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Cagle bows out of governor's race

ATLANTA - A reluctant Casey Cagle walked away Wednesday from his dream of being the state's next governor.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall serves up hospitality with visitors

ALTO - As a retired high school French teacher, Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras regularly peppers her conversations with a sprinkling of Francais.

April 16, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Busy weekend of events on tap

No need to sit in the house this weekend because several local agencies have planned lots of family fun activities for this Saturday.

April 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood plans green events for Saturday

Oakwood and Keep Hall Beautiful, with help from Gainesville, have scheduled a stream and roadside cleanup for Saturday.

April 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Woman receives five years for tax conspiracy

A Gainesville woman who used an alias and more than 30 fake business names to hide a man's taxable assets from the IRS was sentenced to more than five years in federal prison Wednesday.

April 15, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sentencing date is set for Spell

The man accused of perpetrating the biggest fraud in Hall County history will learn in 10 weeks how much time he will serve in prison.

April 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch OKs TAD financing for development

Flowery Branch City Council voted 3-2 Wednesday to commit up to $135,000 in tax increments for demolition work already done in the Old Town Flowery Branch development led by Buford-based Hortman & Dobbs Developers.

April 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hires new assistant manager

Gainesville has a new assistant city manager.

April 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lt. Gov Cagle's statement on governor's race

ATLANTA - Lt. Governor Casey Cagle released the prepared statement below following a press conference regarding the 2010 governors race.

"For the past several months, it has been my full intention to campaign aggressively for election as Georgia's next Governor. We have recruited a top-notch team, raised over a million dollars, and I've worked to help my family understand the kind of stress we will face. I did this because I truly believe our state is at a crossroads, and the next Governor will play a critical role in determining whether our kids and grandkids have an opportunity to ...

April 15, 2009 | | Local


Man pleads guilty to impersonating a lawyer in court

Finesse Casado always aspired to be a lawyer, but he got a little ahead of himself.

April 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


University System of Georgia scales back fixed tuition program

The Georgia Board of Regents has halted its fixed tuition program for this fall's freshmen to raise more money in the face of the state's worst fiscal crisis in decades.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Kiwanians honor McGarity for helping youths

The Kiwanis Club gathered Tuesday to honor a fellow member for his service to Hall County youth at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

April 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials salute master teachers

Educators from across Hall County briefly left their classrooms and lecture halls to honor nine master teachers for their passionate service to the students of this community.

April 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Literacy tests for Jefferson's eighth- through 12th-graders

Reading may be fundamental, but not all students do it well.

April 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lumpkin County may get 1,000 new jobs

A former carpet yarn plant in Dahlonega is about to be sold as a poultry further-processing plant with prospects for 1,000 new jobs.

April 14, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Clinics event to honor volunteers, raise funds

Good News Clinics runs on the work of volunteers, and there are a lot of them - about 40 doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, 40 dentists and even more nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists and community members.

September 11, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Flowery Branch man indicted in his brother’s Christmas Day death

A Flowery Branch man has been indicted on murder charges for the Christmas Day death of his brother.

September 10, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall park may open by spring

The sun broke through the clouds just in time to witness the official groundbreaking at Cherokee Bluffs Park.

September 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Man cycles across US for pets and vets

Charleston, S.C.-based Neil Grehlinger is cycling approximately 4,000 miles across the U.S. to help match rescue dogs and soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


WomenSource hosts 7th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser

For the seventh year, WomenSource played host to its annual Power of the Purse fundraiser, which celebrated women's philanthropy Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 10, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


$1.99 billion requested to fund state universities

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents is requesting $1.99 billion for its 2016 budget and a separate $254.8 million for facilities.

September 10, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Oakwood to hold hearing on Stringer Road project

Oakwood is holding its third of four required public hearings Thursday as part of an $800,000 road project related to M. Stringer Road at the King's Hawaiian plant.

September 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville crowd debates Common Core's merits

An English professor told a Gainesville audience Tuesday night that educators, including herself, were heavily involved in the development of Common Core standards but they also were "passionate" about their work.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned microbrewery a step closer to opening taps

Pap Datta is one step closer to his dream of opening a microbrewery in Gainesville.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DA: Grand jury to probe raid that injured Cornelia toddler

A prosecutor says a grand jury will investigate a police raid that severely injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in the child's playpen last spring in Cornelia.

September 09, 2014 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Lanier academy student charged with making threats

A Lanier Career Academy student has been arrested and charged with making terroristic threats.

September 09, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Valentine’s Day murder conviction appealed to Georgia Supreme Court

The attorney for the go-between in a Valentine's Day murder-for-hire scheme argued for an appeal Monday on the grounds of unlawfully obtained and unsuppressed phone records.

September 09, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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