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Hall County school system considers shuffling grades

The Hall County school system typically redraws attendance boundary lines when it prepares to open a school.

But the system is looking at another option that won't require families to change school districts when it opens the new high school in South Hall in the fall of 2009.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow County: Patrol IDs 2 wreck victims

Two people were killed and five were injured as the result of a four-car collision in Barrow County Sunday, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Kathern Collier, 7, and Nancy Hamrick, 69, both of Winder, died Sunday afternoon in a four-car collision at the intersection of Ga. 211 and Old Thompson Mill Road.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County to reimburse Flowery Branch for upgrading sewage station

Hall County Board of Commissioners proposed to reimburse Flowery Branch up to $75,000 for upgrading the city's Martin Road Elementary sewer pump station Monday.

March 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


New stop signs coming to Northside, Nix, Sunset

By the end of this week, motorists in the Northside Drive area will have a little more time to stop and think.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students debate ways to educate

To cap off Black History Month activities at Gainesville State College, five students discussed the value of black history education in schools.

The college's Black Student Association and Debate Club sponsored the panel discussion, featuring Brittany Perry, Amon Kirk, Nicholas Humphrey, Frank N'Danema and Broderick Jones.

March 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Patrol IDs wreck victims

The Georgia State Patrol has released the names of two females who were killed as a result of a four-car collision in Barrow County.

Seven-year-old Kathern Collier and 69-year-old Nancy Hamrick, both of Winder, died Sunday afternoon in a four-car collision at the intersection of state route 211 and Old Thompson Mill Road.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Grease fire burns home; no one injured

GAINESVILLE - No one was harmed when grease ignited in a house full of eight people early Monday.

The house, on the 1600 block of March Drive, sustained nearly $70,000 in damage and has been deemed unlivable, said Capt. Scott Cagle with the Hall County Fire Department.

March 07, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools let teacher candidates come to them

Hall County's school system used to take its recruiting efforts on the road as it, like others throughout Georgia, scratched and clawed its way through the tight, highly competitive teacher market.

March 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barrow wreck kills two

A four-car collision in Barrow County at the intersection of Ga. 211 and Old Thompson Mill Road left two dead Sunday afternoon, said the Georgia State Patrol. The wreck occurred at about 3 p.m. and left Ga. 211 westbound shutdown from approximately 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fun run/walk raises $40,000 for Challenged Child

Hundreds of runners, volunteers and children poured into River Forks Park Sunday afternoon for the 16th Annual Challenged Child and Friends 5K Fun Run and One Mile Run/Walk.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Program promotes exercise, Georgia

The University of Georgia and Hall County Cooperative Extension Service are inviting you to take a walk across the state.

March 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Branching out with downtown project

There are big changes in store for downtown Flowery Branch - $15 million worth of change to be exact.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jentezen Franklin: 2 coasts, 1 message

Standing on the stage before a packed house of 3,000 people, the Rev. Jentezen Franklin is a force of kinetic energy.

March 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Mama’s death is Ronda Rich’s saddest tale

The South lost one of its great characters Sunday.

March 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Despite rain, lake still hurts

Above-normal rains this month mean for the last 90 days or so, Gainesville hasn't been in a drought.

March 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County commercial, industrial tax notices mailed today

Annual tax assessment notices for about 4,200 commercial and industrial properties in Hall County were dropped in the mail today, but it's not time to pay up quite yet.

April 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal backs medical marijuana trials

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

April 11, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DA seeks tougher penalty in stabbing

The Gwinnett County District Attorney's office has given notice of intent to increase the punishment in the slaying of a Gainesville woman.

April 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Forsyth assistant principal on leave following arrest

April 10, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


Dawson County commissioners seek back taxes from hotel

April 10, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


Construction continues on new Clarks Bridge

Work continues on a new Clarks Bridge across Lake Lanier in Gainesville. The project, which also calls for a new pedestrian tunnel under Ga. 284, is set for completion by Dec. 31, 2015. When completed, the new bridge will have 12-foot lanes and an 8-foot shoulder in each direction.

April 10, 2014 | | Local


Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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