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Portion of Dixon Drive closed for drainage repairs

A portion of Dixon Drive in Gainesville will be closed until at least noon today while crews work to repair a storm drain.

January 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall fifth-graders will have the chance to keep up language classes

Fifth-graders with a "passion and ability" for languages will be able to have intensive language instruction when they get to middle school this fall, said Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Safety officials plan for hazardous chemical emergencies

If a chemical spill happens in Hall County, local governments and businesses will be ready.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Defamation lawsuit winner now wants attorneys fees, too

The legal battle over "The Red Hat Club" isn't quite over.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Book sale to benefit Jefferson Public Library

JEFFERSON - If you have some loose change in the cup holder of your car, you may be days away from buying your next favorite book.

January 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Super Speeder’ promotion draws fire

The CEO of a planned motorsports park in Dawsonville says a promotion offering free half days at the track for people who bring in a "Super Speeder" ticket is not encouraging folks to speed.

January 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Board plans to cast final vote on road name change

Phil Markert doesn't mind the proposal to change the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway, despite the sign in front of his business taking a direct hit.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman charged with burglary

A Gainesville woman was charged with burglary Monday night after neighbors reported suspicious activity on Mountain View Drive in Gainesville.

January 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau plans Haitian culture night, fundraiser

Macita and Yamatha St. Germain want to show people what Haiti was like before the Jan. 12 earthquake that laid the island nation to ruin.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Revenue from water meter sales already exceeds fiscal goal

It's not great news, but it's better than they expected.

January 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall schools adopt new scheduling system

Hall County's high school students will soon move to a seven-period school schedule.

January 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Hall tax assessor resigning after 18 years

Longtime Hall County tax assessor Terrell Gaines announced he is retiring.

January 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Portion of Ga. 255 to close on Tuesday for repair work

Both lanes of Ga. 255 just north of Ga. 17 in Sautee will be closed Tuesday for emergency repair work.

January 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council approves 1 rezoning request

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council has approved one rezoning request, while postponing another request for the second time.

January 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lecture series focuses on tri-state water wars

Georgia's water wars will be the subject of an upcoming lecture series at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

January 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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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


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


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