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World War II veteran Fisher, 90, takes his long journey home

For several minutes, Verl Duane Fisher sat in the wheelchair, wiping away tears and accepting the embraces of friends and loved ones.

June 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rejects self-defense claim

A man accused of killing his half-brother with a tree branch will face trial in September unless the Georgia Supreme Court agrees to hear an appeal that he acted in self-defense.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Car show helps stock food pantry for needy

Oldies music filled the corners of downtown Flowery Branch early Saturday morning.

June 05, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Consumer spending takes slow but steady strides

As a business owner, Dave Goodrich has seen far better times, but this year has been better than last.

June 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Angel of mercy on a fateful day

On June 6, 1944, American soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy in France to stake the Allies' claim to Europe in World War II.

June 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mentors to be honored for turning boys to men

In their own ways, Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton have been working for years to teach Hall County boys how to be men.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Clear skies greet balloonists in annual Helen to Atlantic race

At dawn Friday, nearly 20 hot air balloon pilots sat in the pilots lounge at the Helendorf River Inn waiting on the weather report in hopes of a crystal clear launch in the 37th annual Helen to the Atlantic race.

June 04, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Downtown market draws produce lovers to square

Families piled out of their cars to snag veggies while they lasted.

June 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Late soldier was ‘Army through and through,’ mother says

Staff Sgt. John DeLong was looking forward to his deployment next month to Afghanistan, the second tour of duty in a combat zone for the Gainesville native, when tragedy struck last week a few miles from his base at Fort Carson, Colorado.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Swafford now West Hall Middle’s biggest booster

Karla Swafford weaved her way through the halls of West Hall Middle School on Friday, taking a look at her new home this fall.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New cancer treatments drive up expenses, yet save more lives

You may surprised to learn that medical costs associated with cancer have nearly doubled in the last 20 years.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Taking a lap for life

In the dimming light, they proudly stood shoulder to shoulder.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fishing arrest faces legal challenge

An attorney has mounted a legal challenge of arrest procedures after a Honduran national was booked into the Hall County jail for fishing without a license and likely faces deportation as a result.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teen’s death leads to texting ban

A tragic accident last December has led to a state law that the victim's family hopes will help save other families from their pain.

June 04, 2010 | | Local


Storms popping up in area, though not considered severe

Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to strike throughout the Northeast Georgia area and could hamper some commuters' drives home.

Storms are expected before 8 p.m. in the area, some capable of producing heavy rain and lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Though the storms are not considered severe, some could produce small hail and winds gusting to 40 mph.

June 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Clergy, community leaders gather in prayer for peace

Ricko Bledson, Jaquerian Harrison, Phil Smith.

August 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Volunteers locked up to raise funds for Humane Society

The dog kennels at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia were packed full Friday, but not just with dogs.

August 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


State Department of Education to host Every Student Succeeds Act meeting

Area residents can learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and offer comments to the state Department of Education at a public meeting between ...

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins and IRS trade letters of complaint

Staffing shortages at a local tax office have prompted a bit of a tit-for-tat between U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and the Internal Revenue ...

August 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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