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Lucky ladder helps couple escape fire

A South Hall couple narrowly escaped serious injury or worse after a late Saturday fire in their home.

December 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Needed bridge put new priority on surrounding roadwork

Plans to fix the roadway around a bridge near Lula Park in northeast Hall have lingered for at least a decade, but they've gained priority as the need to replace the bridge has risen.

"It's easier and a more efficient use of money to go ahead and do (the roadwork and bridge) together," said Teri Pope, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverbend Baptist Church didn't travel far in mission project

Riverbend Baptist Church left its property but not the country, let alone the city, for a mission project Sunday.

December 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia State Patrol working wreck on U.S. 129

Georgia State Patrol responded tonight to a possible wreck with injuries on U.S. 129.

December 01, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Healthy Monday: Diseases run in the family

Here's your Thanksgiving checklist: Eat turkey. Watch football. Talk to your relatives about their health.

December 01, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Meet your government: Ligon has been on job since Midtown’s start

Gainesville's Planning Director Rusty Ligon has been a part of Gainesville's Midtown redevelopment since its first days. He soon may see some of his work come to fruition.

December 01, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

December 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Home chefs learn how to tackle Thanksgiving

Cooking a tasty Thanksgiving meal can be a challenge for even the most seasoned cook.

For the cook who has been preparing the massive holiday meal for years, the challenge may be in how to jazz up the traditional spread, while the non-cook may struggle with how to get started with the complex meal.

December 01, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Liquid propane could fuel Hall’s buses in the future

Hall County school buses could be the first in the state to use liquid propane fuel, according to the county schools transportation director.

Jewel Armour, executive director of transportation for Hall County schools, said he's been working with Blue Bird buses and CleanFUEL USA this week to explore fueling buses with liquid propane rather than costly diesel fuel.

December 01, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson schools awarded for reaching goals in special education

When it comes to special education, the Jefferson City School System is tops compared to other local and statewide school systems, according to the Georgia Department of Education.

Jefferson City Schools recently received several Pacesetter Awards from the state department of education for meeting six of the state's seven target achievement goals for special education students.

December 01, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Operation Patriot's Call keeps eye on military families

On March 25, 2005, Sgt. Gordon Smith held the hand of his wife, Amy, as she gave birth to their third child, Damien Joshua Smith.

November 30, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Demand up for concealed handguns

Hall County Probate Court Judge Patti Cornett remembers when the permit to carry a concealed handgun in Georgia was called a "pistol toting license."

November 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fans huddle for warmth during Friday night's games

Freezing temperatures didn't stop fans from cheering on their teams Friday night as round two of high school football playoffs continued across the state.

November 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Mission group serves holiday meal on Atlanta Highway

They lined up in the cold in the parking lot of an Atlanta Highway supermarket Saturday for a hot meal - immigrants who came to Gainesville for work and now find themselves in need.

November 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bond denied in fatal fire case

A Gainesville soldier's wife devised a cover story of a mysterious threatening phone call before setting fire to the couple's on-base apartment, with hopes of cashing in a $100,000 life insurance policy on her husband, a federal prosecutor theorized in arguments and testimony presented Friday.

November 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Politics of Ebola: Nunn, Perdue make virus part of campaign rhetoric

The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheriff's office has 30 days to appeal civil service ruling

Sheriff Gerald Couch will have 30 days to appeal the Hall County Civil Service Board decision regarding two former deputies, County Attorney Bill Blalock said.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver charged with DUI in Athens Highway crash

One of the drivers in the Monday crash on Athens Highway has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to craft brewery

Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man still critical after 7-story fall at Raven Cliff Falls

North Georgia emergency authorities crossed fallen trees and rappelled down a 40-foot cliff to rescue a man who had fallen 80 feet.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to give final OK on brewery today

Gainesville City Council is expected to give the final go-ahead needed for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area when it meets tonight.

October 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UNG biology professor discusses Ebola facts with students

Ebola rumors and confusion are nearly as out of control as the virus itself, according to a professor at the University of North Georgia.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall board reinstates deputies for 2nd time

The Hall County Civil Services Board voted 5-1 on Friday to rescind the termination of two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies involved in an inmate's escape.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools plan to increase dual enrollment

Gainesville Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel announced a plan to increase dual enrollment rates Monday at a Board of Education meeting.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


2 Gainesville youths killed Saturday in wreck in Gwinnett

The two victims of a fatal Saturday wreck in Gwinnett County have been identified as Gainesville residents Ramon Gonzalez, 16, and Yudel Jarquin, 21, Gwinnett police confirmed Monday.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


One injured in collision on Athens Highway

One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash Monday on Athens Highway at Gaines Mill Road, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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