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Deal appoints Hall County man to firefighters board

Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed Kerry Jackson Cook of Chestnut Mountain to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Firefighters Pension Fund.

February 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Theater group wants more time on downtown lease

A South Hall community theater group doesn't want the curtain to fall yet on its $1-per-month lease.

February 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street group 51 names shy of goal

Several Gainesville residents are close to their goal of preserving the community aspect of the Fair Street and Newtown areas.

February 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall school board OKs new custom courses at Riverbend

Hall County parents who want more accelerated learning options for their children won't have to wait long.

February 28, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County kindergarten registration starts in March

Kindergarten registration for Hall County children will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29-30 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. March 31 at each county elementary school.

February 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Retirement homes compete in cooking event

It's not your ordinary retirement home meal.

February 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall board to discuss summer school changes

A meeting by the Hall County school board tonight could bring new plans for summer school this year, as well as an updated anti-bullying policy.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall seeks grant for recycling program

Hall County is hoping for a boost from Coca-Cola to up its recycling effort.

February 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Attorney uses Skype in court, nets national attention

A Gainesville lawyer has received national attention in the legal community for his use of the Internet-based technology called Skype to question an out-of-state witness during a criminal trial.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Oakwood sewer system to get national exposure

A national audience will learn later this year about Oakwood's unique sewer system.

February 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Heavy’ television star loses 100 pounds

Jill Adams of Gainesville was not the teacher she thought she could be.

February 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Tax, immigration bills concern Gainesville council

As state legislators begin debating controversial bills this week, Gainesville City Council members want to make sure their opinions are heard.

February 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


East Hall man focuses on future after Iraq injury

These days, Kevin Cannon works a full-time job driving a truck for a cable company before unwinding at his East Hall home with his wife, 3-year-old daughter and the family's cat and dog.

February 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicken pie supper always hits the spot

One school's fundraiser is such a long-standing tradition, it could probably set a record.

February 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | 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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