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Man charged with death of toddler

A Gainesville man who said his girlfriend's 1-year-old daughter was hurt in a fall has been charged with murder.

April 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cagle bows out of governor's race

ATLANTA - A reluctant Casey Cagle walked away Wednesday from his dream of being the state's next governor.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall serves up hospitality with visitors

ALTO - As a retired high school French teacher, Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras regularly peppers her conversations with a sprinkling of Francais.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Busy weekend of events on tap

No need to sit in the house this weekend because several local agencies have planned lots of family fun activities for this Saturday.

April 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood plans green events for Saturday

Oakwood and Keep Hall Beautiful, with help from Gainesville, have scheduled a stream and roadside cleanup for Saturday.

April 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman receives five years for tax conspiracy

A Gainesville woman who used an alias and more than 30 fake business names to hide a man's taxable assets from the IRS was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Wednesday.

April 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sentencing date is set for Spell

The man accused of perpetrating the biggest fraud in Hall County history will learn in 10 weeks how much time he will serve in prison.

April 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch OKs TAD financing for development

Flowery Branch City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to commit up to $135,000 in tax increments for demolition work already done in the Old Town Flowery Branch development led by Buford-based Hortman & Dobbs Developers.

April 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hires new assistant manager

Gainesville has a new assistant city manager.

April 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lt. Gov Cagle's statement on governor's race

ATLANTA - Lt. Governor Casey Cagle released the prepared statement below following a press conference regarding the 2010 governors race.

"For the past several months, it has been my full intention to campaign aggressively for election as Georgia's next Governor. We have recruited a top-notch team, raised over a million dollars, and I've worked to help my family understand the kind of stress we will face. I did this because I truly believe our state is at a crossroads, and the next Governor will play a critical role in determining whether our kids and grandkids have an opportunity to ...

April 15, 2009 | | Local


Man pleads guilty to impersonating a lawyer in court

Finesse Casado always aspired to be a lawyer, but he got a little ahead of himself.

April 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University System of Georgia scales back fixed tuition program

The Georgia Board of Regents has halted its fixed tuition program for this fall's freshmen to raise more money in the face of the state's worst fiscal crisis in decades.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Kiwanians honor McGarity for helping youths

The Kiwanis Club gathered Tuesday to honor a fellow member for his service to Hall County youth at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

April 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials salute master teachers

Educators from across Hall County briefly left their classrooms and lecture halls to honor nine master teachers for their passionate service to the students of this community.

April 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Literacy tests for Jefferson's eighth- through 12th-graders

Reading may be fundamental, but not all students do it well.

April 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Area teachers humble in accepting recognition as masters at their craft

Teachers are more than educators, they are facilitators of life experiences.

April 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City manager’s budget to be unveiled Thursday

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett will unveil his proposed 2016 fiscal year budget Thursday morning during a work session.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall family unharmed by Monday night garage fire

A family escaped without injury Monday night when a fire started in the garage of their Gainesville home.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County courts shuffle in annex plan

With the preliminary plan for reopening of the courthouse annex, the functions of the Hall County Courthouse will shift around like checkers on a checkerboard, said court administrator Reggie Forrester.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent weighs in on Cuban relations to group at UNG

As a former CIA agent, military veteran and native Cuban, Col. Felix Rodriguez has an impassioned opinion of U.S. relations with Cuba.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chad Black appointed as Hall deputy fire chief

Hall County Fire Services announced Monday that Chad Black had been appointed to the position of deputy fire chief.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas leak causes closure at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads

A gas leak caused a shutdown of Gaines Ferry Road at McEver Road toward Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch on Monday, fire officials said.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Filing tax returns messier, more complex than ever

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.

April 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center brings past to area families

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday's family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers.

April 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 | Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


Dahlonega in early stages of downtown pedestrian improvements

Anthony Smith knows the value of "foot traffic" at The Fudge Factory, a long-time fixture on the Dahlonega square.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residential parking issue resurfaces Monday night at Oakwood City Council

A proposed ordinance restricting parking in residential areas returns to the Oakwood City Council Monday night.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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