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Pastor says teen killed in hunting accident was quiet, loved baseball

Funeral services are this afternoon for a Mill Creek High School freshman killed in a hunting accident over the holiday weekend.

December 11, 2007 | BY NIKKI YOUNG nyoung@clickthepaper.com | Local


Habersham school chief to end 33-year career

MOUNT AIRY - Judy Forbes' 33-year journey in Habersham County schools comes to an end June 30.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Register now for Piedmont classes

The application deadline for spring semester classes at Piedmont College is Saturday, with registration for classes set for Jan. 3.

December 11, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Bad sewage costs school fine of $400

CLERMONT - As if educating kids weren't enough of a challenge, some Hall County schools have to worry about more mundane matters, such as treating their own sewage.

December 11, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Property tax bills due Saturday

The property tax deadline is approaching; taxes are due Saturday.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Power restored; U.S. 129 reopened

Power has been restored to 500 customers who experienced an outage this morning when a dump truck knocked down three power poles between Athens Street and Gaines Mill Road.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Students fare well on writing test

The Hall County school system either met or exceeded the state passing rate for the Georgia High School Graduation Test's writing portion.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation tips go home with students

GAINESVILLE -Brochures giving water conservation tips likely will go home Friday with Gainesville and Hall County students.

December 11, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


One arrested, one sought in Gainesville shooting

Gainesville Police have arrested one man and are seeking another in connection with a nonfatal shooting that occurred the night before Thanksgiving.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Student-led Thanksgiving drive contributes to food bank

GAINESVILLE - While many people in Hall County may be going hungry, Kay Blackstock said it is not due to a shortage of food.

December 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Reception to honor principal

A public reception is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday for Diane Bryant, who is retiring Dec. 31 as principal of Gainesville High School's Careers.net Academy. Bryant worked for the Gainesville school system for 34 years. The event will take place in the high school atrium. The school is at 830 Century Place. Contact: 770-536-4441.

December 11, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Local officials complete training

The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces the local graduates from the 2007 Region 2 Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants included elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators and social service providers from 12 counties in North Georgia.

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Hall sex offenders can live where they choose

More than 220 registered sex offenders in Hall County who, up until last week, were prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds, churches and other places where children gather now can live wherever they want.

December 11, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Buford: Student killed in hunting accident

Funeral services are Wednesday for a Mill Creek High School freshman killed in a hunting accident during the holiday weekend. Zach Gibson was shot accidentally Friday while hunting with family in Pine Mountain, according to Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory in Buford. Mill Creek High counselors visited Gibson's classes Monday to talk with students about his death, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said. A moment of silence was set for 7:23 a.m. today, when Principal Jim Markham will announce visitation and funeral arrangements. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today. The funeral ...

December 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Teasing rain could help lake a little bit

While the rain trickled down Sunday afternoon, it proved to be just a tease.

December 11, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Panter ready for ‘nervous’ run a year after Marathon bombing

For his part, Dr. Allan Panter couldn't say whether his wife, Theresa, should run in this year's Boston Marathon - as he's not the one logging the miles by foot.

April 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many like changes to state’s health insurance plan

State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.

April 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


People’s pontif earns praise from religious leaders

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Weather Service aims for more accurate tornado warnings

False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Rain not a damper for March of Babies

Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.

April 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Development Authority considers financing Brenau projects

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority is considering issuing $8 million in bonds to pay for a new dormitory, anatomy lab and field house at Brenau University.

April 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Photo essay: Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Members of St. Michael Catholic Church spend Good Friday at Laurel Park for the living Stations of the Cross.

April 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials seek extension of Glades Reservoir agreement

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday will consider renewing an agreement for the Glades Reservoir project with Hall County and Glade Farm LLC.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza redevelopment poses traffic problems

If the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is redeveloped as proposed into a 42,000-square-foot grocery store and accompanying 12-pump fueling station, it will generate 6,627 daily two-way trips down the Gainesville thoroughfare, according to a traffic study performed in late March.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tuition rates to increase at public institutions

Tuition rates are rising once again at public colleges and universities in Georgia, including the University of North Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man gets 18 months in motorcycle gang bust

A judge said Friday that although the government's conduct had raised some eyebrows, it didn't excuse the actions of a Gainesville man who served as lookout for federal-agent-initiated drug deals.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man reported drowned at country club

Gainesville police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are investigating the reported drowning of a Gainesville man in Lake Lanier.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man charged in Clermont bank robbery

A Cleveland man has been charged in the Tuesday armed robbery of a North Hall County bank.

April 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT crews plan work on I-985, I-85 next week

Crews will be working next week on Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Jackson County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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