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Author, Harvard graduate speaks to Lakeview Academy

When Mawi Asgedom was 4 years old, he slept with the covers pulled tightly over his head, just as his mother had instructed all of her five children to do if they didn't want to sleep with snakes.

September 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Maj. Jarrard saw counterinsurgency strategy work in Iraq

An officer in the Marine Corps Reserves who completed a tour of duty in Iraq earlier this year told a Gainesville audience that saw firsthand that counterinsurgency strategy was working.

September 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Experts expect takeover of mortgage giants to stabilize housing market

The government's historic bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be good news to home buyers and some homeowners hoping to refinance if it leads to lower mortgage rates, as experts predict.

September 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cronic chosen as regional vice president of sheriffs' association

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has been elected as a regional vice president of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.

September 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County discusses upcoming sales tax projects

The Hall County Board of Commissioners reviewed a list of capital projects Monday that likely will be funded by the next round of the special-purpose local option sales tax.

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Don't flirt with disaster: Get emergency kit ready

When disaster strikes, will you be ready?

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Planning board postpones decision on Waldrip proposal

A decision on a high-density development on Enota and Yonah avenues will wait until property owners meet with the neighborhood residents.

September 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


United Way: Tough economy won't deter $2 million fundraising goal

Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli spoke about the benefits of working together as a community to motivate people at the United Way of Hall County's annual campaign kickoff lunch Tuesday.

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood City Council to mull islands’ status

Oakwood City Council is set tonight to consider annexing 56 tracts as part of an effort to bring into the city unincorporated areas surrounded by city property, or "islands," scattered around town.

September 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau's learning institute schedules political forum for Saturday

From staff reports

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect arrested in Toccoa thefts may face charges in Hall

One of two men arrested on theft charges in Toccoa may face similar charges in Hall County, a spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Daniel Arnot, 23, who was arrested in Stephens County and charged with several counts of theft and criminal damage to property, also is being investigated for similar crimes in Hall County, Col. Jeff Strickland said.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall High rallies behind friend’s cancer with blood drive on Friday

Donating blood benefits more than those injured in car wrecks or natural disasters. Just ask Brian Ernst.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Parks may fall victim to cuts

HELEN - It has been tried before, but officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are talking about outsourcing some lodge operations as a part of the proposed cuts to their state budget.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Choosing Hall: Doctor returns to his roots

This is an occasional series about people who have chosen to move or return to Hall County.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Medical providers offer a primer for diabetic living

With most diseases, the doctor just writes a prescription for medicine. But if you're diagnosed with diabetes, the most important part of your treatment is education.

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Job fair reveals ups, downs of local economy

As the nation's job market sputtered in recent years, leaving millions of Americans without work, the stereotype of the low-wage, low-skilled deadbeat cashing unemployment checks became a bogeyman for America's economic woes.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Students honored at state literary meet

Seven students have earned top honors at the Georgia Literary Meet.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center again ranked one of best in nation, state

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is tops - again.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Badge and Bar: Gainesville man to stand trial on robbery, assault charges

A Gainesville man is set to stand trial before a Hall County jury April 21 after being indicted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and felony obstruction in February 2013.

April 03, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


‘Sweep the Hooch’ adds site at Don Carter State Park

Cleaning to kick off the season is a commonly practiced spring tradition. But it's not limited to just kitchens and basements; it includes the Chattahoochee River.

April 02, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to 10 years in rape case

A Gainesville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Hall County judge after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a disabled person, according to the district attorney's office.

April 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Area teachers honored at Masters in Teaching program

If you give a teacher a roomful of people who aren't her students, she will still find a way to teach them.

April 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Council OKs easing limits on pawnshop locations

Gainesville City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to ease restrictions on where pawnshops can be located in the city.

April 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Moore chosen to become new North Hall principal

Jamey Moore is the choice as new principal of North Hall High School.

April 02, 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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