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YMCA simplifies name nationwide

While it started out in 1844 as a group for Bible study, the YMCA's name has become synonymous over the years with swimming and working out.

July 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Former church van driver on trial

A former church van driver went on trial Wednesday on charges of sexually groping a 16-year-old girl on a desolate dirt road, and prosecutors planned to present evidence alleging he did the same thing to a 14-year-old.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Fight in North Hall leads to stabbing, 2 men hurt

Two men suffered injuries in a fight Wednesday afternoon in North Hall County, Sheriff's Office officials said in a news release.

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Firespark! at Brenau ignites students’ college interest

With budget cuts threatening arts and enrichment programs across the state, the chance to delve into a favorite subject or go beyond the normal high school curriculum is a real treat for some students.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Campaign signs ‘taking over’ Dawsonville

It would be hard not to notice there's an upcoming election for clerk of court in Dawsonville.

July 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Flowery Branch man helps with roadside assistance

He doesn't wear a cape or fly with lightning speed. He doesn't zoom through Gotham City or shoot spider webs from his wrists. But he's Hall County's newest super hero, and he's here to help.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Colleges do many checks to establish residency

The Board of Regents' Residency Verification Committee continued ongoing talks about students' immigration status in Georgia's colleges on Tuesday, but committee members decided not to take any action just yet.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville businesses offer ideas for downtown to thrive

For nearly two hours Tuesday, business owners in Gainesville's downtown district bemoaned street closures for special events, drunk downtown deviants and the perception that there's never enough downtown parking.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Jackson County to put SPLOST up for vote

After months of planning, the Jackson County Commission has voted to move forward with a proposed special purpose local option sales tax V vote in November.

July 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Rep. Graves taps 8 Hall residents for panel to advise on job creation

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is assembling a group of constituents he says will help him make key policy decisions about economic development.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

‘Great physician’ celebrates 90 years with regular exercise

Dr. Billy Hardman starts his workout with a few squats, holding onto a metal bar in his living room.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Grease trap fees may end

Flowery Branch is looking at reversing a practice of charging all businesses operating on city sewer $180 per year to cover the costs of inspecting and testing grease traps.

July 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Program reinforces learning, gives students a taste of college

Middle school and high school students, for the 20th year, are getting a taste of Gainesville State College.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Toxicology report could shed light on drowning

Investigators will be able to determine more about what caused Sunday's drowning of a 26-year-old Buford woman pending the results of a toxicology report, according to Sgt. Kiley Sargeant of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Tech schools moving to semesters

Technical colleges across Georgia are shifting to semesters from the quarter-system next fall, and academic advisers are starting to counsel students now about the change.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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Industries of the year honor their teams' work

Whether the industry is big or small, many company leaders feel there's one common denominator that makes a business successful: having good people.

November 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

With floodwaters gone, cleanup at homeless camp begins

The homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville are finally drying out after floodwaters swamped their encampment following recent heavy rains. Now the ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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