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Learning to appreciate the pipes

Timothy Jones can't really see the 2,297 pipes that make up the massive organ in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church.

January 29, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Watershed group teaches stability through nature

Alice Roseman knows it's just water. Still, her voice flows with despair when she speaks of the stream on her small Habersham County farm.

January 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Truck fire diverts traffic on Queen City Parkway

Traffic on Queen City Parkway is being rerouted as a result of a vehicle fire involving a truck hauling hay, Hall County emergency dispatchers said Saturday.

January 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


NGCSU bolsters Arabic program with study abroad opportunity

North Georgia College & State University will offer a new destination for students who wish to learn Arabic.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Eighth-grader wins Hall County spelling bee a 4th time

On the word "nightingale," eighth-grader Parker Ramey won the Hall County Spelling Bee for a fourth time.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Commission considers ballfields for Cool Springs Park

Though the Hall County Board of Commissioners has halted work on Cool Springs Park, baseball fields may still be a possibility for the northwest Hall property.

January 29, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville squeezes time into school days to make up for snow

Gainesville students will be in class 10-30 minutes more each day starting Feb. 7, they'll be in school two additional days in May and an April 1 furlough day will now be a school day.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Robbery suspect released from hospital into jail

The man injured in a single-vehicle crash after fleeing police earlier this month was released from the hospital and now is jailed on charges he robbed two convenience stores within 24 hours of his wreck.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ghostly tales fill library

Long after the doors are locked and the last books have been checked out, someone, or something, is hanging out at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

January 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Spring Chicken Festival plans are heating up

Keep Hall Beautiful officials are starting to plan the seventh annual Spring Chicken Festival, pulling in a new element this year - a parade.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials looking for S. Hall home invasion suspect

An unusual morning home invasion Friday at Chateau Glen subdivision in South Hall County has investigators warning residents to be alert.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Kerosene sold at local stores may be dangerous

Kerosene sold at eight North Georgia Kangaroo Express convenience stores - some in Hall, Habersham, Barrow and White counties - might be volatile, state officials said Friday.

January 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood property taxes due Tuesday

Property taxes in Oakwood are due Tuesday.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vision 2030 has named a new executive director

Gainesville native Meg Nivens has been named the new executive director of Vision 2030, which is a program aimed at working on long-term goals for the Hall County community.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


City of Gainesville retirement plan gets good marks

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | 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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