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Ham radio network stayed tuned in to snowstorm

When the snow fell atop John R. Brandon's North Hall County home, he opened the door, moved outside, and recorded the weather with precision.

January 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Business owners feel storm’s sting

The storm that pounded Georgia this week all but froze business operations under a thin sheet of ice.

January 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch man reunited with sweetheart after decades apart

You don't need to know their life stories to know that Ernest Bragg and Mary Wade share a special bond.

January 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Security beefed up for US officials

Still mourning the loss of a fellow representative, local U.S. senators and representatives are stepping up their personal security, though they may not be talking about it publicly.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcon faithful decked out to cheer on team

Dal Burtchaell roots for two football teams.

January 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Dahlonega drops Music Hall of Fame bid

Dahlonega has withdrawn its bid to become the home of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

January 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


MLK reflection, remembrance march scheduled for Monday

On Monday, community members will gather in downtown Gainesville, and as others have for 40 years, march in memory of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Home of the Falcons geared up for playoffs

When the Atlanta Falcons soar, so does the football fever in Flowery Branch, where the team is headquartered.

January 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Warmer temps should clear leftover ice

Following a week of snowfall and bitter cold nights, Hall County will finally see temperatures climb above freezing this weekend.

January 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Schools plan King holiday observance

Local schools may be closed Monday, but some will be open to the public to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Governments thaw out, get back to work

As the ice thaws for the last time this weekend, Gainesville and Hall County officials are starting to measure the lasting effects of their "lost" week.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax board appointment may hit legal snag

A potential battle among Hall County commissioners is brewing over the appointment of Jeff Benefield to the Hall County Tax Assessors Board.

January 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Meals on Wheels halted deliveries

Richard Tam was happy when he saw a Meals on Wheels volunteer Thursday.

January 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Roads are improving

Road conditions continued to improve Thursday, even though many subdivision and side streets remained frozen sheets of ice - especially those in the shade.

January 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather puts some parents in tough spot

Students may be relishing the days off school or day care this week, but some parents say it's time to go back to class.

January 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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


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