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Professor: Liberty is costly and raises questions

A hefty price tag is attached to liberty. That's why so many questions surround U.S. national security today and its policy priorities, a historian said Thursday.

February 25, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall County’s first female public official dies at age 91

Kathleen Murphy, the first female to be elected to public office in Hall County, died Wednesday. She was 91.

February 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Georgia Ports Authority hires former Hall finance director

Former Hall County Finance Director Michaela Thompson has accepted a job with the Georgia Ports Authority.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County board votes for ballfields at Cool Springs Park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at Thursday's board meeting to build competition baseball fields on the Cool Springs Park property and keep the tax assessor's and tax commissioner's offices in downtown Gainesville when the county relocates to the Liberty Mutual Building next year.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Students’ essays to be part of Memorial Day display

Dennis Smalley said he doesn't recall the number of times the Huey helicopters he served aboard were shot down or crashed during the Vietnam War.

February 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Kids share opinions on Cool Springs Park

The grown-ups who run Hall County decided the fate of Cool Springs Park on Thursday night. But local kids who will be most affected by that choice shared their thoughts earlier that morning.

February 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Middle East expert: End is near for Gadhafi

The Gainesville head of an international relief organization said Wednesday he believes Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi's regime could topple within a couple of weeks.

February 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents worried about rising fuel costs

Chad Browning parked his white Jeep next to the gas pump, got out of his vehicle and made a face as he looked at the per-gallon price.

February 24, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Interstate shut down from spotty grass fire

A spotty grass fire caused a lane of Interstate 985 at the Hall/Gwinnett county line to be shut down for a while Wednesday night.

February 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Keep Hall Beautiful celebrates new space

Keep Hall Beautiful's board members and staff stretched out a string of plastic bags, bottles and aluminum cans in front of Gainesville's City View Center Wednesday afternoon.

February 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work on Central Hall trail could start in December

Construction could begin in December on the first two sections of the Central Hall Multiuse Trail, a planned 14-mile paved path that eventually would loop between downtown Gainesville and the Oakwood/Gainesville State College area.

February 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business leaders, Latino advocates speak out against immigration bills

A Senate committee on immigration heard hours of impassioned testimony Tuesday about how proposed immigration legislation would adversely affect the business community.

February 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Washington remembered as ‘America’s hero’

Strong wind gusts extended the flags symbolizing the United States and its fight in the American Revolution.

February 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall Republican party rejects former county commissioner

Former Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks has been kicked out of the Hall County Republican Party.

February 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group discusses better ways to help homeless

Several Hall County groups that help homeless people are joining forces to tackle the problem and prevent duplication.

February 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Man indicted on rape charge from 2013 case

A 61-year-old man was indicted this month on a charge of rape from 2013, according to authorities.

June 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local






Williams is new Brenau dean of College of Education

Eugene Williams, who has been a Brenau University professor since 2008, has been named dean of the College of Education.

June 17, 2016 | | Local


Hospital’s garden is latest stop for visitor studying nature’s health benefits

The truth of grandma's sayings about the benefits of gardening and nature was a subject for conversation Thursday in Anne's Garden at the ...

June 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County plans worker raises, no tax increase in 2017 budget

Employee pay raises are at the fore of a $97 million spending plan Hall County officials are considering for the 2017 fiscal year.

June 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stalled Flowery Branch subdivision to rise from the weeds

An Arizona-based developer got the green light Thursday to get bulldozers moving again on a 53-acre Flowery Branch subdivision that had been killed by the ...

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools bookmobile facilitates summer reading

It's not unusual to see a school bus parked outside Sugar Hill Academy of Talent and Career, but the bus stopped there Thursday morning ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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