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Gainesville, Jefferson police get high marks

Two local police departments have gone through the necessary steps to show the public that they are committed to providing a high, standards-based level of service.

December 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School celebrates Christmas traditions from other lands

Students of the World Language Academy learned Tuesday that other cultures somehow manage to celebrate Christmas without Santa Claus.

December 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Habersham couple reunited after soldier’s Afghanistan deployment

Ginny Thibeault got her Christmas gift early - her husband returning from deployment in Afghanistan. And that he showed up in time for her graduation from Piedmont College in Demorest.

December 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville will start Main Street program

Gainesville's City Council voted Tuesday to pull its funding for Main Street Gainesville and instead start its own Main Street program.

December 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Are those Christmas packages ready to go?

Christmas is still 10 days away but thousands of people are already mailing gifts to friends and family far away.

December 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board renews Dyer’s contract

Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer will remain the district's head Red Elephant through July 1, 2012.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall schools move away from block schedule

The Hall County Board of Education unanimously approved a high school schedule change for next school year that will shift high schools from a four-period block schedule to a hybrid seven-period day schedule.

December 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville buys CSX property for greenway

Gainesville officials have closed on the property key to the construction of a greenway in the Midtown area.

December 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs sewer pump station

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to spend $1.1 million to start construction on a pump station as part of a project that eventually could bring 2.5 million gallons of sewer per day from Braselton.

December 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 zoning requests attract crowd at Jefferson work session

JEFFERSON - Two proposed rezoning requests brought residents out en masse to Monday's Jefferson City Council work session.

December 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burns Drive case could provide key to other thefts

Gainesville Police are investigating a burglary that happened Friday on Burns Drive that may help them solve numerous other burglaries in the city and the county.

December 14, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fair Street kindergartners learn about giving

They were learning about celebration, but the real lesson was giving.

December 14, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawsonville man gets 13 years in terror case

A Dawsonville man was sentenced to 13 years in federal prison Monday, six months after his June conviction on terror charges.

December 14, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Friday celebration to honor retiring chief

A Friday event will give folks a chance to say hail to the chief.

December 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Da Vinci Academy deluged with applications

Most middle schoolers aren't thinking about college applications yet, but a handful are working on applications to Hall County's Da Vinci Academy.

December 13, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bear cub killed by car on Ga. 400 in North Forsyth

September 13, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Atlanta Falcons football clinic for moms emphasizes safety

Buddy Curry shared stories from his football playing days and highlighted how concussions were previously underestimated for years, shrugged off as a mere "ding."

September 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even ...

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury selected for trial of Gainesville woman who allegedly killed girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend

Attorneys finalized their picks for the jury around 6 p.m. Monday in the murder trial for Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, who allegedly killed the girlfriend of ...

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


3 Hall County Schools building projects planned

Hall County Schools plan three building projects in the next year - an expansion of Lanier Charter Career Academy and new technology department, a new fieldhouse ...

September 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall residents lose insurance options as providers pull out of Affordable Care Act

Hall County will likely lose half its current insurance providers within the Affordable Care Act marketplace next year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser ...

September 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Baby boy becomes first born at Braselton hospital’s new labor unit

Monday was a day of firsts in Braselton.

September 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Investigator details Gainesville man’s alleged crime spree

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about three hours of what the department called an "erratic crime spree" last month around Gainesville.

September 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food Lion in Gainesville closing next week

For the past 10 years, Robert Dowell has leaned on the Food Lion store as his source for groceries.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall home damaged by fire

An East Hall home was severely damaged Monday afternoon by what firefighters believe is an accidental fire started by a faulty gas grill.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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