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PetFest promises fun for everyone — and their pets

If you own a pet, are a pet lover or just like to admire animals from afar, you may want to head over to The Birdhouse in Braselton today for the Humane Society of Jackson County's annual PetFest.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State tries to get communities ‘Work Ready’

State officials have come up with a new initiative designed to help unemployed Georgians improve their marketable skills.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grillers get their game faces on

Barbecuing is a sweaty sport, so competitors make sure to bring a cold beverage and a comfortable chair.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman stable after fire; dog in critical condition

A Hall County woman who suffered smoke inhalation after her house caught on fire Friday morning was in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Five are arrested in McDonald’s robbery

Five people have been arrested in connection with the early morning armed robbery of a Flowery Branch McDonald's restaurant, including an employee whom investigators believe was involved.

May 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Forsyth gives $10,000 to support Lanier advocates

The Lake Lanier Association plans to forward $10,000 it has received from Forsyth County to help fund its legal participation in cases involving a tri-state dispute over the use of Lake Lanier.

May 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


State parks budget cuts will hit two area sites

Cuts to the state's Department of Natural Resources budget mean two local attractions - the Dahlonega Gold Museum and Smithgall Woods Conservation Area and Lodge - will offer fewer services this year.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends of late assistant principal Mike Adcock gather in his memory

When Mike Adcock returned to Hall County in 2002 to begin the boys basketball program at the new Flowery Branch High School, he started from scratch.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Humane Society plans mini-adoption

The Humane Society of Hall County has scheduled a Mini-Adoption for pets for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Starbucks, 821 Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville. A variety of pets will be available for adoption.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Pro cooks are fired up for day of pickin’ and lickin’

The barbecue brigade rolled into Gainesville on Thursday, armed with enough charcoal and sauce to keep the campus of Brenau University awash in the aroma of slow-cooked pork.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Work will close Brown Street

Construction is scheduled to start Monday on Brown Street.

May 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials hope job cuts are the last

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said the county is at its "core" after eliminating 28 positions in next year's budget.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners works on ethics plan, seeks independent review

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is a step closer to settling on an ethics resolution.

May 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Two airlifted to Grady in afternoon accident

An elderly motorist and his passenger were airlifted for medical treatment after an afternoon wreck Thursday on Thompson Bridge Road at Enota Drive.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Driver killed after collision with horse

State agricultural officials are trying to identify the owner of a horse that wandered into predawn traffic on U.S. 129, causing a fatal wreck.

May 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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NGMC takes steps to guard against Ebola

With heightened concerns about the Ebola virus spreading beyond West Africa, Northeast Georgia Medical Center is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations about controlling the disease.

September 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library’s annual book sale attracts a crowd

The Gainesville library was full of people Sunday as the Friends of the Hall County Library System's biggest annual book sale in years came to a close.

September 22, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


US Census reports states income drops to 5-year low in Hall

The median household income in Hall County is at its lowest level in five years and is below both the Georgia and national averages, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Hall schools to celebrate signing of US Constitution

Hall schools are celebrating the 227th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with patriotic contests and displays.

September 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall dive team seeks possible Lanier drowning victim

A 28-year-old man fell into Lake Lanier and did not resurface in a probable drowning over the weekend, law enforcement officials said.

September 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


It’s wait-and-see for physicians over Hall County’s planned clinic

Representatives of local retail pharmacies have expressed concern about Hall County's plans to open a clinic and pharmacy for employees next year, arguing local government should not compete unfairly with the private sector.

September 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Missing videotape cuts murder trial short

Prosecutors and Hall County Sheriff's Office officials do not know what happened to a videotaped 2006 interview that was involved in a murder case years later.

September 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Drivers wanted to help seniors

Seniors in Hall County will have a new transportation method available in 2015.

September 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area experts warn against rising Islamic State terror

Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard believes those wondering whether the Islamic State's reach could extend into middle America should remember or learn what happened in Beslan, Russia, in September 2004.

September 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture

September 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Harvest of Hope’s message: Living with cancer, not dying from it

Cancer patients came together with other survivors, doctors and vendors Saturday at the annual Harvest of Hope at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Artists share works at annual Art in the Square

A picture-perfect Saturday greeted visitors as area artists set up shop in the downtown Gainesville square for the 11th annual Art in the Square festival.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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