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Safety lessons start at school

With school about to wrap up for the year, more students will be spending more time at home.

May 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Deal cites leadership roles in launching campaign for governor

Standing before a crowd of more than 500 supporters, Nathan Deal on Friday announced his "quest to be elected governor of Georgia."

May 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Police find vehicle linked to Athens shooting suspect

May 01, 2009 | Kate Brumback The Associated Press | Local


Reservoir needed to meet Hall’s growth, spokesman says

The Hall County Board of Commissioners met Thursday with Glade Woodland Farm representatives to ask questions about the planned reservoir in northeastern Hall.

April 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More than 50 professionals receive thanks from their mentees

More than 50 local professionals with a heart for young people gathered at a luncheon Thursday where they were honored for taking nearly 60 students under their wings at work this year.

April 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


March of Dimes Walkamerica hoofs it for the health of babies

The March of Dimes is hoping to see 1,000 people come out to WalkAmerica on Saturday to raise money for premature babies.

April 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Mentally unstable man who robbed taxi drivers gets 20 years

A mentally unstable man was convicted this week of taking part in the robbery of a female cab driver who was struck with the blunt end of a meat cleaver.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Drug Free Coalition of Hall County launches Web site

A new Internet Web site is asking folks to face the problems of substance abuse in Hall County.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire prompts evacuation from Gainesville plant

Gainesville firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire Thursday in a portion of the roof at a large manufacturing facility on Old Oakwood Road. There were no injuries.

April 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More than 150 athletes from area compete in Special Olympics

Overcast skies didn't stop dozens of athletes from gathering at East Hall Park for a day filled with a variety of friendly competitions.

April 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Election 2010: A win for Deal could be a win for Hall County

Joe Satterfield makes no bones about it: A politician isn't worth much if he doesn't look out for his hometown.

April 30, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville's lean utilities budget won't last long, director says

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall took a cue from the city's police chief Thursday, telling council members that although his budget is leaner, it won't last long.

April 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Downtown Gainesville helps raise money to fight cancer

Customers in downtown Gainesville helped fund cancer research Wednesday by participating in Relay on the Square.

April 30, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Trial date set for lawsuit against "Red Hat Club" author

Hall County jurors may be asked to answer a novel question this summer: Can a work of fiction defame a real person?

April 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ex-Riverside coach no longer employed after paddling

Riverside Military Academy deputy superintendent and former head football coach Chris Lancaster is no longer employed at the private school after he violated school policy by paddling a cadet on campus last week.

April 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Planning board keeps buffer requirement for office proposal

An office development proposed for Thompson Bridge Road is on its way to City Council review after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board made its recommendation Tuesday to require a 25-foot buffer.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia officials approve tuition increases at state schools

Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.

April 14, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Area teachers humble in accepting recognition as masters at their craft

Teachers are more than educators, they are facilitators of life experiences.

April 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: City manager’s budget to be unveiled Thursday

Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett will unveil his proposed 2016 fiscal year budget Thursday morning during a work session.

April 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall family unharmed by Monday night garage fire

A family escaped without injury Monday night when a fire started in the garage of their Gainesville home.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County courts shuffle in annex plan

With the preliminary plan for reopening of the courthouse annex, the functions of the Hall County Courthouse will shift around like checkers on a checkerboard, said court administrator Reggie Forrester.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent weighs in on Cuban relations to group at UNG

As a former CIA agent, military veteran and native Cuban, Col. Felix Rodriguez has an impassioned opinion of U.S. relations with Cuba.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chad Black appointed as Hall deputy fire chief

Hall County Fire Services announced Monday that Chad Black had been appointed to the position of deputy fire chief.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas leak causes closure at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads

A gas leak caused a shutdown of Gaines Ferry Road at McEver Road toward Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch on Monday, fire officials said.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Filing tax returns messier, more complex than ever

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.

April 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center brings past to area families

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday's family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers.

April 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 | Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


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