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Family ties run deep for Trojans backer

Billy Thomas isn't a football coach for North Hall High School, nor is he an alumnus.

October 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Corps works on parks, shoreline during offseason

FLOWERY BRANCH - With fall weather comes cooler weather and a chance for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get busy with park upgrades and other work.

October 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools celebrate yearly progress

All 34 schools in the Hall County system made Adequate Yearly Progress under No Child Left Behind this year for the first time.

October 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Federal bill could define use of Lanier’s water

A federal spending bill passed Thursday requires the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide a report in the coming months that could further threaten Georgia's use of Lake Lanier as a source of drinking water.

October 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Save money through Sunday on products, appliances that are more efficient with tax exemption

Folks looking to buy more efficient appliances might think about making that purchase sooner than later.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Animal Shelter opening delayed again

Hall County's Animal Shelter was scheduled to open today but will now postpone opening until Oct. 15.

September 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State water task force considered a good idea

It is not certain who will serve on Gov. Sonny Perdue's water contingency task force, but some officials say its creation is a step in the right direction.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Market to plant seed for political chats

Jaemor Farms Market is trading in peaches for politics this evening as it holds the first of several town-hall style meetings.

September 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Burn ban ends as October begins

Feel the chill? Leave that sweater in the closet - it's bonfire season again.

September 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weather again delays I-985 project

Maybe it was a jinx of some kind.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Action, banter in ‘Robin Hood’ aim to please whole family

When you hear the shrill "ting!" of swords in the new WonderQuest production of "Robin Hood," that's not a well-cued sound effect.

September 30, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Three shows start at local high schools

Students at a few area high schools will soon be taking audiences on three very different journeys.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Settlement reached in fatal fall

Charles "Chuck" Frissell was being the gentlemen he always was in the accident that claimed his life.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More charges in Avita case

Authorities believe the former volunteer coach of a high school dance team was embezzling money from the nonprofit agency where she worked in order to pay club dues and recreation fees for dozens of students, including her daughters.

September 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


McEver Road work closes West Hall street

Road work on McEver Road at Chamblee Road in West Hall will close Allen Circle to through traffic until 3 today, Hall County officials said this morning.

September 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Planning board keeps buffer requirement for office proposal

An office development proposed for Thompson Bridge Road is on its way to City Council review after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board made its recommendation Tuesday to require a 25-foot buffer.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Area teachers humble in accepting recognition as masters at their craft

Teachers are more than educators, they are facilitators of life experiences.

April 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City manager’s budget to be unveiled Thursday

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett will unveil his proposed 2016 fiscal year budget Thursday morning during a work session.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall family unharmed by Monday night garage fire

A family escaped without injury Monday night when a fire started in the garage of their Gainesville home.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County courts shuffle in annex plan

With the preliminary plan for reopening of the courthouse annex, the functions of the Hall County Courthouse will shift around like checkers on a checkerboard, said court administrator Reggie Forrester.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent weighs in on Cuban relations to group at UNG

As a former CIA agent, military veteran and native Cuban, Col. Felix Rodriguez has an impassioned opinion of U.S. relations with Cuba.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chad Black appointed as Hall deputy fire chief

Hall County Fire Services announced Monday that Chad Black had been appointed to the position of deputy fire chief.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas leak causes closure at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads

A gas leak caused a shutdown of Gaines Ferry Road at McEver Road toward Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch on Monday, fire officials said.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Filing tax returns messier, more complex than ever

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.

April 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center brings past to area families

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday's family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers.

April 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 | Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


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