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Gainesville council urges new charter for elected mayor

Gainesville City Council members are ready for a new city charter that calls for an elected mayor.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall deputy, others injured in accidents

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a traffic accident on Candler Road Tuesday night, one of two wrecks within minutes of each other on the highway.

March 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


More than 1 inch of rain falls on Hall County area

More than an inch of rain soaked the Hall County area overnight, continuing a wet weather finish to late winter.

March 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mission to aid homeless has new home

As usual, Monday was a busy day at Under the Bridge Ministries.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville police seek info on shots fired

Gainesville Police Department officers are looking for information about shots fired at Ridgecrest Apartments on Saturday night.

March 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools to start pilot health program soon

Hall County students at Friendship Elementary School will soon shape up with a new health program - making the district one of the first in the nation to try it.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


86-year-old man patrols road for litter

He'd be easy to miss if it weren't for the orange vest. When driving on the tight bends of a windy road, Ed "Red" Helton is just a blur.

March 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood gives initial OK to expanding alcohol sales

Restaurants with smaller seating areas than ones allowed by some area governments, including Gainesville, may soon be able to sell alcohol in Oakwood.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood considers changes to alcohol law

Oakwood City Council plans to discuss possible changes tonight to the city's alcohol law.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall committee to analyze outsourcing

A Hall County committee will be meeting regularly to research options for privatizing and outsourcing county functions.

March 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center holds Indian event

Sunday was a perfect day to learn about shooting a bow and arrow, or carving flint into arrowheads or pounding corn in to a fine dust.

March 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville Police sporting new flag

As words go, honor, integrity and duty are not ones to use lightly, especially when woven into a piece of material that's raised by the Gainesville Police Department.

March 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Homeless groups seek more funds

Several Hall County organizations that help homeless people are searching for state and federal funds to extend their programs.

March 14, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Conference to address economic growth in North Ga.

Innovators from Microsoft and Intel will be in Dahlonega on Wednesday at a conference aimed at stimulating economic growth in North Georgia.

March 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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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


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Dahlonega building nearing demolition

The fate of the historic Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building, in downtown Dahlonega is slowly getting etched in stone.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of 3 kids killed in wreck: ‘Remember them as who they were’

Teresa Arriaga will remember the way her 16-year-old cousin Luis Carmona-Zepeda got $80 for his birthday and didn't use it for himself. He spent ...

June 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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