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Jefferson school system to take out line of credit

JEFFERSON - A lack of revenue is causing the Jefferson City Schools System Board of Education to seek out alternative funding sources.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Belmont water line work closer to reality

Belmont residents with dry wells could start seeing water lines installed in their community in the next two months.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lottery players dream of Mega Millions

Even when the economy is down, lottery sales are good.

October 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall sheriff dismissed from Taser lawsuit

A judge has dismissed Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic from a federal lawsuit filed over a May 2006 incident in which a deputy used an electrified Taser against a Flowery Branch High School student.

October 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps will keep lake from getting too high

Lake Lanier is up, but don't expect it to get too much higher.

October 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Coming Sunday: Lake Lanier, high and low

Nearly two years ago, in December 2007, Lake Lanier reached its all-time low water level of 1,050.79 feet above sea level, more than 20 feet below full pool.

October 15, 2009 | | Local


Full pool: Three lake businesses compare now to then

State of economy slows fishing traffic

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Conservation efforts won’t end with full lake

Georgians have made it through the drought and appear to have held on to some of the conservation tips they learned during drier times.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business owners hope rising lake buoys profits

Now that Lake Lanier's water level has risen to full pool, local business owners hope the number of customers will go up, too.

October 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Political battles are next clouds on Lanier’s horizon

Lake Lanier is rising - into a sea of controversy.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


With Lake Lanier full, the challenge now is to keep it there

For the first time in more than four years, the reservoir that supplies water to Gainesville and most of metro Atlanta is full.

October 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs millage rate, budget during meeting

The Jefferson City Council has approved its millage rate and general fund budget for the 2010 fiscal year.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pope golf benefit rescheduled to Nov. 2

A golf tournament benefiting a Chestnut Mountain man paralyzed after falling from a ladder in May 2008 has been rescheduled to Nov. 2 at Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in South Hall.

October 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New curriculum helping Georgia students’ math scores

The state's 5-year-old math curriculum may be bearing the fruits of educators' labor.

October 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson students get a wee taste of Scotland

JEFFERSON - He may not be from the South, but Riccardo Dei Rossi has fallen in love with two Southern favorites: fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

October 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Medical marijuana bill heads to governor's desk

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday he plans to sign a hard-fought medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies to begin preparing to implement it, his office said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GBI assisting in Mount Airy death investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Habersham County Sheriff's Office in a death investigation in Mount Airy, according to GBI Region 8 Special Agent in Charge Kim Williams.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Center Point recognizes Hall County's top student leaders

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Public curious about bill’s impact on local funding

The key question asked at Monday night's last public-input meeting on the Hall County area's draft 2040 transportation plan was the potential impact of a transportation funding bill if passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police, businesses give tips to protect your home during vacation

On the beach, the sand is between your toes, and you try to keep your smartphone away from your fingers.

March 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


State Senate passes medical marijuana bill

March 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Hall County government clinic expanding prescription drugs, other services

More changes and added services are coming to the HCG Family Health Center, a clinic and pharmacy operated by Hall County for its employees, retirees and their dependents covered by the government's health plan.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia Speech Center to unveil Sensory Garden at open house

Whether your child is on the autism spectrum or just has a slight speech impediment, he or she could be helped by a center right here in Gainesville.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Road now open in Flowery Branch

A gas line break at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads in Flowery Branch forced authorities to shut down the intersection, including the entrance to Four Seasons subdivision.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 area brothers recognized for WWII service

Three pairs of identical, crystal blue eyes gaze across Lake Lanier.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Scholars’ Academy registration still open

The fourth annual Hall County Government Scholars' Academy is fast approaching, and registration is still open for interested participants.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Changes coming to Gainesville Wood’s Mill

Changes are coming to the Gainesville school campus currently known as Wood's Mill.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


EPA: Gainesville poultry plant violated Clean Water Act

Floating fats entering the city's wastewater system, maggots on a pipe wall and blood on a trailer are just a few of the things found by federal investigators in an Aug. 27 inspection at Pilgrim's Pride in Gainesville.

March 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall residents plead to retain Friendship Road name

Supporters hoping to retain the Friendship Road name for a popular and busy thoroughfare in South Hall made passionate pleas to the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Monday during a work session.

March 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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