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Annexation hearing called for Thursday by Hall Commission

On Thursday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will open the floor for Gainesville officials and anyone else who wishes to speak about the city's annexation.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ethics complaints filed against 2 Hall commissioners

Hall County resident Douglas Aiken has filed an ethics complaint against Hall County Commissioners Tom Oliver and Billy Powell.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wheelchair athletes will compete for national title

The North Georgia Screamin' Eagles power soccer team is rallying the community for support as the wheelchair athletes prepare for their second national championship try in two years.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville seventh-grader will be student ambassador to China this summer

At the age of 12, Morgan Mercer's passport has gotten more use than those of most adults twice her age.

April 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Foreign visitors coming to Hall

Diplomatic and business officials from 20 countries will descend on Northeast Georgia next week for the 23rd annual VIP tour.

April 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Three are charged in scam targeting illegal immigrants

Gwinnett County Police have arrested three Snellville residents they say were involved in a scam that targeted illegal immigrants and tricked them into paying a $260 fee with the promise of a job.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Jefferson arson case

State officials are still without a suspect in a nearly month old arson case in Jefferson.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lumpkin man charged in arson at pharmacy

Lumpkin County Sheriff's officials have taken out an arrest warrant for a man they say is responsible for an arson at the Dahlonega Rite Aid last month.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Official: Vagrants likely caused fire in abandoned building

Gainesville fire fighters put out a small fire at a vacant structure on the old ferris wheel property Monday afternoon.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State colleges add 15,000 to rolls

Spring enrollment numbers for the 35 colleges and universities in the University System of Georgia jumped 5.8 percent over spring 2008.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


House fire called suspicious

Hall County Fire Services is still trying to determine whether a fire that destroyed a duplex in the New Holland Mill area Sunday night is the result of arson.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


County bike, skate park may rise on donated land

Hall County is looking to develop a skate park and other facilities after receiving a land donation of more than 70 acres.

April 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


A solemn start to Holy Week

Worshipers at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville focused both on the joy of Jesus' return into Jerusalem and the pain of his crucifixion in a Palm Sunday service that was both joyous and solemn.

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


March to Atlanta focuses on reform

A line of about 140 religious marchers - led by a Christian carrying a large cross and ending with a Buddhist monk chanting - walked through Gainesville on Sunday praying for the humane treatment of Georgia's immigrant population.

April 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chilly showers may hurt flowers

Saturday and Sunday made for a beautiful spring weekend - sunny and breezy with highs in the low 70s - but tonight it may dip below freezing and you could see some flurries or snow showers.

April 05, 2009 | Edie Rogers | 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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