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Jefferson breaks ground on parking lot expansion

JEFFERSON - City of Jefferson officials have planned a special construction project for the civic center on Kissam Street.

November 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Experts can help fix your family’s Thanksgiving meal

Dreaming about roasted turkey and dressing and sweet potato casserole but have no time - or maybe no culinary talent - for pulling a Thanksgiving feast together on your own?

November 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall juniors score well on writing tests

Hall County's juniors surpassed state and regional results on the writing portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests and a local educator says it is because of a commitment to teaching students how to communicate.

November 23, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Brenau radio begins streaming online

With technology constantly changing, it is hard for some people to keep up in this "streaming online" world.

November 22, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Jefferson Police seeks certification

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Police Department is looking to join the ranks of dozens of other departments statewide by regaining its certification through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

November 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


All’s well so far for Gainesville-based Guard unit

Morale is high and everybody in Gainesville-based Charlie Company "is doing a good job" in Afghanistan, said the group's commander, Capt. Jeff Moran, on Sunday at the National Guard Armory on Alta Vista Road.

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. Census Bureau is hiring

The U.S. Census Bureau needs some help and instead of asking for volunteers, the department is looking to hire a few thousand Americans.

November 22, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Sawnee customers can track energy use

Sawnee EMC has launched a new Web site that allows customers to track their daily energy use over the previous 30 days and other information.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT engineer working the kind of job he envisioned

Matt Needham is a triathlete and scuba diver, so being lowered 75 feet into a dark hole should be a cinch, right?

November 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pooches show off their stuff in agility trials

Their owners may have been a little subdued by the cold, rainy weather Sunday, but the dogs competing in agility trials at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center were raring to go.

November 22, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hospital drives economic growth

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's explosive growth in recent years has not just added jobs, it has made the hospital one of the central economic engines of the region, according to a recent independent report.

November 22, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged after standoff with police

Gainesville police charged a man with false imprisonment and two counts of aggravated sodomy after a lengthy overnight standoff at Orchard Brook Apartments.

November 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Returning hero surprised with a sweet ride

The jaw-dropped expression of Army Spc. Devin Carey said it all.

November 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Special-needs school program faces cuts

Violent outbursts, an inability to self-regulate or feelings of disorientation in a school of hundreds of kids can lead a special-needs student to a Georgia Network for Education and Therapeutic Support school.

November 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bilingual ballots may be coming to Hall

Though decisions by the Hall County Board of Commissioners usually have lasting impact, a recent request to provide election materials only in English could become a moot point as early as next year.

November 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Job fair draws 900 to Civic Center

Brent Hill came to Thursday's job fair with a mission: Get back on his feet.

April 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall lawsuit involving former jail inmate dismissed

A lawsuit brought against Hall County by a former jail inmate has been dismissed.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch special election will be in June

Two new members will join the Flowery Branch City Council as of June.

April 02, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Ice storm clean up runs county $300,000 so far

As Hall County continues to clear streets of tree limbs and remove other debris from roadways left by the ice storm in mid-February, officials have begun to tally the costs.

April 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library board seeks impact fees from Gainesville, Oakwood

The Hall County Library System Board of Trustees is pushing for Gainesville and Oakwood to begin collecting impact fees from new development and construction to support local libraries.

April 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5-year-old child dies after being hit by car

A 5-year-old boy riding his scooter was struck by an oncoming vehicle Tuesday and later died, according to Gainesville police.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville parks budget likely to shrink as capital spending wanes

The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department will see a more than 14 percent decrease in its budget next year if staff has its way, with the majority of cuts related to operations and capital projects.

April 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Quinlan's Rembrandt is ‘a step into art history’

A day after her 104th birthday, Lessie Smithgall and her family on Thursday unveiled the largest gift in the Quinlan Visual Arts Center's history.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


2 people arrested in connection to Flowery Branch skeletal remains

Two people have been arrested in the investigation involving skeletal remains found Sunday afternoon in Flowery Branch, authorities said.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


State money will go toward land for new Lanier Tech campus

Lanier Technical College will relocate its current Oakwood campus to another location in Hall County, school and state officials announced Thursday.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Bat protections could impact Glades Reservoir decision

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could add more delays to the proposed Glades Reservoir project.

April 02, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge & Bar: Sheriff’s office arrests 65 in warrant roundup

An operation to serve warrants for violent offenders led to more than 100 warrants being cleared.

April 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Centennial Arts Academy celebrates reading bowl victory

Children waved signs, shouted chants and slapped the hands of their school's victors.

April 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Camping season underway at Lanier parks

With weather warming up, families are eager to begin spending weekends by the lake, and with six Lake Lanier campgrounds opening today, people can enjoy the season every day.

April 02, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Local


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