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Once again, Gainesville parks agency named best in state

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department and one of its volunteers were recognized at the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association's annual conference last week.

November 17, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Pastors, Perdue to pray for rain

God knows we're dry.

November 17, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

Remembering our veterans: War stories fill air during ceremony

Joe Wood was sworn into the U.S. Army on Dec. 31, 1942.

November 17, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

Oakwood: We don’t need Hall’s OK for sewer deal

The Oakwood City Council met Monday evening and voted to pass an amendment on the city's contract with Braselton that will allow the two cities to connect their sewer systems without requiring approval by Hall County authorities.

November 17, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Student aims to prevent infection

GAINESVILLE - An East Hall High School senior is getting an inside look at one of the biggest scares of the day - methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterial skin infection that is difficult to treat.

November 17, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local

Investigation into costly fire ruled accidental, handed to insurance company

The Sunday fire that caused nearly $1 million in damage at the Gainesville Truck Center is now believed to have been caused by a piece of floor cleaning equipment.

November 17, 2007 | From staff reports | Local

Truck center fire causes $1 million worth of damage

It took seven fire engine companies and about 25 firefighters to extinguish a blaze Sunday afternoon at the Gainesville Truck Center on Athens Highway.

The Hall County Fire Department responded to a call received at 3:57 p.m. A Hall County deputy called in the fire after spotting the smoke, which was visible from Athens Highway.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Veterans Day: Dawsonville festivities draw 600

At least 300 war veterans, marching band members and color guards paraded through downtown Dawsonville Sunday afternoon in honor of the city's 3rd Annual Veterans Day Celebration.

November 16, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Ex-servicemen help close Northeast Georgia History Center's World War II exhibit

As the Northeast Georgia History Center on Sunday brought an end to its long-running World War II exhibit, military veterans from throughout the region gathered to remember.

November 16, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local

Drawing strength to fight: Community comes together to support young cancer patient Drake Hollander

GAINESVILLE - Drake Hollander was a fun-loving, sports-obsessed sixth-grader at North Hall Middle School. But on Oct. 12, he became something else: a cancer patient.

November 15, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local

Turn books into bucks at library's 'roadshow'

GAINESVILLE - Nestled between worn paperbacks and dust-covered yearbooks, there could be hidden treasure sitting on your shelf.

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local

One month later, has ban helped?

The city of Gainesville reduced its water use for the month of October, thanks mainly to the level four drought restrictions which included a total outdoor watering ban.

But how does this reduction measure up to previous Octobers?

November 15, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Moving day at the jail

It's 2:40 p.m. Wednesday outside the aging Hall County Detention Center on Main Street. Moving day.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Two brothers, one war

The twin Roberts brothers are like bookends in Hall County's World War II story.

November 15, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local

VFW has new place to call home

Joe T. Wood Sr. was around for the opening of the first Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8452 in Gainesville, and he made a point of showing up for the newest opening -- even if meant being late for a University of Georgia football game.

November 15, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Clinics event to honor volunteers, raise funds

Good News Clinics runs on the work of volunteers, and there are a lot of them - about 40 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, 40 dentists and even more nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and community members.

September 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Flowery Branch man indicted in his brother’s Christmas Day death

A Flowery Branch man has been indicted on murder charges for the Christmas Day death of his brother.

September 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

South Hall park may open by spring

The sun broke through the clouds just in time to witness the official groundbreaking at Cherokee Bluffs Park.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local

Man cycles across US for pets and vets

Charleston, S.C.-based Neil Grehlinger is cycling approximately 4,000 miles across the U.S. to help match rescue dogs and soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

WomenSource hosts 7th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser

For the seventh year, WomenSource played host to its annual Power of the Purse fundraiser, which celebrated women's philanthropy Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

$1.99 billion requested to fund state universities

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is requesting $1.99 billion for its 2016 budget and a separate $254.8 million for facilities.

September 10, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local

Eyes on the Road: Oakwood to hold hearing on Stringer Road project

Oakwood is holding its third of four required public hearings Thursday as part of an $800,000 road project related to M. Stringer Road at the King's Hawaiian plant.

September 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville crowd debates Common Core's merits

An English professor told a Gainesville audience Tuesday night that educators, including herself, were heavily involved in the development of Common Core standards but they also were "passionate" about their work.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local

Planned microbrewery a step closer to opening taps

Pap Datta is one step closer to his dream of opening a microbrewery in Gainesville.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

DA: Grand jury to probe raid that injured Cornelia toddler

A prosecutor says a grand jury will investigate a police raid that severely injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in the child's playpen last spring in Cornelia.

September 09, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local

Lanier academy student charged with making threats

A Lanier Career Academy student has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats.

September 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local

Valentine’s Day murder conviction appealed to Georgia Supreme Court

The attorney for the go-between in a Valentine's Day murder-for-hire scheme argued for an appeal Monday on the grounds of unlawfully obtained and unsuppressed phone records.

September 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local

Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local

US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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