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Storm came and went fast, bringing rain and damage

Shortly after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday afternoon for Hall County, the storm was gone.

March 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Father of injured woman blames police for fatal crash

BRASELTON - The father of a young woman injured Sunday in a high-speed, head-on collision on Ga. 211 blames Braselton police for the crash that killed three people.

Gregory King, 22, of Statham was driving more than 100 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro and was attempting to pass a car on a two-lane road when he ran head-on into 21-year-old Patricia Griffin's Dodge Neon, police said. Both drivers were killed, according to Lou Solis, assistant chief of the Braselton Police Department.

March 15, 2008 | Nikki Young The Paper | Local


Top Lanier Tech student Nowakowski gets to compete for new car

Karen Nowakowski had been questioning why she had to take math and psychology classes on her way to completing her fire science degree at Lanier Technical College's Winder campus.

March 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer proposes homes, offices, shops

Hall County Planning Commission reviewed a rezoning request for a 28-acre site on the north side of Thompson Mill Road Monday that could result in a 67-acre mixed-use development that would straddle the Gwinnett County line.

Rochester and Associates Inc. asked the planning commission to approve rezoning of the 28-acre site across from The Village at Deaton Creek from planned residential development and agriculture residential to planned commercial development.

March 15, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Chances recede for water deal between Georgia, Florida and Alabama

The weekend announcement that the talks between Georgia, Florida and Alabama over an 18-year impasse on water issues have broken down gives little indication as to what is next in the battle between the states.

March 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


School board aims to ease Enota traffic ills

Gainesville school officials hope that parking and other changes at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will help ease traffic woes, particularly in the morning when parents park to walk their children into school.

March 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ninth-graders may have option to transfer for international program

GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is looking at allowing rising ninth-graders interested in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to start their high school career at Johnson High School, one of the Hall County high schools offering the program.

Students wouldn't be able to start the two-year program until 11th grade, but they'd already be accustomed to the high school before starting the program.

March 15, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community volunteers encourage kids to open up books

After his morning workout, the Atlanta Falcons David Patterson stopped by Chicopee Woods Elementary for some light reading.

The 285-pound defensive lineman's choice of material: "The Lady With the Alligator Purse."

March 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Diesel fuel leaks in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - An overturned rig leaked between 400 and 500 gallons of diesel fuel on a vacant lot Monday in northern Flowery Branch.

Authorities received the call about the leaking diesel fuel at 8:30 a.m. Monday, but are not sure how long the fuel had been leaking from the overturned rig, said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 15, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


21-gun salute, honor guard memorializes former Gainesville police chief

It was an unusual friendship - a Baptist police chief and a Catholic priest.

March 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Don’t be a victim

Terry Floyd brought her 20-year-old daughter to an Oakwood sporting goods store Saturday morning for a two-hour presentation on personal safety, from locks and alarms to cars, phones and computers.

March 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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


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