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For bike racers, third time through Gainesville is deja vu again

For the third time this spring, professional cyclists sped through Gainesville hunched over aerodynamic bikes traveling at top speeds of 40 mph.

June 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch grad got started early on Army career

While many recent high school graduates will venture off to college this fall with only a vague idea of their career plans, Chaston Stewart has his plan to become a military intelligence analyst all ironed out.

June 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Fire guts empty house in North Hall

A vacant home was nearly destroyed by fire in the early hours of the weekend.

June 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hundreds attend new library's grand opening

FLOWERY BRANCH - A crowd of about a thousand people enjoyed food and fun at Saturday's grand opening of the Spout Springs Library in Flowery Branch.

June 04, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Keep the Memorial Day celebration safe

Law enforcement officers promise to be out in force this holiday weekend as the summer recreational season gets under way despite rising gasoline prices that could keep more people off the roads.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


So long school, welcome summer

Students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy stepped out of school and into summer Friday when they were dismissed from their last day of classes.

June 04, 2008 | | Local


Clarkesville apiary buzzes with visitors

CLARKESVILLE - Carl Webb got into beekeeping as a hobby. By the end of the year, he and his wife, Virginia, will have harvested 20,000 pounds of honey.

June 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


South Hall High grads celebrate 50 years

The first graduates of South Hall High School will celebrate their 50th year with a reunion today, though they technically never attended the school.

June 04, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Little House a new haven for children

Representatives from the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children and the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates broke ground Friday morning on a new combined facility called the Little House.

June 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Murder suspect denies shooting role

The man charged in the home invasion slaying of a West Hall retiree admitted to being at the victim's home on the day of the killing but denied going inside or shooting anyone, according to court testimony Friday.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Looking elsewhere for care: ER payment plan seeks to redirect nonemergency cases

If Northeast Georgia Medical Center's new payment policy works as planned, it could have a ripple effect on the rest of the local health care community.

June 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Police: Man’s fake IDs may be part of con

At best, Ronald Lee Elrod has an overactive imagination; at worst, he's a con artist, authorities believe.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Most students ace end-of-course exams

Nearly all of area middle school students passed the End-of-Course Tests as part of high school-level classes.

June 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech student goes to state Student of the Year competition

Lanier Technical College student Karen Nowakowski has been named one of 12 semifinalists in the Technical College System of Georgia's 37th annual Student of the Year competition.

June 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Exhibit honoring fallen heroes comes to Gainesville

One was a Little League coach for his son's baseball and football teams. Another was a guitarist who recorded his own music. A computer geek, a bicycle racer, a triathlete champion - the diverse list of talents and passions goes on, but these men all had one thing in common: They were Georgia soldiers who gave their lives for America while in combat.

Portraits and stories of 40 soldiers are featured at the Northeast Georgia History Center from now until June 6 in the traveling exhibit, "Art from the Heart: Georgia's Fallen Heroes."

June 03, 2008 | | Local


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Gainesville man reappointed to state civil rights board

Gainesville resident Justin Pressley has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Diversity a key goal for law enforcement

Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Morning wreck on I-985 causes backed up traffic

No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Belk plans annual spring charity sale

Belk's Spring Charity Sale lets customers support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Absentee ballots go in the mail for May 20 primary

Hall County has begun mailing the first batch of absentee ballots for the May 20 primary election.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


April showers don’t dampen expo flowers

The annual Spring Garden Expo drew a large crowd on its first day Friday despite wind and a threat of rain.

April 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Redevelopment proposed for Lanier Plaza Shopping Center

Gainesville is fast-tracking a rezoning application so Hutton, a developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., can proceed with purchasing and redeveloping the Lanier Plaza Shopping Center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


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


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