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Motorcycle run to benefit ‘Pillows for Patriots’

A Flowery Branch woman has organized a motorcycle run to help raise money so those deployed in the military - such as her son Joel - can sleep with a pillow under their heads.

August 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


One year later, still no trace of missing woman

BLAIRSVILLE - Nearly a year has passed since Jo Ann Cornwell's daughter Kristi walked out the door of their Union County home for what was supposed to be a 30-minute walk.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group puts a spotlight on Colombia

Three North Hall High School alums have taken an unusual path after college, devoting their time to telling the stories of displaced Colombians.

August 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools to deal with sweltering start

School starts Monday, and students will be climbing onto buses during the hottest days of the summer.

August 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman critically injured at campaign event

A private campaign event for 9th District U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in a Gainesville subdivision was marred by a golf cart accident that left a woman in critical condition Friday night.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


COMING THURSDAY: From seed to market

David White squats down next to his wife, Anita, as he drops a tiny seed into the moist soil on his farm in Lula one hot summer afternoon.

August 07, 2010 | | Local


Bookstore opens to ‘open doors’

The Next Chapter Bookstore at the Main Street Market in downtown Gainesville was full of chatting and laughter Friday as Gainesville residents picked out books to add to their home collections.

August 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lanier Tech graduates its largest GED class

More than 800 GED students graduated from Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Program on Friday night, the school's largest number yet.

August 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fishing fans flock to Lake Lanier event

While most think of fishing as a leisurely weekend activity, for some it is an exciting competitive sport.

August 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helicopter crash in Lumpkin kills 2

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying two occupants that was missing since Monday night was found Friday in a heavily wooded area of Lumpkin County. There were no survivors.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Habitat to rebuild burned home for soldier and family

An announcement Friday morning signaled a new beginning for Army Spc. Michael Walker, who came home from a deployment in Afghanistan only to find his family's East Hall home burned to the ground.

August 06, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Unit trained to prevent jail riots

On Christmas Eve 1987, an uprising at the Hall County jail brought out every available officer to quell the rioting and put out the fires, literally, as 30 agitated inmates took over a cell block.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Excitement flows along Lanier as tourney begins

Everything fell into place for this weekend's FLW Outdoors' Forrest Wood Cup.

August 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax trial wallops Hall legal budget

If there is one thing Hall County has learned from the recession, it's that the unexpected will happen.

August 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wounded Marine recovering at home in Braselton

Bullets flew by overhead just before 24-year-old Josh De Avila felt the impact in his back.

August 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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A click for convenience: Grocers begin rolling out online shopping, in-person pickup

Pushing a cart isn't the only way to get a week's worth of groceries from the Kroger Marketplace at New Holland anymore.

August 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Eighth-graders can start college funds, get extra help in REACH program

Ten Hall County and Gainesville eighth-graders could be selected to receive college scholarships that could be $20,000 or more by the time they graduate ...

August 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


4 years later, teen’s death still a mystery

As Sgt. Dan Franklin moved up the ranks and through various departments in the Hall County Sheriff's Office, he asked to keep one particular ...

August 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton marks 100 years: Saving the past with an eye on future

Braselton celebrated a historic milestone Saturday: its 100th birthday.

August 21, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


2 couples get a free chance to say ‘I do’

Soirees Southern Events Planning gave away a wedding to two lucky but deserving couples Saturday night at the Summer Barn Soiree at The Walters Barn ...

August 21, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Lovers of hot wheels help sheriff’s bike program

More than 100 vehicles were registered for the Hall County Sheriff's Office second annual Show and Shine car, truck and motorcycle show at Laurel ...

August 20, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


First Presbyterian group puts in thousands of hours, dollars into Mission Expo

They've done it again. First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville collected 16,500 hours of community service and volunteer work this past year, and they ...

August 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Newtown Day unites Gainesville's traditional African-American community

Aaron Christopher said he and his basketball teammates play "for love of the game."

August 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Braselton hospital natal unit ready to deliver expectations

The city of Braselton is expecting.

August 20, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Business panel calls for faster learning, more technical help

Learning new materials and ideas quickly and working directly with industry in the classroom were twin emphases Thursday at a seminar on the 21st century ...

August 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson football coach to speak at Gainesville church services

On the Sunday before the first full weekend of college football, one of the game's most prominent coaches will make his way to Gainesville.

August 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hot cars pose immediate danger to children

Twenty-six children are dead this year from being left in hot cars.

August 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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