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Hurdles remain before transportation tax is passed

A penny sales tax for transportation could generate some $25 million for Hall County alone, but government leaders have a few hurdles to clear first.

June 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

High school students' search for career starts here

Some high school students see class as an obstacle standing in the way of the life that they dream of, while others see it as a key that unlocks a world they never knew would embrace them.

June 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Study: Craigslist a hotbed for illegal sex acts

An ad on the Internet classified website Craigslist under the "casual encounters" category leaves little to the imagination.

June 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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

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Gainesville couple heading up Good News ministry efforts

Alejandro and Beth Oropeza aren't replacing just any ministry's founder.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former cadet files lawsuit against Riverside Military Academy

A former Riverside Military Academy cadet filed a lawsuit in Hall County State Court claiming the school should have intervened more before he suffered a ...

October 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bed-and-breakfast proposes to become assisted living facility

The Hall County Planning Commission will meet today to review a proposal to add an assisted living/group home use, as well as permission to ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trees down, power out in wake of weekend rains

No injuries have been reported, but many area residents are dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains that raked North Georgia this weekend.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Whalen’s wife buys first car at Milton Martin's Oakwood dealership

In the early 1970s, Gus and Janelle Whalen made their first trip to Milton Martin Toyota, then located in downtown Gainesville, to buy a car.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Gainesville, Hall look for delicate balance in minority hiring

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State roads ‘bank’ may fund area construction projects

Hall County governments have found a new, potential cash source to help fund road projects - the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Is your kid struggling in school? Here are some tips for parents

It's not easy for parents to watch their children struggle with school work.

October 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Dunkin’ Donuts possible for Thompson Bridge location

It's been rumored for some time that a Dunkin' Donuts would pop up on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville, and that speculation might soon ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Eagle Ranch celebrates 30 years of 'showing them love'

Eddie Staub couldn't fully picture it at the time, but need drives vision.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Washout of a weekend will continue Sunday

All clad in weather appropriate rain gear, Kelsey Payne, a Brenau University student from Chattanooga and several out-of-town guests left Dress Up with their hands ...

October 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Brenau celebrates its past, present at homecoming

Brenau University alumnae and families of students braved wet weather Saturday to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend at the Gainesville university.

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Petit Le Mans draws 130,000 fans to Hall County

As the Petit Le Mans wraps up today and fans prepare for a rainy finish to the four-day event, officials chimed in on the economic ...

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HOA dispute pits residents against neighborhood rules

For many residential property owners, homeowners' associations are like a tetanus shot required after stepping on a nail. They serve a purpose, but can sting ...

October 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

You Heard It Here: Commissioner recalls stepping on rattlesnake

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell had a near brush with death when he stepped on top of a coiled red diamond rattlesnake while on an ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local

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