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Flowery Branch looks to improve downtown

Flowery Branch hopes to get moving next year on a downtown improvement project that has lingered for a couple of years.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students challenge cultural sterotypes

Local and international students opened up Wednesday about the stereotypes in other cultures as part of North Georgia College & State University's International Education Week.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lanier Village celebrates completion

With a snip of a giant pair of scissors, Lanier Village Estates officials said goodbye to construction and hello to a completed community.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier Tech hopes to expand dual enrollment program

A growing number of students are earning high school and college credit simultaneously at Lanier Technical College, and school officials hope to broaden the program sometime next year.

November 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local




Grant aims to beef up Gainesville traffic enforcement

The Gainesville Police Department has received a $15,000 traffic enforcement grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Atlanta.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Tornado sirens being tested at 10 a.m. today

If you hear sirens this morning, it's only a test.

November 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jacobs Jr. and wife honored as Philanthropists of the Year

Local media giant John W. Jacobs Jr. and his wife, Martha, were honored Tuesday as 2010 Philanthropists of the Year.

November 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall law authorities still pursue illegal alcohol cases

It seems as though speakeasies and bootlegging would be a thing of the past. Though it happens rarely, authorities still make arrests for illegal alcohol sales.

November 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch High senior gets perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests

Jake Jacob, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, said he expected to score high on the SAT and ACT exams. But when he looked up his results online, he had trouble believing what he saw - perfect scores on both.

November 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County bank, home robbed in separate incidents

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two separate robberies Tuesday that do not appear to be related - one at a bank and another during a home invasion, according to Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland.

November 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Yonah Burger approved despite residents’ qualms

Gainesville residents will see a new burger restaurant in town this spring, and Green Street Circle neighbors are still upset.

November 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials investigate South Hall mobile home fire

Hall County fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire this morning that damaged a South Hall mobile home.

November 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Two 14-year-olds charged in convenience store burglary

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has arrested four people, including two 14-year-olds, in two unrelated weekend burglaries.

November 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal chooses local faces for his inaugural committee

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal announced his full inaugural committee Monday, including a peppering of local supporters to help plan his entrance into office.

November 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | 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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