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Officials: Reservoir mediation is delayed

Gainesville and Hall County officials have agreed to delay mediation over Cedar Creek Reservoir until a more definite idea surfaces about the fate of Lake Lanier as a source of drinking water.

May 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Owner of store, customers chase robbery suspect

An employee at Cleveland's Kountry Kupboard said Thursday that the owner and some customers chased away a man who attempted to rob the store Wednesday afternoon.

May 20, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

3 charged with burglary after brief chase

Three Gainesville men have been charged with the Tuesday burglary of an East Hall home.

May 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Brenau’s barbecue championship funds local scholarships

In the Brenau Barbecue Championship's three-year history, the event has managed to do what few others can in infancy - turn a profit.

May 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Suspect ‘pocket dials’ 911 during alleged drug deal in South Hall

Talk about a smart phone. This one called police as its owner, now a drug suspect in jail, was involved in an alleged illegal transaction.

May 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Wauka Mountain school raises $2,500 by selling golf balls

It wasn't birds, planes or even Clark Kent falling out of the sky Thursday afternoon at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy. Instead, it was close to 500 golf balls.

May 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Student group honors 2 local businessmen

Jim Walters and Gus Whalen do more than just impact the local economy.

May 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

Flowery Branch OKs Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch became the second government in Hall County to move ahead with a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Homeowner finds old artillery shell in crawl space

A North Hall property owner this morning found something a little startling in the crawl space of a vacant home under renovation - an old artillery shell.

May 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Valedictorian, salutatorian rules revised in Hall County

Students no longer have to be enrolled at their high school for their entire junior and senior years to be valedictorian or salutatorian in Hall County, thanks to policy changes that will take effect this summer.

May 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Exercise tests agencies in mass casualty scenario

FLOWERY BRANCH -A houseboat collides with another boat on Lake Lanier, about 200 yards from shore.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall Schools get $1,500 from pole mixup

As budget woes build, a small silver lining emerged at this week's Hall County Schools Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Firms interested in Glades reservoir plans

Nearly 30 engineering firms are interested in having some input in Hall County's Glades Farm project.

May 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Local firefighters: Installed smoke detectors are safe

Gainesville Fire Department officials say smoke detectors they've been installing are safe, unlike those in Atlanta that were found to be defective.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

5 arrested in check forgery scheme

Gainesville police have arrested five Atlanta men in connection with a check forgery scam and, with more arrests likely to come, are warning metro Atlanta residents to keep a close eye on their bank accounts.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

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Residents hold Gainesville rally, march against violence

With chants of "Kids are our future, let them live," some 35 people marched on Gainesville streets Sunday afternoon to protest violence that's rocking ...

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County seeks input on growth plan

The recent opposition from homeowners over Mincey Marble's plans to construct a new facility on Browns Bridge Road adjacent to its current operations might ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Stats show violent crime increase, property crime decrease in Gainesville

The data-driven nature of modern policing is a far cry from what Gainesville Police Chief Carol Martin and Sgt. Kevin Holbrook when coming up the ...

October 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New women’s boutique offers higher-end, quality clothing

Joining a list of new, women's clothing boutiques in Gainesville is Wool and Flax, offering something a little different from the others.

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Commercial growth plan off Ga. 365 in Lula stirs up sewer dispute

Proposed development in one of Hall County's hottest areas for growth has scratched at old wounds over sewer between Lula and Hall County.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Full STEAM ahead: Flowery Branch High adds arts to mix as schools pursue science, technology, math

Imagine reading "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe and actually hearing the thumping of the heart under the floor, thanks to virtual reality.

October 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Ballot study would explore government merger for Gainesville-Hall County

Voters will have their say on Election Day about a little political posturing and a long simmering difference of opinion between Hall County and Gainesville ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

CASAblanca gala raises bids for kids

For some children, a trip to grandmother's is not picturesque.

October 22, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Elachee offers treetop lessons in loving nature

Surely the Lorax would have been proud to see the Elachee Nature Center on Saturday, and how its trees were carefully climbed, lovingly observed and ...

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Authorities suspend burn permits, warn of campfire dangers

Fall has come to North Georgia, and with it cooler temperatures and changing leaves, but some remnants of summer still remain.

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash

A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

October 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Isakson maintains Trump support in fiery Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Isakson, the front-runner in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, maintained support for his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | | Local

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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