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DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local

Dinner honors three local community leaders

Three community leaders were honored Thursday at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America annual American Values Dinner.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Elementary school wants more independent learning

If Chestnut Mountain Elementary School administrators get their way, instead of teachers giving directions, it would be the students leading the way.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall board OKs criminal probe into payments to consultant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to ask for a criminal investigation of payments made to Omega Consulting, a firm owned by former Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Defense believes man is immune from prosecution

A judge is being asked to decide whether a man charged with murder after striking his brother with a stick acted in self-defense.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

Homeowner holds burglary suspect until deputies arrive

March 11, 2010 | | Local

1 Hall student taken to hospital after minor bus accident

A Hall County student was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center as a precaution after complaining of a headache following a minor school bus accident this afternoon.

March 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

US Senate OKs Yates for federal attorney

Sally Quillian Yates was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, whose office handles federal criminal prosecutions in Gainesville.

March 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Buffington named executive director for Rape Response

Jeanne Buffington seems a natural fit for new executive director at Rape Response Inc.

March 11, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Watch out for that pothole!

A wetter, colder winter than normal has battered many of Hall County's roads, leaving ever-widening - or deepening - potholes in its wake.

March 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hospital gets high marks for indigent care

A nonprofit advocacy group has praised Northeast Georgia Medical Center for providing more care to low-income and uninsured patients than the state requires, but also said the hospital charges too much and overpays its chief executive.

March 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Zoning changes may revive Mundy Mill project

A number of changes that city officials say accommodate the Mundy Mill development's rebirth are making their way to the Gainesville City Council.

March 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall officials pleased with sales tax decision

Local officials were delighted to hear additional sales tax money may be coming their way.

March 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Public can share input on sales tax for education at upcoming meetings

Hall County school leaders want local voters to be informed before a Nov. 3 vote on a sales tax for education.

September 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Authorities: Man claimed self-defense in Lanier Islands party shooting

Authorities say a man accused in a birthday party shooting at a Lanier Islands lake house told them he fired shots in self-defense.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Former inmate reaches $50K settlement with jailer accused of punching him

A former Hall County Jail inmate allegedly punched while handcuffed by a former jailer settled for $50,000, according to his attorney.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood tax hearing draws no commenters

No one showed for the first of three public hearings on Oakwood's proposed tax rate for fiscal 2016, which begins Jan. 1.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

I-985 wreck injures 3, backs up traffic

A wreck Monday evening on Interstate 985 southbound caused three injuries and backed up traffic.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Patient welcomes dog to hospital's pet park

Roxie Holt welcomed her dog's paws onto her lap on a recent afternoon, describing separation from the Labrador retriever: "For him it's worse ...

September 21, 2015 | By Amber Tyner | Local

Hall officials aim to build $3.4M bridge on Tumbling Creek Road

Hall County wants to build a $3.4 million bridge on Tumbling Creek Road in the same area where the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered ...

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Ellenwood man charged with attempted aggravated child molestation

An Ellenwood man allegedly sent "pornographic photos and had sexually explicit conversations" with an investigator he believed to be a child, according to authorities.

September 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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