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Deal focuses on self-reliance in tough times

Nathan Deal, now Georgia's 82nd governor, focused on self-reliance in tough budget times during his inaugural address.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Despite snow and ice, General Assembly begins

Ignoring the weather and treacherous roads outside, both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled into session this morning.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

One person treated for burns after house fire

Hall County firefighters were hampered by the snowy weather Monday as they responded to a house fire that caused first- and second-degree burns to a man in his mid-50s, officials said.

January 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Snow, sleet to continue Monday; freezing rain possible

Updates: For weather updates, plus updated school closings, visit, throughout the day. Traveling to work, school or anywhere may be dangerous today as a major snow storm blows through Georgia.

January 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Decision on early school closings seemed ‘clear-cut’

Even before the first flake fell Sunday, Gainesville and Hall County school officials determined no classes should be held today.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Laser Frostbite boat series makes waves on breezy Lake Lanier

FLOWERY BRANCH - With a definite nip in the air, the 2011 Laser Frostbite kicked off the start of a two-month sailing series with a bustling crowd Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Family Sunday event tells ‘A Sweet Story’

It's always been sweet to live in the South. At the Northeast Georgia History Center's Family Day event, "A Sweet Story," visitors got to make and sample sweet treats the old-fashioned way and learn a little bit of history, too.

January 09, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local

‘Mark Twain’ takes to stage on Thursday

The first time actor Dave Ehlert played Mark Twain, he channelled his grandfather - a "crotchety old man from Denmark" - and gave him a Southern accent.

January 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Fire at West Hall home extinguished

Hall County fire officials are investigating a Sunday blaze at a home in the 4300 block of Cherokee Trail in West Hall.

January 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Winter storm scrambles Deal's inauguration plans

Nathan Deal's first focus today is safety.

January 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Johnson High grad is flying high at the Pentagon

For someone who has spent a career flying helicopters, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Bartlett has needed to adjust to an earthbound assignment.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Brenau to offer ‘early college’ credit at Academy

By now, college students at Brenau University are familiar with seeing 16-year-olds in some of their classes.

January 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Arsenic case dismissal leaves questions, resentment

There's a reason why Louis Stowers is nicknamed "Stump." As a young football player new to the game, Stowers followed his coach's exact orders. He stopped anyone who came directly at him; no more and no less, even as the other team dashed around him.

January 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Servants give their hearts to those in need on day of service

Larry Collins' voice grew strong as he spoke into the microphone shortly before lunchtime.

January 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Hall budget concerns highlight State of County address

There's at least one fact that all five Hall County commissioners supported Saturday. This year's budget is going to be one of the toughest yet.

January 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

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Residents hold Gainesville rally, march against violence

With chants of "Kids are our future, let them live," some 35 people marched on Gainesville streets Sunday afternoon to protest violence that's rocking ...

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County seeks input on growth plan

The recent opposition from homeowners over Mincey Marble's plans to construct a new facility on Browns Bridge Road adjacent to its current operations might ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Stats show violent crime increase, property crime decrease in Gainesville

The data-driven nature of modern policing is a far cry from what Gainesville Police Chief Carol Martin and Sgt. Kevin Holbrook when coming up the ...

October 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New women’s boutique offers higher-end, quality clothing

Joining a list of new, women's clothing boutiques in Gainesville is Wool and Flax, offering something a little different from the others.

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Commercial growth plan off Ga. 365 in Lula stirs up sewer dispute

Proposed development in one of Hall County's hottest areas for growth has scratched at old wounds over sewer between Lula and Hall County.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Full STEAM ahead: Flowery Branch High adds arts to mix as schools pursue science, technology, math

Imagine reading "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe and actually hearing the thumping of the heart under the floor, thanks to virtual reality.

October 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Ballot study would explore government merger for Gainesville-Hall County

Voters will have their say on Election Day about a little political posturing and a long simmering difference of opinion between Hall County and Gainesville ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

CASAblanca gala raises bids for kids

For some children, a trip to grandmother's is not picturesque.

October 22, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Elachee offers treetop lessons in loving nature

Surely the Lorax would have been proud to see the Elachee Nature Center on Saturday, and how its trees were carefully climbed, lovingly observed and ...

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Authorities suspend burn permits, warn of campfire dangers

Fall has come to North Georgia, and with it cooler temperatures and changing leaves, but some remnants of summer still remain.

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash

A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

October 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Isakson maintains Trump support in fiery Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Isakson, the front-runner in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, maintained support for his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | | Local

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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