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Newest library geared toward lifetime of learning

Doors to the new Spout Springs Library soon will open to reveal an imaginative world of princesses, frogs and castles for Hall County children.

May 14, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Chamber turns 100 with 'Celebration of the Century'

For those driving by on the street, it was just another night. But five stories up, an open parking deck was transformed into the setting for a lavish celebration.

May 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


No leads in slaying of West Hall man in home

A home invasion slaying remained unsolved Friday, some 24 hours after a retiree was found shot and killed inside his West Hall home.

May 14, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water use increases but revenue is still down

As city officials expected them to do in the warmer months, Gainesville water customers have started using more water. That means Gainesville Public Utilities is making a little more money selling it, but water customers likely still face a rate increase in 2009.

May 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


An Olympic legacy: Canadian teams keep the torch burning on Lanier

In the beginning, the Lake Lanier Olympic venue was meant for great things, the most important being the legacy that creating an Olympic venue would leave for rowing and sprint canoe and kayak sports.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson Building is now up to code

An historic downtown building that was deemed unfit for residential or commercial use at the beginning of the year now has come into compliance with the city's demands.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Eighth-grader wins $650 scholarship in statewide essay contest

Rachel Glazer, an eighth-grader from North Hall Middle School, will be honored today at a banquet at the Georgia District Optimist Conference in Macon.

May 13, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Wounded Hall soldier recovering after surgery

An Army soldier from Hall County is recovering from his third surgery after a sniper shot him in Iraq five days ago.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Perdue orders agencies to cut energy usage

Last week, Gov. Perdue launched his "Governor's Energy Challenge," ordering all of Georgia's state agencies to cut energy usage 15 percent by 2020.

May 13, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


White County teen dies after alcohol-related cardiac arrest

Authorities are considering new charges against a White County man charged with furnishing alcohol to a high school student after the teen died from alcohol-related causes Thursday.

John Gunter, 17, a 10th-grader at White County High School, died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday morning, five days after being brought to the hospital, White County Sheriff's Chief Deputy John O'Brien said.

May 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


D.A. not charging couple with murder

A couple accused of neglecting an elderly Gainesville woman by depriving of her of food and medical care in deplorable living conditions for months prior to her death will not be charged with murder.

May 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bagwell, injured in Iraq, faces long recovery

It could take from six months to two years for a soldier from Hall County who was shot in Iraq to completely recover from his injuries, his mother said Friday.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Faithful unite to bow heads, lift concerns at National Day of Prayer

People throughout Hall County bowed their heads Thursday, joining with fellow Christians across America for the National Day of Prayer.

Created in 1952 by President Truman, the observance always takes place on the first Thursday in May.

May 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


DOT: Oakwood roadwork is ahead of schedule

According to the calendar, the project to remake the main roads in Oakwood is at the halfway point, but the Georgia Department of Transportation said work is ahead of schedule.

May 12, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Mom prays for hurt soldier’s survival

GILLSVILLE - Carolyn Bagwell never wanted her son to join the military, but Nathon Bagwell, 24, joined the Army last September before his mother had the chance to talk him out of it.

May 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ report calls out governor’s Water Supply Program

An environmental watchdog group's annual "Dirty Dozen" report criticizes Gov. Nathan Deal's $300 million Water Supply Program, which includes an undetermined amount for the proposed Glades Reservoir in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Cleveland Bypass set for end of April completion

The Cleveland Bypass is now slated for an April 30 completion, with the Tucker-based contractor facing fines for missing the original July 31 deadline.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students learn from business pros

Business students at North Hall High School did some job shadowing Tuesday at what may sound like an unusual place - Memorial Park Funeral Home.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Volunteers clear area for nature preserve

Ricoh Americas employees removed non-native invasive plants as part of the company's volunteer day in conjunction with the upcoming USA Weekend's Make A Difference Day, which is Saturday. Ricoh Americas employees volunteered to clear the future parking lot site of the Linwood Nature Preserve. Headquartered in Japan, the Ricoh company has a Gainesville branch about 1 mile from the 30-acre site off Thompson Bridge Road. The company used its volunteer day to help Hall County Master Gardeners and members of The Redbud Project prepare the preserve for future use. Another work day at the preserve will be held ...

October 22, 2014 | J.K. Devine | Local


‘The Rookie’ shares his tale at gala

Jim Morris was a slightly overweight, 35-year-old high school teacher with a bad arm when he reluctantly tried out for a professional baseball team.

October 22, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Spout Springs project bumped to No. 2 on priority list

Transportation planners have reshuffled priorities in a long-range plan for Gainesville-Hall County, now making Spout Springs Road widening its No. 2 project.

October 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Politics of Ebola: Nunn, Perdue make virus part of campaign rhetoric

The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sheriff's office has 30 days to appeal civil service ruling

Sheriff Gerald Couch will have 30 days to appeal the Hall County Civil Service Board decision regarding two former deputies, County Attorney Bill Blalock said.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Driver charged with DUI in Athens Highway crash

One of the drivers in the Monday crash on Athens Highway has been charged with driving under the influence and failure to yield, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

October 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council gives final OK to craft brewery

Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fighting closing of Tumbling Circle railroad crossing

Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.

October 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man still critical after 7-story fall at Raven Cliff Falls

North Georgia emergency authorities crossed fallen trees and rappelled down a 40-foot cliff to rescue a man who had fallen 80 feet.

October 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to give final OK on brewery today

Gainesville City Council is expected to give the final go-ahead needed for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area when it meets tonight.

October 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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