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Cultures unite at Christmas concert

At Gainesville First United Methodist Church, Christmas is not defined by skin color, language or nationality.

December 14, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Low lake level's effect on fishing good - for now

As the level of Lake Lanier keeps dropping lower, it's like fishing in a goldfish bowl.

December 13, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Monday meetings scheduled for city, county school boards

Both local school boards will be meeting Monday night, one discussing drug screening and the other talking about adding an athletic director position.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Let your love shine

The holidays are a time to remember those we love, and those whom we've lost.

December 13, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Unidos:2 tongues, one goal

On one side of the hallway, kindergartners are taught science and social studies lessons in Spanish.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


4-H horse show a first ride for many

Wearing a helmet and western shirt, 7-year-old Dakari Oliver guided the Shetland pony named May through a figure eight as his mother looked on anxiously during Saturday's horse show at the Chicopee Agricultural Center.

"She did good," the small, bespectacled boy said afterward of his equally pint-sized steed, as he proudly showed off the green and white ribbons he won.

December 13, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Store employee stabbed in robbery

An employee of a Gainesville convenience store was recovering at an Atlanta hospital after being stabbed in the side during a Saturday morning robbery, police said.

December 13, 2007 | Staff reports | Local


Labor department to help Peachtree Doors workers

The state labor commissioner said Friday that his department will provide assistance to workers who will lose their jobs at Peachtree Doors in Gainesville.

December 12, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Flowery Branch to finalize tax plan

As Flowery Branch prepares for Wednesday's vote to finalize the city's tax allocation district plan, Oakwood begins its planning process Monday for the city's tax allocation district plan.

Although both Oakwood and Flowery Branch voters approved each city's TAD referendum on Sept. 18, Flowery Branch is slightly farther along in drafting the redevelopment plan.

December 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teen girl pleads guilty in sex case

Fearing the remote possibility of a life prison sentence, a 15-year-old girl pleaded guilty this week to charges in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl at the Laurelwood mental health treatment facility.

December 12, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Green Heaven: North Hall reaches state semifinals in Dome

After 10 regular-season victories and three home playoff wins, the North Hall High football team is ready to take its act on the road.

December 12, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


Club to honor ex-leader

The members of the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club will honor their former leader Sunday and have invited the public to join in the celebration.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School mourns beloved teacher

The death of an esteemed English teacher has cast a shadow over a school that gets its name from the Cherokee word for "place of light."

Susan Jean Crawford, a 57-year-old Chestatee High School teacher, died Tuesday night after battling a brief illness. Bill Thompson, principal of Chestatee High, said Crawford had not been at school for about two weeks. She had checked into a hospital for pain caused by an infection, and she "never did come back," Thompson said.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall property taxes due Monday

To all the procrastinators in Hall County: Monday is the last day to pay property taxes before late fees kick in.

December 12, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Lumpkin celebrates 175 years

Lumpkin County officials and residents will gather in front of one of Georgia's oldest courthouses on Monday with a birthday cake and candles to celebrate the county's 175th birthday.

December 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


Class Notes: Community service work set at Centennial

Fifth-graders at Centennial Arts Academy will be helping soldiers, the homeless and the elderly for their service learning projects this year.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | 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


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