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Bass, barbecue and sweet tea at Laurel Park

Gainesville native Richard Shaw has a few secrets, and they can all be found in his cooking.

March 13, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Man admits setting fire to house

A Hall County man called 911 to tell operators he had set his house on fire, and by the time firefighters arrived, it was fully engulfed in flames, officials said. No one was hurt.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Class helps divorced parents work together for kids' sake

One man's ex-wife denies him access to their 10-year-old child out of spite. A woman's 9-year-old daughter has taken on the adult role of peacemaker and mediator, passing messages between father and mother.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Teens sign pledge to not text or talk behind the wheel

Joey Leonard, 17, was driving while texting on a cell phone with a friend when he glanced down for an instant and took his eye off the road.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Bill aims to increase class sizes

A bill promising local school districts more flexibility in a time of economic hardship is making its way to the floor of the state House of Representatives.

March 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Free dental care draws big crowd

A Gainesville dental office opened its doors Friday to offer free care to more than 80 people in need.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Spike in burglaries sparks interest in neighborhood watches

Joan Alford's neighborhood watch has been active for a few years, but recently it regained focus as burglaries increased in the down economy.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jefferson school planning difficult without final state budget

Traditionally, school boards use annual retreats as an opportunity to make plans for the following school year and beyond.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Pedestrian hit, killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Oakwood, officials said.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Rotary awards schools superintendent Will Schofield

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield has been honored with the Gainesville Rotary Club's Guardian of Ethics Award.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Former Hall County school superintendent H.F. Johnson dies

H.F. Johnson Jr., former superintendent of Hall County schools, died Thursday. He was 71.

March 12, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Arrests made in Spring Road, Atlanta Highway burglaries

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Friday announced three arrests made in two separate burglary arrests.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

State school budget cuts could be severe

School systems across Georgia may be forced to close schools, fire teachers or raise taxes to offset mounting budget deficits, according to a scenario presented Thursday to the state Board of Education.

March 12, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local

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Hall County seeks input on growth plan

The recent opposition from homeowners over Mincey Marble's plans to construct a new facility on Browns Bridge Road adjacent to its current operations might ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Stats show violent crime increase, property crime decrease in Gainesville

The data-driven nature of modern policing is a far cry from what Gainesville Police Chief Carol Martin and Sgt. Kevin Holbrook when coming up the ...

October 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New women’s boutique offers higher-end, quality clothing

Joining a list of new, women's clothing boutiques in Gainesville is Wool and Flax, offering something a little different from the others.

October 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Commercial growth plan off Ga. 365 in Lula stirs up sewer dispute

Proposed development in one of Hall County's hottest areas for growth has scratched at old wounds over sewer between Lula and Hall County.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Full STEAM ahead: Flowery Branch High adds arts to mix as schools pursue science, technology, math

Imagine reading "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe and actually hearing the thumping of the heart under the floor, thanks to virtual reality.

October 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Ballot study would explore government merger for Gainesville-Hall County

Voters will have their say on Election Day about a little political posturing and a long simmering difference of opinion between Hall County and Gainesville ...

October 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

CASAblanca gala raises bids for kids

For some children, a trip to grandmother's is not picturesque.

October 22, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Elachee offers treetop lessons in loving nature

Surely the Lorax would have been proud to see the Elachee Nature Center on Saturday, and how its trees were carefully climbed, lovingly observed and ...

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Authorities suspend burn permits, warn of campfire dangers

Fall has come to North Georgia, and with it cooler temperatures and changing leaves, but some remnants of summer still remain.

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash

A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

October 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Isakson maintains Trump support in fiery Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Isakson, the front-runner in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, maintained support for his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | | Local

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

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