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Hall County’s adult illiteracy among highest in state

One in 4 Hall County residents lacks the ability to read this news article, according to a study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.

January 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sewer fees stay steady for South Hall

In a split vote, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday afternoon to maintain the current South Hall sewer fee structure through the end of 2009.

January 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hospital changes service for free valet parking

As of Monday, Northeast Georgia Medical Center will no longer offer free valet parking at the Outpatient Services Building and emergency room entrance.

January 08, 2009 | | Local


Braselton library invites the littlest tots to gather for stories, games

BRASELTON - The Braselton Library has more than just books and videos for the public to peruse, it also has a jumping social scene for the smallest Jackson County residents.

January 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sewer rates in South Hall will be determined today

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will decide whether to raise South Hall sewer rates at its 5 p.m. meeting today.

January 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Doctor, Gainesville sports fan Valentine dies at 91

H.E. "Herb" Valentine, who practiced internal medicine in Gainesville for more than 40 years, died Tuesday at his home after an extended illness. He was 91.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cronic sworn in for third term as sheriff

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic took the oath of office Wednesday for a third four-year term, becoming just the second sheriff to serve three terms in Hall County and the first to do so without opposition in two consecutive elections.

January 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch City Council starts year divided

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council got 2009 off to a bumpy start Wednesday when they had trouble agreeing on housekeeping details such as when to hold meetings and the duration of the election qualifying period.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scan shows formerly segregated area of Alta Vista Cemetery has up to 22 graves

There are about 12 to 22 unmarked graves in a quarter-acre section of Alta Vista Cemetery once reserved for blacks who could not afford a burial.

January 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area senators get leadership roles

State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.

January 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lake Lanier’s fortunes looking up after days of rain

What a difference a month makes.

January 08, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Some state lawmakers say teens should hang up and drive

Every afternoon in Gainesville High School's upper campus parking lot, dozens of teen drivers crank up their cars and instinctively reach for their cell phones before pulling out on the road.

January 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Finances shut down Rudolph’s; Sonic, Monkey Barrel also have closed

Rudolph's, a fine dining mainstay for years in Gainesville, has closed its doors.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia weathered rain, floods, tree-topplings

Before the drenching rains eased up Wednesday across Hall County, storms left flooding and fallen trees in their wake.

January 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain could raise Lake Lanier by 4 feet

The heavy rain North Georgia has seen during the past day could help boost Lake Lanier by as much as 3 to 4 feet by today.

January 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Gainesville considers allowing digital billboards

The city of Gainesville is considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits, but concerns remain about how distracting such electronic signs might be to drivers.

April 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Group moves forward on water study, albeit in secret

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders soldiers on, but behind closed doors.

April 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


2014 Masters in Teaching

On Tuesday, the sixth annual Masters in Teaching program at Featherbone Communiversity honored nine local

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Expo pushes youth health, safety tips

Saturday's second annual Children and Youth Health and Safety Expo at the Academies of Discovery Gym in Oakwood featured safety tips from organizations like American Red Cross, Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program and Hall County Fire Services.

April 05, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Apartments proposed off Queen City Parkway

A 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man reappointed to state civil rights board

Gainesville resident Justin Pressley has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Diversity a key goal for law enforcement

Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Morning wreck on I-985 causes backed up traffic

No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Belk plans annual spring charity sale

Belk's Spring Charity Sale lets customers support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Absentee ballots go in the mail for May 20 primary

Hall County has begun mailing the first batch of absentee ballots for the May 20 primary election.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


April showers don’t dampen expo flowers

The annual Spring Garden Expo drew a large crowd on its first day Friday despite wind and a threat of rain.

April 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Redevelopment proposed for Lanier Plaza Shopping Center

Gainesville is fast-tracking a rezoning application so Hutton, a developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., can proceed with purchasing and redeveloping the Lanier Plaza Shopping Center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


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