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911 dispatchers handling more foreign-language calls

Call taker John Hanes recognized the sounds on the other end of his telephone line, even if he didn't know the words being spoken.

February 21, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lake advocacy group keeping an eye on court case

Lake Lanier Association, formed to help protect and advocate for the North Georgia reservoir, has March 9 circled in red on its calendar.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group helps neglected horses and their owners

Lenny was raised in a 10-foot by 6-foot pen, with little or no food or water.

February 20, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Banks County grass, building fire put out

Banks County fire officials are investigating a Sunday afternoon grass fire that resulted in one firefighter being taken to the Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.

February 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Army unit to get ‘thank you’ party March 5

Gainesville Christian musician Joey Nicholson jumped on the chance two years ago to send a patriotic song he had written to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

February 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


More in Georgia choose Peace Corps experience

In a bamboo hut by the sea, Graham Gaines listens as villagers walk by. "Bula" they yell, the Fijian greeting and wish for good health. They invite him to share a meal, but it's a customary invitation Gaines politely declines.

February 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Planned greenway part of a bigger picture for Gainesville’s image

After 10 years of planning and designing, Gainesville's greenway is close to fruition.

February 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Program uses 2 languages toward 1 goal

Like all kindergarten students, kids in Carolina Chacon's class are learning the alphabet, numbers and simple words. But this isn't your average classroom.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fake bills are rare but costly

Raven Lingerfelt doesn't bother running a special pen across cash. She can see fake money and feel it, too.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Firings of 3 top officials cost Hall County $146,000

The recent removal of three top Hall County officials will cost the county more than $146,000 over the next six months.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall firefighters battling several outdoor blazes

Hall County Fire Services with support from the Georgia Forestry Commission are battling several open air fires, said Chief David Kimbrell.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Brenau opens new occupational therapy center

Brenau University celebrated the opening of its new occupational therapy facility on the "Brenau East" campus Friday.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gas station coming to Gainesville intersection

A project that once elicited contentious debate is now under way at the corner of Browns Bridge and McEver roads.

February 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Immigration debate comes to Gainesville

A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville on Tuesday to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville metro area housing gains rank No. 2 in the nation

The Gainesville metro area ranks second in the nation for home value gains last year, according to Zillow.com's fourth quarter Real Estate Market Reports.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Olympic Park venue manager comes full circle with Pan Am Games

As 9-year-old Morgan House watched the Centennial Olympic Games from the shores of Lake Lanier, the world's best kayakers paddled through the lake's ...

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local buy, global effect: Shop on Gainesville square offers international products

For more than a decade, Connie Rock wanted her purchases to have purpose.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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