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Flowery Branch council votes 3-2 to keep Andrew

An emotional week in Flowery Branch ended on a positive note for City Manager Bill Andrew Thursday night, as the City Council reappointed him to his job for at least another year.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Graves introduces legislation as Congress reconvenes

After being sworn into the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill of the new session, which is an act to de-authorize appropriations for national health care.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chamber sees bright spots in 2011

As the economy slowly recovers nationwide, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce officials are seeing positive signs locally for 2011.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation ‘roundtable’ takes first major step to 2012 tax vote

DAHLONEGA - A newly formed regional transportation group took a major step Wednesday night toward a 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commission trio forces 4 Hall officials to resign

Four of Hall County's top administrators were forced to resign Wednesday, and Hall County commissioners will vote on their interim replacements tonight.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man to face charges after hospital release

The man accused of fleeing police and crashing his car into a telephone pole late Monday will face charges related to a convenience store robbery and attempted getaway once he recovers from his injuries, police said.

January 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall schools get state recognition

Two schools in Hall County were recognized with state awards for high test scores this week.

January 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


UGA determining cause of mysterious bird deaths in South

Birds that mysteriously fell recently from the sky in Arkansas and Louisiana have made their way to Athens where University of Georgia staff are trying to figure out what caused their deaths.

January 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville takes down Christmas decorations

It's always faster to take down the Christmas tree than to put it up.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville city schools open enrollment is from Monday to Feb. 16

Gainesville City Schools registration for 2011-2012 begins Monday for kindergarten and new students in grades first through eighth. Registration will be held at Woods Mill Academy, 715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Truck wrecks, spilling load of live chickens

For most of Wednesday, drivers were detoured around the scene of an accident on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road involving an overturned truck carrying a full load of chickens.

January 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 residents escape burning mobile home, treated for smoke inhalation

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation Wednesday morning after escaping a mobile home blaze in the 2800 block of Jack Bryant Circle in East Hall County.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville council gives initial OK to Mundy Mill apartments

The Mundy Mill development along Mountain View and Old Oakwood roads needs help getting back on track, local developers told Gainesville City Council members who were receptive to a new plan Tuesday night.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gibbs sworn in as Hall County commissioner

Scott Gibbs rounded out the new faces on the Hall County Board of Commissioners as he was sworn into his new position Tuesday morning.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Flowery Branch seniors Kelsey and Hannah McQueen competed for top academic honors

Hannah and Kelsey McQueen have much in common in addition to being twins, but their paths will diverge for college.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lakeview Academy senior Luke Lovell got an early start in business

It's an understatement to say Luke Lovell is not the typical high school student. Businessman might be a more accurate description.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Olympic Park venue manager comes full circle with Pan Am Games

As 9-year-old Morgan House watched the Centennial Olympic Games from the shores of Lake Lanier, the world's best kayakers paddled through the lake's ...

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local buy, global effect: Shop on Gainesville square offers international products

For more than a decade, Connie Rock wanted her purchases to have purpose.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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