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East Hall couple gets planners’ blessing to turn homestead into wedding venue

An East Hall couple got the initial OK Tuesday night to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding and events venue.

September 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 options laid out for new Enota school

A new school for Enota was the subject of more than an hour of talking at Monday's Gainesville Board of Education meeting, and another "open forum" session will be set.

September 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville Superintendent Wanda Creel leaving at end of school year

Wanda Creel will finish her contract as superintendent of Gainesville schools, but it will not be extended and she will leave the school district at the end of June 2017.

September 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Gainesville man accused of attempted rape at Dairy Queen

A Gainesville man is accused of attempting to sexually assault a woman in a Gainesville Dairy Queen restroom, police said.

September 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville square may get more free Wi-Fi

Gainesville is looking to establish a free wireless broadband hotspot in the downtown square to improve e-commerce, recruit new businesses, provide educational opportunities in an outdoor setting and promote cultural events in the historic heart of the city.

September 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Johnson senior accused of threatening school shooting

A 17-year-old Johnson High School senior was arrested and suspended after authorities say he wrote he intended to hurt teachers and students at the school.

September 06, 2016 | | Local


Road Atlanta prepping ‘glamping’ event next June

Road Atlanta is preparing to a host a high-end "glamping" event next June, replete with live music, car exhibitions, food vendors and other upscale amenities.

September 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Remains found in vacant lot belong to Gainesville man, police said

The human remains found Friday in a vacant Gainesville lot have been identified as a Gainesville man, police said.

September 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One person critically injured after morning Candler Highway wreck

One driver was critically injured after a Jeep collided with a tractor-trailer Tuesday morning on Ga.60/Candler Highway.

September 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Belk Fall Charity Sale open as fundraiser to all nonprofits

The Belk Fall Charity Sale is coming up on Nov. 5, and nonprofit groups can go ahead and contact the Gainesville store at Lakeshore Mall to become one of the agencies fundraising from the sale this fall.

September 05, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper opens new office in Gainesville square

It may look like an outdoorsy retail store from the sidewalk, but the newest tenant in the Gainesville square is longtime environmental watchdog Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.

September 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman who received help from Family Promise now on board

Homeless families in Hall County just got a new voice.

September 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kroger partnering with Georgia Mountain Food Bank for milk drive

There is one basic staple that food banks across the country are always lacking, and local Kroger stores want to change that.

September 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police warn of jury duty scam

Gainesville Police received a pair of reports Friday from people receiving threatening calls regarding missed jury duty, a scam making its way around the country.

September 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Subdivisions returning to planning agendas

Proposed subdivisions are back on planning board agendas, including a 186-lot one off Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

September 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook Live: Breast cancer survivors share their stories

Mary Bagwell, Dorena Mobley Lemus and Ashley Williams share their stories of surviving breast cancer.

September 26, 2016 | J.K. Devine | Local


Harvick wins at New Hampshire to advance to 2nd round

LOUDON, N.H. - Kevin Harvick has thrived as NASCAR's version of a Game 7 master, steeling his nerves and flourishing in those win-or-else races ...

September 25, 2016 | By Dan Gelston Associated Press | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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