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Walton County: Preacher charged with sexually exploiting a child

A Habersham preacher is now in custody in Walton County following an arrest on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

April 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Former prosecutor gets probation

A judge who viewed a former Banks County prosecutor as a victim spared him from serving time behind bars in connection with a theft scheme that netted former District Attorney Tim Madison six years in prison.

April 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Frozen fears: Farmers hope peach buds remain alive Tuesday morning

With acres of peach trees in bloom, a visit from Old Man Winter is about the last thing Drew Echols wanted Monday night.

April 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Girl Scouts confirm: Emily 'Sissy' Lawson is a Woman of Distinction

Emily Lawson has always been known as a woman of distinction.

April 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lanes will close in 3 road projects

U.S. 129: The inside shoulders will be closed daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday starting at Ridge Road to Athens Street for removal of curb and gutter. The inside lane of U.S. 129 may also be closed for equipment to work in the area.

April 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


At Lake Lanier Islands, PineIsle Resort's walls come tumbling down

A few well-worn mattresses piled in a parking lot were among the last signs of PineIsle Resort at Lake Lanier Islands.

April 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall may help Gainesville pay for sewer

Hall County government may consider assisting the city of Gainesville in funding the $11.5 million sewer project along Ga. 129, Hall County Administrator Jim Shuler said Monday.

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall updated the Hall County Board of Commissioners Monday on the progress of the city's Athens Highway sewer project that is divided into three phases, virtually all of which are located within Hall County.

April 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville woman living with end-stage melanoma warns that skin cancer is potentially deadly

It seems hard to believe that what looks like a small discoloration on your skin could kill you.

Maybe that's why people tend to think skin cancer is no big deal, if they even think about it at all.

April 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Gainesville ranks in Forbes list

The Southeast is home to half of the top 10 best places for business and careers for a third straight year in Forbes annual ranking.

April 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Ideas differ on success of women in workplace

Gainesville State College students squared off Monday afternoon to debate the existence of barriers for women in the workplace as part of the school's Great Gender Debate.

Five Gainesville State College students - three women and two men - comprised a student panel that debated the realities of the theorized "glass ceiling" and affirmative action, as well as the effect Mattel's unrealistically proportioned Barbie doll has on young girls.

April 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Health care faces crisis, Deal says

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, told members of the Rotary Club of Gainesville on Monday that a financial crisis looms in the federally funded Medicare program a decade from now.

Deal, ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Health, told the civic club that a significant population in the 9th Congressional District, which he represents, is already dependent on government health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. The 9th District includes Hall County and 14 other counties in Northeast Georgia.

April 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


PineIsle Resort to be leveled to make room for $100 million hotel

BUFORD - When it opened 34 years ago, the PineIsle Resort was the crown jewel of Lake Lanier. The hotel was the first major venue at Lake Lanier Islands and continued to be a popular destination for both tourists and conventions.

The 254-room hotel went through a succession of owners. The final one, Marriott Corp., closed the hotel on Nov. 4, 2005. The terms of the lease of the remaining portion of the islands gave control of the closed PineIsle to Gwinnett businessman Virgil Williams, who holds the 50-year lease of the islands.

April 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Facing foreclosure? Nonprofit group gets federal grant to offer support

In eight years with Home Development Resources, Mary Ledbetter, the organization's executive director, said she has never experienced a foreclosure rate as high as the one that plagues Hall County.

April 04, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Homer Easter hunt boasts 100,000 eggs

HOMER - What does it take to assemble Georgia's Largest Easter Egg Hunt?

How about 100,000 individually wrapped candy eggs, 100 plastic prize eggs, volunteers and 10 acres of prime egg-hunting real estate.

April 03, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Navigators help guide cancer patients at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Being diagnosed with cancer is like being thrown into a maze and not knowing how to find your way out.

April 03, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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King’s Hawaiian to add 450 jobs

The smell of dinner rolls wafting over Oakwood is about to grow stronger as King's Hawaiian plans to expand its production facilities and hire 450 new employees over the next two years.

April 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Governor reports $3.9M in cash for re-election bid

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal reported $3.9 million in cash for his re-election bid on Monday, after raising about $84,000 in 11 days after the legislative session ended.

April 07, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Clermont recycling business asks for 2nd chance

Ben Jackson readily admits he got off to the wrong start.

April 07, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UGA to pay homage to Masseys

Gainesville poultry icon Abit Massey and his family are being honored Friday as the University of Georgia's 2014 Alumni Family of the Year.

April 07, 2014 | Emma Witman | 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


Hot weather health tips

Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.

June 30, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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