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New park could keep skaters out of trouble

The skaters of Hall County are more than ready for a place near home they can skateboard without getting in trouble.

October 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville soon may close on railroad property

A strip of land that will pave the way for Gainesville's Midtown Greenway could soon be in the city's possession.

October 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State Supreme Court upholds teen's murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Gainesville teen serving a life sentence for murder.

Chaz Stringer was convicted by a Hall County Superior Court jury in October 2007 for the June 2006 fatal shooting of restaurant worker Victor "Charlie" Manuel Gallegos-de la Rosa in an attempted armed robbery of Garcia's Restaurant. Stringer was 15 at the time of the shooting but was tried as an adult.

October 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to pay costs for reservoir permitting

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted at its Monday work session to pay for the permitting expenses of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board analyzes graduation rate discrepancy

Officials are trying to account for a discrepancy in the high school's graduation rate.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood keeping steady with proposed 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's proposed 2010 budget shows the city is taking hits from a sour economy but not having to resort to severe cuts that other governments are weathering.

October 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


WIC program expands food choices

Recipients of a state nutrition program will now have more options when they head to the grocery store.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Too much rain could mean washed-out fall foliage

Although the first day of fall was officially in September, for many people the season doesn't start until the leaves on trees begin changing colors.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Autopsies pending after 2 found fatally shot in Buford

Two people have died after being found shot Saturday in a vehicle on West Rock Quarry Road in Buford.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Business proposal could have visitors up in the trees

Hall County may soon be home to one of only two canopy tours in the state, complete with a mile of zip line, sky bridges and teepee camping.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Aquatic center helps city rec department’s bottom line

In these times of economic duress, Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Department is thanking the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center for keeping its head above water.

October 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


H1N1 vaccine arrives in Hall County

After months of hearing about it, the H1N1 vaccine finally is available.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board may rethink out-of-state field trips

Olivia Metzdorf, an eighth-grader at Chestatee Middle School, has been practicing with her school's chorus to perform at a choral competition in Orlando, Fla., this spring. But the singers may not get to take the $550 Disney World trip.

October 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Today is deadline to register for Nov. 3 elections

Those who want to cast their ballots in the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections have one more day to register if they aren't already on the voter rolls.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson schools plan for teacher feedback

JEFFERSON - Despite having a system that made Adequate Yearly Progress last school year and an 86.7 percent graduation rate, Jefferson City Schools System officials won't be satisfied until their good academic progress is at its absolute best.

October 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools bookmobile facilitates summer reading

It's not unusual to see a school bus parked outside Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, but the bus stopped there Thursday morning ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers ...

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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