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Experts gauge recent rains benefits

If Shakespeare had been around to witness Wednesday night's thunderstorms, he would have described it like this: "Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

February 19, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


4-H team to match its shooting skills against officers

On Saturday, members of the Hall County 4-H BB and rifle team will compete against local law enforcement officers in the 4-H Cops and Kids BB Challenge.

February 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Correctional institute escapee captured

A 19-year-old Murrayville armed robbery convict was caught this morning nearly two hours after he escaped from the Hall County Correctional Institute.

February 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


State cancels champion tree contest

Gainesville's annual Arbor Day celebration will go on as usual this Friday, but one element of the program will be conspicuously absent.

February 18, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Affidavit: Regions easement was to expire

A sworn statement could be a key document in a lawsuit between the developers of a high-rise hotel and office complex in Midtown Gainesville and Regions Financial Corp.

February 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson schools add bus routes as more opt to ride en masse

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City School System is noticing something that it hadn't seen prior to students leaving for Christmas break - more bus riders.

February 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Power utilities weakened by fewer customers

For years, Jackson Electric Membership Corp. enjoyed steady growth in both residential and commercial customers.

February 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Local officials relieved at renewal of state homeowner tax grant

Local officials were happy to avoid sending out an additional tax bill this year after Gov. Sonny Perdue signed legislation Tuesday to provide money for the Homeowner Tax Relief Grant.

February 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local mission group gives away new car

A Gainesville-based mission organization has completed its first fundraising event with the awarding of a new car to a woman who said she really needed one.

February 18, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Law enforcement hopes video photos help nab smash-and-grab theft suspect

Authorities have released surveillance camera images in hopes of collaring a suspect in a rash of late-night smash-and-grab burglaries.

February 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


7th-graders show they care by helping others

Local middle schoolers are putting down the video games and practicing good deeds to show family, teachers and community residents they care.

February 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Child molester gets 12 years in prison, 8 more on probation

Jeremy Puckett was caught molesting a 3-year-old girl by a woman he thought was sleeping and later gave a full confession to investigators.

February 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch prepares to carve next year's budget

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council is gearing up for budget season.

February 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doctor says time was right for free dental clinic

A local dentist who offered free care last Friday for people who are struggling financially said he was overwhelmed by the response.

February 18, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Board hopes to plug leaky school ceilings

While most North Georgians reach for umbrellas on rainy days, the students and teachers of several Gainesville schools reach for buckets to place under leaky roofs.

February 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Smith only qualifier for Lula's special election

Just one person qualified last week for a special election next month to replace Norman Harrop on the Lula City Council.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women’s careers change slowly

Women have made strides in many career areas, but it's still tough to break into some, including science, technology, engineering and math.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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