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‘Sweep the Hooch’ adds site at Don Carter State Park

Cleaning to kick off the season is a commonly practiced spring tradition. But it's not limited to just kitchens and basements; it includes the Chattahoochee River.

April 02, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Gainesville man sentenced to 10 years in rape case

A Gainesville man was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a Hall County judge after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a disabled person, according to the district attorney's office.

April 02, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Area teachers honored at Masters in Teaching program

If you give a teacher a roomful of people who aren't her students, she will still find a way to teach them.

April 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Council OKs easing limits on pawnshop locations

Gainesville City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to ease restrictions on where pawnshops can be located in the city.

April 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Moore chosen to become new North Hall principal

Jamey Moore is the choice as new principal of North Hall High School.

April 02, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Road-clearing program that includes Hall renewed for two years

Willard Wrecker Service in Buford has yet to work any Hall County wrecks related to a state road-clearing program.

April 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson jailer charged with DUI

A Dawson County sheriff's employee is on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest over the weekend on suspicion of driving under the influence.

April 01, 2014 | From regional reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Ga. 347 stretch won’t open on April 14

A partially opened stretch of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County won't fully open April 14, as hoped.

April 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Administrative Services getting leaner in 2015

The Gainesville Administrative Services Department will get a little leaner in the 2015 fiscal year as the human resources division splits off into its own department.

April 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Brenau plans $62.5 million expansion project

Brenau University will get new residence facilities, a laboratory and field house as the result of a $62.5 million spending plan approved by its Board of Trustees.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Woman dies in Ga. 400 accident

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Chestatee Marketplace showcases honor students’ small businesses

Education collides with real-world business experience in the Chestatee Marketplace.

April 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


The Local Agenda: City Council to hear amendments to pawnshop, alcohol ordinances today

Gainesville City Council will meet today to hear two proposed ordinance amendments that will loosen restrictions on businesses hoping to open in the city.

April 01, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50-plus businesses expected at annual job fair Wednesday

More than 50 businesses and industries are expected to participate Wednesday in the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual job fair.

April 01, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Beautiful days, lots of sneezing in forecast

This week's weather is predicted to be beautiful, unless you're an allergy sufferer.

April 01, 2014 | Savannah King | Local


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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


Students ready for spring break travel

Time to pack the cars and hit the roads - when school ends today, students in both the Gainesville and Hall County systems are on spring break.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Residents briefed on lakefront tax adjustments

Chris Slate didn't exactly leave the meeting a happy camper.

April 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves quarry expansion

Flowery Branch City Council approved a request by Vulcan Materials to expand its quarry operation by an additional 41 acres.

April 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Boat fire on Lake Lanier remains a mystery

Authorities are investigating an early Thursday boat fire on Lake Lanier, including trying to find the vessel's owners.

April 04, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man acquitted of growing marijuana

The attorney for a Gainesville man acquitted on charges of growing marijuana said it was much ado over bean sprouts and residue.

April 04, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Serving up smiles

Twenty-two current and former sports figures and notable locals can add "celebrity server" to their resumes after working restaurant tables Thursday night for a local child abuse advocacy center.

April 04, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Cox, Moore fill Hall County School District roles

Jamey Moore was officially approved Thursday morning as North Hall High School's next principal, and Matt Cox will join the Hall County School District's facilities department.

April 04, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


WomenSource hosts psychology professor at Brown Bag lunch

Bumper-to-bumper traffic. Alarm clocks that didn't sound. Kids who forgot their homework. Emails filling the inbox.

April 03, 2014 | Michelle Boaen Jameson | Local


Lanier Olympic Venue aims to recapture legacy

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue fell into some disrepair in recent years, but the nonprofit Gainesville-Hall '96 Foundation is working to revive the legacy of the venue that hosted kayaking and rowing events during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


“Rain tax:” Gainesville looking at creating stormwater utility

The city of Gainesville is considering how to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure, which has resulted in flooding and sinkholes.

April 03, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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