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More in Georgia choose Peace Corps experience

In a bamboo hut by the sea, Graham Gaines listens as villagers walk by. "Bula" they yell, the Fijian greeting and wish for good health. They invite him to share a meal, but it's a customary invitation Gaines politely declines.

February 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Planned greenway part of a bigger picture for Gainesville’s image

After 10 years of planning and designing, Gainesville's greenway is close to fruition.

February 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Program uses 2 languages toward 1 goal

Like all kindergarten students, kids in Carolina Chacon's class are learning the alphabet, numbers and simple words. But this isn't your average classroom.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Fake bills are rare but costly

Raven Lingerfelt doesn't bother running a special pen across cash. She can see fake money and feel it, too.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Firings of 3 top officials cost Hall County $146,000

The recent removal of three top Hall County officials will cost the county more than $146,000 over the next six months.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Hall firefighters battling several outdoor blazes

Hall County Fire Services with support from the Georgia Forestry Commission are battling several open air fires, said Chief David Kimbrell.

February 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Brenau opens new occupational therapy center

Brenau University celebrated the opening of its new occupational therapy facility on the "Brenau East" campus Friday.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Gas station coming to Gainesville intersection

A project that once elicited contentious debate is now under way at the corner of Browns Bridge and McEver roads.

February 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Immigration debate comes to Gainesville

A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville on Tuesday to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.

February 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville metro area housing gains rank No. 2 in the nation

The Gainesville metro area ranks second in the nation for home value gains last year, according to's fourth quarter Real Estate Market Reports.

February 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Redbud planted at safety building to mark Arbor Day

Gainesville and Hall County officials grabbed shovels Friday morning to plant a tree for Georgia's Arbor Day.

February 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

North Georgia plants tree to celebrate liberty

The freshly-planted 20-foot tree at North Georgia College and State University is no ordinary Arbor Day effort.

February 18, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local

Habersham Bank seized by regulators

One of the oldest financial institutions in Northeast Georgia, Habersham Bank, was seized Friday by federal regulators.

February 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Woman is badly injured at outlet mall

A 55-year-old Dawson County woman was seriously injured around 11 a.m. Friday at the 800 block of North Georgia Premium Outlets.

February 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Bill would allow public-private reservoirs in Georgia

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's administration or local governments could contract with private partners to build reservoirs and other water projects in Georgia under legislation proposed by state lawmakers.

February 18, 2011 | Associated Press | Local

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School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee ...

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate ...

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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