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Gainesville woman living with end-stage melanoma warns that skin cancer is potentially deadly

It seems hard to believe that what looks like a small discoloration on your skin could kill you.

Maybe that's why people tend to think skin cancer is no big deal, if they even think about it at all.

April 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville ranks in Forbes list

The Southeast is home to half of the top 10 best places for business and careers for a third straight year in Forbes annual ranking.

April 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Ideas differ on success of women in workplace

Gainesville State College students squared off Monday afternoon to debate the existence of barriers for women in the workplace as part of the school's Great Gender Debate.

Five Gainesville State College students - three women and two men - comprised a student panel that debated the realities of the theorized "glass ceiling" and affirmative action, as well as the effect Mattel's unrealistically proportioned Barbie doll has on young girls.

April 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Health care faces crisis, Deal says

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, told members of the Rotary Club of Gainesville on Monday that a financial crisis looms in the federally funded Medicare program a decade from now.

Deal, ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Health, told the civic club that a significant population in the 9th Congressional District, which he represents, is already dependent on government health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. The 9th District includes Hall County and 14 other counties in Northeast Georgia.

April 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


PineIsle Resort to be leveled to make room for $100 million hotel

BUFORD - When it opened 34 years ago, the PineIsle Resort was the crown jewel of Lake Lanier. The hotel was the first major venue at Lake Lanier Islands and continued to be a popular destination for both tourists and conventions.

The 254-room hotel went through a succession of owners. The final one, Marriott Corp., closed the hotel on Nov. 4, 2005. The terms of the lease of the remaining portion of the islands gave control of the closed PineIsle to Gwinnett businessman Virgil Williams, who holds the 50-year lease of the islands.

April 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Facing foreclosure? Nonprofit group gets federal grant to offer support

In eight years with Home Development Resources, Mary Ledbetter, the organization's executive director, said she has never experienced a foreclosure rate as high as the one that plagues Hall County.

April 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Homer Easter hunt boasts 100,000 eggs

HOMER - What does it take to assemble Georgia's Largest Easter Egg Hunt?

How about 100,000 individually wrapped candy eggs, 100 plastic prize eggs, volunteers and 10 acres of prime egg-hunting real estate.

April 03, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Navigators help guide cancer patients at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Being diagnosed with cancer is like being thrown into a maze and not knowing how to find your way out.

April 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Pews will fill with holiday faithful

Drive by any church in the Gainesville area today and you're likely to see a lot more cars than usual.

April 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Kids can count birds, win prizes in state contest

What kid doesn't love a treasure hunt?

April 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Flat Creek is running cleaner

GAINESVILLE -- Environmentalists and Gainesville officials agree that Flat Creek is a lot better than it was about 10 years ago.

April 03, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Irvin: Steer clear of live Easter pets

If you want to give your child a gift this Easter, the Georgia Department of Agriculture recommends that you stick with marshmallow Peeps and chocolate bunnies rather than their living counterparts.

April 02, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Low lake draws fish tournament for cable show

The receded waters of Lake Lanier, low pool and all, will be on display for a national audience of fishing enthusiasts this summer when the Outdoor Channel airs an edition of "Ultimate Match Fishing" that wrapped up Saturday at the Lake Lanier Islands resort.

For bass fishermen, the low lake has been a boon, and attracted the cable network to Lanier for the first time for its invitational tournament.

April 02, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


East Hall Middle's Casas places 6th in statewide spelling bee

ATLANTA - A word of Dutch origin ended an East Hall Middle School eighth-grader's third and deepest run as a spelling bee champion.

April 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another marijuana 'grow house' raided in Hall County

When federal authorities last August announced the indictments of 25 defendants of mostly Cuban descent in connection with a large-scale marijuana "grow house" operation, it was thought that the organization had been dismantled.

April 02, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | 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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