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Hall County schools wrap up first day back

On the first day of school in 1987, when Nancy Smith first started teaching, students were wearing leggings, mohawks and other haircuts inspired by their favorite musical act.

August 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Traffic tie-ups mar first day for Hall County schools

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tyler Tanksley shook his head as he gazed at the traffic building up on Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

August 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs welcomes kids back to school

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County will hold a "Back to School Rally" for teens from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Positive Place Club gym.

August 10, 2009 | | Local


Mount Vernon roadwork slated to start Monday

Crews now will start work Monday on resurfacing Mount Vernon Road from Thompson Bridge Road to Dahlonega Highway in North Hall.

August 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal grants will help shore up Jefferson's hurting budget

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson has been awarded several federal grants, and the City Council received an update on the expected funds during Monday's meeting.

August 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Businessman to seek District 47 seat

HOSCHTON - Braselton Mayor Pat Graham will have some local competition for the District 47 state Senate seat now that local businessman Kelley Gary has thrown his hat into the political ring.

August 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall commission considers formal appointments for boards

Following a potential conflict with a federal housing grant, the Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed how to handle county employees serving on the boards of county-funded agencies.

August 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


CCA facility ready to open after years of discussion, months of renovation

On Monday, Gainesville and Hall County officials toured the newly renovated Corrections Corporation of America detention center that's ready to receive its first group of immigration detainees any day.

August 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board votes to support downtown TAD

The Gainesville Board of Education agreed Monday to re-enter into an agreement to support a tax allocation district in Gainesville.

August 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mount Vernon road work slated for Aug. 17

Crews now will start work next Monday on resurfacing Mount Vernon Road from Thompson Bridge Road to Dahlonega Highway in North Hall.

August 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Price Road development goes before Hall commission again

A development with more than 1,200 homes proposed in the Price Road area is among items on the agenda for this morning's Hall County Board of Commissioners' work session.

August 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson firefighters to hold annual ball

JEFFERSON - Members of the Jefferson Fire Department are planning to burn up the dance floor this weekend.

August 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Apprenticeship scored this graduate a county job

Jesica Contreras got started on her career path early.

August 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


History Center visitors learn about ‘Good Old School Days’ first-hand

On Sunday, children marked the beginning of another school year by taking a trip back to the 1800s in a one-room schoolhouse with their lunch pails, quill pens and slates.

August 09, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Cardiac support group also reaches out to patients, families

Peter Rocco recalls the fear before he had triple bypass surgery 21 years ago.

August 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


EPA: Gainesville poultry plant violated Clean Water Act

Floating fats entering the city's wastewater system, maggots on a pipe wall and blood on a trailer are just a few of the things found by federal investigators in an Aug. 27 inspection at Pilgrim's Pride in Gainesville.

March 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall residents plead to retain Friendship Road name

Supporters hoping to retain the Friendship Road name for a popular and busy thoroughfare in South Hall made passionate pleas to the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Monday during a work session.

March 23, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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