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Ga. first lady helps push braces program

Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, came home to Gainesville Monday to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics.

February 22, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Billboard bill fuels opposition

Billboard legislation going through the Georgia House of Representatives has fueled widespread opposition, including from a group led by a vocal Lake Lanier resident.

February 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners consider 4 options for Cool Springs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners considered four different options for the Cool Springs Park property at Monday's work session.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch council retreat is now March 26

Flowery Branch City Council has postponed its annual retreat to March 26.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge-jumping survivor, rescuers reunited as TV crews filmed

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcons mascot offers healthy message for students

Staying fit includes fueling up with the right foods and being active for at least 60 minutes every day.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Moss: Sales tax could help pay offset paratransit costs

Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center's director is asking that Hall Area Transit's paratransit service also benefits from the state's proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches making progress to help homeless

A handful of Hall County churches are inching closer to helping Gainesville's homeless population get off the streets.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville High’s graduation rate projected at 71 percent

The latest update for this year's Gainesville High School graduation rate showed a slight increase from 68.9 percent in October to about 71 percent in late January.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gary Michael Hilton sentenced to death in Florida case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man found guilty in the 2007 slaying and decapitation of a nurse has been sentenced to death by a jury.

February 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge survivor now in national media whirlwind

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Smile’ program will offer braces to kids in need

Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal came home to Gainesville to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics this afternoon.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man dies in weekend wreck

A Gainesville man was killed Saturday night in a motorcycle wreck in White County.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Quarter of Hall County residents not being active

The Gainesville area has a lake, at least 443 acres of parkland and fitness centers galore, yet up to a quarter of Hall County residents are just spending their free time not doing physical activity.

February 21, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Group holds tribute for Washington on Tuesday

Ed Rigel Sr. concludes some of his notes with "Kind Patriotic Regards."

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

February 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plane crashes in Dawson County

February 19, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

February 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son's fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

February 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

February 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

When General Beauregard Lee exited his stately white-columned manor on the grounds of the Yellow River Game Ranchon Groundhog Day morning he signaled to the ...

February 18, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man gets 25-year prison sentence for child molestation

A Gainesville man must serve 25 years of a life sentence after being convicted of molesting a girl continuously for three years, according to officials.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of aggravated assault

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing his older brother was acquitted on a more serious charge by a jury Friday.

February 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

It took three pairs of hands to hopefully encourage kids to relax.

February 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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