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Hall County discusses upcoming sales tax projects

The Hall County Board of Commissioners reviewed a list of capital projects Monday that likely will be funded by the next round of the special-purpose local option sales tax.

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Don't flirt with disaster: Get emergency kit ready

When disaster strikes, will you be ready?

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Planning board postpones decision on Waldrip proposal

A decision on a high-density development on Enota and Yonah avenues will wait until property owners meet with the neighborhood residents.

September 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


United Way: Tough economy won't deter $2 million fundraising goal

Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli spoke about the benefits of working together as a community to motivate people at the United Way of Hall County's annual campaign kickoff lunch Tuesday.

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood City Council to mull islands’ status

Oakwood City Council is set tonight to consider annexing 56 tracts as part of an effort to bring into the city unincorporated areas surrounded by city property, or "islands," scattered around town.

September 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau's learning institute schedules political forum for Saturday

From staff reports

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect arrested in Toccoa thefts may face charges in Hall

One of two men arrested on theft charges in Toccoa may face similar charges in Hall County, a spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Daniel Arnot, 23, who was arrested in Stephens County and charged with several counts of theft and criminal damage to property, also is being investigated for similar crimes in Hall County, Col. Jeff Strickland said.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall High rallies behind friend’s cancer with blood drive on Friday

Donating blood benefits more than those injured in car wrecks or natural disasters. Just ask Brian Ernst.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Parks may fall victim to cuts

HELEN - It has been tried before, but officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are talking about outsourcing some lodge operations as a part of the proposed cuts to their state budget.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Choosing Hall: Doctor returns to his roots

This is an occasional series about people who have chosen to move or return to Hall County.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Healthy Monday: Medical providers offer a primer for diabetic living

With most diseases, the doctor just writes a prescription for medicine. But if you're diagnosed with diabetes, the most important part of your treatment is education.

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Education museum may be in the works

Hall County soon could be home to the first education museum in Georgia.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Girl Scouts inspire tomorrow’s women while also having some fun

The Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia kicked off the Girl Scout year Sunday afternoon with a "Family Fun Day and Recruitment Carnival."

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville customers can pay utility bill online

Customers of the Gainesville Public Utilities department now have the option to pay bills online with Visa or MasterCard credit cards.

September 12, 2008 | | Local


Department of Natural Resources rule would protect events on Lake Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is considering a rule change that would close a loophole in the Georgia Boat Safety Act.

"We consider this simply a housekeeping measure," said Lt. Col. Homer Bryson, assistant chief of law enforcement for the department. "For us, it would clear up any legal issues that may come up."

September 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Rain not a damper for March of Babies

Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.

April 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Development Authority considers financing Brenau projects

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority is considering issuing $8 million in bonds to pay for a new dormitory, anatomy lab and field house at Brenau University.

April 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Photo essay: Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Members of St. Michael Catholic Church spend Good Friday at Laurel Park for the living Stations of the Cross.

April 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials seek extension of Glades Reservoir agreement

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday will consider renewing an agreement for the Glades Reservoir project with Hall County and Glade Farm LLC.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza redevelopment poses traffic problems

If the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is redeveloped as proposed into a 42,000-square-foot grocery store and accompanying 12-pump fueling station, it will generate 6,627 daily two-way trips down the Gainesville thoroughfare, according to a traffic study performed in late March.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tuition rates to increase at public institutions

Tuition rates are rising once again at public colleges and universities in Georgia, including the University of North Georgia.

April 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man gets 18 months in motorcycle gang bust

A judge said Friday that although the government's conduct had raised some eyebrows, it didn't excuse the actions of a Gainesville man who served as lookout for federal-agent-initiated drug deals.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man reported drowned at country club

Gainesville police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are investigating the reported drowning of a Gainesville man in Lake Lanier.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man charged in Clermont bank robbery

A Cleveland man has been charged in the Tuesday armed robbery of a North Hall County bank.

April 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT crews plan work on I-985, I-85 next week

Crews will be working next week on Interstate 985 in Hall County and Interstate 85 in Jackson County, the Georgia Department of Transportation said.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fire damages Atlanta Highway house in Flowery Branch

Hall County firefighters were called to a blaze on Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch this afternoon.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man pleads guilty in $12 robbery case

The most serious violent felonies were dropped against a Gainesville man after he pleaded guilty to robbery Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

April 18, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville school officials implement new juvenile code changes

Gainesville schools have eliminated about 700 days of out-of-school suspension for students this academic year after implementing changes from the state juvenile code.

April 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged in April 5 wreck in East Hall

A Grandview, Wash., man has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide in an April 5 wreck in East Hall County that resulted in the death of a Gainesville woman.

April 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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