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Assault defendant could face life in prison

A Hall County man faces the possibility of a mandatory sentence of life in prison as a jury continues to deliberate his case today.

September 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wrigley gets OK to merge with Mars

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. announced Thursday that its stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the adoption of a merger agreement with Mars Inc.

September 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Baldwin appointed state court judge

Hall County Solicitor-General Larry Baldwin was named to a newly-created third state court judgeship Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

September 30, 2008 | | Local


Hall commission approves building South Hall community center

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to begin construction on the Mulberry Creek Community Center in South Hall and to approve a lease agreement with Northeast Georgia Health Systems to operate the county's primary care clinic at a board meeting Thursday morning.

September 30, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man found dead after mobile home fire

Authorities spent Thursday afternoon investigating a fire at a singlewide mobile home where the body of a man was found.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Corps operations manager Davis heading to Washington

Jonathan Davis, operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier, has been given a temporary assignment to the corps' headquarters in Washington.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall anti-drug program receives federal grant

Hall County's Drug Free Communities workgroup is one of only three groups in Georgia to receive federal funds from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s leaf pickup program starting Oct. 6

Gainesville's annual curbside leaf pickup is set to begin Oct. 6 and will run through Jan. 30.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two more rabies cases in Hall

Hall County has now recorded its 35th and 36th cases of rabies for 2008.

September 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Low lake levels give Lanier shore sweepers chance to collect more trash

The Lake Lanier Association's 20th annual Shore Sweep on Saturday will be historic in more ways than one.

September 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Two arrested on drug charges

Two Gainesville residents have been charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man gets 20 years for assault

A Flowery Branch man avoided a life sentence but still received a lengthy prison term for holding a former girlfriend against her will and beating her.

September 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police seek robbery suspects

Gainesville police are looking for two suspects who reportedly robbed a restaurant on Atlanta Highway around 9 this evening.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Financially, Hall library system preparing for the worst

The Hall County Library System is preparing for the worst in case it loses local funding on top of up to $38,000 it could lose from the state.

September 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City councilman asks why Gainesville marshals carry guns

At the City Council's work session Thursday, Gainesville City Councilman Danny Dunagan questioned why city marshals need to wear fatigues and carry firearms.

September 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Women learn to construct a new life

Donning pink and yellow hard hats, a group of 11 women sported a distinctly different look than most graduating classes at commencement.

July 12, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Kids learn healthy habits, swimming at day camp

For 11-year-old Ethan Payne, the best part of day camp is getting to "move and groove."

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full scholarships expand to 14 programs at Lanier Tech

Eleven programs have been added to a 100 percent tuition scholarship grant at Lanier Technical College.

July 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall day care’s license revoked over burned toddler

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning issued a license revocation Friday for a Clermont day care center accused of burning a toddler as three of the day care workers' criminal cases move to Superior Court.

July 11, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man expecting call from Garth Brooks

Garth Brooks will announce the first stop of his world tour on Monday, but it won't be at a press conference.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Hall County Democrats have a new mission and headquarters

Hoping to rebrand their image and credentials in a politically conservative community, liberals and progressives celebrated the grand opening Thursday night of the new Hall County Democratic Party headquarters on Athens Street in Gainesville.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicopee Mill road project step closer to fruition

Gainesville City Council is prepared to enter into an agreement next week with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority for construction of a road in the Chicopee Mill Industrial Center that will open property for development.

July 11, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GOP candidates in U.S. Senate runoff spend $11M total

ATLANTA - The two Republicans vying for Georgia's open Senate seat have spent a combined $11 million so far on the race, with just over a week to go before the July 22 runoff.

July 11, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Fourth lesson: Comfort in water can be natural and learned

Thursday marks the last day of my first week of the Red Cross' Adults Learning the Basics swim lessons at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. With a patient instructor, Max Sumner, and a supportive classmate, Cornelia Martin, I'm so comfortable in the pool that I feel silly having avoided it for the past 23 years.

July 11, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Life in prison, no parole, for killer in Peppers shooting

The last time Antonio Thompson talked to his brother, Adrian asked him if he was still getting married. He wanted him to maintain a path toward stability.

July 11, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville woman alleges racial slurs in GOP suit

A Gainesville woman's federal lawsuit filed Tuesday describes in detail a series of racially charged incidents and overheard slurs at the Georgia Republican Party that she alleges went unaddressed.

July 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County postpones SPLOST vote until March

Hall County has officially postponed a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax until March.

July 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County approves contracts for Cherokee Bluffs park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved two contracts Thursday for infrastructure work, design and construction of Cherokee Bluffs park.

July 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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