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Dunlap joins ranks of Georgia influential

A statewide business magazine has included four people with ties to Hall County among its 100 Most Influential Georgians of 2009.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Padgett earns permanent post as Gainesville city manager

After nearly two months without one, Gainesville officially has a city manager.

January 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State debates combining college systems

A panel appointed by Gov. Sonny Perdue to make recommendations on the future of the state's education system has recommended that Georgia's two-year colleges be moved from the Board of Regents to the technical college system.

January 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Nearly 4 inches of rain has fallen and more is coming

While the moist, gray weather that many areas have been experiencing for the past few days can be depressing, don't expect to see any improvement in the dismal conditions today.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Inman Perk adds its flavorful aroma to Spout Springs library

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall library patrons now can get their coffee poured before they pore over books at the Hall County Library System's Spout Springs branch.

January 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson EMC, customers give to five Hall charities

Customers with the Jackson Electric Membership Corp. are doing a lot to help Hall County.

January 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Holiday prompts meeting date change

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its monthly meeting because it conflicts with Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

January 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall officials take look at alcohol code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will discuss setting penalties at its next meeting for two convenience stores that sold alcohol to minors.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Powell, Oliver take oath of office

In a ceremony held before Monday's regularly scheduled work session, Chief Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller swore in two recently re-elected members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

January 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville schools may hike out-of-district tuition rate

The Gainesville school board is considering multiple proposals for an out-of-district tuition increase, one of which could double tuition to $900 for some students but allow breaks for children of Gainesville alumni and business owners.

January 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Frances Meadows aquatic center hopping with new members

It's too cold for children to play in the elaborate outdoor Splash Zone at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center, but that does not mean residents are not enjoying the center's other amenities.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man accused of stomping mother on his way to trial in superior court

A man accused of stomping his mother and leaving her on the floor of her home with a broken foot and ankle will face a superior court judge for his alleged crime.

January 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell had Gainesville ties

Griffin Bell, the Americus native who attained legendary status among his peers in the legal profession, was remembered Monday as a kind, courtly man with a brilliant mind.

January 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cagle: Budget woes will 'monopolize' 2009 legislative session

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday that state revenues are trending downward and predicted a deficit of "something north of $2 billion."

January 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rain stopping, but Lake Lanier is rising, slowly

If the forecast holds, Gainesville-Hall County will end 2008 about 6 inches below normal in total rainfall.

January 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch City Council says yes to land annexation

The controversial annexation and rezoning requests of a large portion of land in South Hall County has been approved by the Flowery Branch City Council.

October 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Area craftsmen named masters of their trade

Societies are best remembered for what they built, and Thursday some of North Georgia's top builders were recognized for their work.

October 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County officials eye sales tax extension to fund e-911 upgrades

Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.

October 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$400K in heroin seized after search of Lula home

Officers seized $400,000 in heroin and three firearms Wednesday after searching a Lula home.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Headmaster kisses pig following school's high reading scores

Lakeview Academy Headmaster John Kennedy kissed Purdy the Tamworth pig Wednesday at the Gainesville school as a reward for first- through fifth-grade students, who exceeded their goal in the Scholastic Reading Counts challenge.

October 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Broken Bonds: Mom changes life to reunify with daughter

Lindsey Shubert dialed the numbers.

October 16, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Family treatment court helps parents, children reconnect

Crystal Roughton hitchhiked to get to the Hall County Courthouse on time. After her newborn was taken at the hospital, Roughton had to get her baby back.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Talks underway between lawyers for Hall firetruck maker over training accident

Legal representatives for the maker of the the firetruck involved in a July 22 Hall County training incident have begun discussions with County Attorney Bill Blalock.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge and Bar: Man indicted in officer obstruction

A Gainesville man previously indicted on a kidnapping charge has been indicted on charges of kicking two correctional officers in a later incident.

October 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Parents remember lost children in candlelight service

There are no words to describe the loss of a child.

October 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Early projects list shows Ga. 211 widening as top priority

A Norcross consultant helping to develop a long-range transportation plan for Gainesville-Hall County has ranked the widening of Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway in South Hall as the area's No. 1 priority.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school students learn about careers

Local high school students took a break from the books Wednesday during a career success day to learn how to be successful in the world of work.

October 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class aims to boost efficiency in spotting storms

Many people may underestimate their ability to save their neighbors with a single call.

October 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


State poultry industry gets good news in trade ruling

The World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its yearslong ban on U.S. poultry imports, including meat and eggs, a first step toward reopening access to the subcontinent's lucrative market.

October 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Lanier Islands CID director dies in car wreck

A Roswell man who had worked to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has died.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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