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Drought status eases to mild; more rain expected today

The Lake Lanier basin has improved to mild drought status due to recent rains, according to the state climatologist, and today's forecast predicts more rain is on the way.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County confirms year's 10th rabies case

Hall County officials Tuesday reported the 10th confirmed rabies case of the year. Contact between a dog and skunk occurred Saturday in the Moore-Mills Road area of East Hall.

May 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville police seek info on missing woman

The Gainesville Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating a missing Gainesville woman who suffers from dementia.

May 05, 2009 | By Staff Reports | Local


Keep your umbrella out; rain likely into the weekend

Hall County residents can expect thunderstorms this afternoon but should miss any chance of severe weather.

May 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch schedules budget hearing

A public hearing is set for Wednesday on Flowery Branch's proposed budget for 2009-10.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau starts BULLI registration on Thursday

Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute will open enrollment of new members and registration for summer courses 4 p.m. Thursday at Thurmond McRae Auditorium.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman dies in head-on wreck in Forsyth County

A 72-year-old woman was killed Monday morning in a head-on collision in northeastern Forsyth County.

May 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Free class teaches how to prepare for, respond to disasters

Hall County Emergency Management Agency is set to begin its Community Emergency Response Team training at 6 tonight.

May 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Area churches, groups to observe National Day of Prayer

The Gainesville square will be open to more than just lunchtime traffic Thursday.

May 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cagle may be lone GOP candidate in lieutenant governor race

It looks like Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will have a clear path to the GOP nomination for re-election.

May 04, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Grassroots organizers bring listening tour to Gainesville

Last November's presidential election was a testament to the power of grassroots organizations, as even President Barack Obama has credited the efforts of such local organizations for helping him to win the presidential race.

May 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local school boards don’t expect to raise taxes

Neither the Hall County nor Gainesville school boards anticipate a hike in property taxes this fall as the boards begin to hash out budgets for next school year.

May 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County consolidates divisions into new Public Safety Department

Hall County has created a new Public Safety Department housing its code enforcement, animal control and park ranger divisions to improve efficiency in those areas.

May 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


No hitches likely in Gainesville I-985 annexation

The Gainesville City Council will have the first reading today of an ordinance to annex 102.8 acres along Interstate 985 into the city limits. Hall County has given up any right to challenge the annexation under state law.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Marine sends left over cash to Vandy hospital

A Gainesville Marine's effort last year to help an Iraqi girl generated an extra $5,600 that has now been donated to the hospital that provided her successful open-heart surgery.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Schools push for healthy living with education, limits on sweets

Reading and math have always gotten plenty of focus at school, but lately, so has health.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


South Hall elementary schools swap a few students to ease crowding

South Hall families learned earlier this year that nearly 200 children might attend a different elementary school come August.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Parking for most local high schoolers will run them $60 a year

About $60 will buy most local juniors and seniors a parking spot at their high school for a year, if they behave.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Freshmen get their own space at Gainesville High

Freshmen often feel lost or overwhelmed in high school, but Gainesville High School wants to make the first year a little easier.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wood’s Mill students moving to modular unit

Students who attend Gainesville High School's nontraditional program, Wood's Mill High School, will now be housed in a modular unit.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


School systems have a few renovations to show off as year starts, while some work continues

As parents prepare their children to return to school by picking out new backpacks and purchasing school supplies, area schools are preparing as well.

August 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Persian Gulf War, 25 years later: It was a Crucial comeback

Hubert "Gunny" Hunnicutt fought in the Vietnam War, so he knows the meaning of quagmire and stinging military defeat.

August 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia teachers now graded on classroom performance

Becoming a teacher in Georgia will soon be a bit more challenging.

August 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Château Elan vineyards await muscadine harvest

Put a muscadine in your mouth.

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Survey studies affordable housing barriers

Brenda Carter arrived to the meeting late but showed no shy hesitation as she pushed her blind and special-needs child, Cortney Jackson, in on a ...

August 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New deputy chief stresses community ties as No. 2 officer in Gainesville force

While at FBI headquarters in Quantico, Va., Jay Parrish talked with officers from Baltimore and St. Louis, two cities that suffered racial turmoil following high-profile ...

August 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Families squeeze in a final weekend of summer fun

With one final weekend before school starts for most, local youngsters and their parents set out for the lake, the playground and beyond on a ...

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Wanted man nabbed after nearly 2-hour chase through woods

After a nearly two-hour foot chase Saturday morning involving police dogs, Hall County deputies and warrant units arrested a man who is wanted for larceny.

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Forsyth teen dies after ropes course injury in Tennessee

August 01, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Norton: Hall real estate market doing better than northern counties

In his mid-year 2015 report on the local real estate and business climate Frank Norton Jr. described the market as "spotty," but said Hall County ...

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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