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Jefferson, Jackson County to talk SPLOST

JEFFERSON - During a joint meeting Thursday, members of the Jefferson City Council and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will be hashing out the details of a possible Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V.

February 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fidel Castro’s daughter speaks about her father

Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, shared personal stories of her life in Cuba on Tuesday, including her escape nearly 20 years ago and memories of the father she said she wouldn't care to meet again.

February 23, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Burglary, drug, obstruction suspects charged

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Tuesday announced several recent arrests in five unrelated cases.

February 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rogers fights Atmos on rate hike proposal

A proposal by Atmos Energy to raise Georgia customers' rates by about $4 a month has been met with opposition by state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, who says the timing is poor.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


STAR students honored

The brightest high school seniors from 10 Gainesville and Hall County public and private high schools were honored Tuesday at a Kiwanis Club luncheon for the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition program.

February 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slight chance of snow this morning for North Georgia

Winter still isn't through with North Georgia.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Riders take advantage of expanded bus service

Without a driver's license and a permanent job, Dolores Victor relies on Hall Area Transit for most of her errands.

February 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Alto native sees Haiti relief efforts from Navy vessel

An Alto native is seeing Haiti's devastation from a U.S. Navy point of view.

February 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia prepares to be counted

Gainesville's U.S. Census office is gearing up for a massive hiring campaign, with between 1,500 and 2,000 temporary workers needed to knock on doors in 16 Northeast Georgia counties.

February 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


County officials study North Hall library plans

The Hall County Board of Commissioners held a special workshop Monday to discuss plans for the North Hall park and library.

February 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Registration begins for appliance pickup

Hall County residents can dispose of large household appliances by registering for the annual appliance pickup.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council cleans up ordinances

The Jefferson City Council has updated city ordinances to remove conflicting statements related to wrecker services.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police earn re-accreditation

The Gainesville Police Department has earned re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies and been selected as an exemplary agency.

February 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Saving important even in a tough economy

While the economy is down, the last thing some want to think about is saving.

February 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board discusses cell phones, language programs

Hall County school board members took strides on Monday to ensure schools continue to progress in technology initiatives and multicultural learning despite a weakened economy.

February 22, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


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Downsizing easier said than done in housing market

The affordable housing crunch in Hall County is not unique to renters.

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bridal Expo offers inspiration, options

The Gainesville Civic Center hummed with the sound of women chatting excitedly with their mothers and closest friends, as they planned the best day of ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Milestones a step up, but ‘not the final word’

The state's new Milestones test requires more from students, city and county education officials agree - and that is generally good.

January 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Rooster’s Perch to expand job training for disabled

Inside the Rooster's Perch, there's a framed Bible verse on the kitchen counter. It's in a small frame and it's easy ...

January 31, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘Miracle’ child Ayden Hopper turns 4, now cancer-free

Ayden Hopper is a miracle.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girls learn about the messages they send at WomenSource workshop

A group of over 300 people, mostly made up of young girls in middle and high school, used their Saturday for educating themselves.

January 31, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Wheelchair sport advocate Jerry Frick remembered as ‘larger than life’

Gerry Brown started the new millennium married to Jerry Frick, a man she described with an infectious laugh and helped launch the sport of power ...

January 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Milestones tests now carry higher stakes

High school students in Gainesville and Hall County are used to high-stakes final exams. They're used to spending hours studying their notes, taking practice ...

January 31, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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