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$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover estimated to cost more than $300,000.

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting May 1.

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches for improving education.

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to the bakery.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil War ripped the nation apart.

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under construction.

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam allowing visitors to sing along to the bluegrass music.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and North Hall High both have clubs, too.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the road, including a possible roundabout and stop signs.

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its Flat Creek Water Reclamation facility.

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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Library shelves downtown expansion plans until 2018

Plans to expand Hall County's downtown Gainesville library branch are being shelved for another year.

May 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


UNG’s Gainesville campus expected to see 4-6 percent growth in fall

DAHLONEGA - Officials are expecting a 4 to 6 percent enrollment increase this fall at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, solidifying the all-commuter ...

May 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Continuous flow’ intersection set to open Monday night in Dawson County

Dawson County motorists will see a big change in traffic flow at one of the area's busiest intersections, starting Monday night.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials look at options for joining 2 area trail systems

Gainesville is hoping to study how best to connect two major trail systems now separated by a major four-lane road, Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers offer advice on 10 fastest-growing jobs in Northeast Georgia

Whether they have decided to continue their education or are going directly into the job market, high school students in the class of 2017 are ...

May 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall party faithful dive back into Atlanta race

After a post-primary slowdown, Hall County politicos are preparing for another dive into Georgia's 6th District House race - and they're learning lessons to ...

May 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Police, clergy, medical leaders team up to tackle opioid crisis in Hall

The day Dallas Gay's grandson died of an overdose, no one in the house had the antidote that could have saved his life. People ...

May 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Mother of quadruplets says work is hard but ‘comes naturally’

As a child, Julie Davidson loved caring for the younger ones at church.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three receive honorary Gainesville High diplomas

In the past, Heyward Gnann, David Shumake and J.D. Smith each served Gainesville High School as a teacher, principal and parent.

May 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville teen gets dirt bike from Make-A-Wish Georgia

After Eli Ligon was diagnosed with cancer, his outlook on life changed.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Crafts, candy and even slime among offerings at Lula Days

For four women, the Lula Days Festival was their starting point.

May 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Corrections officer accused of ‘personal contact’ with inmate

A former Georgia Department of Corrections officer is accused of having "personal contact with an inmate" at the Budgetel Inn in Gainesville, according to court ...

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of putting camera in woman’s bathroom

A Flowery Branch man is accused of putting a micro video camera in his female tenant's bathroom, according to authorities.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Group reviewed 4 bids to develop downtown property

When it came time to select between four proposals for the development of prime downtown Gainesville property owned by the city, the decision was left ...

May 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gateway: Pink bags in Flowery Branch not ours

The pink bags seen around Sterling on the Lake in South Hall have no connection to the Gainesville domestic violence center.

May 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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