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Students get the chance to fly for real at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport

Some people have to explore a number of options before they discover what they really want to do with their lives.

July 18, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville city schools officials look to move forward

The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to appoint an interim superintendent at its July 21 meeting, according to board chairman David Syfan.

July 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New Frances Meadows Center looking for new hires

Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, people filled the Gainesville Civic Center to apply for one of more than 40 job opportunities at the new Frances Meadows Center as opening day draws nearer.

July 17, 2008 | | Local


How do you tell mom or dad that they’re too old to drive?

Left-hand turns are just a part of life for most drivers, but for older adults, having difficulty making them could be a sign that it's time to turn over the keys.

July 17, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City of Oakwood launches Web site

The city of Oakwood has joined the electronic universe.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child care center proposed for Winder Highway

Oakwood City Council is set to consider an annexation request Monday night for a child care center on Winder Highway.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Embezzlement is rooted in a lack of oversight, psychological issues, experts say

They were loyal, long-term, trusted employees.

And, according to authorities, they were skimming extraordinary amounts of money from their employers' coffers.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man drowns near Holiday Marina

A 49-year-old Atlanta man drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier, the seventh death of the year on the lake and the fifth in nine days.

July 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Saturday drowning victim ID’d as Decatur man, 49

Authorities have identified Michael U. Abrams Sr., 49, of Decatur, as the man who drowned Saturday in a small cove of Lake Lanier, across from Holiday Marina in South Hall.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


More high schoolers get a jump-start on college

The college frenzy is about to get even bigger. Due to high school graduation rates, 2009 is projected to be a peak year for college enrollment nationwide, and many high school seniors are trying to gain a competitive edge by entering joint enrollment programs. Joint enrollment allows high school students to take college courses at a local university while also enrolled in courses at their high school.

Lenna Applebee, the assistant dean of Brenau Academy, said joint enrollment "has significantly increased" since she started two years ago. Of the 20 rising seniors at Brenau Academy, Applebee said all but four ...

July 17, 2008 | | Local


Local docs like cholesterol tests, not cholesterol drugs, for kids

Lipitor - it's not just for Grandpa anymore.

July 17, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Server problems delay new iPhone users

Apple Inc.'s new iPhone went on sale Friday to eager buyers worldwide, including dozens who lined up before dawn at the AT&T store on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

July 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Disgruntled customer fired gun into air, sheriff's officials say

A Flowery Branch woman dissatisfied with repairs to her car pulled out her gun and started shooting, authorities said.

No one was hurt when 55-year-old Cathy J. Parks fired her small-caliber pistol five times into the air during an argument with the car repairman Thursday night, Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

July 16, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rezoning angers South Hall residents

Residents of a South Hall subdivision are trying to decide their next move - perhaps a legal one - following Buford's annexation of 66 acres off Friendship Road.

July 16, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


The HEAT is on local drivers

Law officers from across Northeast Georgia were bringing the heat Friday.

July 16, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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