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Ex-Hall corrections officer faces drug, bribery charges

A former Hall County corrections officer was arrested Monday after he admitted to taking money from inmates in exchange for allowing them to use drugs and visit with girlfriends while on work detail, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

November 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group offers Thanksgiving dinner at Masonic Lodge

When Rose and Eugene Moon started planning Thanksgiving dinner, they thought no more than 50 people would come.

November 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Smoking kills, and the FDA wants you to know it

Although she describes herself as pretty "open-minded," Brandy James says she wouldn't buy products that feature a corpse on their labels.

November 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Band joins Falcons players to serve up holiday spirit

A brass quintet from Flowery Branch High School joined professional Falcons players Monday night to give a spirited Thanksgiving to people who didn't think they'd have one.

November 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood sewer agreement good for growth

Through an agreement with a property owner, Oakwood will be putting a sewer line in the direction of a largely undeveloped area of Mundy Mill Road.

November 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


One person killed, two injured in East Hall accident

One person was killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle accident today in East Hall County, authorities said.

November 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Two Flowery Branch council members get schooled in economic development

Economic development used to be all the rage in Flowery Branch.

November 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood couple goes public with their struggle to keep their home of 10 years

OAKWOOD - For most people, home foreclosure and financial distress is a private matter, a personal struggle only discussed with family and close friends.

November 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christmas tree sales starting to blossom

It is crisp and fresh and reminds you of those days when you were a little kid and you couldn't wait to open your presents from Santa.

November 22, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Police boosting patrol for holiday

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are already stepping up traffic enforcement as residents enter the peak traveling hours for Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal health programs left in limbo

Doctors nationwide are still waiting to learn the fate of their payments for treating Medicare and Tricare patients.

November 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Furloughs add to schools’ holiday break

Thanksgiving vacation for students and staff in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems will be a little longer this year due to furlough days.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


YMCA growing through contracts

The Georgia Mountains YMCA has found a way to expand its operations even as fundraising has suffered in the economic downturn.

November 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools’ energy savings generate cash surplus

An energy-savings program has been generating some needed cash for Gainesville City Schools, officials report.

November 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Canine Capers agility trials test dogs’ skills

Spot and Tick may have waggly tails and wet noses, but these two black Labradors mean business.

November 21, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn't put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula's Christmas parades Saturday.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

December 03, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

One of Katt Williams' co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids enjoy time with Santa, get books and coats at Lakeshore Mall event

All it took to make Anoria Cheek happy was some glitter.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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