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3 education sales taxes helped schools grow

Schools were bursting at the seams in 1997 when Hall County voters said "yes" to the first sales tax to fund education.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Free class offers financial lessons for women

Shannon Furnas recently checked her personal credit report and looked over the itemized list of bank loans and credit cards dating back 28 years.

March 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lawmaker trying to make tuition ‘part of the equation’

One lawmaker is so against tuition hikes that he hopes to change the Georgia Constitution to limit future tuition increases.

March 01, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Buford woman wins Lanier Tech’s highest student honor

Amanda Berry views her college journey as "doing the impossible." And she knows other students feel the same way when they embark on their own paths.

March 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials urge residents to prepare for tornado season

Tornado season is here, and Gainesville emergency officials say they're ready to tackle any threatening weather.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville council wants bridge to Brenau

Once economic conditions improve, Gainesville City Council members may look for a way to connect downtown to Brenau University.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville police make arrest in child porn case

The Gainesville Police Department has charged a 25-year-old man from Cumming with possession of child pornography.

March 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia House OKs bill to overhaul HOPE

Gov. Nathan Deal's HOPE scholarship changes passed the House today, just a week after House Bill 326 was filed.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Warm weather brings with it new records of pollen

Shannon Allegood started Monday off with a quick trip to the roof of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, not for the brisk air or the view, but to take some measurements.

February 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Strong storm downs trees, hits area with power outages

Nearly 4,000 Hall County homes lost power Monday as a severe storm swept through the area, knocking down trees and causing scattered damage, officials said.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deal appoints Hall County man to firefighters board

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Kerry Jackson Cook of Chestnut Mountain to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Theater group wants more time on downtown lease

A South Hall community theater group doesn't want the curtain to fall yet on its $1-per-month lease.

February 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street group 51 names shy of goal

Several Gainesville residents are close to their goal of preserving the community aspect of the Fair Street and Newtown areas.

February 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall school board OKs new custom courses at Riverbend

Hall County parents who want more accelerated learning options for their children won't have to wait long.

February 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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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


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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