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Today marks 150 years since attack on Fort Sumter

The Civil War began 150 years ago today off the coast of South Carolina with the Confederacy battering the Union-held Fort Sumter.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 men in June 2010 gang fight get 2 years in jail

A Hall County judge sentenced two more men for their confessed roles in a gang fight last summer that resulted in the death of Daniel Adame.

April 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall’s 2012 budget in the red by $8.8 million

Hall County departments are trying to maintain the status quo with their budgets, but financial officials are saying that's still not enough.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall narrows attorney choices down to 2 firms

Hall County officials have narrowed down the county attorney slot to two choices, and now all five commissioners will interview the finalists.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


1 person hurt from 2-vehicle accident in Hall

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Sunday night after a two-vehicle accident on Thompson Bridge Road near Murrayville, local officials said.

April 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school officials see budget uncertainty for 2012

As Hall County Schools officials begin to look at the budget, they're not happy about the level of uncertainty going into fiscal year 2012.

April 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville City Schools gets future school property

Gainesville City Schools now has a 17-acre site on Mundy Mill Road for a future school.

April 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lula Elementary presented with School of Excellence award

State School Superintendent John Barge spoke candidly with the kids at Lula Elementary School Monday as he presented the students and staff their 2010 Georgia School of Excellence award.

April 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood passes alcohol law changes

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to changes in its alcoholic beverages law, lowering the minimum requirement for seating areas in restaurants to 35 from 55.

April 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stormy night possible as cold front approaches

A line of thunderstorms that spawned tornadoes across the Midwest could bring severe weather to Northeast Georgia tonight.

April 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies arrest 3 men following car crash, fire

Deputies took three men into custody following a suspicious vehicle fire at Mountain View Park off Browns Bridge Road on Monday.

April 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




Wauka Valley Farm sheep get annual haircut

MURRAYVILLE - Workers wrestled the sheep outside the pen to a waiting electric razor wielded by Randy Pinson of Cartersville.

April 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vietnam vet to talk at Gainesville State College

Rudy Guerrero is proud of his boyhood dreams of military combat, his Marine service in Vietnam and his opinions today.

April 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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3 robberies reported in Gainesville over weekend

Three robbery reports were made to Gainesville Police between Saturday and Sunday, according to authorities.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Latino students set to host immigration forums at UNG’s Gainesville campus

Latino Student Association members at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus are hoping the forums on immigration they are organizing for Wednesday will ...

April 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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