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Turn of the Tassel: Jennifer Springston

Jennifer Springston has that missionary zeal.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Hannah Allen

Nobody is surprised when the smart kid tells them she plans to become a doctor.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Nicole Bishop

Nicole Bishop is the definition of oxymoron.

May 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Brian Ross

Brian Ross is one of Maranatha Christian Academy's four graduating seniors this May.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Joan Coles

Joan Coles wants to dedicate her life to a field from which most students flee - chemistry.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man dies in wreck after fleeing from Gainesville police

A man who fled from a Gainesville Police patrol officer sustained fatal injuries when his speeding car struck a utility pole near Enota Elementary School late Friday, authorities said.

May 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps of Engineers: No guns in parks, Lake Lanier Islands

It seemed pretty straightforward at first.

On Wednesday, Gov. Perdue signed a law allowing Georgians who have concealed-carry permits to take their guns aboard public transportation, to state parks and to restaurants that serve alcohol.

May 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County School Board to hold public hearing on drug testing

The Hall County Board of Education will hold a public hearing Monday night to solicit comment about a proposal to expand mandatory, random drugs tests to include students who drive to school.

May 28, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Water fight could go to US Supreme Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington has declined Georgia's petition to reconsider a recent ruling that restricts the state's authority to tap Lake Lanier for more drinking water, leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as Georgia's only avenue for appeal.

May 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


DOT to pay $62,000 in fines over projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation is paying the Georgia Environmental Protection Division $62,500 in fines for violations in Hall and Forsyth counties, despite the fact that there was no actual pollution.

May 28, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gateway to hope: Efforts to fight domestic violence to be honored

Five founding members of the Gateway Domestic Violence Center will be honored tonight at the Gainesville Civic Center during the Gateway to Hope benefit.

May 28, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Kitchen inspections

May 1

May 28, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Remaking the Islands: Plans are moving ahead for construction, renovation of Lake Lanier resort

BUFORD - The Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority on Friday approved a $11.03 million bid to build a new wastewater treatment plant for the 1,100-acre resort.

May 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


‘Beat the Heat’ gears up to provide fans

The summer heat soon will be rolling in, with high temperatures forecast in the upper 80s by the end of next week. The Gainesville Hall County Community Service Center is doing its part to make sure the senior citizens of Hall County stay cool.

May 28, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Turn of the Tassel: Lisa Sutton

After volunteering at Northeast Georgia Medical Center last summer, Lisa Sutton made a decision.

May 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | 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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