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Moss: Sales tax could help pay offset paratransit costs

Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center's director is asking that Hall Area Transit's paratransit service also benefits from the state's proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches making progress to help homeless

A handful of Hall County churches are inching closer to helping Gainesville's homeless population get off the streets.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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


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Bible survives Katrina, finally returned this year to Gainesville woman

With its faded cover and brittle pages, Kel Lee Cutrell's childhood Bible might not survive regular trips back and forth to church on Sundays.

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Loud with a kind heart’: Slain Flowery Branch man remembered for inspiring community

When Wilson Riddles and other customers come down to Rain Hair Boutique and Barber Shop on E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville, the big smile ...

August 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Stars shine bright at Starlight Concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday during the 18th annual Starlight Celebration and Concert at the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus in Oakwood.

August 27, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Dancing for a Cause raises $175K for 3 Hall nonprofits

You might have seen "Dancing with the Stars" on TV, but there's only one place you can find Hall County celebrities dancing to a ...

August 27, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Clergy, community leaders gather in prayer for peace

Ricko Bledson, Jaquerian Harrison, Phil Smith.

August 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Volunteers locked up to raise funds for Humane Society

The dog kennels at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia were packed full Friday, but not just with dogs.

August 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State Department of Education to host Every Student Succeeds Act meeting

Area residents can learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and offer comments to the state Department of Education at a public meeting between ...

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins and IRS trade letters of complaint

Staffing shortages at a local tax office have prompted a bit of a tit-for-tat between U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and the Internal Revenue ...

August 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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