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Hall juniors score well on writing tests

Hall County's juniors surpassed state and regional results on the writing portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and a local educator says it is because of a commitment to teaching students how to communicate.

November 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brenau radio begins streaming online

With technology constantly changing, it is hard for some people to keep up in this "streaming online" world.

November 22, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson Police seeks certification

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Police Department is looking to join the ranks of dozens of other departments statewide by regaining its certification through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

November 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


All’s well so far for Gainesville-based Guard unit

Morale is high and everybody in Gainesville-based Charlie Company "is doing a good job" in Afghanistan, said the group's commander, Capt. Jeff Moran, on Sunday at the National Guard Armory on Alta Vista Road.

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. Census Bureau is hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau needs some help and instead of asking for volunteers, the department is looking to hire a few thousand Americans.

November 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sawnee customers can track energy use

Sawnee EMC has launched a new Web site that allows customers to track their daily energy use over the previous 30 days and other information.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT engineer working the kind of job he envisioned

Matt Needham is a triathlete and scuba diver, so being lowered 75 feet into a dark hole should be a cinch, right?

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pooches show off their stuff in agility trials

Their owners may have been a little subdued by the cold, rainy weather Sunday, but the dogs competing in agility trials at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center were raring to go.

November 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hospital drives economic growth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's explosive growth in recent years has not just added jobs, it has made the hospital one of the central economic engines of the region, according to a recent independent report.

November 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged after standoff with police

Gainesville police charged a man with false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated sodomy after a lengthy overnight standoff at Orchard Brook Apartments.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Returning hero surprised with a sweet ride

The jaw-dropped expression of Army Spc. Devin Carey said it all.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Special-needs school program faces cuts

Violent outbursts, an inability to self-regulate or feelings of disorientation in a school of hundreds of kids can lead a special-needs student to a Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support school.

November 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bilingual ballots may be coming to Hall

Though decisions by the Hall County Board of Commissioners usually have lasting impact, a recent request to provide election materials only in English could become a moot point as early as next year.

November 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Santa Claus makes his Christmas season debut at Lakeshore Mall

Six-year-old Madison Traxter is a little too bashful to state what she wants for Christmas out loud, but she will whisper it to her grandmother, Kerri Hanrahan.

November 21, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Veteran and author helps military personnel overseas get free books

JEFFERSON - Malcolm Campbell, a Jefferson author, is so excited about having people read his books that he is giving them away.

November 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Hall County population tops 190,000

Hall County's population surpassed the 190,000 mark last year, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates released today.

March 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School takeover amendment heads to voters in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.

March 25, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Medical marijuana bill heads to governor's desk

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday he plans to sign a hard-fought medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies to begin preparing to implement it, his office said Wednesday.

March 25, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


GBI assisting in Mount Airy death investigation

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Habersham County Sheriff's Office in a death investigation in Mount Airy, according to GBI Region 8 Special Agent in Charge Kim Williams.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Center Point recognizes Hall County's top student leaders

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Public curious about bill’s impact on local funding

The key question asked at Monday night's last public-input meeting on the Hall County area's draft 2040 transportation plan was the potential impact of a transportation funding bill if passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police, businesses give tips to protect your home during vacation

On the beach, the sand is between your toes, and you try to keep your smartphone away from your fingers.

March 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State House backs high school credit for some college-level study

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill letting Georgia high school students earn credit toward a diploma while taking some college-level courses.

March 24, 2015 | From staff and wire reports | Local


State Senate passes medical marijuana bill

March 24, 2015 | BY BILL HENDRICK Associated Press | Local


Hall County government clinic expanding prescription drugs, other services

More changes and added services are coming to the HCG Family Health Center, a clinic and pharmacy operated by Hall County for its employees, retirees and their dependents covered by the government's health plan.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia Speech Center to unveil Sensory Garden at open house

Whether your child is on the autism spectrum or just has a slight speech impediment, he or she could be helped by a center right here in Gainesville.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Road now open in Flowery Branch

A gas line break at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads in Flowery Branch forced authorities to shut down the intersection, including the entrance to Four Seasons subdivision.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 area brothers recognized for WWII service

Three pairs of identical, crystal blue eyes gaze across Lake Lanier.

March 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Scholars’ Academy registration still open

The fourth annual Hall County Government Scholars' Academy is fast approaching, and registration is still open for interested participants.

March 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Changes coming to Gainesville Wood’s Mill

Changes are coming to the Gainesville school campus currently known as Wood's Mill.

March 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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