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Thurmon Tanner Parkway extension contract awarded

The state Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to Gary's Grading & Pipeline of Lawrenceville for the construction of the final 1.3-mile leg of Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood.

The project, which will cost $6.7 million, involves extending Thurmon Tanner from Plainview Road to Mundy Mill Road.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


No one shows up for Oakwood budget hearing

No one attended Oakwood's public hearing Monday night on its proposed $3.2 million general-fund budget for 2009.

November 07, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Old Gainesville Middle School to get new future

As the new Gainesville Middle School building nears completion, the Gainesville school board is considering possible uses for the current Gainesville Middle School building.

November 07, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Former St. Michael pastor Thomas Kenny dies

Monsignor Thomas Kenny, who led in the construction of the St. Michael Catholic Church building on Pearce Circle, has died. He was 69.

November 07, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jefferson Academy keeps students in class longer

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Academy is not your typical elementary school.

November 07, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chaplain in Iraq: Even in a war zone, human spirit endures

Editor's note: State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, currently is in Iraq as a U.S. Air Force Reserve chaplain. He began his service there in September. He is reporting weekly on the activities at his location.

November 07, 2008 | By Doug Collins douglas.collins@blab.afcent.af.mil | Local


Area meetings

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve narrow road

FLOWERY BRANCH - Narrow Jones Drive is a throwback to when this South Hall town had no Atlanta Falcons, big-box stores or promise of growth migrating north from Atlanta.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Government meetings for Nov. 3-7

Among the public government meetings coming up this week are:

November 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County firefighters extinguish mobile home blaze

Firefighters were called to a mobile home at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at 3347 Cagle Road.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hospital opens new building for babies

Gov. Sonny Perdue has a fond place in his heart for Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Two of his grandsons, Jake and Judd, were born at the hospital.

November 06, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Meet your government: Hall elections clerk is busy this time of year

Hall County elections clerk Vonda Edwards makes sure things are running smoothly when it comes time to vote.

November 06, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Healthy Monday: Express lane (for children) arrives at pediatrician’s office

If all you're buying is a gallon of milk, you don't want to stand in the checkout line behind someone who has a full shopping cart.

November 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Fire destroys home in South Hall

A Flowery Branch home was declared a total loss Sunday afternoon after fire gutted the home, said Capt. Scott Cagle, fire marshal for Hall County Fire Services.

November 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Check your smoke detectors when you change your clocks

Clocks should be set back one hour this weekend as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, but fire officials remind everyone to also check smoke alarms and change the batteries.

November 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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“Rain tax:” Gainesville looking at creating stormwater utility

The city of Gainesville is considering how to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure, which has resulted in flooding and sinkholes.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Holocaust survivor shares experience with Lyman Hall students

History was brought to life as Holocaust survivor Hershel Greenblat shared his story.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville readies for spring event season

The Main Street Gainesville Advisory Board met Tuesday to discuss goals and priorities as it prepares to launch a series of local events this spring.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Job fair reveals ups, downs of local economy

As the nation's job market sputtered in recent years, leaving millions of Americans without work, the stereotype of the low-wage, low-skilled deadbeat cashing unemployment checks became a bogeyman for America's economic woes.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Students honored at state literary meet

Seven students have earned top honors at the Georgia Literary Meet.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center again ranked one of best in nation, state

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is tops - again.

April 03, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Badge and Bar: Gainesville man to stand trial on robbery, assault charges

A Gainesville man is set to stand trial before a Hall County jury April 21 after being indicted on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and felony obstruction in February 2013.

April 03, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


‘Sweep the Hooch’ adds site at Don Carter State Park

Cleaning to kick off the season is a commonly practiced spring tradition. But it's not limited to just kitchens and basements; it includes the Chattahoochee River.

April 02, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to 10 years in rape case

A Gainesville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Hall County judge after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a disabled person, according to the district attorney's office.

April 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Area teachers honored at Masters in Teaching program

If you give a teacher a roomful of people who aren't her students, she will still find a way to teach them.

April 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Council OKs easing limits on pawnshop locations

Gainesville City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to ease restrictions on where pawnshops can be located in the city.

April 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Moore chosen to become new North Hall principal

Jamey Moore is the choice as new principal of North Hall High School.

April 02, 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


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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