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Charter school raises eyebrows

Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is mindful of a proposed charter school in Forsyth County that is raising concerns from school leaders in neighboring counties.

November 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Broad Street closed Saturday

Broad Street will be closed to through traffic Saturday from E.E. Butler Parkway to Henry Ward Way.

November 19, 2010 | | Local


Helping Hands recovering from co-founder’s death

Gainesville-based Helping Hands Foreign Missions is rebounding from the unexpected death of its enthusiastic leader, Richard Kowalske, in August.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Salvation Army bells are ringing in Hall County

Salvation Army members set up the iconic symbols of the Christmas giving season Friday, bringing out the red kettle and bell to 25 locations around Hall County.

November 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 men sought in home invasion robberies

Hall County Sheriff's officers are stepping up patrols around the Athens Street neighborhood east of Gainesville after two home invasions this week where residents were tied up and robbed at gunpoint.

November 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Army Reserve unit ‘thankful to be here’

Surrounded by strangers hugging on him after he got off the chartered bus, Staff Sgt. Corey White of Gainesville was overcome with emotions.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


802nd Ordnance Company arriving in Gainesville today

Soldiers with the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company are expected to arrive later today at the U.S. Army Reserve armory off Shallowford Road.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students develop conference, learn leadership

The students and faculty at Brenau University found a way to turn a problem into a unique learning opportunity.

November 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Fire Department relocates to new station

Fire Station 1 at Gainesville's new public safety complex is officially open for business.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


U.S. 129 widening project may get funding

The long-awaited widening of U.S. 129 in East Hall is in the running for state money that could put it one step closer to construction.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Boys & Girls Clubs enjoy early Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may be about a week away, but Thursday evening members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County feasted like kings and queens.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch balks over state roads grant

Flowery Branch officials are shying from applying for a grant that is geared to dressing up local streets with sidewalks, streetlights and other such improvements.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's chief tax appraiser resigns post

Mike Henderson, Hall County's chief tax appraiser, has resigned.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rotary holly tree ready for 29th season

Bradley Clark never gets tired of decorating Rotary International's holly tree, even after 28 years.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville is looking a lot like Christmas

Downtown Gainesville lit up with the spirit of Christmas for the first time this year with the Jingle Mingle Thursday night.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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