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Designer gets a 2nd shot at Ga. tag contest

Don Bolt and his license plate design have a second chance.

July 15, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


State Senate GOP wants your suggestions for Georgia

Area residents can share their ideas and suggestions about Georgia issues Tuesday as Republican state senators bring the "Solutions Summit" to Gainesville.

July 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall offers residents amnesty for late property taxes

Hall County commissioners voted Thursday to waive penalty and interest for decades of delinquent taxes, a move they hope could add millions to the county's general fund.

July 15, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Boyfriend denied bail in infant murder case

Hall Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied bail Thursday for a Gainesville man charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter Kaylee Kipp.

July 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents give input on gateways

Using black and white chess pieces, area residents voiced their opinions Thursday night on how Gainesville's "gateway corridors" should look over the next 20 years.

July 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Councilwoman not being fined for report filing

The head of the state agency that oversees campaign contributions says a technical error caused the agency to fine Gainesville City Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras $1,375.

July 15, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Harry Potter film draws more than 1,200 fans at theater

Wizards brandishing wands and donning cloaks of gold and scarlet gathered at the Hollywood Cinemas in Gainesville Thursday night alongside muggles in anticipation of the end.

July 15, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Hall extends request for private garbage companies

Hall County commissioners voted Thursday in favor of extending a request for proposal for private companies to manage the county's garbage.

July 15, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Knighton promoted to Hall administrator post

Hall County Planning Director Randy Knighton was promoted Thursday to the county's top job.

July 15, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Locals object to commercial reptile sales in residential area

If a few residents of Clarkesville have their way, some of the city's cold-blooded residents may not be welcome within Clarkesville limits.

July 14, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Summer program teaches foreign languages

Nicole Ito, a rising senior at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., already knows English, Japanese and Spanish.

July 14, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville hosts workshop tonight on gateway corridors

Gainesville will host a workshop tonight to hear from the community about the city's gateway corridors, roads that lead into the city.

July 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Harbour Point rattled by tragedy

Harbour Point Yacht Club residents were searching for words Tuesday.

July 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County board may choose new administrator today

If enough board members can agree, the Hall County Board of Commissioners might choose a new county administrator today.

July 13, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Program provides leadership training for school officials

Aspiring leaders in Gainesville and Hall County schools have a new outlet to get professional training, thanks to the Gwinnett County Quality-Plus Leader Academy.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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