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DOT exec reflects on completed I-985 improvements

OAKWOOD - Traveling to see Russell McMurry speak Tuesday morning got a lot easier thanks to just-finished improvements he has overseen the past three years.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


EMC wants to test your knowledge

Students with a little math and science know-how could earn themselves a free trip to the nation's capital.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County: Government offices, libraries to close Friday for furlough day

Hall County government offices will be closed Friday for a monthly county-mandated furlough day.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Girl found OK after leaving ballet practice

A 12-year-old girl was recovered safe and sound Tuesday night after being reported missing from a ballet class on the Brenau University campus.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Heating bill aid applications begin Nov. 2

Local residents can apply for help with their home heating bills from Ninth District Opportunity Inc. beginning Monday.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


School invites students’ male role models to walk the halls, get involved

Centennial Arts Academy is opening its doors to dads and providing them with an opportunity to become a hallway hero.

October 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hospital stands ready, but not yet overwhelmed with flu cases

Some hospitals may be having issues keeping up with the number of people being hospitalized with flu-like symptoms, but locally, administrators say it isn't an issue.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City to change Red Rabbit routes

An expansion of Hall Area Transit's Red Rabbit bus service is imminent, but officials with the service want to talk to residents once more about the specifics.

October 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Burglaries alarm local residents

Gainesville resident Ani Pierce thinks it's a good time to be in the alarm business.

October 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-EPD leader discusses end to water crisis

BUFORD - A former state environmental chief intimately familiar with the tri-state water wars said Tuesday night that a group of firms - including his own - have volunteered their time toward resolving the longstanding issue.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Congressional leaders to discuss water wars

Congressional leaders from Florida, Georgia and Alabama are scheduled to meet today to discuss what role they will play in a conflict over water rights between the three states.

October 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two separate Hall County fires under investigation

An early morning fire destroyed a catering business Monday on White Sulfur Road.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


4 suspects, including 3 children, charged in Gainesville burglary

Gainesville police have charged four people, including three children, in the Saturday burglary of a Laura Drive home.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Boat dock permit lottery set for Wednesday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a lottery Wednesday morning to determine the order of reviewing requests for Lake Lanier dock permits.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson Halloween celebration spread out over 2 days

JEFFERSON - Halloween may fall just once a year, but in Jefferson, residents have found a way to create a multi-day celebration.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Chicopee golf director let go amid financial woes

Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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