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Your sweet tooth can raise money for Children's Miracle Network

On Thursday, everyone gets a free pass to eat ice cream guilt free. Instead of focusing on the calories, just focus on the fact that your purchase is going to a good cause.

August 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pilot flies type of plane involved in Hudson River midair collision

Many are fearful of small airplanes after reports of fatal crashes, but Gainesville pilot Todd Peavy said it's often a fluke that causes accidents.

August 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood City Council denies liquor store permit

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to deny an application for a package store on Atlanta Highway near Cresthill townhomes and apartments.

August 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reece trying once more for DOT board

At least one former state representative wants to be considered as the new 9th District representative on the State Transportation Board following the resignation of Dalton attorney Steve Farrow.

August 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County schools wrap up first day back

On the first day of school in 1987, when Nancy Smith first started teaching, students were wearing leggings, mohawks and other haircuts inspired by their favorite musical act.

August 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Traffic tie-ups mar first day for Hall County schools

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tyler Tanksley shook his head as he gazed at the traffic building up on Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

August 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs welcomes kids back to school

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County will hold a "Back to School Rally" for teens from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Positive Place Club gym.

August 10, 2009 | | Local


Mount Vernon roadwork slated to start Monday

Crews now will start work Monday on resurfacing Mount Vernon Road from Thompson Bridge Road to Dahlonega Highway in North Hall.

August 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Federal grants will help shore up Jefferson's hurting budget

JEFFERSON - The city of Jefferson has been awarded several federal grants, and the City Council received an update on the expected funds during Monday's meeting.

August 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Businessman to seek District 47 seat

HOSCHTON - Braselton Mayor Pat Graham will have some local competition for the District 47 state Senate seat now that local businessman Kelley Gary has thrown his hat into the political ring.

August 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall commission considers formal appointments for boards

Following a potential conflict with a federal housing grant, the Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed how to handle county employees serving on the boards of county-funded agencies.

August 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


CCA facility ready to open after years of discussion, months of renovation

On Monday, Gainesville and Hall County officials toured the newly renovated Corrections Corporation of America detention center that's ready to receive its first group of immigration detainees any day.

August 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board votes to support downtown TAD

The Gainesville Board of Education agreed Monday to re-enter into an agreement to support a tax allocation district in Gainesville.

August 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mount Vernon road work slated for Aug. 17

Crews now will start work next Monday on resurfacing Mount Vernon Road from Thompson Bridge Road to Dahlonega Highway in North Hall.

August 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Price Road development goes before Hall commission again

A development with more than 1,200 homes proposed in the Price Road area is among items on the agenda for this morning's Hall County Board of Commissioners' work session.

August 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Joe Wood Sr. talks about days in Georgia General Assembly

His gait might be slower these days, walking to his office with the help of a wooden cane.

January 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butch Miller’s star rising in state politics, but how far?

Widely seen as charismatic, a motivator and high-energy, state Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville has essentially become Gov. Nathan Deal's legislative spokesman for 2015.

January 12, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Class Notes: Superintendent-elect plans open forums, town halls

Richard Woods, state superintendent-elect, met with members of the media Friday at the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education's annual media symposium.

January 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Drivers should be cautious as deer mating season winds down

When you see antlers, it's time to stop.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seek man connected to hotel homicide

Authorities are looking for a Gainesville man connected to a homicide at the Sun Suites Extended Stay Hotel on Ga. 369/Jesse Jewell Parkway.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Costly land deal presents conflict of interest for Hall school board

The Hall County Board of Education failed to disclose an apparent conflict of interest for one of its members last month when it approved the purchase of land for the World Language Academy campus on Winder Highway in Flowery Branch, and agreed on a price about three times the county's assessed value on the property.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Medical Plaza B opening today at Braselton hospital campus

The first wave of physician offices will open today at Medical Plaza B, but emergency, inpatient and other services in the adjoining Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton will be on hold until at least April.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 347 may be last ‘east-west’ artery project for a while

The completion of the four- and six-lane Ga. 347 in South Hall County by this time next year will mark the opening of one of Hall's few east-west traffic arteries - and maybe its last major one for years to come.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nutrition specialists consider students when making meals

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Medical marijuana

Though medical marijuana is now legal in nearly half of U.S. states, and while marijuana can be used for recreational use in four states plus the District of Columbia, Georgia lawmakers appear hesitant to follow suit.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Foster care

The idea of privatizing foster care was batted about during the last session, but ultimately lawmakers passed on that endeavor.

January 11, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Transportation

Paying for roads could be the biggest issue in 2015.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Education

Efforts last year to defeat Common Core in Georgia were unsuccessful, but legislators are likely to discuss concerns that still exist regarding the education standards.

January 11, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Budget

For every buzzword tossed about in recent years when talking about the economy, there is an equal and opposite epithet. And, sometimes, which is which depends on whom you're asking.

January 11, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SnowWorld at Lanier Islands offers visitors wintery outdoor fun

Every morning around 9 a.m., the snow machines at Lake Lanier Islands in Buford start pumping to ensure that visitors don't miss out on a white wintertime.

January 11, 2015 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


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