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Treehouse fall injures 9-year-old boy, delays junior golf tourney

A 9-year-old boy was injured seriously after falling 12 feet from a treehouse in the backyard of his Fairway Drive home late Monday morning.

July 18, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Recent rains failed to help Lanier much

Much of Northeast Georgia was pounded repeatedly by heavy rains last week, with some parts of North Hall and White counties receiving as much as 3 inches, according to radar-derived estimates.

July 18, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Program at Gainesville State offers English language learners high school credit

Eight years ago, Angel Alonso began his first day of class in the United States.

July 18, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood gives first OK to child care center on Ga. 53

Oakwood City Council gave its first OK Monday night to a proposed child care center on Winder Highway (Ga. 53).

July 18, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Students get the chance to fly for real at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport

Some people have to explore a number of options before they discover what they really want to do with their lives.

July 18, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville city schools officials look to move forward

The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to appoint an interim superintendent at its July 21 meeting, according to board chairman David Syfan.

July 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Frances Meadows Center looking for new hires

Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, people filled the Gainesville Civic Center to apply for one of more than 40 job opportunities at the new Frances Meadows Center as opening day draws nearer.

July 17, 2008 | | Local


How do you tell mom or dad that they’re too old to drive?

Left-hand turns are just a part of life for most drivers, but for older adults, having difficulty making them could be a sign that it's time to turn over the keys.

July 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City of Oakwood launches Web site

The city of Oakwood has joined the electronic universe.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child care center proposed for Winder Highway

Oakwood City Council is set to consider an annexation request Monday night for a child care center on Winder Highway.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Embezzlement is rooted in a lack of oversight, psychological issues, experts say

They were loyal, long-term, trusted employees.

And, according to authorities, they were skimming extraordinary amounts of money from their employers' coffers.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man drowns near Holiday Marina

A 49-year-old Atlanta man drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier, the seventh death of the year on the lake and the fifth in nine days.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Saturday drowning victim ID’d as Decatur man, 49

Authorities have identified Michael U. Abrams Sr., 49, of Decatur, as the man who drowned Saturday in a small cove of Lake Lanier, across from Holiday Marina in South Hall.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More high schoolers get a jump-start on college

The college frenzy is about to get even bigger. Due to high school graduation rates, 2009 is projected to be a peak year for college enrollment nationwide, and many high school seniors are trying to gain a competitive edge by entering joint enrollment programs. Joint enrollment allows high school students to take college courses at a local university while also enrolled in courses at their high school.

Lenna Applebee, the assistant dean of Brenau Academy, said joint enrollment "has significantly increased" since she started two years ago. Of the 20 rising seniors at Brenau Academy, Applebee said all but four ...

July 17, 2008 | | Local


Local docs like cholesterol tests, not cholesterol drugs, for kids

Lipitor - it's not just for Grandpa anymore.

July 17, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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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


Hall board reinstates deputies for 2nd time

The Hall County Civil Services Board voted 5-1 on Friday to rescind the termination of two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in an inmate's escape.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools plan to increase dual enrollment

Gainesville Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel announced a plan to increase dual enrollment rates Monday at a Board of Education meeting.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


2 Gainesville youths killed Saturday in wreck in Gwinnett

The two victims of a fatal Saturday wreck in Gwinnett County have been identified as Gainesville residents Ramon Gonzalez, 16, and Yudel Jarquin, 21, Gwinnett police confirmed Monday.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


One injured in collision on Athens Highway

One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday on Athens Highway at Gaines Mill Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood gives final OK to 50 percent tax hike

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday to increasing the South Hall city's property tax rate by about 50 percent.

October 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. governor candidates spar over ethics during 2nd debate

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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