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Growth is up and climbing, slightly, in South Hall

South Hall, a bastion of growth slowed by the economic downturn in recent years, has begun 2011 on an upbeat note.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Co-founder of Betty's Country Store in Helen died Sunday

Betty Fain was known for her country store, now a downtown Helen institution, but she was remembered for being a caregiver.

January 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Church unveils street sign honoring longtime preacher, school chief

New Holland Baptist Church has on its property a couple of memorials to the late Henry Grady Jarrard, including a Hammond organ dedicated in his memory in October 1973, after his passing.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman’s death remains mystery after 31 years

Hall County sheriff's investigators are asking for help to solve a murder mystery that happened more than 30 years ago.

January 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Holiday ends quietly after one area death, Saturday deluge

Another holiday season is in the books, this one was marred by a fatal South Hall wreck and a soggy New Year's Day.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City implements changes to trash pickup

Gainesville's trash pickup changes start today, and officials want to help the transition run smoothly.

January 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Library, park top year’s 1st agenda for commission

Hall County commissioners will start off the new year with a bang Thursday, taking a likely vote to move the North Hall library from Nopone Road to the town of Clermont.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library programs touch on varied topics

The library is for more than books and quiet reading.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Inaugural day of service to begin in Gainesville

Community service projects are scheduled to begin across the state Saturday as the lead-off to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 10.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Regional roads group meets this week

As a road paver for the Hall County government, Jerry Neace said he is familiar with regional transportation issues.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools find new way to track homeless students

They may sleep in hotels, shelters or on the sofas of friends or relatives.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Mall doctor’ takes on Lakeshore’s renewal

Debbie Overholt calls herself "the mall doctor."

January 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


'Polar Bears' start 2011 with a cold plunge

A cool, rainy day in January is not the ideal time to take a dive into Lake Lanier, you would think.

January 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Year’s first baby delayed a bit – by pizza

Salvador Zuniga wasn't thinking about the time when he and his wife drove to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

They'd just eaten a late pizza dinner and planned to suffer through Maria Louisa Zuniga's initial labor contractions at home as long as possible.

January 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Former Hall fire battalion chief denies harassment charge, attorney says

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief denied any sort of intimidation or threats of county employees, his attorney said Friday.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man indicted on rape charge from 2013 case

A 61-year-old man was indicted this month on a charge of rape from 2013, according to authorities.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local






Williams is new Brenau dean of College of Education

Eugene Williams, who has been a Brenau University professor since 2008, has been named dean of the College of Education.

June 17, 2016 | | Local


Hospital’s garden is latest stop for visitor studying nature’s health benefits

The truth of grandma's sayings about the benefits of gardening and nature was a subject for conversation Thursday in Anne's Garden at the ...

June 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County plans worker raises, no tax increase in 2017 budget

Employee pay raises are at the fore of a $97 million spending plan Hall County officials are considering for the 2017 fiscal year.

June 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stalled Flowery Branch subdivision to rise from the weeds

An Arizona-based developer got the green light Thursday to get bulldozers moving again on a 53-acre Flowery Branch subdivision that had been killed by the ...

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools bookmobile facilitates summer reading

It's not unusual to see a school bus parked outside Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, but the bus stopped there Thursday morning ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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