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Gena Evans, ex-DOT chief, not surprised by firing

ATLANTA - Former state transportation commissioner Gena Evans said she wasn't surprised when the state transportation board voted to fire her last week.

March 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Get a luncheon lesson from three successful women

Three of Hall County's most successful women will share their expertise with other women in the community Thursday at the WomenSource Brown Bag Lunch.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials urge residents to properly dispose of unwanted TVs

People everywhere keep hazardous materials - mercury, lead and cadmium - in their living rooms.

March 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County alcohol sales proceed with some caution

After being rejected by voters several times, a referendum finally passed in November allowing beer and wine to be sold in unincorporated White County.

March 04, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Storm cleanup work continues in Jackson, other counties

While most of the snow has disappeared in Hall County, the residual affects of Sunday's snowfall were still being felt Tuesday in Jackson County.

March 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville council approves spending $1.3 million to improve water lines

Cleaner water could be coming to a spigot near you.

March 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dahlonega store blaze ruled as arson

The Georgia state fire marshal's office confirmed Tuesday that the Monday night fire at Dahlonega's Rite Aid pharmacy was deliberately set.

March 03, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County: Fire destroys mobile home

Fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze that destroyed an unoccupied mobile home Tuesday on Bob Bryant Road.

A call to 911 went out from a passerby who spotted the smoke from Athens Highway shortly before noon, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said. The double-wide mobile home was about 80 percent engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Three teens arrested for burglary; one suspect still missing

Three teens have been charged and authorities are looking for a fourth suspect in a string of South Hall burglaries, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

March 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT crews set to finish work on Cleveland square

A Georgia Department of Transportation signal crew is set to start Monday finishing up a Cleveland square project that was suspended for several months after underground storage tanks were found.

March 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech's GOAL student has shot at new car

Four Lanier Technical College students told their success stories and were honored for their accomplishments at Tuesday's Gainesville Lions Club meeting.

March 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Icy conditions hamper efforts to restore power

Icy conditions still persist on roads in Clarke, Oconee and Jackson counties after Sunday's heavy snow, and about 3,500 residents in Jackson County remain without power.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews are continuing their work in those counties, as well as dealing with many fallen trees, officials said.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch looks to renew contract with firm

Flowery Branch is looking at renewing a contract for a local firm to provide building and soil erosion inspections, as well as construction management and minor construction work.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man arrested on drug charges

A 21-year-old Buford man has been charged with a felony after Hall County deputies found him with four bags of marijuana and scales to weigh the substance.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man dies in wreck

A 65-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision Saturday night in Buford, according to Gwinnett County Police.

March 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Apartments proposed off Queen City Parkway

A 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


Cold weather fire safety tips

With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions:

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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