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Skaggs: Eat more chicken during national month in September

Anyone who has lived in the Gainesville-Hall County area for any length of time recognizes the importance of the poultry industry to our community. In fact, poultry is the No. 1 agricultural commodity in the state of Georgia, representing some 47 percent of the total farm gate income in 2008.

September 09, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


Excerpts of President Barack Obama's address to Congress

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Congress tonight he will continue to seek common ground on health care in the coming weeks, leaving his door open for those with serious proposals.

September 09, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall might suspend employee retirement plan contributions

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix recommended Wednesday that the county temporarily suspend retirement contributions for employees to combat low sales tax revenue.

September 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


I-985 work creating daytime delays

Interstate 985 motorists can expect delays the next two weeks traveling southbound toward South Hall.

September 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman wins $100,000 in lottery

Renae Smith got a big surprise on her 48th birthday, not from her family, but from the Georgia Lottery.

Smith, a Gainesville resident, won $100,000 - the top prize in the lottery's instant Cash Harvest game.

September 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chestatee High uses Obama's speech as learning tool

On Tuesday, a presidential address that was the center of many debates across the country became a live learning opportunity for the students in Danielle Cleveland's class at Chestatee High School.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fatal property feud simmered for decades

DAHLONEGA - The long-standing feud over a disputed property line between Lewis Dempsey and Jewell Crane was no secret to local law enforcement.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fatal wreck suspect arrested after alleged hospital escape

A Gainesville woman who was sought by law enforcement for more than three days in connection with a fatal wreck was booked into the Hall County jail Tuesday night.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Revised Gainesville school deficit is $2.6 million less

The discovery of an accounting error made by the Gainesville finance office, coupled with savings from last school year, means the Gainesville school system deficit is about $2.6 million smaller than first believed.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Stimulus road work won’t interfere with fall football

Good news, football fans.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT proposes upgrades to bridges, railroad crossings in Jackson County

Dozens of residents attended a Georgia Department of Transportation open house Tuesday in Jefferson to learn more about federally funded projects planned for the area.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County man’s story of paralyzing injury told on video

A South Hall man whose May 2008 fall from a ladder resulted in paralysis tells his story as part of a video on the Shepherd Center's Web site.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tech grant aimed at nuclear plant welders

North Georgia Technical College recently received a $119,000 grant that will help local welding students land high-paying jobs in the nuclear energy field.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wauka school closer to charter status

Wauka Mountain Elementary School's charter petition won approval from the Hall County school board Tuesday, moving it one step closer to becoming a charter school next fall.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville gas line work forcing partial road closure

Travel will be limited on Thompson Bridge crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | 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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