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ACT scores just one measure of college readiness

State scores on the college entrance ACT exam inched up this year, but local school officials aren't really paying attention.

August 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rain can't keep the blues down

DAHLONEGA - Rainy weather didn't stop blues fans from coming to Lumpkin county to enjoy a day and night of blues music.

August 21, 2010 | Megan Gill | Local


A night of music, commerce on the square

Customers often complain that downtown Gainesville businesses close too early on the weekends, and business owners complain that there aren't enough customers to stay open later.

August 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Heavy rain washes out part of parking lot in Cleveland

Heavy rains Saturday caused part of a parking lot to collapse at the Sonic restaurant in Cleveland.

August 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Innovative system helps cemetery log grave information

Wind and rain can beat away at tombstones over the years, wiping away the history etched there. But a project at Cleveland Historic Cemetery aims to preserve that information in digital records.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mentorship program gives kids a taste of potential careers

High school students across the county are trying to decide what to do for the rest of their lives.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake Lanier Association has new executive director

After its longtime leader left for California, the Lake Lanier Association didn't have to look long and hard for a new replacement.

August 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scholarship can help students with special needs

Special needs students in Georgia's schools are able to attend a private school to better meet their needs, but they only have a few days left to enroll.

August 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Volunteers construct houses for Haiti

Although there was no relief from the heat in sight for volunteers gathered at a Gainesville church on Friday, they worked tirelessly with a goal of providing comfort to people hundreds of miles away in Haiti.

August 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New rules may require more scrutiny for mobile homes

A new state law may soon have Hall County changing the way it looks at manufactured homes.

August 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Philanthropist of the year nominations due Sept. 8, presentation at Nov. lunch

The North Georgia Community Foundation is taking nominations for its annual philanthropist of the year award, which will be presented at the annual Philanthropy Day luncheon Nov. 16.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


I-85 info session set for Sept. 1

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a construction information session on the Interstate 85 Express Lane Project from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Gwinnett Civic Center in room 6ABC.

August 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Speaker encourages Wood’s Mill High to take a new approach to challenges

Jamey Moore knows a lot about picking yourself off the ground to move forward in life.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mother tells story of young son who drowned

Stephanie McConnell will do whatever she can to prevent a child from drowning like her son did.

August 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Downtown Gainesville staying open later Saturday night

If you venture over to the downtown square Saturday, you may see several unusual sights.

August 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is - with seven grandchildren - but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

May 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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