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Butterfly release at Laurel Park benefits nursing home

"The butterfly release is a legend," said Sabrina Souders, one of the event coordinators of the Butterflies by the Lake festival. "You make a wish, and you release the butterfly, and your wish goes to the heavens."

June 12, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


New police unit targets key areas

Starting Monday, Gainesville police will pick up the PACE of community policing.

June 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


A starlight night for family fun, fireworks

Melanie Valencia was eager to find her classmates Friday night as she watched her dad and younger sister toss a Frisbee at the Gainesville State College Alumni Starlight Concert and Fireworks Show.

June 11, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


For Gainesville High alumni, ‘tradition never graduates’

It's time to come back home.

June 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge rules that fishing arrest was lawful

A Hall County judge declined Friday to throw out the arrest of an illegal immigrant jailed for fishing without a license, and a decision by the court to eliminate his bond may hasten his deportation back to Honduras.

June 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Longtime food pantry worker ‘sure did a good job’

First United Methodist Church is honoring one of its veteran food pantry volunteers at a luncheon Sunday.

June 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens volunteer summer at medical center

Instead of spending their summer vacation laying around doing nothing, more than 100 teens have decided to use their break as an opportunity to volunteer at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

June 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Church-based community service program still busy after three decades

Gainesville Aid Project is headed into its fourth decade of a youth-oriented community service initiative, with some of the original members still in tow.

June 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall deputy’s lawsuit claims discrimination

A Hall County Sheriff's deputy has claimed in a federal lawsuit that he was passed over for promotion because of his race.

June 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McEver Elementary now approved as charter school

Bring on the art.

June 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fire hits warehouse full of antique cars

One person suffered from smoke inhalation after a commercial building with several antique cars inside caught fire in Gainesville Friday evening.

June 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Twice-a-week garbage pickup in Gainesville resumes Monday

The Gainesville Solid Waste Division will resume twice-a-week backdoor garbage pickup Monday, following its eight-week pilot program of picking up trash just once a week.

June 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


State OKs Hall’s 4 charter school bids

Hall County Schools welcomed four more charter schools to its ranks Thursday when the Georgia Board of Education approved the proposals during its monthly meeting.

June 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Food bank hits milestone, now seeks new home

After distributing more than 1 million pounds of food across five counties, one local food bank is ready to keep growing - they just need to find the right space.

June 10, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Graduation ceremony signals a fresh start

Crystal Buffington grew up with absentee parents, and she didn't want the same for her children.

June 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers ...

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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