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South Hall robbery suspect ‘picked the wrong house’

Authorities believe a woman who was caught on a security camera burglarizing a South Hall home couldn't take the glare of the media spotlight.

July 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Company wants more active role in helping with Gulf oil spill

One Gainesville company providing spill-response products to the Gulf of Mexico could do more to help with cleanup efforts - but BP officials aren't biting.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Area parks, historic sites cope with budget cuts

As vacationers in North Georgia travel to the area's state parks and historic sites this summer, they might notice the effects of budget cuts and dwindling state support, some park managers said.

July 27, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Senators push for corps to consider Lanier withdrawals as part of water control plan

Georgia's U.S. senators are pushing federal officials to include the effects of current and future water supply withdrawals from Lake Lanier in the update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

July 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accident restricts traffic on I-85 southbound at Jefferson

One lane at a time of Interstate 85 in the city of Jefferson will be closed Wednesday morning while crews repair damage from a crane accident.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Obama makes rare midday TV appearance on 'The View'

When the United States was in the midst of the Great Depression, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt took to the radio waves to keep Americans abreast of what was happening.

July 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Locally grown food could boost state’s economy

If local fruits and veggies stick around, it could mean a big bonus for Georgia's economy.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech, other tech colleges, see big enrollment increases

Technical colleges across Georgia saw the highest-ever increase in enrollment this year, and Lanier Technical College is at the top of the list.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Few sex offenders moving

Only a handful of local sex offenders so far have taken advantage of a change in state law that lifted restrictions on where many of them could live and work.

Since Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the law May 21, only 14 of Hall County's 247 registered sex offenders have come into the sheriff's office to provide authorities with new address information, said Investigator Mike Mazarky. He estimated half of those were new registrants.

July 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI releases second video of restaurant shooter

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has obtained a second security video of the suspect in a Thursday robbery and shooting in Cornelia.

July 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia named finalist for 'Race to the Top' grant

Georgia is yet again in the final race for a share of $3.4 billion for education, and local officials are waiting for final results.

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood Road closed as part of road project

Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street in Oakwood, was closed this morning for up to 90 days as part of work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools aiming to control rowdy sports fans

July 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sheriff's officials search for burglary suspect

Hall County Sheriff's officials are searching for a suspect in a July 16 burglary involving laptops, a firearm and jewelry valued at $1,000.

A woman was caught on a residential surveillance video entering a home in the Union Church Road area of Flowery Branch, said Col. Jeff Strickland of the sheriff's office.

July 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was "a complete amputation," after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former resource officer chief used tax money for $10K buying spree

The former supervisor of the county's school resource officer program spent thousands of tax dollars on guns and gadgets he kept after his retirement ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Two who really stuck to it: Pair of Wrigley employees celebrate 40 years with company

When Janice Bryans leaves work at the Wrigley factory in the late evenings, she often sees a family of deer grazing on the lawn.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Student translators make new friends while assisting others at Pan American Championships

While many are students were excited to finish the school year, a group of students from World Language Academy had an exciting weekend for a ...

May 22, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


School rallies to aid ailing classmate suffering from incurable brain afflcition

Cailen Rundles had regular headaches, leg and back pains and vision problems as a second-grader. He "threw up all the time for no reason," his ...

May 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local










Summer Read Learn Succeed program aims to launch kids on a joy of reading

Read Learn Succeed

May 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall candidate forum focuses on minority community's concerns

African-American residents of the Newtown and Fair Street neighborhoods on Gainesville's south side have long felt left out of the economic fortunes of the ...

May 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ambassadors of good health from North Hall Middle earn trip through wellness program

Clay Stover's dedication to a healthy lifestyle may be exceeded on by the enthusiasm that Debbie Wiley, North Hall Middle School physical education and ...

May 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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