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Approval of Gainesville schools budget is urgent, Dyer says

Interim Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said Monday night that she believes that passing the Gainesville city school system's 2008-09 budget in August is "of utmost importance."

August 08, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Little alligator loose in Lake Lanier

A small alligator recently spotted in Lake Lanier has been causing such a stir, you'd think someone had seen the Loch Ness monster.

August 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Veteran journalist takes over as Hall County's new public information officer

Hall County's new public information officer Nikki Young worked her first day Monday, but she is no newcomer to Hall County government.

August 08, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Diesel costs may curb long field trips for Hall County schools

High diesel prices might place future out-of-state field trips out of reach for students in Hall County schools.

August 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Melia's first-ever day of school

Melia Glover, 5, will attend the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School starting Thursday.

August 08, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Resident angry at insurer’s mistake

Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine said Monday he is "very concerned" about a mistake that caused the personal information of thousands of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia members to be mailed to the wrong people.

August 08, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


No chance of rain in sight until Thursday

Despite the 2 inches of rain that fell during the past week in Gainesville, the level of Lake Lanier didn't budge much, and the prospects for rain don't look so good this week.

August 07, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Motorists delight at end of Dawsonville Highway roadwork

Randall Popham loves the visibility for his church but especially is grateful that the newly widened Dawsonville Highway has made traveling much easier for congregation members.

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen is killed in Banks County wreck

An Alto teenager was killed and two of his friends were injured in a wreck Saturday night on U.S. 441 in Banks County.

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Choosing Hall: One couple's leap of faith worked out

Melissa Griffin had a steady clientele at her beauty shop in the Southeast Georgia town of Alma.

August 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Happy hour or not? Gainesville City Council decides on Tuesday

The Gainesville City Council will meet tomorrow and discuss a number of city issues, from whether to allow restaurant owners to have "happy hour" specials to the official name of the road leading to the Frances Meadows Aquatics Center.

August 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


National Night Out links communities with crime fighters, safety advocates

Have a concern about identity theft or crime in your neighborhood?

August 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Gainesville school boards will meet tonight

The Gainesville and Hall County school boards have regularly scheduled work sessions planned for 5 tonight.

August 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Industrial park land may be back on market

The Gainesville City Council soon will decide whether it should rescind a months-old majority vote to sell 28 acres of industrial park property to a mulching operation.

Three City Council members voted to sell 28.18 acres of Industrial Park West property to Cowart Mulch Products in April. At Tuesday's meeting, the entire City Council will consider reversing that decision and transferring control of the property to the Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Authority.

August 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


The path to be an American: The process is long, tedious, costly

Alejandro Ramirez is a bright young man. The 21-year-old works as a probation officer while pursuing degrees in sociology and journalism at Gainesville State College. He already is planning to go to Washington, D.C., after he graduates. He has goals - and one of them is to join the Army as a communications specialist.

August 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Georgia Mountain Food Bank looks for help from other sources

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christian-themed concert raises funds to help homeless families

Community members enjoyed sunny skies and live music Saturday, all with the intent to end homelessness in the county.

August 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville couple endures highs and lows of adoption

The door stood shut, harsh and uninviting.

August 17, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Church sponsors day of projects across Gainesville

At the First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, volunteers gathered to tie the knot.

August 17, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


GOP opens campaign center in Flowery Branch

It may still be August, but area Republicans are thinking ahead to the November election.

August 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Suspect charged in shooting of 2 women Friday

Gainesville police have charged a Gainesville man in the Friday shooting of two women at Atlanta Street Apartments.

August 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Suspect charged after 2 women shot, wounded

Gainesville police have charged a Gainesville man in the shooting of two women Friday.

August 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Schools keeping up with growing enrollment

Hall County Schools have seen a lot more students over the past five years, but a lot fewer teachers.

August 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | 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


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