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Another jilted bride sues

On the heels of an unusual if not unprecedented court victory for a jilted bride, another Hall County woman has filed a suit for breach of contract against her former fiance.

July 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Newtown Florist Club sets the bar high for area girls

Throw together nine inner-city girls, ages 11 to 14, for six-plus weeks of studying current events, hearing guest speakers, visiting museums, swimming and bowling and you've got a formula for fun and occasional friction.

July 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local schools make progress; state doesn’t

Although nearly one-third of the state's more than 2,000 public schools failed to meet No Child Left Behind this year, the Gainesville school system maintained its standing and the Hall County school system improved compared to last year.

July 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Insurance agent charged with Medicare fraud

FLOWERY BRANCH - An insurance agent from Flowery Branch was arrested Friday morning on allegations that he forged Medicare applications of two elderly women in order to receive a commission check.

July 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Office park builder not worried about building’s vacancy

OAKWOOD - A speculative building for Oakwood South Industrial Park East on H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway has sat empty for about a year, but the park's builder says it's not concerned about slow development of the 70-acre park.

July 28, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


GB&T officially no more

At 2 p.m. Thursday, an era in banking ended in Gainesville.

July 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Charges against Gainesville Middle School principal dismissed

Charges have been dropped against a Gainesville Middle School principal who was arrested earlier this month for driving on a canceled license.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Northeast Georgia still in ‘exceptional’ drought

Despite torrential rains in much of the area Tuesday night, Northeast Georgia remains in an "exceptional" drought, the worst category.

July 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Former Flowery Branch coach charged with stalking

A former Flowery Branch High School coach has been arrested and charged with stalking.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GeoTech Center picks Gainesville State College as its partner

Gainesville State College will serve as the southeastern hub for the new National Geospatial Technology Center starting in September.

July 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County Sheriff's deputy arrested

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy is on administrative leave after being arrested in Habersham County early Thursday.

July 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County makes changes to tax assessors board

The Hall County commission approved major changes to the controversial tax assessors board by adding people and taking away funding at Thursday's meeting.

July 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Will wage hike affect businesses?

Today's 70 cent hike in the federal minimum wage may largely go unnoticed in Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Chamber seeks most-fit company in area

As part of the VISION 2030 HealthSmart Community Challenge, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce health care committee is looking for the most-fit company in Gainesville-Hall County.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Restoration program awards grants for wetlands

Southern Co., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, National Association of Counties and Wildlife Habitat Council announced that 10 new wetland, riparian and coastal conservation grants have been awarded in the Southeast through the Five Star Restoration Program.

July 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nunn, Perdue discuss Ebola in campaigns

The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheriff's office has 30 days to appeal civil service ruling

Sheriff Gerald Couch will have 30 days to appeal the Hall County Civil Service Board decision regarding two former deputies, County Attorney Bill Blalock said.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver charged with DUI in Athens Highway crash

One of the drivers in the Monday crash on Athens Highway has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to craft brewery

Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man still critical after 7-story fall at Raven Cliff Falls

North Georgia emergency authorities crossed fallen trees and rappelled down a 40-foot cliff to rescue a man who had fallen 80 feet.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to give final OK on brewery today

Gainesville City Council is expected to give the final go-ahead needed for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area when it meets tonight.

October 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UNG biology professor discusses Ebola facts with students

Ebola rumors and confusion are nearly as out of control as the virus itself, according to a professor at the University of North Georgia.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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