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South Hall officials sworn in for new council terms

Oakwood swore in its mayor and two council members to four-year terms Monday.

January 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville school system pays off loan, other bills

The Gainesville school board paid off some of its major bills before celebrating the new year.

January 04, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Red Rabbit adds Gainesville State shuttle service

Gainesville State College students won't have to weather the walk from building to building anymore if they hitch a ride with Hall Area Transit.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

DOT awards more stimulus projects

Georgia awarded some $78 million in road widening and resurfacing projects in December, mostly using federal stimulus money, transportation officials said Monday.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

19th rabies case of 2009 is confirmed

Authorities have confirmed in North Hall 2009's 19th positive rabies case.

January 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Cold weather makes outside work challenging

Kris Griffin has seen worse, but Monday morning's frigid air, made worse by a piercing wind, was no picnic.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood man dies in one-car wreck

A 22-year-old Oakwood man was killed and a passenger was seriously injured in a wreck on Old Flowery Branch Road Sunday afternoon, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Fiber optic initiative to get $2.5 million from Georgia

Gov. Sonny Perdue will visit North Georgia College & State University this morning to present a $2.5 million grant from the OneGeorgia Authority to support the North Georgia Network fiber optic initiative aided by federal stimulus funds.

January 04, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Bruner to be sworn in as Gainesville mayor

When she decided not to run for election to another term as Gainesville's Ward 1 representative on the City Council in 2003, Gainesville's first female mayor, Emily "Sissy" Lawson, called Ruth Bruner.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Oakwood man killed in Sunday wreck

A 22-year-old Oakwood man was killed and a passenger was seriously injured Sunday afternoon in a wreck on Old Flowery Branch Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 04, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Area may get 2 inches of snow by end of week

Make sure to bundle up youngsters heading back to school this week.

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Pre-trial appeal in murder case denied

A murder indictment returned against a man accused of killing the 1-year-old daughter of his girlfriend will stand, though prosecutors were unable to tell a grand jury what weapon they think was used.

January 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jackson chamber starts new program to help members

JEFFERSON - Having the proper support system can make or break a business, which is why the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce is launching its Chamber Ambassador program.

January 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Prayer service for local businesses planned

Small businesses have had to be creative and try a number of things to get by in these hard economic times.

January 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Local doctor named to national Commission on Cancer

Dr. Richard Olson believes his appointment to the Commission on Cancer will let him combine an interest in information technology with his dedication to treating cancer patients.

January 03, 2010 | Edie Rogers | Local

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Gainesville couple heading up Good News ministry efforts

Alejandro and Beth Oropeza aren't replacing just any ministry's founder.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former cadet files lawsuit against Riverside Military Academy

A former Riverside Military Academy cadet filed a lawsuit in Hall County State Court claiming the school should have intervened more before he suffered a ...

October 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bed-and-breakfast proposes to become assisted living facility

The Hall County Planning Commission will meet today to review a proposal to add an assisted living/group home use, as well as permission to ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trees down, power out in wake of weekend rains

No injuries have been reported, but many area residents are dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains that raked North Georgia this weekend.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Whalen’s wife buys first car at Milton Martin's Oakwood dealership

In the early 1970s, Gus and Janelle Whalen made their first trip to Milton Martin Toyota, then located in downtown Gainesville, to buy a car.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Gainesville, Hall look for delicate balance in minority hiring

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State roads ‘bank’ may fund area construction projects

Hall County governments have found a new, potential cash source to help fund road projects - the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Is your kid struggling in school? Here are some tips for parents

It's not easy for parents to watch their children struggle with school work.

October 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Dunkin’ Donuts possible for Thompson Bridge location

It's been rumored for some time that a Dunkin' Donuts would pop up on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville, and that speculation might soon ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Eagle Ranch celebrates 30 years of 'showing them love'

Eddie Staub couldn't fully picture it at the time, but need drives vision.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Washout of a weekend will continue Sunday

All clad in weather appropriate rain gear, Kelsey Payne, a Brenau University student from Chattanooga and several out-of-town guests left Dress Up with their hands ...

October 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Brenau celebrates its past, present at homecoming

Brenau University alumnae and families of students braved wet weather Saturday to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend at the Gainesville university.

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Petit Le Mans draws 130,000 fans to Hall County

As the Petit Le Mans wraps up today and fans prepare for a rainy finish to the four-day event, officials chimed in on the economic ...

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HOA dispute pits residents against neighborhood rules

For many residential property owners, homeowners' associations are like a tetanus shot required after stepping on a nail. They serve a purpose, but can sting ...

October 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

You Heard It Here: Commissioner recalls stepping on rattlesnake

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell had a near brush with death when he stepped on top of a coiled red diamond rattlesnake while on an ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local

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