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Gainesville may reduce graduation credit requirement

Gainesville school leaders continue to consider a policy change that would decrease the amount of credits high school students need to graduate.

March 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Emergency dispatch meets needs of growing county

When Jeff Copeland first began working for Hall County as an emergency communications operator, he said fewer than 100,000 calls in a year was the norm.

March 15, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Friendship Road’s name could resurface

Friendship Road's name might not totally go away after all.

March 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cleveland woman wins $520,000 in lottery

Cassandra Rider of Cleveland scratched her $500 A Week For Life ticket in her car recently outside the Clermont Food Mart on Cleveland Highway. It was a winner.

March 14, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Cancer treatment bill faces setback

A bill placing a cap on the maximum out-of-pocket costs for orally administered chemotherapy treatments passed the state Senate on Thursday. It had been approved in the House in February.

March 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Economic development report gives hope to local economy

On the heels of releasing its 2014 economic development report, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce on Thursday requested $136,000 in funding from the city of Gainesville for the 2015 fiscal year.

March 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Despite fire, Dahlonega pub plans for St. Patrick’s Day

Owners of an Irish restaurant and pub in Dahlonega are trying to make plans for a St. Patrick's Day weekend without a building.

March 14, 2014 | Shannon Casas | Local


Hall's jobless rate ticks up a bit in January

James Coats has been out of work for nearly three months.

March 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DOT: Road funds may hit dead-end

District Engineer Bayne Smith reeled off a list of area transportation projects - particularly bridge work - planned or underway in Hall County to an audience Thursday at the University of North Georgia-Gainesville.

March 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pam Tebow urges crowd to be voice for unborn

Pam Tebow was in her 30s, living in the Philippines and recovering from amoebic dysentery when her husband, Bob, asked the family to pray for a son named Timothy.

March 14, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Future of former jail site to be explored

March 13, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


UNG students learn self-defense skills

Several women attacked a different kind of final exam Thursday evening at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia.

March 13, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the David Bridge Drive area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

March 13, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Heart transplant recipient Noble dies at 20

Bridget Sandy laughed as she remembered how her friend and teammate LeeAnn Noble would practice hitting golf balls.

March 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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Attorney, advocate for indigent defense, to receive statewide award

In 2003, a battle brewed in Georgia's legislature over the creation of a statewide indigent defense system.

April 06, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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


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