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Libraries handling increased demand

Hall County libraries are packed.

July 11, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Immigration detention center ready for inmates

The new, old jail on Gainesville's Main Street should be boarding its first guests since its makeover any day now.

July 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


‘Unite or Die’ depicts Georgia’s Revolutionary War history

Most may be familiar with Georgia's role in the Civil War, but perhaps not as well-versed in Colonial-era history.

July 10, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Sugar Hill, Tadmore under new leadership

A few familiar faces will be taking on new roles in Hall County schools this fall.

July 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board weighs superintendent reviews

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education wants to make sure that everything in the system is up to date, and that includes the tool used to evaluate the superintendent.

July 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Park Hill Drive convenience store robbed

Gainesville police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store on Park Hill Drive this morning.

The clerk at the Kangaroo Convenience Store at 1680 Park Hill Drive told police the suspect entered the store, pulled a gun and demanded money from the cash registere. The clerk handed over the money, and the suspect ran from the store.

July 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Parks and Leisure offer low-cost family fun

Stay at home and take a vacation.

July 09, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Development agency now the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

The signs and letterhead are changing, but the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission - as it is now known - otherwise will remain the same.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville State College parking deck will help ease commuters’ woes

Students at Gainesville State College will be able to stop circling the Gainesville campus parking lot like vultures in August when the school opens its new two-story parking deck.

July 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson school board shelves matching retirement fund contributions

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Board of Education has voted to suspend matching employee retirement fund contributions.

July 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


From humble start, Cracker Fly-in has become 'a car show for airplanes'

At some point over the years, the annual gathering of area pilots showing off their aging aircraft took flight of its own and became a major event.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family of suspect and victim say slaying was self-defense

The sister of a North Hall man who died after being struck in the neck with a tree limb told a judge Thursday that her half-brother was justified in dealing the fatal blow.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall commission votes to collect property taxes twice a year

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to collect property taxes twice a year at Thursday's board meeting.

July 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall sheriff’s investigator charged with child molestation

A veteran Hall County Sheriff's investigator whose job was to look into allegations of misconduct within the agency was charged Thursday with molesting a 3-year-old girl, authorities said.

July 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors can apply for cooling assistance

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. announces dates of the 2009 Cooling Program.

July 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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WomenSource hosts 7th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser

For the seventh year, WomenSource played host to its annual Power of the Purse fundraiser, which celebrated women's philanthropy Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


$1.99 billion requested to fund state universities

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is requesting $1.99 billion for its 2016 budget and a separate $254.8 million for facilities.

September 10, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Oakwood to hold hearing on Stringer Road project

Oakwood is holding its third of four required public hearings Thursday as part of an $800,000 road project related to M. Stringer Road at the King's Hawaiian plant.

September 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville crowd debates Common Core's merits

An English professor told a Gainesville audience Tuesday night that educators, including herself, were heavily involved in the development of Common Core standards but they also were "passionate" about their work.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned microbrewery a step closer to opening taps

Pap Datta is one step closer to his dream of opening a microbrewery in Gainesville.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DA: Grand jury to probe raid that injured Cornelia toddler

A prosecutor says a grand jury will investigate a police raid that severely injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in the child's playpen last spring in Cornelia.

September 09, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Lanier academy student charged with making threats

A Lanier Career Academy student has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats.

September 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Valentine’s Day murder conviction appealed to Georgia Supreme Court

The attorney for the go-between in a Valentine's Day murder-for-hire scheme argued for an appeal Monday on the grounds of unlawfully obtained and unsuppressed phone records.

September 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall looks to buy new firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


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