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Flowery Branch OKs TAD financing for development

Flowery Branch City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to commit up to $135,000 in tax increments for demolition work already done in the Old Town Flowery Branch development led by Buford-based Hortman & Dobbs Developers.

April 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hires new assistant manager

Gainesville has a new assistant city manager.

April 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lt. Gov Cagle's statement on governor's race

ATLANTA - Lt. Governor Casey Cagle released the prepared statement below following a press conference regarding the 2010 governors race.

"For the past several months, it has been my full intention to campaign aggressively for election as Georgia's next Governor. We have recruited a top-notch team, raised over a million dollars, and I've worked to help my family understand the kind of stress we will face. I did this because I truly believe our state is at a crossroads, and the next Governor will play a critical role in determining whether our kids and grandkids have an opportunity to ...

April 15, 2009 | | Local


Man pleads guilty to impersonating a lawyer in court

Finesse Casado always aspired to be a lawyer, but he got a little ahead of himself.

April 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University System of Georgia scales back fixed tuition program

The Georgia Board of Regents has halted its fixed tuition program for this fall's freshmen to raise more money in the face of the state's worst fiscal crisis in decades.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Kiwanians honor McGarity for helping youths

The Kiwanis Club gathered Tuesday to honor a fellow member for his service to Hall County youth at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

April 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials salute master teachers

Educators from across Hall County briefly left their classrooms and lecture halls to honor nine master teachers for their passionate service to the students of this community.

April 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Literacy tests for Jefferson's eighth- through 12th-graders

Reading may be fundamental, but not all students do it well.

April 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lumpkin County may get 1,000 new jobs

A former carpet yarn plant in Dahlonega is about to be sold as a poultry further-processing plant with prospects for 1,000 new jobs.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville planning board supports annexation request

A 0.8-mile stretch of Interstate 985 is one step closer to being in the Gainesville city limits.

April 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


FEMA to send $54,017 to help provide food, shelter in Hall

A federal agency that is associated with disaster relief is reaching out to help local communities with everyday emergencies.

April 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tennis group, Brenau to raise money to battle cancer

The North East Georgia Tennis Association and Brenau University are holding a Rally for the Cure Tennis Clinic and Exhibition on May 2 at the Brenau Tennis Center.

Rally for the Cure is the largest grassroots program that includes golf, tennis and dining events created to support the promise of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and spread the message that early detection saves lives. The event will be held rain or shine.

April 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech offers 3 dates for nursing tests

Lanier Technical College will be giving the National League of Nursing tests June 23 at the Jackson County campus, June 24 at the Forsyth County campus and June 25 at the Oakwood campus for students who have been accepted to Lanier Tech, and are interested in admission to the practical nursing program.

April 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New bridge over Chattahoochee means all-day detour Tuesday in Helen

On Tuesday, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close the Main Street bridge over the Chattahoochee River in downtown Helen so crews can install a new pedestrian bridge.

April 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools could rehire 20 let-go teachers

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield said he expects the system will be able to rehire about 20 of the 100 teachers who were not offered contracts for the 2009-10 school year.

April 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Population may not grow as fast, new estimates show

Hall County's population might double by 2040, not triple, as is forecast in Hall's current long-term transportation plan.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safety work set on Union Church Road

Plans are moving forward to improve safety on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside confers first entrepreneurial leadership award

Riverside Military Academy took the first step Thursday in establishing a scholarship fund for families who cannot afford tuition without financial assistance.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville: 4th side of downtown square for sale

Plans to develop the fourth side of the downtown Gainesville square have fallen through and the property owner is now looking to sell the site.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schools struggle with religious expression on campus

For faculty at public schools, there is a fine line between the right to express personal religious belief and the need to respect the range of beliefs held by students.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | 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


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