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Retired Clermont trucker wins $150K in lottery game

Tommy Lee of Clermont, a retired truck driver, won a $150,000 top prize in the Georgia Lottery instant game Giant Jumbo Bucks.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Fire destroys home in North Hall

Five family members were left homeless Tuesday when a fire ripped through their house on Pete's Drive in North Hall.

March 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Eyes on the Road: New Ga. 347 section partially open in South Hall

A section of Ga. 347 has partially opened to South Hall County motorists.

March 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growlers on Main takes next step toward opening on Gainesville square

Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve an amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance that will allow Growlers on Main, a Flowery Branch establishment that serves draft beer to go, to open a new location in the downtown square.

March 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police searching for antiques shop thief who 'walks like a penguin'

Oakwood police are searching for a short man "who walks like a penguin," who is suspected in an antiques shop burglary.

March 19, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Community comes together after fire damages Irish pub

Neither rain nor fire can keep Shenanigans Irish Restaurant & Pub from celebrating St. Patrick's Day.

March 18, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Local


Boy Scouts award 3 area leaders

Boy Scouts make a pledge "to help other people at all times." It's a trait Scouts honor when others exemplify the value as well.

March 17, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


DNR rolls out new interactive map

With a little technological know-how, Georgia residents and visitors now can electronically find the state parks that match their recreation interests.

March 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville council to weigh allowing growlers

Gainesville City Council will hear a proposed amendment to the alcoholic beverage ordinance when it meets today for a regularly scheduled session.

March 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bill on island annexations dies in General Assembly

A bill that would have established a mediation process for dealing with Gainesville's next round of "island" annexations appears to be dead in the Georgia General Assembly.

March 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Possible murder-suicide involved East Hall couple

Authorities are investigating what appears to be the murder-suicide of an East Hall couple.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Field trade between Gainesville, school board still in progress

A land transfer between Gainesville City Schools and Gainesville Parks & Recreation isn't final - yet.

March 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


GBI investigating possible suicide at Hall jail

An inmate at the Hall County Jail is dead in what appears to be a suicide, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

March 17, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Gainesville wants DOT to buy right of way at busy corner

"For sale" signs at a property overlooking one of Gainesville's busiest intersections have more than caught the city's attention.

March 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Rabid raccoon found Friday

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 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


School resource officers brush up on safety protocol

When the kids are away, school resource officers get in their training.

April 12, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Study: Atlanta sprawls while Hall County hangs tight

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region - perhaps not surprisingly - is the most sprawling large metropolitan area in the country.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two overnight fires in N. Hall deemed suspicious

Two overnight fires in North Hall County are believed to be suspicious but not connected, according to Hall County Fire Services.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Curriculum, budget hot topics at school board forum

Common core, board transparency and fiscal accountability were the main topics discussed during a Thursday education forum for Board of Education candidates hosted by the Lanier Tea Party Patriots.

April 11, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


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


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