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Lanier Tech student goes to state Student of the Year competition

Lanier Technical College student Karen Nowakowski has been named one of 12 semifinalists in the Technical College System of Georgia's 37th annual Student of the Year competition.

June 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Exhibit honoring fallen heroes comes to Gainesville

One was a Little League coach for his son's baseball and football teams. Another was a guitarist who recorded his own music. A computer geek, a bicycle racer, a triathlete champion - the diverse list of talents and passions goes on, but these men all had one thing in common: They were Georgia soldiers who gave their lives for America while in combat.

Portraits and stories of 40 soldiers are featured at the Northeast Georgia History Center from now until June 6 in the traveling exhibit, "Art from the Heart: Georgia's Fallen Heroes."

June 03, 2008 | | Local


Ready to walk: Seniors relish event with rehearsals, ceremonies

They've imagined it. They've dreamt about it. Now, it's time to don the cap and gown and take that big walk across the stage.

June 03, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Candler Road woman charged in animal abuse

A Gainesville woman accused of neglecting her dogs to the point that some were eating the carcasses of dead dogs inside a pen remained in the Hall County Jail Thursday.

June 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged in Audio One armed robbery

Two people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened Friday morning at an electronics store on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

June 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County school system will get athletic complex

The Hall County Board of Commissioners announced at Thursday's commission meeting it will partner with the Board of Education to build a recreational facility at the new school site near Spout Springs Road.

June 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Chamber endorses Dent for DOT board

Larry Dent, a former deputy commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation, has picked up the endorsement of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce in his bid for a seat on the State Transportation Board.

June 03, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


22nd case of rabies reported in Hall

The number of rabies cases in Hall County this year continues to climb, with the 22nd case confirmed Friday.

June 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall County names interim administrator

Hall County Director of Human Resources Charley Nix will stand in as the interim county administrator after current Administrator Jim Shuler retires June 30, the county commission announced Thursday.

Nix will temporarily hold the position while a national search for a new administrator is conducted and will continue to act as the director of human resources during this time.

June 03, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library to open new chapter in Spout Springs

Kicking off at 10 a.m. Saturday, the new Spout Springs Library will celebrate its grand opening with a host of festivities.

"This is something that has been long anticipated and waited for by the (residents) of South Hall," said Adrian Mixson, Hall County Library System director. "It's going to be greatly appreciated by the community."

June 03, 2008 | | Local


Bank’s ‘credits’ offset environmental damage

There's at least one bank in Hall County that doesn't have to worry about the foreclosure crisis.

The Chicopee Woods mitigation bank doesn't loan out money. Instead, it gives customers the right to destroy the environment.

June 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville school board discusses meeting logistics

The Gainesville City Board of Education explored some internal issues Wednesday morning, including whether an attorney should sit in on board meetings and when to hold closed-door sessions.

The board held the retreat at city school board offices to review procedures, particularly as two of the members - Sammy Smith and Maria Calkins - are beginning their first four-year terms on the board.

June 02, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safe Kids gives out annual awards

Safe Kids of Gainesville and Hall County recognized many in the community at its annual awards banquet Thursday at Lakewood Baptist Church.

"The purpose of Safe Kids is to prevent accidental injuries to children under the age of 14," said Safe Kids Coordinator Kimberly Martin.

June 02, 2008 | | Local


Safety advocates urge caution for children on ATVs

The death of a 7-year-old Braselton boy in an ATV accident Monday has renewed concerns about the safety of children riding all-terrain vehicles.

June 02, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Clear weather in doubt for weekend

Though it's been a stormy spring, there was not a cloud in sight at Wednesday's Blue Sky Concert.

People of all ages came out to enjoy the nice day and listen to music while many hoped the temperate weather would stick around for the variety of Memorial Day weekend events. But it looks like they may not get their wish.

June 02, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Apartments proposed off Queen City Parkway

A 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville man reappointed to state civil rights board

Gainesville resident Justin Pressley has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Diversity a key goal for law enforcement

Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suicides often fit common profile

A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.

April 05, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Morning wreck on I-985 causes backed up traffic

No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Belk plans annual spring charity sale

Belk's Spring Charity Sale lets customers support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Absentee ballots go in the mail for May 20 primary

Hall County has begun mailing the first batch of absentee ballots for the May 20 primary election.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


April showers don’t dampen expo flowers

The annual Spring Garden Expo drew a large crowd on its first day Friday despite wind and a threat of rain.

April 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Redevelopment proposed for Lanier Plaza Shopping Center

Gainesville is fast-tracking a rezoning application so Hutton, a developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., can proceed with purchasing and redeveloping the Lanier Plaza Shopping Center on Thompson Bridge Road.

April 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former ethics chief wins lawsuit

ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.

April 05, 2014 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners hires new clerk

Lisa Ritchie has been hired as the new clerk for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 05, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Volunteers to bear the load at corps campground

It's taken a volunteer effort to restore operating days at Bolding Mill campground in northwest Hall County.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. on track for new school tests next year

Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.

April 05, 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


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