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Niles leaves civil service to save souls

Preaching from Psalm 130 two weeks ago, Rev. Adrian Niles addressed the chapter's sixth verse.

August 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Youth minister adjusts to 'new normal' with spinal injury

ATLANTA -- Vester Lewis is getting used to what he calls "the new normal."

August 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


States may keep trying to reach water deal

While the case over water in Lake Lanier is scheduled to move into a federal courtroom later this year, the judge hearing the case says the states need to reach an agreement on their disputed issues.

August 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall job losses are few

While the state is facing its highest unemployment numbers in more than a decade, the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hall County, had the fewest job losses in July, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Labor.

August 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Tropical storm's trek could bring it to North Georgia

The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay could bring some heavy rains into north Georgia near the end of the week, forecasters believe, though the path it will take remains uncertain.

August 20, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New tax board greeted with pay questions

The two new members of the Hall County tax assessors board got a tumultuous welcome at the board's meeting Friday.

August 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County to increase ambulance fees

A trip in an ambulance soon may get pricier.

August 20, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jury selection will continue Monday in death penalty trial

Jury selection for Hall County's first locally prosecuted death penalty trial in nine years will go into a second week.

August 19, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Couple withdraws request for equestrian facility

After months of tension between neighbors, Lora Cushard's request to operate an equestrian facility from her Murrayville home ended anticlimactically when she withdrew her rezoning request at Thursday's Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 19, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Parks and Recreation will have new office hours

Beginning Sept. 2, Gainesville Parks and Recreation will have new office hours at its main office in the Gainesville Civic Center.

August 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


State budget cuts trickle down to local schools

The state's projected budget shortfall of $1.6 billion this year is forcing Gov. Sonny Perdue to order cuts in education funding that will affect kindergarten through 12th-grade districts, technical colleges and four-year universities.

August 19, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Injured school administrator faces more surgery

A week after an accident that came close to claiming his life, Johnson High School Assistant Principal Mike Adcock remains in critical condition, but officials are hopeful for a good long-term prognosis.

August 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


City’s Public Safety building on drawing board

Representatives of the design firm Heery International presented their plans for the Gainesville's future police department and municipal court building Thursday morning to the City Council.

August 19, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Getting its ACT together: Georgia's scores improve while nation's scores decline

Georgia high school seniors made gains on the ACT this year, while the national average for the college entrance exam fell.

According to the state Department of Education, the state's composite ACT score rose to 20.6 in 2008, up from 20.3 in 2007. The national average of 1.3 million students' scores fell to 21.1, down from 21.2 last year. In all ACT subjects - English, reading, math and science - Georgia's scores increased, bumping the state to 41st in national ACT rankings for 2008, up from 44th last year and from 47th in 2002.

August 18, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


North Hall High rally honors star students

Shouts of "Move that bus!" rang out through North Hall High School's brickyard.

Ty Pennington wasn't there, but it was an episode of Extreme Makeover: Trojan Edition.

August 18, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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


Gainesville man acquitted of growing marijuana

The attorney for a Gainesville man acquitted on charges of growing marijuana said it was much ado over bean sprouts and residue.

April 04, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Serving up smiles

Twenty-two current and former sports figures and notable locals can add "celebrity server" to their resumes after working restaurant tables Thursday night for a local child abuse advocacy center.

April 04, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Cox, Moore fill Hall County School District roles

Jamey Moore was officially approved Thursday morning as North Hall High School's next principal, and Matt Cox will join the Hall County School District's facilities department.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


WomenSource hosts psychology professor at Brown Bag lunch

Bumper-to-bumper traffic. Alarm clocks that didn't sound. Kids who forgot their homework. Emails filling the inbox.

April 03, 2014 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Lanier Olympic Venue aims to recapture legacy

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue fell into some disrepair in recent years, but the nonprofit Gainesville-Hall '96 Foundation is working to revive the legacy of the venue that hosted kayaking and rowing events during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


“Rain tax:” Gainesville looking at creating stormwater utility

The city of Gainesville is considering how to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure, which has resulted in flooding and sinkholes.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Holocaust survivor shares experience with Lyman Hall students

History was brought to life as Holocaust survivor Hershel Greenblat shared his story.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville readies for spring event season

The Main Street Gainesville Advisory Board met Tuesday to discuss goals and priorities as it prepares to launch a series of local events this spring.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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