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Oakwood puts government on display Friday

From new sidewalks to police cars, visitors to Oakwood's first City Government Day since 2004 will get to see what their taxpayer dollars are providing.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Civil trial pits landowners against supermarket

A federal judge this week issued an injunction against Hall County's inspection office in connection with a property owner's civil lawsuit against a supermarket chain.

April 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teixeira's mission: Raise awareness for cancer to honor Ernst's memory

In his 19 short years, Brian Ernst had the chance to touch more hearts and lives than most people do in a lifetime, his mother Donna Ernst said.

April 28, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Area students learn about gardening and vegetables

Area schoolchildren got lessons on gardening Wednesday at the Hall County school system's Gardens on Greens next to its central office on Green Street.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall Middle fights for funds

Instead of candy bars and wrapping paper, West Hall Middle School will be using body slams and tag teams to raise money.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Mentorship program is opening eyes and minds

Some may have decided on a career path while others chose a new route for their future, but each learned something about themselves - which was the ultimate goal.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Group’s fundraiser bee tests teams with tough words, humor

It came down to a fierce competition, but in the final round, the Lanier Tech "A Bee C's" won with the one-two punch of "philogyny" and "regisseur" at the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance For Literacy's spelling bee Tuesday night.

April 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Golf course still trying to reach the green

For consecutive years now, revenues at the Chattahoochee Golf Course have declined.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money a major factor in seniors’ college plans this year

By the end of the week, local high school students must decide where to spend their next four years, and for many the decision is coming down to money.

April 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Meeting challenges for a quarter century

Twenty-five years ago, occupational therapist Jean Willers helped a classroom of six pre-school age children with physical and developmental disabilities in space donated by First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Scattered showers in area could bring hail, high winds

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of isolated thunderstorms bringing pea-sized hail and 45 mph winds in counties including Hall, Jackson, Banks and Forsyth until 7:15 p.m.

April 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gwinnett police officer arrested in Hall for DUI

A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested in Hall County over the weekend on a DUI charge, officials said today.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber nudges Hall, Gainesville toward water deal

The leader of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is calling for Gainesville and Hall County officials to settle their issues over the county's future water supply with an independent facilitator.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Puppets liven up North Hall theater class

This week, a group of North Hall High School students will take what they learned in a classroom and present it in living color to an audience.

April 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect from an incident last week.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

A Golden Corral may replace the Folks restaurant on Browns Bridge Road, and it would be twice the size of the current building.

May 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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