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Mansion fire remains under investigation

Gainesville fire officials are asking for the public's help in the probe of a fire that severely damaged an unfinished $2 million home on Riverside Drive Sunday.

February 26, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County Humane Society to hold contest

The Humane Society of Hall County has announced a Be Kind to Animals Week art contest for kindergartners through 12th-graders. Themes for the artwork can include kindness to animals, pet adoptions, wildlife conservation or protecting endangered animals.

February 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Atlanta Highway’s new traffic light gets turned on next week

State and local officials say a new signal that will be turned on next week at Hilton Drive and Atlanta Highway will improve traffic at the intersection.

February 26, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Court ruling throws big wrench into Gainesville's plans for Midtown

Gainesville officials will have to take their plans to use school property taxes on the Midtown redevelopment back to the drawing board following a state Supreme Court ruling Monday.

February 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial set for Medal of Honor recipient

A memorial service in honor of Cpt. Hilliard A. Wilbanks will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Cornelia Community House, which is located at 601 Wyly St. in Cornelia.

February 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Schofield: Education reform needed now

OAKWOOD - Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield spoke to South Hall business leaders Thursday morning about the urgency for school reforms.

February 26, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall asks lawmakers for additional State Court judge

Hall County Commissioners approved a resolution Thursday asking state legislators to create an additional judgeship for the State Court of Hall County.

February 26, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Arbor Day jewel: McEver Elementary students plant a little gem magnolia

A class at McEver Elementary School planted a tree Thursday afternoon in celebration of Arbor Day, which is today.

February 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Companies pledge not to hire illegal immigrants

Among small construction subcontractors in the metro Atlanta area, Dale Jakupca considers his company something of an anomaly.

February 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Time to watch the birdies: Many in Northeast Georgia participated in last year's annual count

Northeast Georgia residents are dusting off their binoculars in preparation for the 11th annual Great Backyard Bird Count.

February 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Letters of Love: Hall County couple celebrate golden anniversary on Valentine's Day

BRASELTON

February 25, 2008 | BY ERIN WILLIAMSON | Local


Signs of attraction: Bill would let DOT point way to agri-tourism sites

A bill passed by the Georgia House on Wednesday would allow the Department of Transportation to erect directional signs pointing to the state's agricultural tourism attractions.

February 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Items found in Hilton’s van revealing

The white Astro van where Meredith Emerson was held captive was stuffed with a wardrobe of high-end outdoors clothing, as well as a sling blade, duct tape, air pistols and a hacksaw blade, according to documents filed in DeKalb County Magistrate Court this week.

February 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2-year-old Iraqi girl improves following surgery

A 2-year-old Iraqi girl who underwent open-heart surgery Monday has shown improvement in a Nashville, Tenn., hospital.

Amenah Al-Bayati, whose life-threatening plight drew the attention of a Gainesville Marine, has been removed from a ventilator and continues her recovery in an intensive care unit.

February 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville planning board backs rezoning bid for industrial park

GAINESVILLE - The president of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce told Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board the city needs more industrial park space because more industrial park space means more jobs for the community.

February 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | 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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