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ADA celebration: 20 years of progress

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Congress took a major step toward ensuring equality with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

July 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Slimmed-down, retooled CVB sets goals through 2015

Moving offices, reducing staff in a tough economy and dealing with a split with the city of Gainesville consumed much of the past 12 months for the Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau.

July 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman gives birth, then spends weeks in coma

She planned on going home with a healthy baby girl, on rocking her daughter to sleep each night, on nursing her when she needed to be fed and holding her when she cried.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


DNR says young bear likely headed north

Multiple Gainesville residents reported bear sightings Friday morning following an unsuccessful trapping effort Thursday afternoon.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Lanier Tech reflects growth at graduation

Lanier Technical College graduated its largest class of students Friday night - and the programs just keep growing.

July 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Leadership-building program puts middle-schoolers to the test

For three days each July, young men in Hall County learn what it means to be confident, disciplined and driven. They learn what it means to be a leader.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville symphony searches for new maestro

The board of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra has elected to not renew the contract of Gregory Pritchard, who has served as the symphony's music director for the past seven years, and is launching a nationwide search for the new face of the orchestra.

July 16, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


2 teens charged in 911 call prank

Two teenage girls were arrested after making a series of prank calls to 911 falsely reporting emergencies, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mistrial declared in church driver case

A Hall County State Court judge declared a mistrial in the case of a former church van driver accused of groping a teenage passenger, officials said Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


I-985 wreck ties up traffic

The left-hand lane of a portion of Interstate 985 northbound near Oakwood was shut down temporarily today while the Georgia State Patrol investigated a one-car accident with injuries.

July 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Curbside trash pickup in Gainesville seems unlikely

Gainesville will not likely change to a curbside garbage pickup service, officials said following Thursday's public meeting about solid waste services in the city.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Bear visits downtown Gainesville, eludes authorities

Janice Ludwig's back deck played host to an unexpected visitor Thursday morning.

July 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch gives first OK to public defender appointment

Defendants in Flowery Branch Municipal Court may soon be able to get legal advice on the spot, helping cases get disposed of quicker.

July 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Entertainment venue loses its alcohol license

The Gainesville City Council has upheld a judge's ruling to revoke the alcoholic beverage license for the Armadillo Palace on Cleveland Highway.

July 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Advocates encourage sharing of water

Leaders of Georgia's largest river advocacy groups on Thursday called on the state's gubernatorial candidates to take a new approach to the state's struggle over water supply: Do a little less suing and reservoir planning and seek instead to do a lot more sharing.

July 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hotel, restaurant, apartments on busy Gainesville planning agenda

Gainesville's residential and commercial growth continues to surge, judging by items under consideration Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of health science students nearly doubles since 2011-12

Health science has become a focus in Hall County Schools - just as the industry is among the most popular fields for employment in the Hall ...

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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