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Gainesville man charged in Atlantic City casino thefts

A Gainesville man is in an Atlantic City, N.J., jail, charged with stealing more than $70,000 worth of poker chips from two casinos this week.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chestatee High senior girls 'ain’t neva scurred'

Wherever the Chestatee High School War Eagles play each Friday night during football season, you will find a group of girls ready to cheer them on.

September 17, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Visiting author. program utilizes children’s book to build community

JEFFERSON - Although many children could probably think of a million things to do instead of reading a book, Cassi McCormack enjoyed every minute of reading "My Dog, My Hero."

September 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rain helps replenish lake

Now is no time for a roof leak, but it's a party for Lake Lanier.

September 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville is home to new FM radio station

Gainesville is now home to a news and talk radio station - on FM.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Avita employee charged with embezzlement

A former employee of a nonprofit agency that serves the disadvantaged was charged Thursday with embezzling thousands of dollars, some of which investigators believe went to a high school dance team she coached.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall wants more from proposed reservoir

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to alter its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project, county officials announced Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman surrenders in animal cruelty case

A woman accused of neglecting more than a dozen dogs to the point that they died and decayed in her Murrayville rental home was arrested Thursday and charged with cruelty to animals.

September 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Poker run to help combat juvenile diabetes

The Silent Partners for the Kids are set to have their first Pirates of Lanier-Castaway Poker Run on Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at Holiday Marina, and there will be a chance to win a grand prize of $75,000.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group will hold cotillion meeting

The Grady Young Foundation will hold a meeting Saturday for their first Debutante Cotillion.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


No one hurt as fire destroys White County home

A White County home was destroyed by fire early today but its residents were able to escape to safety and there were no injuries.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Police raid nets cocaine, cash, leads to arrest

Authorities on Wednesday seized more than $9,000 in cash and cocaine during a raid on a home on Hancock Avenue Extension, officials said Thursday.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County given extra time in reservoir permit

Hall County has been given an additional 120 days to supplement its permit application for the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

September 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Officials say gang 'beat-in' stopped at West Hall High

Four teenage girls were charged as juveniles with committing gang activity after they were caught beating another girl in a bathroom at West Hall High School as part of a gang initiation, officials said.

September 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville Middle School uses aquatic center to give swimming lessons

Nearly 40 people drowned in Georgia waters so far this year, but new swim classes at Gainesville Middle School aim to teach students skills that some day could save their lives.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | 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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