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Students, staff prep for high school football

Temperatures are cooling and kickoff time for high school football is finally here.

After weeks of practicing in the sweltering summer heat, football players will don their pads tonight as an army of band members, cheerleaders and parent volunteers add that touch of magic that makes football season so special.

August 28, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and and Brandee A. Thomas | Local


I-985 exit work won’t be finished till October

Because of abundant rainfall over the past month, the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't expect its $75 million makeover of Interstate 985 in South Hall to be completed by Labor Day as hoped.

August 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


School parapro 'Tori' Thompson mourned after accident

Many Hall County school employees were in mourning Thursday over a Wednesday wreck that claimed the life of a paraprofessional who is the daughter of two longtime school administrators.

August 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Community takes aim at area's gang problem

Maybe something positive will come from the tragic death of Juan "Baby P-Nut" Gomez.

August 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School officials dedicate new Flowery Branch High building

Hall County school officials celebrated the dedication of the new $37 million Flowery Branch High School on Thursday night.

August 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall commissioners fight another annexation

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has made it clear that it will not stand for involuntary annexations.

August 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deal weighs in on health, ethics at chamber meeting

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal shared his thoughts on top national issues Thursday at a meeting of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

August 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ad error leads to delay of Gainesville annexation hearings

Two public hearings have been postponed that would have given 59 Gainesville "islanders" the chance to voice opinions of a proposed annexation of their properties.

August 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man is acquitted in Oakwood rape trial

Joycelyn Ginyard cried out in court after hearing a Hall County juror announce the words "not guilty" Thursday in the rape trial of her brother.

August 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall paraprofessional mourned

Many Hall County school employees are in mourning today over a Wednesday wreck that claimed the life of a paraprofessional who is the daughter of two longtime school administrators.

August 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


South Hall may get traffic relief

A four-lane Spout Springs Road won't be realized for some time, but Hall County officials are hoping some less-extreme improvements will bring motorists some relief in the meantime.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood close to starting downtown project

Oakwood is about to embark on a $200,000 project to dress up its downtown with sidewalks, trees and other eye-pleasing and pedestrian-friendly improvements.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stimulus to help Lula pay for new wastewater plant

The city of Lula has been awarded a $6 million grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

August 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Application to be a notary now on the Web

The embossed seal of the notary public is used by more people than you might think.

August 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors adjust to Social Security change

For local seniors, every little bit counts.

August 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | 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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