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Gainesville Fire Department’s recruit class finishes training

As one of several new faces at the Gainesville Fire Department, 23-year-old firefighter Jordan Green feels he's as ready as he can be for his first big fire call.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson, Habersham counties join certified skills program

Both Jackson and Habersham counties have joined the ranks of Certified Work Ready Communities.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Keep pets, livestock cool in hot weather

Although 26-plus horses are a fundamental portion of Cheryl Reyenger's business, she says they are more like pets - pampered pets at that - than livestock.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former Jefferson police chief defends right to sue city

Attorneys for the city of Jefferson argued to the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday that a judge should not have allowed a lawsuit filed by fired Police Chief Darren Glenn to go forward.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High court hears Hall man’s appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday heard an appeal of a Hall County man who served 12 years in prison for statutory rape.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau reorganizes, names 2 vice presidents

Brenau University on Tuesday announced some administrative shuffling.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Arson ruled out as cause of house fire

Officials have ruled out arson as the cause of a blaze that gutted the basement of a 4,500-square-foot home in the Sterling on the Lake subdivision Tuesday morning, the second house fire in the neighborhood in the past week. No one was hurt.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck injures motorcyclist

The driver of a motorcycle was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital following a collision with a truck on Queen City Parkway Tuesday morning, officials said.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sunday shooting victim still recovering

Gainesville resident Cecil Dorsey, 74, remains hospitalized after being shot Sunday during a fight.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire damages chicken houses, shop

Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Monday afternoon involving three chicken houses and a shop on Cleveland Highway near Jess Helton Road.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Free texts help new mothers

It may still take the proverbial village to raise a child, but in 2010, said community has become more tech savvy.

To keep up with the changing times, the Georgia Department of Community Health has partnered with Text4baby, a free information service that texts pertinent health tips to new moms and moms-to-be.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Family tries to recover after fire destroys their home

The Fox family needs a little help from their friends.

On Thursday, their house on Brookstone Circle at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch was destroyed by fire, and donations are already pouring in from the community.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hit-and-run victim may return to US soon

A Gainesville woman seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Italy may return soon to the U.S., as a judge has signed off to allow her to leave the country.

July 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


17th annual cookout honoring safety officials draws thousands

What began 17 years ago as a covered dish picnic for fire and police employees has morphed into a community event complete with entertainment, long food lines and political speeches.

July 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voice transportation concerns at July 14 hearing

It's easy to gripe about roads and traffic while driving.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

Pushing a cart isn't the only way to get a week's worth of groceries from the Kroger Marketplace at New Holland anymore.

August 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

As Sgt. Dan Franklin moved up the ranks and through various departments in the Hall County Sheriff's Office, he asked to keep one particular ...

August 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

August 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

Soirees Southern Events Planning gave away a wedding to two lucky but deserving couples Saturday night at the Summer Barn Soiree at The Walters Barn ...

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

More than 100 vehicles were registered for the Hall County Sheriff's Office second annual Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle show at Laurel ...

August 20, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

They've done it again. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville collected 16,500 hours of community service and volunteer work this past year, and they ...

August 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Aaron Christopher said he and his basketball teammates play "for love of the game."

August 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

August 20, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

August 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game's most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

August 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Twenty-six children are dead this year from being left in hot cars.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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