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Can there be a bug worse than kudzu?

Kudzu has long been considered a nuisance in the South, but the bug that has recently been spotted in North Georgia munching on the prolific plant may prove to be even more of a pest.

December 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Life in the shadow of industry

Just after daybreak, birds begin singing near the houses on Desota Street as they do anywhere else in Gainesville.

December 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School option offers some a faster track to graduation

If you cannot customize kids to an education, customize an education to them.

December 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Christmas cheer comes to Clermont

Santa Claus jumped into his red suit Saturday morning to lead the way at the second annual Clermont Christmas Parade.

December 05, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Holiday event to close Green Street on Sunday

Christmas on Green Street will literally take place on Green Street this year, not just to the sides.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


On-time bill payment down from last year for Hall County property taxes

Fewer people paid their Hall County property taxes on time this year than in 2008.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man calls Internet hoax just a game

A pair of anonymous videos posted on the Internet credited to the "catchmekiller" got Andrew Scott Haley plenty of attention.

December 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Office event urges parents to catch up on child support payments

With Christmas just around the corner, the Division of Child Support Services is urging parents to give what they can to provide a happy holiday for their children.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local LDS church shows off hundreds of nativity displays

Nativity scenes can be found all around the world but each scene is unique to its culture.

December 04, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flowery Branch seeks meter readings data

Flowery Branch officials followed through on a charge from their governing body Friday to try to obtain information from Gainesville through an open records request rather than pay the new fee for it.

December 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A few flakes this morning, more to the north possible

The weather this weekend may be a little bit frightful.

December 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools event honors local superintendent, reporter

Paul Shaw, superintendent of White County Schools, was chosen Friday as Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Boards Association.

December 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County woman dies in wreck

A 48-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a head-on collision Wednesday night in north Forsyth.

December 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Physics class tests knowledge with fragile object

Some of the egg-launching contraptions Lakeview Academy freshmen tested Thursday were a smash hit. Others weren't such good eggs.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CDC says no signs that H1N1 vaccine causes rare syndrome

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a vaccination for the H1N1 flu was available, many people became concerned that the new vaccine would cause major medical issues - specifically Guillain-Barré syndrome.

December 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Planning board keeps buffer requirement for office proposal

An office development proposed for Thompson Bridge Road is on its way to City Council review after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board made its recommendation Tuesday to require a 25-foot buffer.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Area teachers humble in accepting recognition as masters at their craft

Teachers are more than educators, they are facilitators of life experiences.

April 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City manager’s budget to be unveiled Thursday

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett will unveil his proposed 2016 fiscal year budget Thursday morning during a work session.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall family unharmed by Monday night garage fire

A family escaped without injury Monday night when a fire started in the garage of their Gainesville home.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County courts shuffle in annex plan

With the preliminary plan for reopening of the courthouse annex, the functions of the Hall County Courthouse will shift around like checkers on a checkerboard, said court administrator Reggie Forrester.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent weighs in on Cuban relations to group at UNG

As a former CIA agent, military veteran and native Cuban, Col. Felix Rodriguez has an impassioned opinion of U.S. relations with Cuba.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chad Black appointed as Hall deputy fire chief

Hall County Fire Services announced Monday that Chad Black had been appointed to the position of deputy fire chief.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas leak causes closure at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads

A gas leak caused a shutdown of Gaines Ferry Road at McEver Road toward Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch on Monday, fire officials said.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Filing tax returns messier, more complex than ever

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.

April 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center brings past to area families

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday's family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers.

April 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 | Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


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