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Clarks Bridge Road: Proceed with caution?

For the most part, Clarks Bridge Road is a pretty quiet street.

May 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch looking at downtown traffic study

Expecting a planned, major downtown development to spur traffic, Flowery Branch is moving forward with a transportation study of its historic district.

May 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall, Gainesville students beat state average on grad test

Hall County and Gainesville high school juniors surpassed the state average on the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

May 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Zell Miller authors again; this time about changes in mountain life

At 77, Zell Miller has settled into retired life in his native mountains. But while Miller admits he's changed a bit, the ways of the mountains have changed more dramatically.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville nears decision on airport management contract

Within the next week, Gainesville officials will select a firm to direct the city with master planning and manage major projects at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

May 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County commissioner named to national group’s justice committee

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has been appointed to the National Association of Counties' Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect sought in convenience store robbery

Hall County sheriff's deputies are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night at a convenience store on Atlanta Highway.

May 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville voters may get to choose mayor, school board chairman

Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed bills that will allow voters to have their say on an elected mayor and board of education chairman for the city of Gainesville.

May 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall native throws out first pitch at G-Braves game

LAWRENCEVILLE - The crowd applauded politely when Lefty pitched on Monday. It was a far cry from the heat he threw as a member of the 1943 Atlanta Crackers.

May 11, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall schools will keep nurses, resource officers

Nurses and school resource officers will remain in the infirmaries and hallways of Hall County schools next school year.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Safe, with $12,000 inside, stolen from Maranatha

Maranatha Christian Academy was burglarized of nearly $12,000 this weekend.

May 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Judge dives into water legal battle

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A federal judge on Monday complained that a protracted battle over three states' claim to water flowing from a reservoir near Atlanta has been taking place in "never-never land."

May 11, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


White House beckons Commissioner Bell

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell received a very unusual phone call Friday - it was a White House secretary, asking if he could make it for a poetry slam Tuesday.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall falling behind in business license fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed increasing code enforcement efforts in a number of areas at Monday morning's work session.

May 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Are rising pump prices actually a good thing?

Higher fuel prices may be a harbinger of a recovering economy.

May 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Planning board keeps buffer requirement for office proposal

An office development proposed for Thompson Bridge Road is on its way to City Council review after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board made its recommendation Tuesday to require a 25-foot buffer.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Area teachers humble in accepting recognition as masters at their craft

Teachers are more than educators, they are facilitators of life experiences.

April 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City manager’s budget to be unveiled Thursday

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett will unveil his proposed 2016 fiscal year budget Thursday morning during a work session.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall family unharmed by Monday night garage fire

A family escaped without injury Monday night when a fire started in the garage of their Gainesville home.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County courts shuffle in annex plan

With the preliminary plan for reopening of the courthouse annex, the functions of the Hall County Courthouse will shift around like checkers on a checkerboard, said court administrator Reggie Forrester.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent weighs in on Cuban relations to group at UNG

As a former CIA agent, military veteran and native Cuban, Col. Felix Rodriguez has an impassioned opinion of U.S. relations with Cuba.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chad Black appointed as Hall deputy fire chief

Hall County Fire Services announced Monday that Chad Black had been appointed to the position of deputy fire chief.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas leak causes closure at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads

A gas leak caused a shutdown of Gaines Ferry Road at McEver Road toward Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch on Monday, fire officials said.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Filing tax returns messier, more complex than ever

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.

April 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center brings past to area families

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday's family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers.

April 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 | Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


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