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Dawson County precincts remain unchanged

Two members of the Dawson County Elections Board say the county's some 10,000 registered voters can be served by two precincts, one in town and another on the county's east side.

October 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County sheds 54 jobs

The hard realities of the recession hit home last week as 30 Forsyth County government employees lost their jobs. The positions were cut to offset the 2009 budget deficit of $6.2 million and aid projected 2010 figures, which are deeper in the red.

October 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


State high court panel’s study targets population’s legal needs

JEFFERSON - When it comes to legal issues, a Supreme Court of Georgia committee has found that low- to moderate-income households are less likely to seek out representation.

October 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Banquet will celebrate club’s long history

What started out as a community service organization has blossomed into a well-known environmental watchdog group.

October 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County leaders will help pursue next steps in ongoing water wars

Gov. Sonny Perdue's Water Contingency Task Force includes a few Hall County notables who say they are looking forward to culling resources together for the future of Georgia's water supply.

October 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


South Hall farmers lose cattle to mysterious mutilations

Someone or something is mutilating cattle on the Cooper farm.

October 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Green Street trees need a boost, property owners told

Betty Norton wants to do her part to keep Green Street green, and she's asking other property owners on the historic Gainesville street to join her.

October 09, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deficit blocks city from using funds to fix schools' roofs

The Gainesville City Board of Education cannot gain access to about $7 million in capital outlay funds that could have been used to fix leaky roofs in five school buildings because the district has a budget deficit, Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

October 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville superfan is the voice of Red Elephant football

Walt Snelling may work for Carosal Enterprises Inc. in Gainesville, but once Friday night comes around, his focus is on the Gainesville High Red Elephants.

October 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


School rallies for fallen runner

Alberto Diaz is lying in a hospital bed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, but the eighth-grade stroke victim's spirit is bounding through the halls of South Hall Middle School, perhaps more than ever.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bus wreck leads to 3 minor injuries

Three Hall County students complained of minor injuries Thursday morning when two school buses hit head-on at Memorial Park Drive and Atlanta Highway.

October 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defense: Evidence withheld in ex-deputy’s trial

A former Forsyth County deputy convicted of illegally accessing child pornography on a county computer may get a new trial after allegations surfaced Thursday that a county employee withheld crucial evidence in the case.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commissioners OK zip line canopy tour

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a zip line canopy tour in North Hall.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community group reaches out to city, county ‘islands’

If you live on a street where some houses are in the city of Gainesville and some are in Hall County, it can be hard to know which elected officials to turn to.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Children are silent victims of domestic violence

The equivalent of at least one classroom packed full of Hall County school children live in homes plagued by domestic violence.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville’s Serra earns certification from UGA’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government

Alicia Serra earned local finance officer certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial management training program.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Department of Labor hosting Wrigley recruiting event

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruiting event next week to help Wrigley Manufacturing Company hire a number of workers for its plant in Flowery Branch.

May 20, 2015 | | Local


Online records, interpreters at center of courthouse budget requests

In the basement of the Hall County Courthouse, clerks go through anywhere between 8,500 and 9,000 files on cases in a month.

May 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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