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Family of big-league pitcher was in Holocaust museum during shooting

When Abi Owings and her mother, Danise, started their tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., they expected their visit to be somber.

June 13, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Goodbye, rabbit ears!

Atlanta TV stations pulled the plug on over-the-airwaves broadcasting on Friday afternoon, making the mandatory switch to digital TV at 12:30 p.m. - and fielding lots of calls about it, too.

June 13, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


More lion sightings reported in Hall County

The Hall County Sheriff's Office responded to another reported lion sighting Friday morning, but deputies have yet to see the animal for themselves, according to Col. Jeff Strickland, the department's chief deputy.

June 13, 2009 | | Local


Small-town Lula mourns its second lost soldier

America's red, white and blue stands at half-staff today outside the Pfc. Johnathon Millican U.S. Post Office.

June 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Early peek at CRCT scores shows progress

As Georgia educators begin to analyze preliminary district level Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores, Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield and Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said they are pleased with what they've seen so far.

June 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Supreme Court race crowded

There is no shortage of people vying to succeed Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears on the state's highest court.

June 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More public input sought on changes planned for I-85 car-pool lanes

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a second round of public hearings on plans to allow solo commuters to ride - for a fee - in Interstate 85 car-pool lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

June 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Falcons release Michael Vick's contract

June 12, 2009 | | Local


Officials hope kids get hooked on the outdoors

Come Saturday at Vogel State Park, the fish will practically be leaping onto the fish hooks, and, organizers hope, luring in some new hobbyists.

June 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


'Jenrette paid the ultimate sacrifice'

Kelly McCloud stood on the corner of the driveway to Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport just before noon Thursday with her neighbors and their children holding flags.

June 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school system bracing for more cuts

Leaders of the Gainesville school system are taking an even closer look at the system's budget draft following a visit from state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox who advised them to be prepared for further state cuts and possible furloughs which could prolong the system's time in the red.

June 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County promises water to Belmont area

County officials are promising the residents of South Hall's Belmont community water service, even if they have to break a three-year agreement with the city to do it.

June 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


County passes $92.7 million budget

Hall County commissioners approved the county's $92.7 million budget Thursday, but not without opposition.

While some commissioners praised county department heads for reducing their budgets and enduring furloughs to make ends meet this year, commissioners Ashley Bell and Steve Gailey said they were skeptical of the revenue projections on which the county's 2010 spending plan depends.

June 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


As they plan to merge, American Legion posts schedule picnic for Saturday

Two area American Legion posts will be celebrating their impending merger with a fellowship picnic on Saturday.

June 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Need to toss the TV? Saturday gives folks chance to recycle electronics

Keep Hall County Beautiful is trying to make the world a better place, one busted computer and bag of trash at a time.

June 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Good News at Noon blesses new property

To the sounds of "Amazing Grace" and "I'll Fly Away," Gainesville homeless shelter and ministry Good News at Noon blessed its new property Tuesday evening on Davis Street.

November 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Elected leaders to weigh in on road priority list

A group of top Hall County elected leaders gets its chance to weigh in on a preliminary list of road projects in a long-range transportation plan.

November 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Miller to seek post as state Senate president pro tem

Just a few months after announcing his intention to become the Senate majority leader in the Georgia General Assembly next year, Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is now switching his focus to a higher position in the halls of the state legislature.

November 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville planning board denies Thompson Bridge-Virginia Circle drive-thru

BY JOSHUA SILAVENT

November 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area schools celebrate veterans

Area students and teachers were decked out in red, white and blue Tuesday as schools commemorated the Veterans Day holiday.

November 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Passenger in Oct. plane crash dies after hospitalization

The passenger in an Oct. 16 plane crash just outside Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport died Monday night, according to multiple sources.

November 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Local ceremonies honor veterans’ sacrifices

Tuesday was a day for tributes, tears and - in the case of one Veterans Day ceremony - some serious toe-tapping.

November 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Area honors military service on Veterans Day

Ron Kellner's appreciation for Veterans Day began long before he served in the U.S. military or helped lead - as he is today - a Veterans Day program for the American Legion.

November 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rehabilitated dogs traveling north to new homes

As Amber Highfield opened the crate, two tiny paws jumped up and pulled on her heartstrings.

November 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: City planning board takes up Thompson Bridge-Virginia Circle proposal

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will meet today to vote on a proposed drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

November 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County clinic, pharmacy closer to opening

With the help of inmate labor, Hall County is progressing with renovations that will turn the old East Hall library branch in Rabbittown into a clinic and pharmacy serving county employees.

November 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cost, cause of tennis court damage remain undetermined

The latest estimate to repair a crack in a tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek stands at about $12,000, but it remains unclear if this amount will bring the fix needed to finally put the matter to rest.

November 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police seize nearly $20K in drugs in separate arrests

Two recent investigations by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad have led to almost $20,000 of methamphetamine and other drugs being seized.

November 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood OKs 2015 budget with 50 percent tax increase

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to OK a budget that keeps the city solvent but is supported by a tax rate increase of about 50 percent.

November 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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