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Unfinished house burns; 14 brush fires plague area

Fire officials said high winds reaching 31 mph and low humidity are to blame for the rash of small fires that broke out Sunday afternoon in Northeast Georgia.

As a result of weather conditions, the Georgia Forestry Commission issued a red flag fire warning that remained in effect for parts of North Georgia until 9 p.m. Sunday.

February 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan Harris Blackwood | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center's open MRI is new and improved

Given the choice, most patients would rather undergo an "open" MRI test rather than be encased in the narrow cylinder of traditional MRI machines.

February 22, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Study to evaluate water, sewer rate hike in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch City Council has approved a nearly $3,000 study to determine when and by how much city sewer and water rates should be raised to meet the costs of the city's sewer and water treatment plant, which loses money.

The council approved the study last Wednesday after auditor Dan Walker briefed the City Council and staff on the past fiscal year's budget.

February 22, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Annual tech fair shows the kids are all right

Computer savvy students from across North Georgia gathered Saturday at Lakeview Academy to compete in the annual Lanier Regional Technology Fair.

February 21, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Internet hot spots get boost on campus

DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University plans to expand its wireless network during the next several months.

The work, expected to be completed in the fall, will provide most of the campus with wireless coverage, said Bryson Payne, chief information officer.

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


It's all about chicken and community fun

Clyde Frederick squeezed his long-legged frame onto the small, round seat of the elementary school cafeteria table and dug into a dinner of chicken pie, slaw, green beans, cranberry sauce and roll, his grown son and four granddaughters seated beside him.

February 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drought repercussion: Lake Lanier Islands might limit swimming in the lake

Gov. Sonny Perdue's announcement that the state would allow limited filling of outdoor swimming pools was good news for Grier Todd.

February 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Clergy appreciation event honors leaders

A Gainesville civic club paused Thursday to thank religious leaders in the community for their efforts.

The Lanierland Civitan Club held a Clergy Appreciation Day, which coincides with a weeklong observance honoring those in the ministry.

February 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


East Hall High instructor shows others the way

GAINESVILLE - For two hours Thursday, East Hall High School biology teacher Heather Barrett's classroom doubled as a production studio.

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia says Gainesville High is a school of character

Gainesville High School has been named a 2008 State School of Character.

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council talks about priorities, finances at retreat

YOUNG HARRIS - In the first day of its planning retreat, the Gainesville City Council discussed the priorities and financial challenges the city faces in the next fiscal year.

February 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


After two-day weather delay, schools complete statewide tornado drill

With nary a cloud in the sky, Friday morning's tornado drill went off as planned.

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Is this America's favorite mom?

No one ever said being a mom was easy. Donna Aldridge knows that.

February 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police talk man down from 260-foot crane at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Two police negotiators were able to talk a potentially suicidal man down from atop a 260-foot construction crane Thursday night at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

February 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County school board to mull $600,000 in air-conditioning projects

At Monday's meeting, The Hall County school board is set to consider some $600,000 in air-conditioning upgrades this summer.

February 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


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On-the-job training coming to Cornelia

The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission-Workforce Development is bringing on-the-job training to Cornelia next week.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Power restored after wreck causes outage Tuesday

Power was restored to thousands of customers who were left without electricity when a car hit a power pole just before 3 p.m. according to Jackson EMC.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Griffin police: No leads in 2013 slaying of area man

A year later, authorities said there have been no developments in the homicide investigation of a Flowery Branch man who was killed in Griffin.

April 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Victims remembered at event

Two brothers, Jake Prince, 9, and Griffin Prince, 13, who were killed in a 2012 boat wreck were remembered Tuesday at a Victims' Rights Week event in Kenyon Plaza outside the Hall County Courthouse in Gainesville.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spring’s arrival heralds progress on road work

With spring's arrival comes road work.

April 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer moving ahead on proposed apartments

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted 3-2 Tuesday to recommend approving development of a 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex on a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street, across from the city's Public Safety Complex.

April 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County stays beautiful with Great American Cleanup

Volunteers will hit several areas of Hall County on Saturday as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.

April 09, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Crash cuts power for thousands in S. Hall

Power was restored by 8 p.m. Tuesday to thousands of customers who were left without power when a car collided with a power pole, according to Jackson EMC.

April 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Department of Labor to help Magnolia fill jobs in Baldwin

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Magnolia Windows and Doors fill a number of manufacturing jobs from 2-5 p.m. April 17 at 1000 Pyratich Drive in Baldwin.

April 08, 2014 | | Local


Sunny skies to return to area

Almost 3.5 inches of rain was recorded Monday at the National Weather Service's station at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to hear last of budget presentations

Gainesville City Council will meet Thursday morning to hear the last of the departmental budget presentations for the coming 2015 fiscal year.

April 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student, golfer Smith dies at 17

Averi Smith's motto was "No tears, all smiles."

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


University’s 3-D printer helps children with disabilities

Nicolas Holbert rode Chaco around the stable enclosure, circle after circle, as physical therapy students held onto him on each side to keep his head stable.

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


King’s Hawaiian to add 450 jobs

The smell of dinner rolls wafting over Oakwood is about to grow stronger as King's Hawaiian plans to expand its production facilities and hire 450 new employees over the next two years.

April 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Governor reports $3.9M in cash for re-election bid

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal reported $3.9 million in cash for his re-election bid on Monday, after raising about $84,000 in 11 days after the legislative session ended.

April 07, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


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