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Candidates campaign for school board seat

The days of campaigning for the Gainesville City Board of Education Ward 5 seat are winding down for political newcomers Eric Oliver and Sammy Smith.

Both are out making last-minute voter contacts as the Tuesday election to replace incumbent Frank Harben, who is not seeking re-election, draws near.

November 05, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wife says accused dog killer “obsessed” with Vick

A Gainesville man charged with drowning one dog in a toilet and stabbing to death another collected news clippings of disgraced Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, according to court testimony.

November 05, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Course teaches Latinos about U.S. education

When Yolanda De Jesus came to the United States, she didn't know anything about the country's education system.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


2007 Marketplace will aid imaging center for women

On Halloween, a group of dedicated volunteers spent the entire day putting up Christmas decorations.

November 05, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Wells run dry at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Lions and tigers and bears ... and no water.

That's the problem at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve, a nonprofit animal sanctuary near Dahlonega.

November 05, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Oakwood officials surprised by schools’ demographics

Oakwood city officials will consider student demographics more intensely as residential growth continues in the city, City Manager Stan Brown told the Hall County Board of Education on Tuesday.

The assurance came after the board produced statistics that show the number of Hispanic and "economically disadvantaged" students has risen dramatically in elementary school districts that include property in Oakwood city limits.

November 04, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin talks about drought

DAHLONEGA - During a community open house on Tuesday afternoon, Larry Krull voiced a question that has been on everyone's mind.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Halloween generally safe for kids

Don't be spooked by Halloween.

Oct. 31, thanks largely to attentive parents and drivers, has been a safe day in recent years for Hall County kids, and most children across the country.

November 04, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


288 days of water: Tests show deep water in lake is easily treatable

An official with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said water samples collected more than 125 feet below the current surface of Lake Lanier have been tested and shown to be easily treated to good drinking quality.

November 04, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


New school raises plans for old

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - Parents and teachers have given overwhelming support for a proposed new World Languages Academy in South Hall.

November 04, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Several generations continue tradition of making jack-o’-lanterns

GAINESVILLE - In some families, newborn members have their names inscribed in the family Bible. But descendants of Robert and Marrell Smith get a pumpkin carved in their honor.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville fire captain named interim chief

Fire Captain Jon Canada will serve as Gainesville's interim fire chief, city officials announced today.

November 04, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hoschton election preview

HOSCHTON -- Preparing for growth is the primary issue in the Nov. 6 election's only contested city council race, and both candidates tout strict standards for future development.

November 03, 2007 | By Nikki Young nyoung@clickthepaper.com | Local


Bienvenidos: West Hall High welcomes back partially paralyzed student

Ben Hildebrant returned to classes Monday morning at West Hall High School, nearly three months after a diving accident left him partially paralyzed.

November 03, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Restrictions stop White Co. from selling extra water

Imagine this scenario: You've got an ample supply of a product that lots of people need, but the government is restricting how much of it you can sell.

November 03, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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