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Actor brings Mark Twain to life for Brenau University

Actor Dave Ehlert said he shares the home state of the American literary giant he's impersonated for the last five years - Mark Twain.

January 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Businesses and animals chilled

Business operations chilled more than sheltered animals and livestock this week as transportation provided most of the winter weather challenge for Hall County workers and farmers.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Seminar to help disabled and elderly

While there are countless housing resources available in Gainesville, advocates say those most in need are often unaware of these options.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Mail delivery almost back to normal

After a few days of intermittent service, the U.S. Postal Service is slowly making its way back to regular operations.

January 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hospital staff hunkers down, stays on the job

Nancy Barton described the staff sleep-in at Northeast Georgia Medical Center kind of "like a camping trip," as some 250 to 400 employees have stayed there since the severe winter weather started Sunday.

January 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Two Flowery Branch council posts up for grabs this year

Flowery Branch faces more City Council races this year, but so far, just planned ones.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood OKs sewer to planned King’s Hawaiian

Oakwood has approved 2,500 gallons of sewer capacity per day to the planned King's Hawaiian bakery and distribution operation.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New ALDI grocery to open in March

Construction is under way for a new grocery store on Dawsonville Highway that is expected to open in a couple of months.

January 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students keep up with courses via ‘remote school’

A Gainesville preparatory school is proving snow days could become a thing of the past.

January 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Collection of blood is falling behind

Severe weather caused the American Red Cross to fall behind on its weekly collection of blood and platelets, with mobile collection suspended, donor center closings, transportation issues, and school and child care shutdowns all but paralyzing the supply line, the nonprofit said.

January 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


The slow thaw begins

Whilte the precipitation is long gone, work continued Wednesday to dig out of the area's worst winter storm in years.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter storm closings and cancellations

The following school systems and colleges have announced their schedule changes for Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, due to the winter storm.

January 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


AFTERNOON UPDATE: Conditions improving, but ice remains in spots

Road crews have cleared main thoroughfares, or at least provided one traveling lane. Many secondary and subdivision streets remain a mess, however, making travel -- even walking steadily -- difficult to dangerous.

January 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials: Stay alert even as roads improve slightly

Road conditions began improving slightly Tuesday, as the mercury crept above the freezing mark, but that won't necessarily translate to an easy ride to work or elsewhere this morning.

January 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents thankful for few places that are open

For businesses that could open, Tuesday was a hectic day filled with many customers and few employees.

January 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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