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Lula breaks ground on new wastewater plant

LULA - Lula officials ceremoniously broke ground on the much-anticipated wastewater treatment plant Friday.

October 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Halloween made scarier by drunken drivers

Nearly 1 in 3 adults plans to attend a Halloween party tonight, and that gives some folks the shivers.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Don’t forget to set your clocks back, check smoke alarms

After helping the kids tally how much Halloween loot they gathered, folks should be sure to set their clocks back an hour.

October 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Police charge 4 with burglary

Four people, including three juveniles, were charged with burglary after Gainesville police caught them in the Chestatee Road area after a brief foot chase Thursday.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local




No major injuries in Browns Bridge wreck

A wreck that closed down Browns Bridge Road during rush-hour traffic this morning did not result in any life-threatening injuries, the Georgia State Patrol said.

October 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


‘Buford’ has always been a Vikings superfan

If you go to an East Hall High School football game and ask for Keith Smith, you may get a questionable look.

October 30, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Students celebrate drug-free lives

Red Ribbon Week has become much more than pinning on a looped piece of cloth and making a pledge to stay off drugs.

October 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mayor opposes fitness room plan at aquatic center

A proposal to fashion one of the meeting rooms at Gainesville's nearly new Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center into a fitness room was met with opposition Thursday by the city's mayor.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Father and son are charged in assault

A Flowery Branch man has been charged with pointing a shotgun at employees from a repossession company Monday, and his father has been charged with giving him the weapon, according to a news release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Two arrested in First Street burglaries

A Gainesville man and a teenager were arrested Wednesday in connection with burglaries last week at two homes on First Street, according to a news release from the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County: Music instructor hurt in car crash

A well-liked music instructor at Gainesville State College has been hospitalized after a car crash.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


White County: Driver flown to hospital after wreck

A three-car crash Thursday in White County closed down a portion of Ga. 115 for more than an hour and resulted in one victim being flown by helicopter to an Atlanta hospital.

October 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Spout Springs Library debuts 'Born to Learn' trail

Spout Springs Library officially became the home of Hall County's third Born Learning Trail on Thursday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

October 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Longtime theater supporter dies

When the Gainesville Theatre Alliance production of "Ragtime" opened in 2002, theatergoers were greeted in the lobby by student projects honoring local leaders.

October 29, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


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Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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