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Education department says it's not responsible for teen's suicide

The Georgia Department of Education should not be held liable for the death of a 13-year-old boy who used a rope to hang himself at a Gainesville school for emotionally disturbed children, a lawyer argued Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

December 17, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch unleashed? Tax allocation district could revamp city

Flowery Branch City Council approved the creation of its first tax allocation district Wednesday morning with a 4-1 vote.

December 17, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville official: Residents helped cut water use

GAINESVILLE - The director of Gainesville's public utilities department is pleased with the city's efforts to conserve water.

December 17, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Seniors honored for volunteering

Older volunteers in Northeast Georgia donated the equivalent of $373,000 in time to various community activities through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in fiscal year 2006.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Bike race will roll through: Hall has two stops on Tour de Georgia

Hall County will have two stops on the 2008 Tour de Georgia, which will take place April 21 through 27.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


One man's rivalry: Former North Hall football player is assistant principal at Cairo High

David McCurry is assistant principal at Cairo High School. His daughter, Lindsay is a senior cheerleader for the Syrupmakers.

December 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Housing change at North Georgia: All students to live on campus; men can bypass Corps of Cadets

Men living on campus at North Georgia College & State University no longer have to be members of the Corps of Cadets.

December 16, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to buy jail from Hall County: Lease could generate $18 million for Hall

Gainesville officials passed a resolution Tuesday night that may have secured the city's purchase of the former Hall County Detention Center.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Suspected gang members charged in burglaries

Three suspected gang members were charged in a pair of residential burglaries in the Maple Forge subdivision in which more than $20,000 in property was stolen, police said Wednesday.

December 16, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Mayor's Motorcade revving up for Santa's arrival

Santa Claus is coming to Gainesville for a good cause on Friday.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Toys for Tots in need

Dawn Koponen aims for 1,200 Hall County children to awake on Christmas morning to discover that Santa came - and left presents.

December 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


'05 airport sting yields results

A man who was found with $1.3 million in cash during a 2005 arrest at Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport was found guilty this week of federal money laundering charges.

December 16, 2007 | Shannon Casas | Local


Twins, triplets on the rise in Hall

If you walk through a Hall County school these days, you may think you're seeing double.

December 16, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Public defenders face possible furloughs: Shouldn’t affect court system

A budget crunch in the statewide public defender system could mean a monthlong furlough next year for some lawyers representing poor criminal defendants, but is unlikely to disrupt the flow of cases through local courts.

December 16, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville hears opinions on subdivision

After much discussion, the Gainesville City Council gave the developers of a Cleveland Highway subdivision a unanimous nod of approval at Tuesday night's council meeting.

December 16, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Sheriff's office has 30 days to appeal civil service ruling

Sheriff Gerald Couch will have 30 days to appeal the Hall County Civil Service Board decision regarding two former deputies, County Attorney Bill Blalock said.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver charged with DUI in Athens Highway crash

One of the drivers in the Monday crash on Athens Highway has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to craft brewery

Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man still critical after 7-story fall at Raven Cliff Falls

North Georgia emergency authorities crossed fallen trees and rappelled down a 40-foot cliff to rescue a man who had fallen 80 feet.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to give final OK on brewery today

Gainesville City Council is expected to give the final go-ahead needed for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area when it meets tonight.

October 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UNG biology professor discusses Ebola facts with students

Ebola rumors and confusion are nearly as out of control as the virus itself, according to a professor at the University of North Georgia.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall board reinstates deputies for 2nd time

The Hall County Civil Services Board voted 5-1 on Friday to rescind the termination of two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in an inmate's escape.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools plan to increase dual enrollment

Gainesville Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel announced a plan to increase dual enrollment rates Monday at a Board of Education meeting.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


2 Gainesville youths killed Saturday in wreck in Gwinnett

The two victims of a fatal Saturday wreck in Gwinnett County have been identified as Gainesville residents Ramon Gonzalez, 16, and Yudel Jarquin, 21, Gwinnett police confirmed Monday.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


One injured in collision on Athens Highway

One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday on Athens Highway at Gaines Mill Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood gives final OK to 50 percent tax hike

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday to increasing the South Hall city's property tax rate by about 50 percent.

October 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. governor candidates spar over ethics during 2nd debate

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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