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State tries to get communities ‘Work Ready’

State officials have come up with a new initiative designed to help unemployed Georgians improve their marketable skills.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grillers get their game faces on

Barbecuing is a sweaty sport, so competitors make sure to bring a cold beverage and a comfortable chair.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman stable after fire; dog in critical condition

A Hall County woman who suffered smoke inhalation after her house caught on fire Friday morning was in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Five are arrested in McDonald’s robbery

Five people have been arrested in connection with the early morning armed robbery of a Flowery Branch McDonald's restaurant, including an employee whom investigators believe was involved.

May 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth gives $10,000 to support Lanier advocates

The Lake Lanier Association plans to forward $10,000 it has received from Forsyth County to help fund its legal participation in cases involving a tri-state dispute over the use of Lake Lanier.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


State parks budget cuts will hit two area sites

Cuts to the state's Department of Natural Resources budget mean two local attractions - the Dahlonega Gold Museum and Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge - will offer fewer services this year.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends of late assistant principal Mike Adcock gather in his memory

When Mike Adcock returned to Hall County in 2002 to begin the boys basketball program at the new Flowery Branch High School, he started from scratch.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Humane Society plans mini-adoption

The Humane Society of Hall County has scheduled a Mini-Adoption for pets for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks, 821 Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville. A variety of pets will be available for adoption.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pro cooks are fired up for day of pickin’ and lickin’

The barbecue brigade rolled into Gainesville on Thursday, armed with enough charcoal and sauce to keep the campus of Brenau University awash in the aroma of slow-cooked pork.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Work will close Brown Street

Construction is scheduled to start Monday on Brown Street.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials hope job cuts are the last

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said the county is at its "core" after eliminating 28 positions in next year's budget.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners works on ethics plan, seeks independent review

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is a step closer to settling on an ethics resolution.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two airlifted to Grady in afternoon accident

An elderly motorist and his passenger were airlifted for medical treatment after an afternoon wreck Thursday on Thompson Bridge Road at Enota Drive.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Driver killed after collision with horse

State agricultural officials are trying to identify the owner of a horse that wandered into predawn traffic on U.S. 129, causing a fatal wreck.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville residents may pay $1.25 more for trash pickup

Gainesville officials are seriously considering a hike in city residents' garbage collection fees and plans for securing the solid waste division's future financial independence.

May 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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