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Lumpkin's Steve Gooch wins seat on DOT board

Steve Gooch, the former chairman of the Lumpkin County Commission, was elected as the third person to serve out the rest of a five-year term representing the state's 9th Congressional District on the state Department of Transportation board.

October 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT exec reflects on completed I-985 improvements

OAKWOOD - Traveling to see Russell McMurry speak Tuesday morning got a lot easier thanks to just-finished improvements he has overseen the past three years.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


EMC wants to test your knowledge

Students with a little math and science know-how could earn themselves a free trip to the nation's capital.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County: Government offices, libraries to close Friday for furlough day

Hall County government offices will be closed Friday for a monthly county-mandated furlough day.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Girl found OK after leaving ballet practice

A 12-year-old girl was recovered safe and sound Tuesday night after being reported missing from a ballet class on the Brenau University campus.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Heating bill aid applications begin Nov. 2

Local residents can apply for help with their home heating bills from Ninth District Opportunity Inc. beginning Monday.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


School invites students’ male role models to walk the halls, get involved

Centennial Arts Academy is opening its doors to dads and providing them with an opportunity to become a hallway hero.

October 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hospital stands ready, but not yet overwhelmed with flu cases

Some hospitals may be having issues keeping up with the number of people being hospitalized with flu-like symptoms, but locally, administrators say it isn't an issue.

October 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


City to change Red Rabbit routes

An expansion of Hall Area Transit's Red Rabbit bus service is imminent, but officials with the service want to talk to residents once more about the specifics.

October 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Burglaries alarm local residents

Gainesville resident Ani Pierce thinks it's a good time to be in the alarm business.

October 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-EPD leader discusses end to water crisis

BUFORD - A former state environmental chief intimately familiar with the tri-state water wars said Tuesday night that a group of firms - including his own - have volunteered their time toward resolving the longstanding issue.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Congressional leaders to discuss water wars

Congressional leaders from Florida, Georgia and Alabama are scheduled to meet today to discuss what role they will play in a conflict over water rights between the three states.

October 27, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Two separate Hall County fires under investigation

An early morning fire destroyed a catering business Monday on White Sulfur Road.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


4 suspects, including 3 children, charged in Gainesville burglary

Gainesville police have charged four people, including three children, in the Saturday burglary of a Laura Drive home.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Boat dock permit lottery set for Wednesday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to hold a lottery Wednesday morning to determine the order of reviewing requests for Lake Lanier dock permits.

October 27, 2009 | From staff reports | 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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