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CASA struggles to handle increasing caseload with decreased funds

JEFFERSON - Officials with an advocacy group for children have noticed an unfortunate trend: Their funding continues to decline as the economy worsens, while their case loads steadily increase.

July 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Officials brace for deadly weekend

In the first nine years of Lake Sidney Lanier's existence, 60 people lost their lives in the waters of the man-made lake.

July 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dyer's ‘calming spirit’ leads Gainesville schools’ revival

Merrianne Dyer was a final interview away from realizing her dream of becoming an education professor at the University of Georgia when the chairman of the Gainesville school board asked the then Fair Street principal if she would "help out" at the central office.

July 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Cookout will celebrate area’s safety officers

You can recognize your public servants and help them out at the same time.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Palin’s sudden exit stuns local Republicans

The announcement of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's resignation left many Republicans in shock on Friday, including those in Hall County.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Crowds convene to take in patriotic music

Today's scheduled events

July 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Family-owned Citisco, formerly City Ice, marks 80 years

It delivered ice to homes by horse-drawn wagons.

July 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Alabama grant to boost da Vinci Academy

Hall County's da Vinci Academy has received a $20,000 service learning grant from the University of Alabama to jump-start the school's student-run museum.

July 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


People fun can be scary for pets

The Fourth of July offers lots of summer fun for people, but it can be a scary day for many pets.

July 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Few incidents are reported on lakes across state

The state Department of Natural Resources reported only a few incidents on area lakes Friday, the first day of the Fourth of July weekend.

July 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


To families of service members, Independence Day takes on special meaning

JEFFERSON - Independence Day is a celebration of freedom for all Americans, but particularly to those with a loved one serving overseas.

July 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


It’s a wild summer: Lions, now bears ... oh my!

Wildlife watchers can now add a bear doing the breast stroke in Lake Lanier to their list of unusual sightings.

July 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


North Hall development back on table

The Hall County Planning Commission soon will hear a request to develop a community that was denied approval in 2007.

July 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New deck is on schedule, built right, contractor says

The Georgia Mountains Center parking deck under construction in downtown Gainesville is being precast according to schedule, and builders say they aren't fazed by this week's deck collapse in Atlanta.

July 02, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville alcohol laws may change

Even Kangaroo could cater under a proposed change to Gainesville's alcoholic beverage ordinances.

July 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | 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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