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Court: State sex-offender law is unfair to homeless

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court ruled Monday that a provision in Georgia's strict new sex offender law is unconstitutional because it fails to tell homeless offenders how they can comply with the law.

October 31, 2008 | Greg Bluestein The Associated Press | Local


No one injured in 2 house fires

Two unrelated fires Monday afternoon left the occupants sleeping elsewhere Monday night.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Name of the game is mud when it rains

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

October 31, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


SunTrust plans to receive $3.5 billion from U.S. Treasury

ATLANTA - SunTrust Banks Inc. said Monday it has received preliminary approval from the Treasury Department for a $3.5 billion investment under the government's capital purchase program.

October 31, 2008 | The Associated Press | Local


Church seeks ideas for projects

Gainesville First United Methodist Church is planning its third annual Great Day of Service for March 21, 2009.

October 31, 2008 | | Local


Hall County commission chairman guarantees voters will pass sales tax

A referendum for another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax may be a tough sell to Hall County taxpayers, one Clermont official said in a meeting with other local government officials Monday.

October 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall reschedules ceremony for Field of Dreams

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hall County Field of Dreams' Phil Niekro field has been rescheduled for 4 p.m. Nov. 12 at Alberta Banks Park. The original date was canceled due to rain.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two people injured, airlifted in wreck on U.S. 129

A one-vehicle wreck forced authorities to close part of Cleveland Highway near Dewberry Church Monday afternoon.

October 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Baldwin sworn in as new state court judge

Larry Baldwin will take the bench this afternoon after being sworn in by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday as Hall County's newest judge.

October 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Families say they'll stretch their budgets for Halloween costumes

Though the economy may look dark and gloomy, many families won't let it get in the way of their Halloween festivities this year.

October 31, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group needs more drivers to take veterans to Decatur VA hospital

Two drivers passed away. A third one has been sidelined - maybe permanently - by hip replacement.

October 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital room service: Computers keep tabs on available beds, patient info

Ever go to a busy restaurant and have to wait for a table to be cleared off so you could be seated?

October 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville man killed in motorcycle wreck

A Gainesville man was killed Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle on U.S. 129 in Lumpkin County.

October 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities will be looking out for kids on Halloween

Children likely will be buzzing this week about the costumes they'll wear and the candy they'll get on Halloween.

October 30, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Take a Sunday drive to see the fall colors

Its time to revive the Sunday drive.

October 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville doctor part of group battling Ebola

A Gainesville physician is doing his part to free the Ebola virus' deadly grip on his native Sierra Leone, and he is hoping the hard work of a group he belongs to will pay off soon.

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State lawmakers press forward on medical cannabis

November 16, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Rooster’s Perch opens new downtown location

Last weekend, The Rooster's Perch, a local meeting place for people with and without disabilities, opened the doors to a brand-new central location at 210 Bradford St. in Gainesville with hopes of growth for its patrons and the community.

November 16, 2014 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Give thanks and food during the holidays

November 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


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