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Gainesville’s greenway to get greener

Gainesville officials are ready to bring some greenery to the midtown greenway.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Soldier, family move into new Habitat house

Army Spc. Michael Walker returned from deployment in Afghanistan a year ago, yet he's just now getting his homecoming.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Funds raised to honor local leader

Grady Young is long gone, but his spirit lives on as his family and supporters continue his good works through the Grady Young Foundation. The nonprofit held its major fundraising events over the weekend.

March 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Legislators to gear up for bills’ final push

With Crossover Day behind them, state lawmakers are beginning to prioritize their final plans for the 2011 General Assembly session.

March 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Schools brace for busy summer of spending SPLOST money

New school roofs and air conditioning systems may be up first on a list of projects to be funded by Hall County's 1-cent sales tax for education.

March 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. National Guard to help Afghans with agribusiness

MOUNT AIRY - John Church grew up around farming and, although he has forged a career in the logging business, still keeps crops and raises chickens on his rural Habersham County land.

March 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


March still too cold to swim in lake

If the warm spring weather tempts you to jump in Lake Lanier - don't.

March 20, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Buyers look to cheaper lake homes

In the shadow of towering mansions in the Sidney on Lanier neighborhood is a quaint two bedroom, one bath lake cottage that David Dell and his wife Caroline recently purchased.

March 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hot shots show the pros how it's done

It takes more than a uniform and badge to scare off one group of competitive shooters.

March 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local




Census 2010: Populations jump in some local cities

Several Northeast Georgia cities saw their populations double during the last decade, according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

March 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boy Scouts and Isakson honor 3 leaders

Pete Martin, John Melvin and Martha Nesbitt stand for the Boy Scouts oath in their own way.

March 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville pre-K educators may not see salary cuts

The Gainesville City Schools board will vote Monday on a plan aimed at preserving the system's pre-kindergarten teacher salaries.

March 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Bank robbery suspect arrested

A Marietta man was arrested within hours of his alleged Gainesville bank heist and getaway by taxicab, officers said.

March 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Dawson motorsports park wants to drill for its own water

The owner of a motorsports park in western Dawson County says he will drill his own wells to prepare for the development's future water needs.

March 19, 2011 | | Local


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FBI agrees to fund new firing range and training center in Hall County

The FBI has agreed to pay up to $1.7 million for a new firing range and training facility in Hall County that it will ...

September 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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