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Road-clearing program that includes Hall renewed for two years

Willard Wrecker Service in Buford has yet to work any Hall County wrecks related to a state road-clearing program.

April 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson jailer charged with DUI

A Dawson County sheriff's employee is on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence.

April 01, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ga. 347 stretch won’t open on April 14

A partially opened stretch of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County won't fully open April 14, as hoped.

April 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Administrative Services getting leaner in 2015

The Gainesville Administrative Services Department will get a little leaner in the 2015 fiscal year as the human resources division splits off into its own department.

April 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau plans $62.5 million expansion project

Brenau University will get new residence facilities, a laboratory and field house as the result of a $62.5 million spending plan approved by its Board of Trustees.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman dies in Ga. 400 accident

April 01, 2014 | | Local


Chestatee Marketplace showcases honor students’ small businesses

Education collides with real-world business experience in the Chestatee Marketplace.

April 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


The Local Agenda: City Council to hear amendments to pawnshop, alcohol ordinances today

Gainesville City Council will meet today to hear two proposed ordinance amendments that will loosen restrictions on businesses hoping to open in the city.

April 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50-plus businesses expected at annual job fair Wednesday

More than 50 businesses and industries are expected to participate Wednesday in the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual job fair.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Beautiful days, lots of sneezing in forecast

This week's weather is predicted to be beautiful, unless you're an allergy sufferer.

April 01, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville HR splitting off in coming fiscal year

The Gainesville Human Resources and Risk Management Department will go it alone in the coming fiscal year, but its mission and funding priorities won't change much.

April 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Walkers pour through streets, for health’s sake

Some ran, some walked, some got a bit winded.

April 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier homeowners can sound off on tax reassessments

Area residents have a couple of chances to hear from Hall County officials about lakefront property reassessments, which might come as sticker shock for some.

March 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools save by outsourcing services

A decrease in maintenance staff and competitive pricing have led the Hall County School District to outsource a variety of services.

March 31, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Deal won’t have to testify in ethics agency trial

ATLANTA - A judge has ruled Gov. Nathan Deal doesn't have to testify in the civil case of a former state ethics commission employee who alleges retaliation for investigating complaints against the governor.

March 31, 2014 | Associated Press By Christina A. Cassidy | Local


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Gainesville considers allowing digital billboards

The city of Gainesville is considering allowing digital billboards to be erected within the city limits, but concerns remain about how distracting such electronic signs might be to drivers.

April 06, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Group moves forward on water study, albeit in secret

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders soldiers on, but behind closed doors.

April 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


2014 Masters in Teaching

On Tuesday, the sixth annual Masters in Teaching program at Featherbone Communiversity honored nine local

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Expo pushes youth health, safety tips

Saturday's second annual Children and Youth Health and Safety Expo at the Academies of Discovery Gym in Oakwood featured safety tips from organizations like American Red Cross, Expanded Food And Nutrition Education Program and Hall County Fire Services.

April 05, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Apartments proposed off Queen City Parkway

A 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man reappointed to state civil rights board

Gainesville resident Justin Pressley has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Diversity a key goal for law enforcement

Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Morning wreck on I-985 causes backed up traffic

No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Belk plans annual spring charity sale

Belk's Spring Charity Sale lets customers support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Absentee ballots go in the mail for May 20 primary

Hall County has begun mailing the first batch of absentee ballots for the May 20 primary election.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


April showers don’t dampen expo flowers

The annual Spring Garden Expo drew a large crowd on its first day Friday despite wind and a threat of rain.

April 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Redevelopment proposed for Lanier Plaza Shopping Center

Gainesville is fast-tracking a rezoning application so Hutton, a developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., can proceed with purchasing and redeveloping the Lanier Plaza Shopping Center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


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