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Missionary’s trip included armed bandits

The night was deathly silent until a truck came rumbling down the dirt road.

February 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall, state AP test scores are on rise

Jamie Bennett is already ahead of many teens when it comes to college readiness.

February 13, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


A year later, Valentine’s slaying leaves wounded hearts

Valentine's Day is dedicated to love, or should be.

February 13, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Counties may get more say when it comes to SPLOST

A new bill introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives may give counties more flexibility in how special purpose local option sales tax dollars are spent.

February 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville hires firm to update land-use plan

Gainesville is ready to move forward with its comprehensive land-use plan, a report that will outline community development goals for the next 20 years.

February 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School leaders try to clear up SPLOST confusion

School leaders are hoping to ease confusion about renewing a sales tax for education as early voters head to the ballot box this month.

February 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arborist prunes Rotary holly tree for rejuvenation

With a ladder set up underneath Gainesville's famous Christmas tree, Anna Hauser climbed around from limb to limb Friday.

February 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dutch native sentenced in drug trafficking plot

A man from the Netherlands has been sentenced in federal court for crimes related to his distribution of drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and cooperating U.S. citizens, including a Gainesville resident.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 Atlanta men charged with fake means to buy goods

Gainesville police arrested two Atlanta men Thursday night, one of whom is accused of using fake checks, credit cards and identification to buy $1,800 in merchandise from local stores.

February 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recovering bridge jumper describes 'crazy' experience

Free falling is a sensation Bianca Vera will never forget, and never wants to experience again.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Anti-church burning group urges more involvement

Homeland security is more about "hometown security," the Rev. Rose Johnson-Mackey of Gainesville discovered in a trip to Washington.

February 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges not likely for driver in fatal accident

Georgia State Patrol troopers do not expect to charge the teen driver of a car that struck and killed a 69-year-old woman Wednesday on East Hall Road.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Spring Street will be closed Friday morning

Spring Street between Green and Bradford streets will be closed from 8:30-11:30 a.m. today.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville woman charged in pileup on Ga. 400

A Dawsonville woman has been charged in connection with a five-vehicle, chain-reaction wreck that injured three people Thursday afternoon on Ga. 400.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Economic officials focus on redeveloping downtown

Redeveloping downtown and attracting industry are the keys to success in 2011, Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council officials told Gainesville City Council members Thursday.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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