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Visitors flocking to Crawford Long museum

JEFFERSON - Since its grand reopening in January, the Crawford W. Long Museum in Jefferson has seen a dramatic spike in attendance.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Library begins summer reading push

As many prepare for summer vacations, librarians are preparing for their busiest time of the year.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City plans public hearings on tax hike

The city of Gainesville is getting ready to hold a number of public hearings on its proposed property tax increase.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


By starting refresher classes early, schools save on costs

At noon Tuesday, students at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School eagerly lined up to board buses and head home.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


West Hall principal announces retirement

West Hall High School Principal Jackie Adams announced her retirement Monday at a faculty meeting.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jones teachers cruise on to a final hoorah

It was perfect weather for a boat ride.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Grant helps Quinlan continue dedication to arts

With everyone keeping close tabs on their budgets these days, a recent grant awarded to the Quinlan Visual Arts Center gives the organization a little breathing room.

May 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


False alarm? That could cost you

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to reduce the number of false fire alarms with a new resolution that would penalize repeat offenders.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Four teens charged in Gainesville burglaries

Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries that took place this spring in the Willow Ridge subdivision.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


KKK costumes at school rile Lumpkin County residents

DAHLONEGA - Community members in Dahlonega called for diversity training in reaction to a group of students wearing Ku Klux Klan costumes at school as part of history project.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch mayor resigns to retire

Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling is resigning effective Memorial Day.

May 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia eliminates max classroom size rules

The Georgia Board of Education announced Monday morning more flexibility in class sizes.

May 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall pushes for Gainesville commitment on Glades reservoir

Hall County is putting pressure on the city of Gainesville to make a decision on the planned Glades Reservoir.

May 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Welcome medicine for the uninsured

For some families without medical insurance, going to the doctor is just half the financial battle of getting well.

May 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Members meet to walk in grief support group

Dealing with the death of a loved one or friend can be difficult, but the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Hospice continues to find ways to help people deal with their grief.

May 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Lanier Charter Career Academy senior Olivia Henriques changed cultures, started over

Olivia Henriques came to Hall County as a senior in high school from Jamaica - only to be told she would have to repeat her high ...

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch seniors Kelsey and Hannah McQueen competed for top academic honors

Hannah and Kelsey McQueen have much in common in addition to being twins, but their paths will diverge for college.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lakeview Academy senior Luke Lovell got an early start in business

It's an understatement to say Luke Lovell is not the typical high school student. Businessman might be a more accurate description.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson senior Jessa Warren blossomed when she discovered passion in radiology

For most teens and their parents, seeing a radiologist is a nightmare. For Jessa Warren, it was a blessing.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


West Hall senior Stephen Henderson struggled with Asperger's syndrome but found confidence in karate

At The Dojo American Karate Center in Flowery Branch, Stephen Henderson lines up students in his after-school class.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville senior Claire Oliver left family abroad so she could graduate back home

Claire Oliver lived in Gainesville before her family packed up and moved to Saudi Arabia.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Maranatha Christian Academy Danielle Johnson has learned to cope with dyslexia, excel in music

When Danielle Johnson reads, words can float to another line. The same thing happens with musical notes.

May 15, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Wood’s Mill senior Carla Suarez Lopez faced hardships but hopes to go to veterinary school

Carla Suarez Lopez "technically got kicked out" of Chestatee High School.

May 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall senior Will Barrett speaks publicly to spread awareness of autism

At 18 years old, Will Barrett commands a stage.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestatee senior Brooke Gilbert discovered art amid the pain of an eating disorder

Brooke Gilbert knows the value of art and wants to share it with others.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta garden gun case won’t affect Gainesville site

The case involving a visitor carrying weapons in the Atlanta Botanical Garden has been remanded back to Fulton County Superior Court.

May 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Olympic Park venue manager comes full circle with Pan Am Games

As 9-year-old Morgan House watched the Centennial Olympic Games from the shores of Lake Lanier, the world's best kayakers paddled through the lake's ...

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Local buy, global effect: Shop on Gainesville square offers international products

For more than a decade, Connie Rock wanted her purchases to have purpose.

May 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Data puts parts of Gainesville at top threat level for lead poisoning

The painters are brushing up as Melvean Strickland looks over the renovation of her family's home in the historic Newtown neighborhood of Gainesville.

May 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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