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White County businesses to talk ‘big-box’ strategy

The conventional wisdom is that when Wal-Mart or any other "big-box" retailer moves into town, local businesses shrivel up and die. But that's not always the case.

November 14, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Would-be residents give cold shoulder to Gainesville annexation

While Gainesville officials tried Monday evening to stress the benefits of becoming a city resident to property owners who might be affected by a massive annexation of county islands, many of the property owners remained concerned about how the annexation would affect their tax bills.

November 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man found dead in burning building in White County

A 29-year-old White County man was found dead early Monday morning in a burning building near the Hall County line.

November 14, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Fewer students, less money from state force Hall schools to cut millions of dollars from budget

Due to state revenue shortfalls and less student population growth in the Hall County school system than expected, the Hall County Board of Education cut more than $5.5 million from this year's budget, according to the Hall County schools deputy superintendent.

November 14, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Homesickness may be the toughest battle

Life moves in cycles here in Iraq.

November 14, 2008 | By Doug Collins | Local


Richardson keeps role as House speaker

ATLANTA - Fiery Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson has survived a challenge for his gavel.

November 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Elections director on track for permanent appointment

At Monday's work session, Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks recommended interim Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter be appointed Hall County's elections director.

November 14, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Newest Gainesville K9s are ready for the job

On Monday, the Gainesville Police Department officially retired two of its former police dogs and introduced the department's newest addition - two Belgian Malinois.

November 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New bank dazzles Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A year in the making, South Hall's newest bank on Spout Springs Road has caught the eye of motorists and gawking children alike.

November 13, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Festival rallies around the hemlock tree

People interested in good music and protecting the environment gathered near Murrayville this weekend for the Fourth Annual HemlockFest.

November 13, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia House to decide on GOP leadership

Republicans in the Georgia House of Representatives will gather this morning to elect their party officers, including speaker of the House. It marks the first time since the GOP took control of the House in 2004 that Speaker Glenn Richardson faces a challenge from within his own party.

November 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Brothers in life, brothers in arms

The Martin brothers went off to war not knowing if they'd ever see each other again, and it was nearly two years before they were reunited on their family's farm.

November 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The doctor is in the house ... at assisted living facilities

Most residents of assisted living facilities are old enough to remember a time when doctors made house calls.

November 13, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville city schools finance director loves hiking, piano

It has been a long year for Janet Allison, who has served as the finance director for Gainesville schools since March.

November 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Study: Atlanta sprawls while Hall County hangs tight

The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta region - perhaps not surprisingly - is the most sprawling large metropolitan area in the country.

April 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two overnight fires in N. Hall deemed suspicious

Two overnight fires in North Hall County are believed to be suspicious but not connected, according to Hall County Fire Services.

April 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Curriculum, budget hot topics at school board forum

Common core, board transparency and fiscal accountability were the main topics discussed during a Thursday education forum for Board of Education candidates hosted by the Lanier Tea Party Patriots.

April 11, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Persimmon Tree Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 11, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Georgia leads country in growth of women-owned businesses

There's no one road for a woman to take when it comes to owning and operating her own business.

April 11, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County commercial, industrial tax notices mailed today

Annual tax assessment notices for about 4,200 commercial and industrial properties in Hall County were dropped in the mail today, but it's not time to pay up quite yet.

April 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal backs medical marijuana trials

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced two separate efforts to pursue clinical trials on a cannabis-based drug that has shown promise in helping children who suffer from seizure disorders.

April 11, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


DA seeks tougher penalty in stabbing

The Gwinnett County District Attorney's office has given notice of intent to increase the punishment in the slaying of a Gainesville woman.

April 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Forsyth assistant principal on leave following arrest

April 10, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


Dawson County commissioners seek back taxes from hotel

April 10, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


Construction continues on new Clarks Bridge

Work continues on a new Clarks Bridge across Lake Lanier in Gainesville. The project, which also calls for a new pedestrian tunnel under Ga. 284, is set for completion by Dec. 31, 2015. When completed, the new bridge will have 12-foot lanes and an 8-foot shoulder in each direction.

April 10, 2014 | | Local


Fire damages home on Tulip Drive

A fire caused by unattended cooking damaged a home in the 1800 block of Tulip Drive in Gainesville, but the occupants got out without injury, authorities said.

April 10, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville parks department proposes increased budget

As it looks to expand recreational opportunities, renovate park facilities and increase staff, the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department has proposed a $5.261 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Emerging partnership benefits local housing programs

A partnership between the Gainesville Nonprofit Development Foundation and Habitat for Humanity of Hall County to build and rehabilitate homes and neighborhoods across Gainesville is beginning to pay big dividends.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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