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Gainesville school officials, parents work toward roof fixes

The Gainesville charter school governance council met Tuesday to get parent and principal input on student achievement and how best to improve school roofs.

October 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Only a few people get H1N1 vaccine locally

When Tiffany Scroggs found out that H1N1 vaccines were available for her 2-year-old, she knew exactly where she would be Tuesday afternoon ­- at the health department waiting.

October 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Murder suspect, victim were friends

The man suspected of gunning down a former friend in front of children in a government housing complex walked off as if nothing happened, calmly discarding the gun in a trash bin, residents said.

October 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man acquitted of molestation

A Gainesville man who faced up to five life sentences on child molestation and rape charges was acquitted on all counts by a Hall County jury this week.

October 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood moving along with 2030 plans

OAKWOOD - Oakwood didn't just announce its 2030 plans at this time last year then wait for the economy to clear up before making headway.

October 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New park could keep skaters out of trouble

The skaters of Hall County are more than ready for a place near home they can skateboard without getting in trouble.

October 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville soon may close on railroad property

A strip of land that will pave the way for Gainesville's Midtown Greenway could soon be in the city's possession.

October 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State Supreme Court upholds teen's murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Gainesville teen serving a life sentence for murder.

Chaz Stringer was convicted by a Hall County Superior Court jury in October 2007 for the June 2006 fatal shooting of restaurant worker Victor "Charlie" Manuel Gallegos-de la Rosa in an attempted armed robbery of Garcia's Restaurant. Stringer was 15 at the time of the shooting but was tried as an adult.

October 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to pay costs for reservoir permitting

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted at its Monday work session to pay for the permitting expenses of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board analyzes graduation rate discrepancy

Officials are trying to account for a discrepancy in the high school's graduation rate.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood keeping steady with proposed 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's proposed 2010 budget shows the city is taking hits from a sour economy but not having to resort to severe cuts that other governments are weathering.

October 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


WIC program expands food choices

Recipients of a state nutrition program will now have more options when they head to the grocery store.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Too much rain could mean washed-out fall foliage

Although the first day of fall was officially in September, for many people the season doesn't start until the leaves on trees begin changing colors.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Autopsies pending after 2 found fatally shot in Buford

Two people have died after being found shot Saturday in a vehicle on West Rock Quarry Road in Buford.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Business proposal could have visitors up in the trees

Hall County may soon be home to one of only two canopy tours in the state, complete with a mile of zip line, sky bridges and teepee camping.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | 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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