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Fishing fans flock to Lake Lanier event

While most think of fishing as a leisurely weekend activity, for some it is an exciting competitive sport.

August 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helicopter crash in Lumpkin kills 2

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying two occupants that was missing since Monday night was found Friday in a heavily wooded area of Lumpkin County. There were no survivors.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Habitat to rebuild burned home for soldier and family

An announcement Friday morning signaled a new beginning for Army Spc. Michael Walker, who came home from a deployment in Afghanistan only to find his family's East Hall home burned to the ground.

August 06, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Unit trained to prevent jail riots

On Christmas Eve 1987, an uprising at the Hall County jail brought out every available officer to quell the rioting and put out the fires, literally, as 30 agitated inmates took over a cell block.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Excitement flows along Lanier as tourney begins

Everything fell into place for this weekend's FLW Outdoors' Forrest Wood Cup.

August 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax trial wallops Hall legal budget

If there is one thing Hall County has learned from the recession, it's that the unexpected will happen.

August 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wounded Marine recovering at home in Braselton

Bullets flew by overhead just before 24-year-old Josh De Avila felt the impact in his back.

August 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood Elementary teachers get “amazing” new lounge

Oakwood Elementary School is getting a morale boost.

August 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Vehicle tags may carry sticker shock

When you go to renew the tag for your vehicle, you may be surprised to see that it costs more than it did last year.

August 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burglars make off with electronics from Church at Dahlonega

Pastor Paul Bates knew something was amiss as soon as he walked into the Church at Dahlonega Tuesday afternoon.

August 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Toddler severely burned by grease

A 1-year-old Hall County girl was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after she accidentally poured hot grease on herself this afternoon, officials said.

August 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


'Super Bowl' of fishing begins today on Lake Lanier

The super bowl of bass fishing starts this morning on Lake Lanier, putting Hall County in the national spotlight.

August 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia's notary fees skyrocket suddenly

Last week Hall County Deputy Clerk of Court Rosa Gallaga called up more than 40 people with pending applications for notary public commissions to give them fair warning.

August 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GDOT making money from 511 signs

The Georgia Department of Transportation has found a way to help its budget and motorists simultaneously.

August 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville City Schools convocation focuses on new grading system

The debate about grading for Gainesville City Schools was the focus of a convocation for teachers Wednesday.

August 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking go before planning board Monday

A Gainesville ministry's heavily opposed plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday ...

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Guilford Immediate Care planned in place of old Fred’s Treads

An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble's OK to expand plant still ruffles residents

The uproar over Mincey Marble's plans to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road may have seemed to end with an affirmative ...

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall DFCS: Adoptions, children returning home up from last year

Hannah Rule was getting questions from others around the Division of Family and Children Services on how the agency was seeing such high adoption finalizations ...

November 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family of recovering preemie chosen as Hall’s March of Dimes ambassadors

When Torie Robinson was born, her mother's wedding ring could fit around her ankle with room to spare.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton woman builds ‘mom shop’ from the web up

Rachel Santana wants her shop to be different.

November 20, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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