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Corps cuts back on Lake Lanier water releases

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reduced the amount of water it releases from Lake Lanier.

March 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Blairsville man to be on TVA's board of directors

The U.S. Senate voted early Friday to confirm the appointment of Thomas Gilliland of Blairsville to the board of directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

March 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Daughters of the American Revolution awards Gene Beckstein with Medal of Honor for service

For the past 19 years, Gene Beckstein has fed the hungry, sheltered the cold and led drug addicts to the grace of God.

And on Thursday, the local Col. William Candler chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded him the organization's most prestigious honor, the DAR Medal of Honor.

March 25, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man charged in stepson's beating

A Gainesville man has been charged in an assault on his 3-year-old stepson that left the boy in critical condition.

March 25, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Running from the pounds

More than 1,500 people have been training for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's "Get Fit Stay Fit" 5K run/walk, scheduled for Thursday evening at Riverside Military Academy.

March 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration

Colleagues applaud as Kerstin Crawford, left, of Jack Waldrip Real Estate, walks forward to collect her award for Real Estate Agent of the Year at the Hall County Board of Realtors Awards Celebration lunch Wednesday at Chattahoochee Country Club.

March 24, 2008 | | Local


Another crisis to survive

Rosa Hightower sifted though the soot-stained and waterlogged remains of her apartment Wednesday, looking to salvage what she could from a devastating apartment fire.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rwandan official brings message of peace to Gainesville State

Former Rwandan government official Joseph Sebarenzi may have grown up in a culture of violence, but it is a message of peace that he is preaching to America now.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Human remains found in woods

A city worker found skeletal human remains in a wooded area behind the Gainesville water department Thursday, police said.

Gainesville police Sgt. Johnny Ray said the remains were found at about 9:20 a.m. near the intersection of Pine and Summit streets, close to a cell phone tower at 504 Summit St.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County group to visit Clayton dual-language school

GAINESVILLE - About 25 parents, teachers and Hall County school system administrators plan to spend Friday at the state's first public charter school to offer students instruction of state-mandated curriculum in two languages.

March 24, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defendant’s tattoos not off-limits

Members of the news media reporting on the death penalty case of Allan Robert Dickie will not be prohibited from describing Dickie's tattoos, a judge has ruled.

March 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber showcase gives businesses chance to show off products

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce offered a little something for everyone Thursday, from a daylong Business Showcase to an auction that evening, but the focus was clearly on networking.

About 80 booths displaying the products and services of local businesses and nonprofit agencies, small and large, were set up at the Georgia Mountains Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Display booths ranged from local art galleries, printers, gardeners, banks and restaurants to assisted-living facilities.

March 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County Commission: Retirement plan under review

Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks proposed Thursday that the Hall County Board of Commissioners take a closer look at a retirement plan that may prompt more than 60 county employees to retire before June 30 in order to receive the full benefits of their original plan.

Commissioners unanimously approved the motion to request Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler to research the details of the county's two different retirement plans.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall Chamber of Commerce showcase gives community a look at local businesses

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Business Showcase today to feature the businesses and economic resources of Hall County.

March 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville council members want ability to prefer local contractors

GAINESVILLE- Gainesville City Council members want the ability to give preference to local contractors in construction bids.

The preference would require a change to the city's ordinances that could occur as soon as April.

March 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council may ease pawnshop rules

A second reading and final vote on easing restrictions on where pawnshops can be located will be heard when Gainesville City Council meets tonight.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gateway to Hope plans night of fun for good cause

The annual Gateway to Hope fundraiser set for Friday aims tobenefit victims of domestic violence.

April 14, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Plane ran out of gas before landing on U.S. 441

A single-engine Cessna plane that had to make an emergency landing on U.S. 441 in Commerce on Sunday morning appears to have run out of gas.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Hall school board moves forward on bonus pay plan

A draft plan featuring educator bonuses as part of the federal Race to the Top program was approved Monday night by the Hall County Board of Education.

April 14, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville City Schools lowers graduation requirement

Gainesville High School students now need only 23 credits to graduate, down from 24 last year and 28 just a few years ago.

April 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


In political advertising, there are few rules

With some hotly contested races in this year's election, including for the U.S. Senate and governor, the onslaught of political campaign advertising is just beginning.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


More money earmarked for public defenders

Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.

April 14, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Plane forced to land on highway in Commerce

A plane en route to Gainesville had to make an emergency landing in Commerce Sunday after the pilot reported "intermittent engine and power failure."

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal signs criminal justice reform bill into law

One in three Georgia inmates will return to prison within three years of being placed on parole, but a new state law aims to reduce those numbers and help nonviolent offenders get back to work.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


6th fire in 3 days blazes through vacant home

Hall firefighters responded to a residential fire early Sunday morning, making it the sixth blaze since Thursday night.

April 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gas station on McEver Road robbed Sunday

Deputies were called to the scene of a gas station robbery Sunday afternoon.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gwinnett County youth dies after falling from moving vehicle

A 6-year-old Gwinnett County boy died Saturday from injuries sustained after being struck by a vehicle, according to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Doan.

April 14, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Class Notes: Students eligible for scholarships

Students from area high schools have until May 1 to apply for this year's Junior Achievement scholarship.

April 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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