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Numbers show growth in South Hall may be slowing

The smoke may be clearing from a population explosion in the south end of Hall County.

July 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville native leaves helm of UGA alumni group

Although the University of Georgia Alumni Association welcomes a new president today, Gainesville native Trey Paris isn't going to step back just yet.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local radio pioneer earns lifetime achievement award

John Jacobs has seen his radio business go worldwide in 60 years but says success lies in staying local.

June 30, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch sewer law would add surcharge for some businesses

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council could vote today to add a $15-per-month surcharge for commercial sewer users to help pay for testing

June 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


July Fourth events

  • "North Georgia's Largest Fireworks Show," Braselton. Racing and fireworks. Qualifying at 6 p.m.; race at 7 p.m. Friday, Lanier National Speedway, 1 Raceway Drive, Braselton. $20 general admission, $5 age 11 and younger, free for age 5 and younger; $10 trackside parking. 770-967-8600.
  • American Legion fireworks, Gainesville. Sponsored by Paul E. Bolding Post 7. Snow cones, hot dogs, horse shoes and fireworks at dusk. Noon Saturday, Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville.
  • Fourth of July Celebration, Helen. Music by David Blackmon & Curley Maple, games, food and drinks. 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Rivermist Lodge, 6965 ...

June 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Justices reverse Hall malpractice case

A lengthy medical malpractice case that stemmed from a tick bite may be heading for a retrial after the Georgia Supreme Court this week reversed a jury's verdict that cleared four Gainesville doctors of negligence.

June 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville to appeal open records ruling, wants letter's names kept private

Gainesville will appeal a decision made by a Hall County judge last week.

June 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mormons pick South Hall leader, boundary lines for attendance at new site

Boundary lines for South Hall's new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been drawn and they take in a chunk of northeast Gwinnett and southeast Hall counties.

June 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Holly tree suffers damage from fire

Gainesville officials are uncertain about the fate of the holly tree in downtown Gainesville following a fire that left a section of the tree singed and brown.

June 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City may increase Georgia Mountains Center rental fees

The cheapest game in town may get a little more expensive.

June 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Newtown Florist Club's summer campers learn to be ladies and leaders

When you come here, you learn to be a lady.

June 29, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood rolls out its red carpet for City Manager Stan Brown

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown was honored during a surprise ceremony Monday morning as he returned to work after spending six months in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force reservist.

June 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Victims of house fire showered with donations

The Stephans returned from vacation to find their home burned to the ground, and now they have more donations than they know how to handle.

An empty rental home, furniture, washer, dryer, kitchen and bath essentials and even a wedding band set later, and the family doesn't know how to thank their neighbors enough.

June 29, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


12th rabies case of year confirmed

The 12th rabies case for the year has been discovered in North Hall County.

June 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch honored for renewing ethics law

Flowery Branch has been recertified as a "City of Ethics."

June 29, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New rate offered to Gainesville-based Red Oak Sanitation

It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Escaped Jackson County inmate back in custody

A statewide lookout ended around 8 p.m. Thursday for an inmate from Jackson County who escaped from a work crew.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of driving toward deputy arrested in Flowery Branch

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


King’s Hawaiian cancels celebration event

The scheduled celebration for a new plant at the current King's Hawaiian Bakery Southeast in Flowery Branch was canceled due to the timing of a bird flu outbreak that has now affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in at least a dozen states.

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


5K benefits 1-year-old being treated for eye cancer

Asher Rock is a lively 1-year-old boy who loves blowing kisses and playing with his "Percy the Small Engine" model train.

May 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


TAD funds approved for real estate, construction business

The Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee recommended Wednesday that Owens Management Group receive $17,500 in funds to renovate and convert a residential home into an office space for its real estate investment company and light-construction business.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Free meals will be available for children in summer

Many children are reasonably well-fed from August to May - eating hot, balanced breakfast and lunch at school Monday through Friday.

May 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Slippery slope concerns arise as Hall officials debate trash dumping rate

Concerns about setting a bad precedent have given pause to some Hall County officials over whether to approve a discounted rate for a private trash collection service to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.

May 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tri-state group OKs water management plan for basin

A private tri-state water group has settled in six years what remains a thorny issue for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after 20 years - the sharing of waters in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.

May 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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