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Thurmon Tanner Parkway extension contract awarded

The state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Gary's Grading & Pipeline of Lawrenceville for the construction of the final 1.3-mile leg of Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood.

The project, which will cost $6.7 million, involves extending Thurmon Tanner from Plainview Road to Mundy Mill Road.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


No one shows up for Oakwood budget hearing

No one attended Oakwood's public hearing Monday night on its proposed $3.2 million general-fund budget for 2009.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Old Gainesville Middle School to get new future

As the new Gainesville Middle School building nears completion, the Gainesville school board is considering possible uses for the current Gainesville Middle School building.

November 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former St. Michael pastor Thomas Kenny dies

Monsignor Thomas Kenny, who led in the construction of the St. Michael Catholic Church building on Pearce Circle, has died. He was 69.

November 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson Academy keeps students in class longer

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy is not your typical elementary school.

November 07, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Even in a war zone, human spirit endures

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

November 07, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve narrow road

FLOWERY BRANCH - Narrow Jones Drive is a throwback to when this South Hall town had no Atlanta Falcons, big-box stores or promise of growth migrating north from Atlanta.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Government meetings for Nov. 3-7

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighters extinguish mobile home blaze

Firefighters were called to a mobile home at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at 3347 Cagle Road.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hospital opens new building for babies

Gov. Sonny Perdue has a fond place in his heart for Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Two of his grandsons, Jake and Judd, were born at the hospital.

November 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Meet your government: Hall elections clerk is busy this time of year

Hall County elections clerk Vonda Edwards makes sure things are running smoothly when it comes time to vote.

November 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Healthy Monday: Express lane (for children) arrives at pediatrician’s office

If all you're buying is a gallon of milk, you don't want to stand in the checkout line behind someone who has a full shopping cart.

November 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Fire destroys home in South Hall

A Flowery Branch home was declared a total loss Sunday afternoon after fire gutted the home, said Capt. Scott Cagle, fire marshal for Hall County Fire Services.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Check your smoke detectors when you change your clocks

Clocks should be set back one hour this weekend as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, but fire officials remind everyone to also check smoke alarms and change the batteries.

November 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Morning wreck on I-985 causes backed up traffic

No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Belk plans annual spring charity sale

Belk's Spring Charity Sale lets customers support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Absentee ballots go in the mail for May 20 primary

Hall County has begun mailing the first batch of absentee ballots for the May 20 primary election.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


April showers don’t dampen expo flowers

The annual Spring Garden Expo drew a large crowd on its first day Friday despite wind and a threat of rain.

April 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Redevelopment proposed for Lanier Plaza Shopping Center

Gainesville is fast-tracking a rezoning application so Hutton, a developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., can proceed with purchasing and redeveloping the Lanier Plaza Shopping Center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners hires new clerk

Lisa Ritchie has been hired as the new clerk for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers to bear the load at corps campground

It's taken a volunteer effort to restore operating days at Bolding Mill campground in northwest Hall County.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. on track for new school tests next year

Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.

April 05, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Students ready for spring break travel

Time to pack the cars and hit the roads - when school ends today, students in both the Gainesville and Hall County systems are on spring break.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Residents briefed on lakefront tax adjustments

Chris Slate didn't exactly leave the meeting a happy camper.

April 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves quarry expansion

Flowery Branch City Council approved a request by Vulcan Materials to expand its quarry operation by an additional 41 acres.

April 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Boat fire on Lake Lanier remains a mystery

Authorities are investigating an early Thursday boat fire on Lake Lanier, including trying to find the vessel's owners.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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