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Our lake in crisis: What a difference a year makes

Lake Lanier is entering uncharted territory.

June 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Cabin cruiser a total loss after fire on Lake Lanier

A 30-foot-long cabin cruiser caught fire Sunday afternoon at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier. The boat was a total loss, but no one was seriously injured in the fire, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

The boat's owner had filled the cruiser with 45 gallons of gas at the marina's refueling dock when a fire started in the engine. He was the only one aboard when the fire ignited.

June 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Sardis Road gets revamp, but work takes a holiday

If you are frustrated by the many Hall County roads under construction, there will be a break for the holiday weekend.

June 05, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wounded soldier back in Georgia

Nearly one month after he was injured in Iraq, a soldier from Gillsville has made it back to Georgia.

Pvt. Nathon Bagwell is now recovering from a gunshot wound he received in an April 27 attack on his platoon in Sadr City at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta.

June 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For bike racers, third time through Gainesville is deja vu again

For the third time this spring, professional cyclists sped through Gainesville hunched over aerodynamic bikes traveling at top speeds of 40 mph.

June 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch grad got started early on Army career

While many recent high school graduates will venture off to college this fall with only a vague idea of their career plans, Chaston Stewart has his plan to become a military intelligence analyst all ironed out.

June 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fire guts empty house in North Hall

A vacant home was nearly destroyed by fire in the early hours of the weekend.

June 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hundreds attend new library's grand opening

FLOWERY BRANCH - A crowd of about a thousand people enjoyed food and fun at Saturday's grand opening of the Spout Springs Library in Flowery Branch.

June 04, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Keep the Memorial Day celebration safe

Law enforcement officers promise to be out in force this holiday weekend as the summer recreational season gets under way despite rising gasoline prices that could keep more people off the roads.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


So long school, welcome summer

Students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy stepped out of school and into summer Friday when they were dismissed from their last day of classes.

June 04, 2008 | | Local


Clarkesville apiary buzzes with visitors

CLARKESVILLE - Carl Webb got into beekeeping as a hobby. By the end of the year, he and his wife, Virginia, will have harvested 20,000 pounds of honey.

June 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


South Hall High grads celebrate 50 years

The first graduates of South Hall High School will celebrate their 50th year with a reunion today, though they technically never attended the school.

June 04, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Little House a new haven for children

Representatives from the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children and the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates broke ground Friday morning on a new combined facility called the Little House.

June 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Murder suspect denies shooting role

The man charged in the home invasion slaying of a West Hall retiree admitted to being at the victim's home on the day of the killing but denied going inside or shooting anyone, according to court testimony Friday.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Looking elsewhere for care: ER payment plan seeks to redirect nonemergency cases

If Northeast Georgia Medical Center's new payment policy works as planned, it could have a ripple effect on the rest of the local health care community.

June 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Students win awards for drug-free videos

Students from Flowery Branch High School and Gainesville Middle School walked the red carpet Tuesday to collect awards for videos promoting drug-free lifestyles.

April 23, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ramsey traffic light moving closer to reality

Hall County is moving forward on a traffic signal at Ramsey Road and Ga. 365 in northeast Hall.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man pleads guilty to assault after start of trial

A Gainesville man decided to plead guilty to assault charges after his trial was underway.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Drowning investigation continuing

Gainesville police said Tuesday there was no new information as to how or what caused the apparent drowning of a man Thursday in Lake Lanier.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Bus donations to help Gainesville schools

Gainesville Middle School Principal Ken Martin has a lot of use for an extra school bus.

April 23, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Georgia Supreme Court upholds man’s murder verdict

The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously upheld Tuesday a Gainesville man's convictions of malice murder and other crimes for beating to death his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter and physically abusing her other two children.

April 23, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Planning board votes against Lanier Plaza redevelopment

Plans to redevelop the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road were dealt a setback Tuesday night.

April 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula confers with residents on bracing for coming growth

The displays at the Lula Train Depot depicted a reinvigorated downtown, with storefronts getting a makeover and a "streetscaping" effort sprucing up Main Street.

April 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New correctional institute construction underway in Hall

Construction has started on the Hall County Correctional Institute.

April 22, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Glades Reservoir agreement up for renewal

While a federal permit needed to proceed with the Glades Reservoir project remains in limbo, local governments and authorities are extending the time frame for negotiations with Glade Farm LLC about payments and other proposed amendments to a lease management agreement.

April 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to review Lanier Plaza redevelopment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will meet today to consider the proposed redevelopment of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County likely to approve farm wineries

Farm wineries are prohibited in Hall County, but that's likely to change soon.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville schools set timetable for budget

A slight increase in expected property tax revenue and funds coming from the state are two factors being considered as Gainesville Board of Education members prepare for budget discussions.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Most local schools improving, according to state measurement

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools have improved in the past year, according to the state's new scoring guidelines.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


$8 million approved for Brenau construction projects

Brenau University is prepared to move forward with $8 million in campus construction projects after the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday approved issuing revenue bonds to pay for the developments.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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