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South Hall school districts shuffling

FLOWERY BRANCH -- South Hall County school principals say they're not hearing much buzz about it, but proposed new attendance boundary lines have caused something of a stir on Sterling on the Lake's Intranet

December 20, 2007 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charlie Company prepares for mission; retiring soldier honored

Staff Sgt. David Squires bid farewell to his fellow citizen-soldiers Saturday with a retirement speech that was short but heartfelt.

With the three platoons of the Georgia Army National Guard's Charlie Company assembled in the back lot of their Gainesville armory, Squires wished them well in their next mission: helping train security forces in Afghanistan.

December 20, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Warehouse fire under investigation

Gainesville fire officials are investigating two fires that broke out late Friday and early Saturday in a warehouse at 998 Industrial Blvd.

December 20, 2007 | | Local


No title, but a great ride for Trojans and their fans

ATLANTA -- This season, North Hall's football team beat Elephants, War Eagles, Knights and Warriors on its way to school history.

December 20, 2007 | Jeff Cochran | Local


Hundreds attend Winter Bazaar, greet St. Nick with celebrity excitement

BY BIANCA BRUNO

December 20, 2007 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Gainesville utility department offers in-home water ‘audits’

An in-home water audit is not as scary as you might think.

No one shows up unannounced at your door in a suit with a stern face and a briefcase, demanding proof of your water expenditures and more money. In fact, it's just the opposite.

December 20, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man burned while working on car

A man who was severely burned while working on an antique car Saturday was in stable condition after being airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, officials said. Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said the man, whose name and age were not immediately available, was working on an engine component of a vintage Volkswagen outside his home in the 56000 block of Oscar Gilstrap Road shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday when magnesium shavings caught fire.

December 20, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


DUI court is a sobering solution

One after another, the stories of redemption for repeat DUI offenders were told by Hall County State Court Judge Charles Wynne in a recent courtroom graduation ceremony.

December 20, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local businesses share water-saving ideas

As part of Gainesville's drought response resolution, the public utilities department held an information sharing meeting with its 50 largest customers Friday. In the meeting, some industry leaders shared some of their water conservation measures.

December 19, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville not liable for flooding, jury rules

The city of Gainesville was not liable for flooding from Flat Creek that swamped a trailer park off the Pearl Nix Parkway extension, a Hall County jury decided Friday.

December 19, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New device helps target tumors

BY DEBBIE GILBERT

December 19, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


City officials help Santa spread holiday cheer

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

December 19, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Body found off Georgia Avenue

The body of a man found hanging from a tree this morning was a 53-year-old former inmate of the Gainesville Diversion Center who committed suicide, Hall Sheriff's officials said.

December 18, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


Dahlonega gospel band nominated for Grammy

A Dahlonega-based gospel band that features two sisters from Gainesville has been nominated for its first Grammy award.

Karen Peck & New River is among nominees for the Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album announced Thursday in Los Angeles.

December 18, 2007 | Edie Rogers | Local


Smoke forces evacuation at Sugar Hill Elementary

A lighting malfunction forced a brief evacuation Thursday morning at Sugar Hill Elementary School in East Hall.

December 18, 2007 | Jeff Gill | 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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