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Jefferson, Jackson County to talk SPLOST

JEFFERSON - During a joint meeting Thursday, members of the Jefferson City Council and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will be hashing out the details of a possible Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V.

February 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fidel Castro’s daughter speaks about her father

Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, shared personal stories of her life in Cuba on Tuesday, including her escape nearly 20 years ago and memories of the father she said she wouldn't care to meet again.

February 23, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Burglary, drug, obstruction suspects charged

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Tuesday announced several recent arrests in five unrelated cases.

February 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rogers fights Atmos on rate hike proposal

A proposal by Atmos Energy to raise Georgia customers' rates by about $4 a month has been met with opposition by state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, who says the timing is poor.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


STAR students honored

The brightest high school seniors from 10 Gainesville and Hall County public and private high schools were honored Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club luncheon for the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.

February 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slight chance of snow this morning for North Georgia

Winter still isn't through with North Georgia.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Riders take advantage of expanded bus service

Without a driver's license and a permanent job, Dolores Victor relies on Hall Area Transit for most of her errands.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Alto native sees Haiti relief efforts from Navy vessel

An Alto native is seeing Haiti's devastation from a U.S. Navy point of view.

February 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia prepares to be counted

Gainesville's U.S. Census office is gearing up for a massive hiring campaign, with between 1,500 and 2,000 temporary workers needed to knock on doors in 16 Northeast Georgia counties.

February 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County officials study North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners held a special workshop Monday to discuss plans for the North Hall park and library.

February 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Registration begins for appliance pickup

Hall County residents can dispose of large household appliances by registering for the annual appliance pickup.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council cleans up ordinances

The Jefferson City Council has updated city ordinances to remove conflicting statements related to wrecker services.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police earn re-accreditation

The Gainesville Police Department has earned re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and been selected as an exemplary agency.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Saving important even in a tough economy

While the economy is down, the last thing some want to think about is saving.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board discusses cell phones, language programs

Hall County school board members took strides on Monday to ensure schools continue to progress in technology initiatives and multicultural learning despite a weakened economy.

February 22, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


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Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

May 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is - with seven grandchildren - but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

May 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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