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Ghostly tales fill library

Long after the doors are locked and the last books have been checked out, someone, or something, is hanging out at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

January 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Spring Chicken Festival plans are heating up

Keep Hall Beautiful officials are starting to plan the seventh annual Spring Chicken Festival, pulling in a new element this year - a parade.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials looking for S. Hall home invasion suspect

An unusual morning home invasion Friday at Chateau Glen subdivision in South Hall County has investigators warning residents to be alert.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Kerosene sold at local stores may be dangerous

Kerosene sold at eight North Georgia Kangaroo Express convenience stores - some in Hall, Habersham, Barrow and White counties - might be volatile, state officials said Friday.

January 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood property taxes due Tuesday

Property taxes in Oakwood are due Tuesday.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vision 2030 has named a new executive director

Gainesville native Meg Nivens has been named the new executive director of Vision 2030, which is a program aimed at working on long-term goals for the Hall County community.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


City of Gainesville retirement plan gets good marks

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


General talks about Holocaust liberation

CLEVELAND - No maps were needed. When U.S. troops asked where the Dachau death camp was, a villager held his nose and pointed down the road.

January 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly, hummingbird exhibit nearing completion

Lori Carson started planning for a butterfly and hummingbird exhibit in Gainesville more than a year ago.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Traffic enforcement campaign kicks off on I-985

A 75-car motorcade of mainly police and deputy cruisers commanded attention at 3:30 p.m. Thursday as the kickoff to Operation Thunder took over parts of Interstate 985.

January 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Olive Garden to open in June

It's official - Olive Garden is coming to Gainesville.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


County chairman addresses controversies

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver spoke about the state of the county at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Thursday while addressing a few recent controversies.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall to seek local lawyer

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to seek a Gainesville-based firm for the county attorney position to replace Bill Blalock, who was ousted from the job earlier this month.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chairman Oliver keeps his voting powers

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver will keep his power to make and second motions and deliberate actions after an effort to strip those powers failed Thursday.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local




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After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn't put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula's Christmas parades Saturday.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

December 03, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

One of Katt Williams' co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids enjoy time with Santa, get books and coats at Lakeshore Mall event

All it took to make Anoria Cheek happy was some glitter.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


This week's rain just a drop in the bucket

We're not out of the woods yet, even after heavy rainfall the last two days of November. Both days brought little lasting difference to ...

December 02, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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