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Lanier Tech hopes to expand dual enrollment program

A growing number of students are earning high school and college credit simultaneously at Lanier Technical College, and school officials hope to broaden the program sometime next year.

November 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local




Grant aims to beef up Gainesville traffic enforcement

The Gainesville Police Department has received a $15,000 traffic enforcement grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Atlanta.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Tornado sirens being tested at 10 a.m. today

If you hear sirens this morning, it's only a test.

November 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jacobs Jr. and wife honored as Philanthropists of the Year

Local media giant John W. Jacobs Jr. and his wife, Martha, were honored Tuesday as 2010 Philanthropists of the Year.

November 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall law authorities still pursue illegal alcohol cases

It seems as though speakeasies and bootlegging would be a thing of the past. Though it happens rarely, authorities still make arrests for illegal alcohol sales.

November 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch High senior gets perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests

Jake Jacob, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, said he expected to score high on the SAT and ACT exams. But when he looked up his results online, he had trouble believing what he saw - perfect scores on both.

November 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County bank, home robbed in separate incidents

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two separate robberies Tuesday that do not appear to be related - one at a bank and another during a home invasion, according to Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland.

November 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Yonah Burger approved despite residents’ qualms

Gainesville residents will see a new burger restaurant in town this spring, and Green Street Circle neighbors are still upset.

November 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials investigate South Hall mobile home fire

Hall County fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire this morning that damaged a South Hall mobile home.

November 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Two 14-year-olds charged in convenience store burglary

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has arrested four people, including two 14-year-olds, in two unrelated weekend burglaries.

November 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal chooses local faces for his inaugural committee

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal announced his full inaugural committee Monday, including a peppering of local supporters to help plan his entrance into office.

November 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Banks County Middle School wins state recognition

Banks County Middle School, located in the small city of Homer, wasn't always a place that earned state awards.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company returns to US

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company has returned to the U.S.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall sheriff’s office awarded for traffic enforcement

When it comes to traffic safety, Hall County Sheriff's officers know what they're doing.

November 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's ...

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but ...

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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