An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.
A proposal to ease some of the zoning conditions on the mega-development on Mundy Mill Road won't be heard by Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board until representatives of Gainesville's school system can negotiate with developers about the future school site on the development.
Only one Gainesville city school is under investigation after a state review of standardized test score data flagged 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools for possible cheating last year.
Despite hearing from many passionate Clermont library supporters, the Hall County library board voted Wednesday to recommend the county proceed with plans to build a North Hall library at Nopone Road and Hwy. 129.
A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.
While other kids their age enjoy time by the pool or engage in other summertime fun, 88 students participating in the Steps to College program are spending their summer hitting the books as a part of an enrichment program at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.
June 23, 2015|
By Hailey Van Parys