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Mundy Mill retailers plan to open soon

The numerous retail projects under way in Oakwood suggest development in the city might not hinge solely on the implementation of recently controversial tax allocation districts.

Oakwood Planning Director Larry Sparks said multiple retailers on Mundy Mill Road and Winder Highway are planning to open their doors to customers this spring and summer.

March 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Don't expect big changes at Gainesville's public hearing about impact fees

Gainesville will hold a public hearing on the city's impact fee program this morning at the Georgia Mountains Center.

March 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State College sets open houses

OAKWOOD - The Gainesville State College admissions office plans to hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon on March 29.

March 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say son accidentally shot mother to death

A Gainesville woman died early Tuesday after her teenage son accidentally shot her while preparing to clean a rifle, authorities said.

March 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT board Chairman Evans effusive in praise for Hall County

Re-elected chairman of the State Transportation Board Mike Evans thanked the residents, chamber members and officials in Hall County for supporting him in the "bare-knuckled brawl" that nearly kept him from serving another term on the DOT board.

March 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Hall tax assessor board members cry fraud against chairman

Two former longtime employees of the Hall County Tax Assessor's Office have accused the chairman of the Board of Tax Assessors of padding his per diem time sheets for more than $47,000 in fraudulent expenses during a five-year span.

March 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board appoints new campuswide principal at middle school

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville High School Freshman Academy principal Ken Martin has been named the new campuswide principal at Gainesville Middle School.

March 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Patrol will investigate deadly wreck

GAINESVILLE - The Georgia State Patrol plans to investigate Sunday's wreck in Dawson County that left a 33-year-old Dahlonega man dead and six people injured.

Christopher Sams was headed east on Ga. 53 near War Hill Park Road Sunday afternoon when a Mitsubishi Montero crossed the center line and hit the Buick LeSabre in which Sams, his wife, Tonya, and their child were riding.

March 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville man helps spread hope through ShelterBox program

When Mike Freeman first heard about the ShelterBox program, it piqued his interest. Freeman, a retired Episcopal priest and former president of the South Hall Rotary Club, was intrigued by the idea of delivering a box filled with needed essentials to major disaster areas.

In January, after a year of application, review and training, Freeman's telephone rang at his home in Gainesville. The next afternoon, he was on a plane bound for the African nation of Zambia, where the worst floods in half a century had brought widespread devastation.

March 01, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Surgeons love RoboDoc: Anonymous gift brings da Vinci system to hospital

Valentine's Day brought an especially sweet surprise for some Gainesville doctors. The Medical Center Foundation announced last week that an anonymous donor had given $1 million to purchase a robotic surgical system for Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

February 29, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Fire destroys mobile home

Hall County firefighters responded to a singlewide mobile home fire at 1:47 a.m. Sunday. Capt. Scott Cagle said the mobile home, located on the 5000 block of Wallace Road off Athens Highway, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. Cagle said no one was home at the time of the fire.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber, DOT team up for road construction forum

It seems like everywhere you drive in Northeast Georgia, major roads are under construction. That may continue for some time.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville musician performs Monday night on Leno

Fresh from an appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman," Gainesville native John Lancaster is scheduled to appear tonight with country music singer Gary Allan on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 11:35 p.m., NBC-11.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Consultants to help Gainesville schools fix accounting problems

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville city schools is working to fix some bookkeeping problems stemming from last year, according to a report school officials plan to make at the City Board of Education meeting Tuesday night.

There were "many bookkeeping errors with entries during the past year, meaning most data is not correct," says the report, a memo Thursday from Superintendent Steven Ballowe and finance director Janet Allison.

February 29, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nearly two inches of rain fell Sunday on Gainesville, but Lake Lanier needs much more

While no tornadoes touched down in Gainesville during Sunday's tornado watch, plenty of rain poured into the city - more, in fact, than Gainesville has received in a single day in nearly a year.

February 29, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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