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Oakwood puts government on display Friday

From new sidewalks to police cars, visitors to Oakwood's first City Government Day since 2004 will get to see what their taxpayer dollars are providing.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Civil trial pits landowners against supermarket

A federal judge this week issued an injunction against Hall County's inspection office in connection with a property owner's civil lawsuit against a supermarket chain.

April 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teixeira's mission: Raise awareness for cancer to honor Ernst's memory

In his 19 short years, Brian Ernst had the chance to touch more hearts and lives than most people do in a lifetime, his mother Donna Ernst said.

April 28, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Area students learn about gardening and vegetables

Area schoolchildren got lessons on gardening Wednesday at the Hall County school system's Gardens on Greens next to its central office on Green Street.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall Middle fights for funds

Instead of candy bars and wrapping paper, West Hall Middle School will be using body slams and tag teams to raise money.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Mentorship program is opening eyes and minds

Some may have decided on a career path while others chose a new route for their future, but each learned something about themselves - which was the ultimate goal.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Group’s fundraiser bee tests teams with tough words, humor

It came down to a fierce competition, but in the final round, the Lanier Tech "A Bee C's" won with the one-two punch of "philogyny" and "regisseur" at the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance For Literacy's spelling bee Tuesday night.

April 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Golf course still trying to reach the green

For consecutive years now, revenues at the Chattahoochee Golf Course have declined.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money a major factor in seniors’ college plans this year

By the end of the week, local high school students must decide where to spend their next four years, and for many the decision is coming down to money.

April 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Meeting challenges for a quarter century

Twenty-five years ago, occupational therapist Jean Willers helped a classroom of six pre-school age children with physical and developmental disabilities in space donated by First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Scattered showers in area could bring hail, high winds

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of isolated thunderstorms bringing pea-sized hail and 45 mph winds in counties including Hall, Jackson, Banks and Forsyth until 7:15 p.m.

April 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gwinnett police officer arrested in Hall for DUI

A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested in Hall County over the weekend on a DUI charge, officials said today.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber nudges Hall, Gainesville toward water deal

The leader of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is calling for Gainesville and Hall County officials to settle their issues over the county's future water supply with an independent facilitator.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Puppets liven up North Hall theater class

This week, a group of North Hall High School students will take what they learned in a classroom and present it in living color to an audience.

April 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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