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New retail shops bring hope to the cities they inhabit

Hall County has been able to fight the recession with the opening of several new retail stores over the last month.

October 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


2 brothers, 1 wheel, 1 cause: Man rides 100 miles on unicycle

William "Bill" Mueller woke up at 5 a.m. Saturday to prepare for his morning ride - on his unicycle.

October 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flowery Branch plant fades to history as city plans its future

Mooney Manufacturing thrived for decades on the corner of Gainesville and Main streets, on a hill overlooking the downtown area.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man earns big award for service in Navy

If war is hell, maybe Timothy Jaron Helton has seen a bit more than his share.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Share your traffic stories with us

The line of cars snakes slowly through the intersection, the roads congested in both directions. You creep forward, hoping to make the light before it changes, knowing that if you don't, it will be several more minutes before you can take your foot off the brake.

October 23, 2010 | | Local


Medical center top in cardiac care

When it comes to cardiac care, Northeast Georgia Medical Center finds itself in elite company.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police move to new, larger building

The Gainesville Police Department will make its move to the new public safety complex on Queen City Parkway next week, and officials are looking forward to more elbow room.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax credit boosts local private schools

A 2-year-old tax provision is placing millions of dollars into private school scholarship programs across the state, including Lakeview Academy, the largest private school in Hall County.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall bests nation in census response

The results are in: Hall County's 2010 census response rate is better than the national average.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say pit bulls not a concern locally

Some Georgia communities have a heightened fear of pit bull attacks, but Hall County officials say they are not considering any measures that would put restrictions on the breed.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bomb-sniffing dog celebrates 7th birthday

For the past several years, Hall County sheriff's deputy Rusty Blalock and his German shepherd, Olaf, have worked together to scour for bombs and other dangers. But at 7 years old, the dog is ready to retire.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Halloween on Sunday causes some confusion

Trick-or-treaters may double up on goodies this year. Although Halloween falls on Sunday, many Gainesville and Hall County residents will dress up and walk door to door on Saturday.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students learn about communication, leadership at annual conference

No matter how the dozens of teenagers entered the Gainesville Civic Center on Friday morning, when they left, they were better leaders than when they arrived.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 Gainesville teens charged in stabbing

Three Gainesville teens were charged with aggravated assault after a teen was attacked at his home Tuesday.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Flat Stanley’ mailed back to Gainesville after visiting with Obama

Second-graders from Randi Orr's class sent an art project named "Flat Stanley" to the White House last month, and a few weeks later, President Barack Obama wrote back that he took it with him throughout his daily activities.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's ...

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but ...

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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