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Gainesville High’s graduation rate projected at 71 percent

The latest update for this year's Gainesville High School graduation rate showed a slight increase from 68.9 percent in October to about 71 percent in late January.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gary Michael Hilton sentenced to death in Florida case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man found guilty in the 2007 slaying and decapitation of a nurse has been sentenced to death by a jury.

February 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge survivor now in national media whirlwind

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Smile’ program will offer braces to kids in need

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal came home to Gainesville to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics this afternoon.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in weekend wreck

A Gainesville man was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle wreck in White County.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Quarter of Hall County residents not being active

The Gainesville area has a lake, at least 443 acres of parkland and fitness centers galore, yet up to a quarter of Hall County residents are just spending their free time not doing physical activity.

February 21, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Group holds tribute for Washington on Tuesday

Ed Rigel Sr. concludes some of his notes with "Kind Patriotic Regards."

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Rep. Graves holding open house

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves will hold an open house Tuesday at his new Gainesville district office.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Basketball tourney, concert close Black History Month

The Newtown Florist Club is closing Black History Month by remembering a long-standing Gainesville school.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hospital officials determining what they want in a CEO

Northeast Georgia Health System officials began work last week to develop a checklist of traits they're looking for in a new CEO.

February 21, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


911 dispatchers handling more foreign-language calls

Call taker John Hanes recognized the sounds on the other end of his telephone line, even if he didn't know the words being spoken.

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lake advocacy group keeping an eye on court case

Lake Lanier Association, formed to help protect and advocate for the North Georgia reservoir, has March 9 circled in red on its calendar.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group helps neglected horses and their owners

Lenny was raised in a 10-foot by 6-foot pen, with little or no food or water.

February 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Banks County grass, building fire put out

Banks County fire officials are investigating a Sunday afternoon grass fire that resulted in one firefighter being taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

February 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Army unit to get ‘thank you’ party March 5

Gainesville Christian musician Joey Nicholson jumped on the chance two years ago to send a patriotic song he had written to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

May 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is - with seven grandchildren - but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

May 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


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