storm's trek could bring it to North Georgia

The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay could bring some heavy rains into north Georgia near the end of the week, forecasters believe, though the path it will take remains uncertain.

August 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New tax board greeted with pay questions

The two new members of the Hall County tax assessors board got a tumultuous welcome at the board's meeting Friday.

August 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County to increase ambulance fees

A trip in an ambulance soon may get pricier.

August 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Panter ready for ‘nervous’ run a year after Marathon bombing

For his part, Dr. Allan Panter couldn't say whether his wife, Theresa, should run in this year's Boston Marathon - as he's not the one logging the miles by foot.

April 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many like changes to state’s health insurance plan

State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.

April 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


People’s pontif earns praise from religious leaders

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Weather Service aims for more accurate tornado warnings

False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Rain not a damper for March of Babies

Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.

April 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Development Authority considers financing Brenau projects

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority is considering issuing $8 million in bonds to pay for a new dormitory, anatomy lab and field house at Brenau University.

April 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Photo essay: Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Members of St. Michael Catholic Church spend Good Friday at Laurel Park for the living Stations of the Cross.

April 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials seek extension of Glades Reservoir agreement

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday will consider renewing an agreement for the Glades Reservoir project with Hall County and Glade Farm LLC.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza redevelopment poses traffic problems

If the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is redeveloped as proposed into a 42,000-square-foot grocery store and accompanying 12-pump fueling station, it will generate 6,627 daily two-way trips down the Gainesville thoroughfare, according to a traffic study performed in late March.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tuition rates to increase at public institutions

Tuition rates are rising once again at public colleges and universities in Georgia, including the University of North Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man gets 18 months in motorcycle gang bust

A judge said Friday that although the government's conduct had raised some eyebrows, it didn't excuse the actions of a Gainesville man who served as lookout for federal-agent-initiated drug deals.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man reported drowned at country club

Gainesville police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are investigating the reported drowning of a Gainesville man in Lake Lanier.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man charged in Clermont bank robbery

A Cleveland man has been charged in the Tuesday armed robbery of a North Hall County bank.

April 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT crews plan work on I-985, I-85 next week

Crews will be working next week on Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Jackson County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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