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Oakwood City Council to mull islands’ status

Oakwood City Council is set tonight to consider annexing 56 tracts as part of an effort to bring into the city unincorporated areas surrounded by city property, or "islands," scattered around town.

September 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau's learning institute schedules political forum for Saturday

From staff reports

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect arrested in Toccoa thefts may face charges in Hall

One of two men arrested on theft charges in Toccoa may face similar charges in Hall County, a spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Daniel Arnot, 23, who was arrested in Stephens County and charged with several counts of theft and criminal damage to property, also is being investigated for similar crimes in Hall County, Col. Jeff Strickland said.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall High rallies behind friend’s cancer with blood drive on Friday

Donating blood benefits more than those injured in car wrecks or natural disasters. Just ask Brian Ernst.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Parks may fall victim to cuts

HELEN - It has been tried before, but officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are talking about outsourcing some lodge operations as a part of the proposed cuts to their state budget.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Choosing Hall: Doctor returns to his roots

This is an occasional series about people who have chosen to move or return to Hall County.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Medical providers offer a primer for diabetic living

With most diseases, the doctor just writes a prescription for medicine. But if you're diagnosed with diabetes, the most important part of your treatment is education.

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Education museum may be in the works

Hall County soon could be home to the first education museum in Georgia.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Girl Scouts inspire tomorrow’s women while also having some fun

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia kicked off the Girl Scout year Sunday afternoon with a "Family Fun Day and Recruitment Carnival."

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville customers can pay utility bill online

Customers of the Gainesville Public Utilities department now have the option to pay bills online with Visa or MasterCard credit cards.

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Department of Natural Resources rule would protect events on Lake Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering a rule change that would close a loophole in the Georgia Boat Safety Act.

"We consider this simply a housekeeping measure," said Lt. Col. Homer Bryson, assistant chief of law enforcement for the department. "For us, it would clear up any legal issues that may come up."

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


4-H Club rolls out green carpet for awards event

In an evening in which the honored walked a green carpet instead of a red one, Hall County 4-H Club recognized Monday those who participated in project achievement throughout the 2007-08 school year.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Ike likely won’t help Lake Lanier, but later thunderstorms could

If Lake Lanier's level creeps up at all this week, the credit would belong to regular summer thunderstorm activity and not any kind of storm system coming from the tropics.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Recruiting on for Judicial Citizen Review Panel

The Hall County Juvenile Court is looking for volunteers for the Judicial Citizen Review Panel.

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Earth Day too big for April 22

Area schools and environmental groups are teaming for a series of events to celebrate Earth Day and educate citizens of Hall County about climate change, conservation and eco-technology.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Day care parade a moment for celebrating, remembering

Heather Webb started crying in the atrium of her son's day care as she embraced Quinsha Cheeks.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Flowery Branch weighs benefits of tax change

Flowery Branch City Council discussed three revised occupational tax rate structures designed to bring the city's business license fees more in line with the county and surrounding cities.

April 18, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Chief planner urges cities to consider top road needs

The head of Hall County's main transportation planning group told area government leaders Wednesday they should consider "critical needs" in terms of projects as the county moves forward on updating its long-range transportation plan.

April 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water district councils seek Hall residents

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water District is seeking Hall County residents to serve on the Lake Lanier and Oconee basin advisory councils.

April 17, 2014 | | Local


Lanier Village Estates holds fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt for Challenged Child and Friends

The young and old, two humans dressed as a biddy and a bunny, some dogs for petting and a U.S. representative turned out Wednesday for the fifth annual Lanier Village Estates Easter Egg Hunt for Challenged Child and Friends.

April 17, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Panel publicly upholds firing of Hall fire official

The Hall County Civil Service Board publicly voted 4-2 Wednesday to affirm the termination of an ex-Hall County Fire Department battalion chief.

April 17, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Cattle farmer honored for conservation efforts

Some say the agricultural industry in Hall County, worth $298 million to the area economy, is the backbone of the community.

April 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Motions set for man accused of assaulting deputies

Motions are scheduled for May 2 in the case of a man indicted in December on obstruction and terroristic threat charges.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


United Way raised $1.5 million in 2013

Raising more than $1.5 million in this economy is reason enough to celebrate.

April 16, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


Schools, manufacturing industry want to entice more young workers

Local manufacturers, business leaders and school officials gathered Wednesday at Lanier Technical College in Oakwood for a forum to address how skilled, educated and motivated workers can be developed, recruited and funneled into burgeoning career paths.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth bank robbery suspect caught

April 16, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man resentenced after pleading to molestation

After a tumultuous ending more than a year ago, a child molestation case closed on calmer terms Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.

April 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville eases pawnshop restrictions

Gainesville City Council has given its nod to easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located after a second reading and final vote Tuesday.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


365 corridor beginning to take shape

Government officials, business leaders and developers gathered Tuesday at the Brenau Downtown Center to discuss progress along the Ga. 365 corridor in northeast Hall County.

April 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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