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Shore Sweep marks 20th year

When the annual Lake Lanier Shore Sweep started in 1988, perhaps 100 people, mostly owners of property on the lake, spent the morning filling garbage bags with debris strewn along the banks of the water.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood checking businesses for stormwater discharge

Now's the time for Oakwood businesses to make sure their property is free of litter and spills.

October 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


If you're living with AIDS, you are not alone

It was in the dark of winter in 1991 when a bright-eyed social worker gave Robin Hale the news that he had tested positive for HIV.

October 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


SPLOST results can be slow to show

Many know of SPLOST as a tiny tax with a funny acronym, but a lot happens between the time the 1-cent sales tax is collected and the capital projects are completed.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shortage of gas is hurting stations

M.P. Patel and his son, Peter, have spent many anxious days awaiting news from their distributors that a load of gasoline is on its way to Lakeshore Texaco, their convenience store on Dawsonville Highway.

October 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hoschton celebrates scarecrows with a festival

HOSCHTON - Scarecrows and people mingled Friday and today in Hoschton for the city's 34th annual fall festival.

October 01, 2008 | By KATIE DUNN and CLAIRE MILLER | Local


Separate wrecks kill man, woman

Two people died Thursday night from injuries sustained in separate wrecks.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested after shooting neighbor’s dog

A 50-pound dog is expected to recover after being shot Thursday by his owner's neighbor in a northwestern Forsyth subdivision.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man gets 20 years in kidnapping case

A Flowery Branch man avoided a life sentence but still received a lengthy prison term for holding a former girlfriend against her will and beating her.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Assault trial alleges witness tampering

A Gainesville man with a long history with local law enforcement was convicted Friday of an armed home invasion burglary, despite the victims' reluctance to point him out in court.

Prosecutors said that reluctance may have stemmed from efforts by the defendant to influence their testimony.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2008 tax bills on their way to a home near you

It's that time of year again.

October 01, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


The fishing's great, and today it's free

If you like the great outdoors, thank a hunter or a fisherman.

October 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rezoning could mean new Flowery Branch hotel

Another hotel in Flowery Branch?

October 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Short gas supplies won't nip North Georgians' travel bug

Gasoline may be in short supply, but that isn't changing people's plans to travel this weekend and filling up their tanks in preparation, according to AAA.

October 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Local doctor prepares for third tour in Iraq

At age 59, Dr. Philip Marler is being deployed to Iraq for the third time.

October 01, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | 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


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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