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Remembering V-J Day

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 07, 2010 | | Local


City Council moves forward with Cedar Creek plant

Gainesville City Council took another step forward Tuesday in building a new water treatment plant.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Adams names interim athletic director

University of Georgia President Michael Adams appointed an interim athletic director Tuesday and a small search committee to find the next athletic director - but the timeline is still up in the air.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Fire Department’s recruit class finishes training

As one of several new faces at the Gainesville Fire Department, 23-year-old firefighter Jordan Green feels he's as ready as he can be for his first big fire call.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson, Habersham counties join certified skills program

Both Jackson and Habersham counties have joined the ranks of Certified Work Ready Communities.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Keep pets, livestock cool in hot weather

Although 26-plus horses are a fundamental portion of Cheryl Reyenger's business, she says they are more like pets - pampered pets at that - than livestock.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former Jefferson police chief defends right to sue city

Attorneys for the city of Jefferson argued to the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday that a judge should not have allowed a lawsuit filed by fired Police Chief Darren Glenn to go forward.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


High court hears Hall man’s appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday heard an appeal of a Hall County man who served 12 years in prison for statutory rape.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Brenau reorganizes, names 2 vice presidents

Brenau University on Tuesday announced some administrative shuffling.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Arson ruled out as cause of house fire

Officials have ruled out arson as the cause of a blaze that gutted the basement of a 4,500-square-foot home in the Sterling on the Lake subdivision Tuesday morning, the second house fire in the neighborhood in the past week. No one was hurt.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck injures motorcyclist

The driver of a motorcycle was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital following a collision with a truck on Queen City Parkway Tuesday morning, officials said.

July 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sunday shooting victim still recovering

Gainesville resident Cecil Dorsey, 74, remains hospitalized after being shot Sunday during a fight.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire damages chicken houses, shop

Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Monday afternoon involving three chicken houses and a shop on Cleveland Highway near Jess Helton Road.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Free texts help new mothers

It may still take the proverbial village to raise a child, but in 2010, said community has become more tech savvy.

To keep up with the changing times, the Georgia Department of Community Health has partnered with Text4baby, a free information service that texts pertinent health tips to new moms and moms-to-be.

July 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Family tries to recover after fire destroys their home

The Fox family needs a little help from their friends.

On Thursday, their house on Brookstone Circle at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch was destroyed by fire, and donations are already pouring in from the community.

July 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | 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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