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Swafford now West Hall Middle’s biggest booster

Karla Swafford weaved her way through the halls of West Hall Middle School on Friday, taking a look at her new home this fall.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New cancer treatments drive up expenses, yet save more lives

You may surprised to learn that medical costs associated with cancer have nearly doubled in the last 20 years.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Taking a lap for life

In the dimming light, they proudly stood shoulder to shoulder.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fishing arrest faces legal challenge

An attorney has mounted a legal challenge of arrest procedures after a Honduran national was booked into the Hall County jail for fishing without a license and likely faces deportation as a result.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teen’s death leads to texting ban

A tragic accident last December has led to a state law that the victim's family hopes will help save other families from their pain.

June 04, 2010 | | Local


Storms popping up in area, though not considered severe

Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to strike throughout the Northeast Georgia area and could hamper some commuters' drives home.

Storms are expected before 8 p.m. in the area, some capable of producing heavy rain and lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Though the storms are not considered severe, some could produce small hail and winds gusting to 40 mph.

June 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville police arrest three teens for laundry break-in

Gainesville police arrested three teens on burglary charges early today following a late night break-in at a Aviation Boulevard laundromat.

Lt. Carol Martin said police responded to Amigos Coin Laundry at 1216 Aviation Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. and found that the front glass had been shattered and an undetermined amount of money was taken. Someone also tried to enter the neighboring Salon De Belleza.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


WWII vet gets send-off at Gainesville airport

A World War II veteran got a rousing send-off at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport this morning as he left Gainesville for his native Illinois.

About 50 people, including caregivers, church members and friends, waved U.S. flags as Verl Fisher was helped onto a plane, where he was accompanied by a local doctor, and as the plane taxied down the runway and climbed into the sky.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Council votes to contract out trash pickup

Flowery Branch is getting out of the trash collection business.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Grant helps teachers steer students toward technical training

What do we do when the state runs short of electrical employees in the next few years?

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County state rep. cited as ‘influential’

State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named one of the most influential Georgians by a statewide political magazine.

June 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall DA ponders 2 death penalty cases

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said this week he is "seriously considering" pursuing the death penalty against two teenage gang members charged in a fatal drive-by shooting last summer.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


HAT previews program for free bus rides

Hall County residents who need a ride but can't afford it soon may board the bus for free.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs members recieve lessons on drugs, gangs and other topics

A group of students piled into a Hall County SWAT vehicle and another crowded around the Gainesville K-9 car.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


A long walk for a good cause

Things are off to a promising start for the 2010 Relay for Life, which begins at 7 tonight and runs through 7 a.m. Saturday.

June 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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