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Autism settlement raises worry about vaccines; some parents opt to not give their kids shots

Last week, the federal government agreed to compensate the family of a 9-year-old autistic girl in Athens, reviving fears among some parents that childhood vaccines may trigger autism.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Murder charge follows Cleveland stabbing

A 20-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old Sautee man.

Cleveland Police arrested Luke Haroldson McClure Sunday afternoon following the death of Jonathan Wendt on Saturday night.

March 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Prescription for healthy forests includes a good dose of fire

Forestry officials supervised a 30-acre controlled fire on Ga. 365 Tuesday - one day after a forestry official asked the Hall County Commission to consider passing a resolution supporting and encouraging prescribed fires in the area.

March 22, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money tight, but center still helps people with disabilities

Even with the limited funding that is available, Gainesville's Disability Resource Center does what it can to empower people in the community with disabilities.

March 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New elementary principals named in Hall

Three Hall County elementary schools will have new leaders for the 2008-09 school year.

March 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch's new Target boasts one-stop shopping

While dozens of shoppers officially welcomed a new Target to Flowery Branch Sunday afternoon, one woman expressed her excitement to store manager Larry Shaw.

March 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lawyers want to change venue for death penalty trial

Lawyers for a 19-year-old Maryland man facing the possibility of the death penalty want his trial moved out of Hall County, saying news media coverage of his case has prejudiced potential jurors.

In a motion for change of venue, attorneys for Allan Robert Dickie write, "The publicity in just the print media alone in this case has generated extreme and overwhelmingly negative reactions on the part of Hall County residents against Mr. Dickie."

March 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drought actually is helping boat ramp projects

Not every drought has a silver lining, but Phil Sutton has found one.

March 20, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville projects delayed by lost water revenue

Over the past year, Lake Lanier has gotten shallower, and so have the pockets of Gainesville's Public Utilities department. As a result, some of the area's development plans will have to wait.

March 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


‘Smartville Garden’ will be conservation friendly

GAINESVILLE - Hard rains have taken their toll on the ground in front of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 20, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ailing Iraqi girl returns home

Maj. Kevin Jarrard of Gainesville knew how the father of 2-year-old Amenah Al-Bayati felt Friday night when he embraced his daughter on a tarmac at Baghdad International Airport.

March 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drought isn't gone yet

Heavy rains in Northeast Georgia last week pushed Lake Lanier's level above 1,054 feet for the first time since November. But weather officials say the improvement is only temporary.

March 20, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


National Guard company ends training activities with Easter meal

GAINESVILLE - After breaking their backs all weekend in the annual Comanche Challenge, the Gainesville-based Charlie Company of the Army National Guard broke bread.

Members of the company shared an Easter meal together after many of them had gone head-to-head in the weekend's training activities, which tested their combat skills in water with a timed 50-meter swim relay, a six-mile rucksack march, a nine-line Medevac request test and a milelong squad run followed by a stress shoot. The stress shoot tested the soldiers' abilities to hit targets after running a mile up and down the hills of Northeast Georgia.

March 20, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Sky falling in Lula? Ice crashes into shop

For a brief moment Thursday, it seemed as though the sky was falling in downtown Lula.

March 19, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Snow gone; now comes wind and cold

Don't set aside your winter clothing yet. Snow, gusty winds and cold temperatures are back in the forecast.

March 19, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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