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Rain postpones groundbreaking in Dawson County

Groundbreaking for the Dawson County Government Center, originally set for Thursday, has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Jan. 28 due to the threat of bad weather.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


State Master Gardeners to convene in Gainesville

Just because the ground is near frozen doesn't mean you can't be thinking about gardening.

January 20, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


High school seniors build leadership skills

For some people, it may be hard to understand how ropes courses or other activities can build leadership, but some Hall County students have made the connection.

January 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville teachers of the year named

Gainesville Middle School science teacher Hugh McKinney has been named the city school system's teacher of the year for 2010-11.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs alcohol licenses, discusses spring event

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved three alcoholic beverage licenses and discussed a potential downtown event scheduled for the spring.

January 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teen drug forum draws concerned parents

OAKWOOD - For teenagers in Hall County, drugs are easy to get and easy to hide.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


How you can help Haiti

Here are sites where bottled water, peanut butter, cereal, granola and protein bars, baby formula and blankets can be dropped off:

January 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Newtown club leads march, carries on King’s legacy

As members of the community walked Gainesville's streets on Monday singing "Come By Here" and "We Shall Overcome," they celebrated the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and hoped that their celebration would re-ignite a desire to work for social equality.

January 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cleveland man hopes to lend a hand in Haiti

Like others, Jeff Mumpower was shocked to see the pictures of a ruined Haiti.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pediatrician was dedicated to work, region, daughters say

One of Northeast Georgia's first practicing pediatricians and a champion of childhood immunization has died.

January 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school board to meet tonight

The Gainesville Board of Education plans to discuss goal planning for the 2010-11 school year and hear a mid-year report on Gainesville Middle School goals during its meeting tonight.

January 18, 2010 | | Local


Residents delight in warmer weather

Although he wasn't able to say it, 18-month-old Cayden Mott thoroughly enjoyed the 59 degree weather that warmed Gainesville on Monday.

January 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


South Hall road changes make life easier for several businesses

OAKWOOD -Newly opened roads around Interstate 985 and Mundy Mill Road have brightened life for many area businesses.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson’s school system removed from stimulus pool

Instead of filling out an application for a share of stimulus funds, Jefferson City Schools is busy trying to determine if it is still eligible for the funds.

January 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Water interruption Tuesday in Oakwood

Work on water main improvements will interrupt water service between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday on McClure Drive in Oakwood. Hours are approximate.

January 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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