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Touchdown Drive finished in time for school to restart

The widening of Touchdown Drive at Century Place was completed this week as planned, just in time for school to get back in session Monday after spring break.

April 23, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


In full bloom: Vendors tout drought-resistant plants at expo

A breezy Friday didn't deter gardening enthusiasts - or those looking for tips to become one - from the Sixth Annual Spring Garden Expo.

April 23, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Weather to get cooler after today’s expected storms

Gainesville residents can expect some finicky weather throughout the weekend with high chances of rain today and through the evening and then clear skies Saturday afternoon.

April 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


GB&T employees will be offered jobs with SunTrust

Officials with SunTrust and Gainesville Bank & Trust on Thursday revealed their branch configuration following the planned merger of the two financial institutions.

April 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Instrument landing system for airport gets greenlight after contract is approved

In a busy two hours Thursday morning, the Gainesville City Council had a short meeting and a work session that included budget discussions.

April 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Girl badly burned in wreck

A 5-year-old Gainesville girl remains in critical condition today at an Augusta burn center following a fiery crash Wednesday night in Forsyth County.

April 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Expert: Better security can limit ‘stop and robs’

Two armed robberies within minutes at a pair of Gainesville convenience stores Thursday have police looking for suspects who could strike again.

April 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Death of elderly woman probed

At age 79, Gladys Smallwood was physically abused by her only son, deprived of food, and in the weeks before she was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center, isolated to her bedroom in deplorable living conditions, according to one relative.

April 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall commissioners to seek reimbursement from clerk

Hall County commissioners agreed Thursday to seek reimbursement of passport fees collected by the clerk of courts even though he is not legally required to pay them back.

April 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Visitors Bureau to get new name

A tourist is likely to have heard of places like the Outer Banks of North Carolina or the Grand Canyon, but naming a nearby county or city might stump them.

April 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tight budget nixes city projects

Some projects proposed by Gainesville department heads have already been subject to the chopping block.

April 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch man charged with homicide in Buford wreck

A Flowery Branch man is charged with vehicular homicide after a Thursday afternoon accident, according to authorities.

Nicholas Schnepper, 21, of Flowery Branch also has been charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of an open container.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Three arrested after alleged gang fight

Three members of the SUR-13 gang were arrested Wednesday after a fight between rival gangs, according to police.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


700 marijuana plants found in Forsyth house

CUMMING - Two arrests have been made in what Forsyth County authorities are calling the most sophisticated indoor marijuana growing operation they have seen.

William D. Morrow III, 44, and Linda Bates Vaughan, 40, were arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office with manufacturing and trafficking marijuana, a violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

April 21, 2008 | Julie Arrington | Local


Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run set for Saturday

The Humane Society of Hall County presents its 17th annual Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run on Saturday, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the organization. The event takes place at Lake Lanier Islands, which is a new location from previous years.

April 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Redevelopment proposed for Lanier Plaza Shopping Center

Gainesville is fast-tracking a rezoning application so Hutton, a developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., can proceed with purchasing and redeveloping the Lanier Plaza Shopping Center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners hires new clerk

Lisa Ritchie has been hired as the new clerk for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers to bear the load at corps campground

It's taken a volunteer effort to restore operating days at Bolding Mill campground in northwest Hall County.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. on track for new school tests next year

Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Students ready for spring break travel

Time to pack the cars and hit the roads - when school ends today, students in both the Gainesville and Hall County systems are on spring break.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Residents briefed on lakefront tax adjustments

Chris Slate didn't exactly leave the meeting a happy camper.

April 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves quarry expansion

Flowery Branch City Council approved a request by Vulcan Materials to expand its quarry operation by an additional 41 acres.

April 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Boat fire on Lake Lanier remains a mystery

Authorities are investigating an early Thursday boat fire on Lake Lanier, including trying to find the vessel's owners.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of growing marijuana

The attorney for a Gainesville man acquitted on charges of growing marijuana said it was much ado over bean sprouts and residue.

April 04, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Serving up smiles

Twenty-two current and former sports figures and notable locals can add "celebrity server" to their resumes after working restaurant tables Thursday night for a local child abuse advocacy center.

April 04, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Cox, Moore fill Hall County School District roles

Jamey Moore was officially approved Thursday morning as North Hall High School's next principal, and Matt Cox will join the Hall County School District's facilities department.

April 04, 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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