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New FDA regulation aims to better define gluten-free for consumers

A gluten-free label regulation issued a year ago by the United States Food and Drug Administration takes effect today.

August 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Subdivision developers postpone plans again

Plans to develop an 89-lot subdivision straddling the Hall County and Gwinnett County line were sidelined again Monday when the planning commission tabled the proposal until next month.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall works to fund Spout Spring Road's traffic relief

Hall County officials assured a group of South Hall residents Monday night they're working hard to speed up widening congested Spout Springs Road, but they also asked for help in the cause.

August 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Agenda: Gainesville set to OK funding for airport study

Gainesville City Council is set to approve the use of $12,500 in SPLOST VI money today to pay for a study at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Tiny hole hides big headache

A potentially cavernous sinkhole opened early Monday in a Gainesville shopping center parking lot, and fixing it is a bit complex.

August 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school district plans to decrease tax rate

The Gainesville City Board of Education will lower the tax rate for fiscal year 2015 at its Aug. 18 meeting.

August 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Injured firefighter transferred to spinal cord specialists

A firefighter injured when a truck's ladder fell 44 feet on July 22 has been transferred to the Shepherd Center.

August 04, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


University lecturer hopes to save a piece of Hall's past

Zac Miller can't be certain exactly how long Timber Ridge Cemetery has been in use, but he is sure of one thing: It holds the keys to a treasure trove of local history.

August 04, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Clermont seeks green light for voting change

Clermont officials are waiting on state approval of proposed changes to the North Hall city's charter that would divide the town into four voting wards.

August 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chamber of Commerce to present health care mandate update

The full rollout of the Affordable Care Act is far from complete, as area businesses and residents will learn at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's annual health care reform update set for Aug. 12.

August 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habersham hospital deal loses momentum

Despite some financial hurdles for Habersham Medical Center, the Demorest-based hospital and Northeast Georgia Health System are still working toward a partnership of some type, officials said last week.

August 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Church offers haircuts, school supplies for needy

All four girls of the Perez family ran straight to the "salon" chairs at an event Sunday that offered free haircuts and school supplies.

August 03, 2014 | Andi Eckardt | Local


Brenau sorority houses come down to make room for replacements

Demolition has begun to make way for new construction at Brenau University.

August 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class notes: Make-A-Wish award now named for UNG student

For the fourth year in a row, students at the University of North Georgia have raised more funds for Make-A-Wish than any other in their conference, and the award they received for doing so has been renamed for one of their own.

August 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


The new honor code: Testing under online eye

When Gainesville college student Rachel Henderson learned a test for her online class was administered 20 miles away in Dahlonega, she opted instead to use a fee-based mobile proctoring service called ProctorU. The result, she said, was "pretty easy and kind of strange."

August 03, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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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


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