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Hall superintendent says school voucher bill would face court challenge

A bill now before the state Senate proposes to open the door wider for vouchers in Georgia.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Breast cancer survivors stay afloat

It's going to take more than a bout with breast cancer and low lake levels to slow down the paddlers of Dragon Boat Atlanta.

Two dozen breast cancer survivors and supporters participated in a two-day paddle training session at Lake Lanier this weekend to prepare for the upcoming paddling season that runs through November. The survivors and supporters sat in pairs while paddling the waters of Lake Lanier in a 20-seat Asian-style dragon boat, which is decorated with a dragon head and tail for competitions.

March 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newtown Florist Club shows off activist group's new headquarters

For the last four months, Gainesville High School students have joined Newtown residents in preparing for the opening of the Newtown Florist Club's Desota Street office.

March 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville school board to discuss Enota traffic

The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to talk Monday about how growing traffic on Enota Avenue is affecting Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teaching the language of the dead

BY STEPHEN GURR

March 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tri-state water battle headed to courts

The 18-year battle between Georgia, Florida and Alabama over water appears headed back to federal court.

March 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


National reading day honors Dr. Seuss' birthday

Hall County children will gather in a most magical way today, to celebrate the 104th birthday of Dr. Seuss.

The National Education Association is hosting the 11th annual Read Across America day to honor Theodor Seuss Geisel, the beloved author who brought rhyme and fun into the lives of countless children worldwide. More than 45 million parents and children are expected to participate in the birthday celebration that aims to get more children's eyes away from the television and into a good book.

March 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Serious business: Seminar aims to help companies plan for pandemic

If an influenza pandemic strikes, every segment of the community is going to be affected, including businesses.

But convincing companies that they need to be prepared has been a tough sell.

March 13, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Adoption attorney questions actions by Lumpkin court clerk

An adoption attorney from White County wants Edward Tucker, 35-year clerk of court for Lumpkin County, to rethink how he does business.

March 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ballerina for a day

Aspiring ballerinas ages 3 to 9 enjoyed a day of dance Saturday at the Snow White Mini-camp and Tea Party held by the Gainesville Ballet Co.

March 13, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Three Hall County schools get International Baccalaureate authorization

GAINESVILLE - Johnson, North Hall and West Hall high schools have been authorized to start up the highly challenging International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

March 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch officials get a new view

The Flowery Branch planning and zoning department moved into new digs Friday.

March 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New face leads Keep Hall Beautiful

Keep Hall Beautiful has a new director, a new office and a fresh start.

March 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County changes school shuffling plans

The Hall County school system no longer is looking at shuffling attendance lines to give a group of families the option of sending their child to the planned World Languages Academy.

March 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of Dahlonega miners is gone

For Robert Jenkins, they were all golden years.

March 12, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 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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