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Teens mixed over texting legislation

With Georgia lawmakers on the verge of banning texting while driving, 15-year-old Wendy Martinez knows some teenagers will be upset if the law is passed.

April 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood puts government on display Friday

From new sidewalks to police cars, visitors to Oakwood's first City Government Day since 2004 will get to see what their taxpayer dollars are providing.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Civil trial pits landowners against supermarket

A federal judge this week issued an injunction against Hall County's inspection office in connection with a property owner's civil lawsuit against a supermarket chain.

April 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teixeira's mission: Raise awareness for cancer to honor Ernst's memory

In his 19 short years, Brian Ernst had the chance to touch more hearts and lives than most people do in a lifetime, his mother Donna Ernst said.

April 28, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Area students learn about gardening and vegetables

Area schoolchildren got lessons on gardening Wednesday at the Hall County school system's Gardens on Greens next to its central office on Green Street.

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall Middle fights for funds

Instead of candy bars and wrapping paper, West Hall Middle School will be using body slams and tag teams to raise money.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Mentorship program is opening eyes and minds

Some may have decided on a career path while others chose a new route for their future, but each learned something about themselves - which was the ultimate goal.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Group’s fundraiser bee tests teams with tough words, humor

It came down to a fierce competition, but in the final round, the Lanier Tech "A Bee C's" won with the one-two punch of "philogyny" and "regisseur" at the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance For Literacy's spelling bee Tuesday night.

April 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Golf course still trying to reach the green

For consecutive years now, revenues at the Chattahoochee Golf Course have declined.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money a major factor in seniors’ college plans this year

By the end of the week, local high school students must decide where to spend their next four years, and for many the decision is coming down to money.

April 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Meeting challenges for a quarter century

Twenty-five years ago, occupational therapist Jean Willers helped a classroom of six pre-school age children with physical and developmental disabilities in space donated by First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Scattered showers in area could bring hail, high winds

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of isolated thunderstorms bringing pea-sized hail and 45 mph winds in counties including Hall, Jackson, Banks and Forsyth until 7:15 p.m.

April 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gwinnett police officer arrested in Hall for DUI

A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested in Hall County over the weekend on a DUI charge, officials said today.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber nudges Hall, Gainesville toward water deal

The leader of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is calling for Gainesville and Hall County officials to settle their issues over the county's future water supply with an independent facilitator.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville man killed in North Hall wreck Thursday morning

A Gainesville man died after a single-vehicle crash Thursday morning in North Hall, according to authorities.

June 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


LGBT community, reeling from Orlando attack, comes together in solidarity

The shock and sorrow is still coursing through Jason Hewett's veins.

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


HUD changing rental assistance calculation for low-income residents

More than 2 million American households rely on a federally subsidized voucher program to afford their rent, according to the U.S. Department of Housing ...

June 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$2.4 million verdict in pastor shooting case affirmed by appeals court

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the $2.4 million judgment awarded to a Hall County woman who sued law enforcement officers ...

June 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Evening at Olympic Park to celebrate 20 years since Olympics on Lake Lanier

The world's greatest athletic competition came to Georgia 20 years ago, and many in Gainesville still remember the events.

June 15, 2016 | | Local


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


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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