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Today marks new budgets for local governments

Happy New Year, local governments.

June 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia’s new texting law takes effect today

Gainesville police say they are ready to enforce a law meant to cut down on the number of distracted drivers on Georgia's roads.

June 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


One man dead after shooting in Auburn

June 30, 2010 | | Local


Traffic beginning to ease at South Hall crossroads

A major South Hall traffic bottleneck has gotten some relief.

June 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Palin says ministry is close to her heart

Her home may be dozens of degrees cooler and clear across the country, but former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin felt right at home in Georgia on Tuesday night.

June 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids learn to ‘be free’ at Tourette syndrome camp

At Camp Twitch and Shout, it's instant friendship.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


WNEG-TV at UGA gets two months of funding

The WNEG-TV station housed on the University of Georgia campus is still hanging on - at least for two more months.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Increased traffic, checkpoints on tap for Fourth of July

Gainesville resident Brooke Brackett isn't going anywhere.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Cagle says future reservoir should not be politicized

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle urged local leaders Tuesday not to let the future of a county-owned reservoir be jeopardized by political squabbles.

June 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Police: Gainesville man ran over 84-year-old

A Gainesville man was charged with homicide by vehicle after hitting an 84-year-old man as he stood in his front yard in Buford.

June 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tuesday morning wreck injures 3

Three people were sent to Northeast Georgia Medical Center Tuesday after an improper left turn resulted in a collision on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

June 29, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch council puts off Thursday meeting

The Flowery Branch City Council has postponed Thursday's meeting to July 8 because it won't have enough members to conduct a meeting.

June 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rotary donation to make a difference for nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Gainesville donated more than $20,000 to local nonprofit groups at its meeting Monday - a move that made Jan Ros get a little teary eyed.

June 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood hopes to attract more community events

Gainesville has its Mule Camp Market and Dahlonega has Gold Rush Days.

While many area cities have signature events, the South Hall town of Oakwood has long lacked an event - or even a string of smaller ones - that brings carloads of visitors to town.

June 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Initiative helping attract money, jobs

If the success of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's HALLmark Vision Initiative is any indication, Hall County residents and businesses really believe in their community.

In 2006, the chamber launched the fundraising mission with a four-year goal of collecting $2.2 million to fund economic development, education and community improvement initiatives.

June 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Dogs rescued earlier this year from Forsyth County home all adopted

June 15, 2016 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


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


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