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Flowery Branch plant fades to history as city plans its future

Mooney Manufacturing thrived for decades on the corner of Gainesville and Main streets, on a hill overlooking the downtown area.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local man earns big award for service in Navy

If war is hell, maybe Timothy Jaron Helton has seen a bit more than his share.

October 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Share your traffic stories with us

The line of cars snakes slowly through the intersection, the roads congested in both directions. You creep forward, hoping to make the light before it changes, knowing that if you don't, it will be several more minutes before you can take your foot off the brake.

October 23, 2010 | | Local


Medical center top in cardiac care

When it comes to cardiac care, Northeast Georgia Medical Center finds itself in elite company.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville Police move to new, larger building

The Gainesville Police Department will make its move to the new public safety complex on Queen City Parkway next week, and officials are looking forward to more elbow room.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax credit boosts local private schools

A 2-year-old tax provision is placing millions of dollars into private school scholarship programs across the state, including Lakeview Academy, the largest private school in Hall County.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall bests nation in census response

The results are in: Hall County's 2010 census response rate is better than the national average.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials say pit bulls not a concern locally

Some Georgia communities have a heightened fear of pit bull attacks, but Hall County officials say they are not considering any measures that would put restrictions on the breed.

October 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bomb-sniffing dog celebrates 7th birthday

For the past several years, Hall County sheriff's deputy Rusty Blalock and his German shepherd, Olaf, have worked together to scour for bombs and other dangers. But at 7 years old, the dog is ready to retire.

October 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Halloween on Sunday causes some confusion

Trick-or-treaters may double up on goodies this year. Although Halloween falls on Sunday, many Gainesville and Hall County residents will dress up and walk door to door on Saturday.

October 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students learn about communication, leadership at annual conference

No matter how the dozens of teenagers entered the Gainesville Civic Center on Friday morning, when they left, they were better leaders than when they arrived.

October 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 Gainesville teens charged in stabbing

Three Gainesville teens were charged with aggravated assault after a teen was attacked at his home Tuesday.

October 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Flat Stanley’ mailed back to Gainesville after visiting with Obama

Second-graders from Randi Orr's class sent an art project named "Flat Stanley" to the White House last month, and a few weeks later, President Barack Obama wrote back that he took it with him throughout his daily activities.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville High homecoming gives community feel

Families had a new reason to stay downtown after Gainesville High School's homecoming parade ended Thursday.

October 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Book store owner hopes hundreds will come to read-a-thon

Today, reading will not only be fundamental, it will also serve as a fundraiser for the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance for Literacy.

October 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Camp Braveheart provides therapeutic outlet for grieving children

A little boy looked up at a towering, blow-up water slide. His friend was afraid to climb it, but the boy had words of advice.

June 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dunkin’ Donuts opens on Thompson Bridge Road

The Dunkin' Donuts on Thompson Bridge Road opened for the first time Tuesday.

June 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Dahlonega building nearing demolition

The fate of the historic Jeremiah Payne House, also known as the Parks Clothing building, in downtown Dahlonega is slowly getting etched in stone.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of 3 kids killed in wreck: ‘Remember them as who they were’

Teresa Arriaga will remember the way her 16-year-old cousin Luis Carmona-Zepeda got $80 for his birthday and didn't use it for himself. He spent ...

June 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Man charged with impersonating Atlanta police officer

A Winder man is accused of impersonating an Atlanta police officer in May when pulled over in Oakwood, according to police.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville school board leader explains meeting where Enota decision was made

Gainesville's Board of Education discussed the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy building project at a June 2 called meeting because "new information from the faculty ...

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau thanks supporters for strong year

Lake Lanier is the biggest tourist attraction for Hall County and much of North Georgia, and it takes a team to manage visitors to it ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Veterans recall service on Flag Day

Camaraderie and pulling together as a unit to get the job done were cited by veterans as dominant experiences of their time in the military.

June 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities ID man killed in boating incident Sunday on Lake Lanier

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials identified a Maryland man killed in a boating incident Sunday evening on Lake Lanier.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents wonder about future of Church Street Manor

Residents of Church Street Manor in Gainesville have received the notice before.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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