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Hall County officials accept Cool Springs land gift

Following a plea from land donor Wendell Starke, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted by a 3-2 margin to accept the Cool Springs park property.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Brenau international students adjust to smaller city

Although most Brenau University students won't step on campus until next week, 30 international students earning their master's degrees are making their surroundings feel like home.

August 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GBI’s area office has new agent in charge

Kim Williams first stepped into the real world of criminal investigations 15 years ago as a young intern.

August 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch seeks more info on impact fees

Flowery Branch City Council didn't promptly dismiss development impact fees Thursday night, although it didn't warmly embrace them.

August 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities search South Hall for burglary suspect

About 10 Hall County sheriff's cars, police dogs and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter were out at a South Hall neighborhood this afternoon searching for a burglary suspect who ran during a traffic stop, authorities said.

August 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County to vote today on Cool Springs property

The Hall County Board of Commissioners plans to vote on whether to accept the Cool Springs park property at its meeting at 5 p.m. today.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commissioner proposes line of credit for offices

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver is proposing at this morning's board work session to establish a $15 million line of credit to purchase a new building for county offices.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ghost tour and ‘ice’ rink possible downtown attractions

Main Street Gainesville is looking to take a creative approach when it comes to drawing business to downtown.

August 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall fire chief heads up state group

As a member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs executive board for the past eight years, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has gotten to know public safety officials hailing from the tiniest of small-town volunteer departments to the largest, most complex agencies.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More than 200 undocumented students plan to attend state public colleges

The state Board of Regents announced Wednesday that of 50,000 new students stepping into Georgia's public colleges this fall, 242 are undocumented.

August 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Letter released in Kristi Cornwell case

The full contents of a letter that could be a crucial clue in the search for Kristi Cornwell's disappearance were released Wednesday on the one-year anniversary of the Blairsville woman's disappearance.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Handel concedes GOP nomination to Deal

Karen Handel has conceded the Republican nomination to Nathan Deal.

August 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools works to create geographic information courses

A handful of Da Vinci Academy students got their hands on geographic technology last year, and now students across the county may be able to take similar classes.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Kennedy installed as headmaster at Lakeview convocation

The first day of school at Lakeview Academy is entrenched in tradition.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Planners give U.S. 129 widening top priority

An area planning group voted Tuesday to make widening a 6.72-mile portion of U.S. 129 between interstates 985 and 85 a top priority if funding becomes available.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Part of Gwinnett road may be named after Buford veteran who died at 24

A resolution dedicating part of a Gwinnett County road in honor of a Buford soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2015 will be introduced in ...

February 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Black bear seen near Lake Lanier in east Forsyth County

February 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


DA: No charges in fatal Georgia State Patrol shooting

No charges will be brought against a Georgia State Patrol trooper involved in a fatal shooting in June in Gainesville.

February 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Sautee Nacoochee man killed in Friday home explosion

The man killed in a Cleveland home explosion Friday has been identified.

February 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson gets Gainesville street named after him

Hometown hero Deshaun Watson now has a road named after him.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Office building near historic Green Street gets board’s OK

A local developer can move forward on plans to put up a residential-style office building near the Gainesville Civic Center and behind homes off historic ...

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax due date change in the works

Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden proposed Monday changing the due date for real and personal property tax to Nov. 15 from Dec. 1.

February 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Mundy Mill school accounts for majority of Gainesville employee transfer requests

The number of Gainesville teachers requesting to work at other schools for the 2017-18 school year has spiked, apparently caused by the opening of the ...

February 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Elections Board member charged with shoplifting boxers from Wal-Mart

Tommy Sandoval, a Hall County Elections Board member who has been an officer in the Hall County Republican Party, has been charged with shoplifting two ...

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


How not to give up: A lesson from three-time Youth of the Year winner

Jayla Williams thought she was a loser.

February 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


2 suspects in custody following alleged armed robbery at Oakwood store

Two Louisiana men have been charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of a Dollar General store on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to seek $300K grant for Healan’s Mill expansion

Hall County officials remain very much committed to turning the historic Healan's Mill in East Hall into a tourist attraction.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


30 applicants seek Gainesville superintendent job

Gainesville school officials will be taking a closer look in the coming days at 30 applicants who want to be the district's next superintendent.

February 06, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Planning commission approves 45-lot subdivision off Flat Creek Road

The Hall County Planning Commission gave approval Monday night to a 45-lot subdivision on the south side of Flat Creek Road.

February 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Groundbreaking held for three new Habitat for Humanity homes

The three families still have a way to go until they reach home ownership.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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