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Man admits setting fire to house

A Hall County man called 911 to tell operators he had set his house on fire, and by the time firefighters arrived, it was fully engulfed in flames, officials said. No one was hurt.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Class helps divorced parents work together for kids' sake

One man's ex-wife denies him access to their 10-year-old child out of spite. A woman's 9-year-old daughter has taken on the adult role of peacemaker and mediator, passing messages between father and mother.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Teens sign pledge to not text or talk behind the wheel

Joey Leonard, 17, was driving while texting on a cell phone with a friend when he glanced down for an instant and took his eye off the road.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Bill aims to increase class sizes

A bill promising local school districts more flexibility in a time of economic hardship is making its way to the floor of the state House of Representatives.

March 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Free dental care draws big crowd

A Gainesville dental office opened its doors Friday to offer free care to more than 80 people in need.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Spike in burglaries sparks interest in neighborhood watches

Joan Alford's neighborhood watch has been active for a few years, but recently it regained focus as burglaries increased in the down economy.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jefferson school planning difficult without final state budget

Traditionally, school boards use annual retreats as an opportunity to make plans for the following school year and beyond.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Pedestrian hit, killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Oakwood, officials said.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Rotary awards schools superintendent Will Schofield

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield has been honored with the Gainesville Rotary Club's Guardian of Ethics Award.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Former Hall County school superintendent H.F. Johnson dies

H.F. Johnson Jr., former superintendent of Hall County schools, died Thursday. He was 71.

March 12, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Arrests made in Spring Road, Atlanta Highway burglaries

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Friday announced three arrests made in two separate burglary arrests.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local

Dinner honors three local community leaders

Three community leaders were honored Thursday at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America annual American Values Dinner.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

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A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee ...

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate ...

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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