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Banks County grass, building fire put out

Banks County fire officials are investigating a Sunday afternoon grass fire that resulted in one firefighter being taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

February 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Army unit to get ‘thank you’ party March 5

Gainesville Christian musician Joey Nicholson jumped on the chance two years ago to send a patriotic song he had written to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


More in Georgia choose Peace Corps experience

In a bamboo hut by the sea, Graham Gaines listens as villagers walk by. "Bula" they yell, the Fijian greeting and wish for good health. They invite him to share a meal, but it's a customary invitation Gaines politely declines.

February 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Planned greenway part of a bigger picture for Gainesville’s image

After 10 years of planning and designing, Gainesville's greenway is close to fruition.

February 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Program uses 2 languages toward 1 goal

Like all kindergarten students, kids in Carolina Chacon's class are learning the alphabet, numbers and simple words. But this isn't your average classroom.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fake bills are rare but costly

Raven Lingerfelt doesn't bother running a special pen across cash. She can see fake money and feel it, too.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Firings of 3 top officials cost Hall County $146,000

The recent removal of three top Hall County officials will cost the county more than $146,000 over the next six months.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall firefighters battling several outdoor blazes

Hall County Fire Services with support from the Georgia Forestry Commission are battling several open air fires, said Chief David Kimbrell.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Brenau opens new occupational therapy center

Brenau University celebrated the opening of its new occupational therapy facility on the "Brenau East" campus Friday.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gas station coming to Gainesville intersection

A project that once elicited contentious debate is now under way at the corner of Browns Bridge and McEver roads.

February 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Immigration debate comes to Gainesville

A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville on Tuesday to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville metro area housing gains rank No. 2 in the nation

The Gainesville metro area ranks second in the nation for home value gains last year, according to Zillow.com's fourth quarter Real Estate Market Reports.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Redbud planted at safety building to mark Arbor Day

Gainesville and Hall County officials grabbed shovels Friday morning to plant a tree for Georgia's Arbor Day.

February 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


North Georgia plants tree to celebrate liberty

The freshly-planted 20-foot tree at North Georgia College and State University is no ordinary Arbor Day effort.

February 18, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Habersham Bank seized by regulators

One of the oldest financial institutions in Northeast Georgia, Habersham Bank, was seized Friday by federal regulators.

February 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

As Sgt. Dan Franklin moved up the ranks and through various departments in the Hall County Sheriff's Office, he asked to keep one particular ...

August 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

August 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

Soirees Southern Events Planning gave away a wedding to two lucky but deserving couples Saturday night at the Summer Barn Soiree at The Walters Barn ...

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

More than 100 vehicles were registered for the Hall County Sheriff's Office second annual Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle show at Laurel ...

August 20, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

They've done it again. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville collected 16,500 hours of community service and volunteer work this past year, and they ...

August 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Aaron Christopher said he and his basketball teammates play "for love of the game."

August 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

August 20, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

August 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game's most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

August 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Twenty-six children are dead this year from being left in hot cars.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing "excessive mental pain" to other children.

August 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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