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School days will get longer for Hall County

Hall County students will have to stay in class a little longer each day, starting after spring break.

January 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Tax board ready to fight for autonomy

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors brought an attorney to the county commission's Monday work session to fight against what the board sees as an attack on its autonomy.

January 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Possible Wal-Mart grocery store draws ire of nearby residents

North Hall residents have begun rallying against possible expansion of Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road. But city and county officials say rumors are feeding much of the fury and Wal-Mart is nowhere near building on the land.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ag forecast delivers rosy preview for food growers

Georgia's agriculture industry should remain stable this year, especially as the "buying local" trend continues, agriculture experts said Monday morning during the 2011 Georgia Ag Forecast.

January 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall governments discuss sales tax for roads

Hall County's municipalities are moving forward with the 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Maranatha academy is fully accredited

Following a two-year review, Maranatha Christian Academy has been accredited for its kindergarten through 12th grade programs.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch sewer project may cost $1.6 million

Flowery Branch plans to use a final design "to get a firmer estimate" on how much a long-awaited sewer expansion project would cost. But for now, the city is looking at a possible $1.6 million price tag.

January 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lutz attempts to strip Hall chairman of powers

At Monday's Hall Board of Commissioners work session, Commissioner Craig Lutz proposed stripping the chairman of his ability to deliberate and make and second motions.

January 24, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New traffic light set to begin operating Thursday

A new traffic signal at Ga. 124 and Ga. 332 in Jackson County is set to begin operating Thursday, if testing goes well.

January 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Some snow in outlook, but mainly look for rain

Over the weekend, Lowe's store manager Gary McGilvray put four pallets of salt on display when early forecasts called for snow showers today.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


State ag forecast offered today at Mountains Center

Policymakers and agribusiness professionals want to know what the future holds for agriculture in Georgia.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commissioners seek to tie up loose ends

The Hall County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 today for the first time since its explosive special called meeting Jan. 6.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agencies begin homeless head count

Local groups will start counting the homeless this week, noting where they stay and how they got there.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood launches outreach with social media site

In an effort to become more connected with its community, the city of Oakwood launched a new Facebook page Friday.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Park & Ride being expanded

As part of a federal transportation grant, a $906,000 expansion of the Park & Ride parking lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is under way.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lakeview senior is National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Dhruv Gaur, a senior at Lakeview Academy, has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist. He is the only Hall County student on the list.

September 19, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Davis Middle School seeks more business reps for career fair

Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch is seeking more business representatives for its Davis Discovery Career Fair on Oct. 28.

September 19, 2016 | | Local


Attempted rape case hearing postponed

A Gainesville man's probable cause hearing for charges of attempted rape and false imprisonment was postponed two weeks.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County gas stations dry up as pipeline company works to send fuel

Gas stations across Gainesville, Hall County and the entire state were reporting fuel shortages Monday after a pipeline company in Alabama reported a break over ...

September 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two people robbed in Gainesville Waffle House parking lot

Two people were robbed in a Waffle House parking lot Monday morning, police said.

September 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman opens new Gainesville preschool offering flexible hours

Arbendette Van quit her job of nearly 25 years to follow her passion: early childhood education.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Firefighters collecting boot drive donations for burn survivors this week

Gainesville Fire Department members are kicking off a boot drive this week to raise money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

September 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote Trump or Clinton? Many in Hall are cool to both

The old philosophy of choosing the "lesser of two evils" in the voting booth isn't working for some Hall County residents and students during ...

September 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


North Hall senior leaps into Korean culture, language

A North Hall High School junior got "kind of enthralled with the (Korean) culture," her dad said, and she decided she wanted to learn the ...

September 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


New store in Main Street Market offers handmade, eclectic home goods

Leigh Anne Finley started painting and refinishing furniture years ago.

September 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont festival gets a jump-start on autumn

Fall is on the way to North Georgia, and even if it seems the weather hasn't gotten the message, soon it will be time ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Art in the Square a hands-on experience

Every town, no matter how small, has its own unique art scene. It might just be one man or woman making painted birdhouses in their ...

September 17, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Music backed by harmony of caring at John Jarrard concert

Music lovers gathered Saturday night not only to hear great performances but contribute to their community at the 15th annual John Jarrard Benefit Concert Saturday ...

September 17, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


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