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Mailman charged with driving high, having cocaine

A mailman was arrested Thursday on charges he was high and had cocaine with him while delivering mail in Gainesville.

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Police want help finding runaway teen

Police want help finding runaway teen

Oakwood Police are requesting help to find a teen who ran away and requires daily medication.

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Catalina’s Restaurant offers tastes of El Salvador, Mexico

Catalina’s Restaurant offers tastes of El Salvador, Mexico

A new Gainesville restaurant is offering a variety of Hispanic cuisine options.

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Group to host free HIV/AIDS fair Saturday

In honor of Black History Month and National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Avita Community Partners of Gainesville will host a free HIV health and ...

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Fashion show benefits cancer retreat nonprofit

Fashion show benefits cancer retreat nonprofit

Cancer fighters can be beautiful.

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Lake Lanier subdivision gets final approval

Pricey lots on a subdivision hugging Lake Lanier likely will be ready to be marketed by June 1, the developer said Thursday night as the ...

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Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville

Apartment complex to rise at old Green Hunter Homes site in Gainesville

Standing amid the remains of the Atlanta Street homes Thursday, Broughton Cochran harkened back to his time as a social worker helping single mothers and ...

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Gwinnett officials investigating Flowery Branch man’s death after jail medical emergency

A Flowery Branch man’s family is seeking answers on what caused his death shortly after he arrived at the Gwinnett County Jail.

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Slideshow: WWII veteran, Memorial Day Parade 'star' gets military honors

Slideshow: WWII veteran, Memorial Day Parade 'star' gets military honors

Cecil Boswell, who died Sunday, was part of the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and fought in the pivotal Battle of the Bulge.

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Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street

Gainesville adds property to new housing development on Atlanta Street

In time for Thursday’s 11 a.m. groundbreaking of the Walton Summit development at the former Green Hunter Homes on Atlanta Street, Gainesville officials ...

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Oakwood Police warn of Twitter pizza scam

A man buying pizza thought he was getting a great discount until Oakwood Police knocked on his front door, Sgt. Danny Sridej said.

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Annual road projects forum set for March 9

Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville ...

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Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance; Hall superintendent calls it local issue

Trump administration to lift transgender bathroom guidance; Hall superintendent calls it local issue

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is revoking U.S. transgender guidelines, stepping into an emotional national issue and stripping students of federal protections to use bathrooms ...

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New traffic signal aimed at helping pedestrians in downtown Gainesville

New traffic signal aimed at helping pedestrians in downtown Gainesville

Aidia Stuart often walks her dog on the square in downtown Gainesville and has often encountered drivers who don’t slow down to let them ...

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4 honored for being ‘masters’ of nursing

4 honored for being ‘masters’ of nursing

Nurses make the biggest difference in patient care, at least in Nancy Krippel’s experience.

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Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

Student coalition voices concern over KKK sign in Dahlonega

A business owner’s decision to put a Ku Klux Klan banner on a downtown building has led to several days of protests, and now ...

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Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville mayor delivers upbeat ‘state of the city’

Gainesville has come a long way from the depths of the Great Recession when the economy tanked and projects screeched to a halt for lack ...

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Airport upgrades could start in summer

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Tuesday he hopes improvements can begin at Lee Gilmer Airport this summer.

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Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

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Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

Criminal justice council recommends changes to probation

State officials are recommending changes to help reduce what they say is the highest rate of felons on probation in the country.

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Poverty workshop looks to fill gaps in outreach services

Organizers are expecting a large gathering for a workshop Friday that will look at what services are available and which ones are lacking to address ...

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Former Hall firefighter killed off duty in tree-trimming accident

ATHENS — An Athens firefighter who previously worked as a firefighter in Hall County is dead after he was injured in a tree-trimming accident.

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Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Lakeview, Johnson teens named STAR students

Dhruv Gaur and Jackson Patrick Kelly aren’t just great students. They were named STAR student school system winners, as part of the Student Teacher ...

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Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

Gainesville City Council finalizes road being named for Deshaun Watson

It’s official — the gateway to Gainesville High School between Pearl Nix Parkway and Century Place has been renamed Deshaun Watson Way in honor of ...

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Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia DNR encouraging hunters to kill coyotes

Georgia hunters are encouraged to thin the state’s population of coyotes.

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Oakwood citizens: Maintain small-town feel, connect with UNG campus

Keeping the small-town feel for Oakwood while finding ways to connect with the nearby University of North Georgia campus were two aspects at the forefront ...

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Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

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Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

Cost of new Sardis Road compactor site nearly doubles

A project to build a new Sardis Road compactor site is running almost 100 percent over budget, Hall County commissioners learned at a work session ...

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Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Funding for Spout Springs Road widening on fast track

Hall County officials are poised to begin funneling more funds from the county’s special purpose local option sales tax revenues to begin phase 1 ...

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Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Trailer returned to Boy Scouts, 2 charged in theft from church

Two men are accused of stealing a trailer belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its Boy Scouts troop. The trailer ...

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Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

Gainesville superintendent interviews to begin in March

The head of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education said he’s not ready to say yet whether a new superintendent will be hired ...

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Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

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Fox News Radio host Starnes coming to Gainesville for book signing

Fox News Radio host Todd Starnes will be at Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville on March 3 for a book signing.

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WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

WWII veteran and Memorial Day parade 'star' dies at 99

With his green Army outfit snug around his small frame, Cecil Boswell strode along Green Street every Memorial Day parade.

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$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

$100K donation to fund Braselton spray park

A new spray park is coming to Braselton thanks to a $100,000 donation from Jack Frost.

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Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

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Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Gainesville airport could get runway, terminal upgrades

Runway and terminal upgrades at the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport are expected to move forward when Gainesville City Council addresses funding of those projects at ...

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Plane crashes in Dawson County


Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

Big Red family tradition is handed down over 125 years

When Isabelle Charters Embry dons her cap and gown to receive her diploma with the rest of the graduating class of 2017 at Gainesville High ...

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A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

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Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

Mother fights on against deadly drug that led to son's overdose

In the two years since her son’s fatal overdose, Lisa Hicks said she has not stopped fighting to strengthen laws on the drug that ...

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Protesters maintain vigil on Gainesville corner in support of immigrants

Arturo Adame held his homemade sign up high Saturday evening alone on the side of Jesse Jewell Parkway.

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Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Humane Society fundraiser combines paintings, patrons and puppies

Everything in the name of rescuing animals.

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Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

Downed banner still has townfolk buzzing in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA — Emotions are still running hot in this Lumpkin County town after a controversial pro-Ku Klux Klan banner was hung from a building off of ...

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Groups seek combined $187K from Gainesville

Three organizations that do their part to enhance quality of life for local residents and visitors alike presented the Gainesville City Council this week separate ...

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Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

Warmest winter in years has plants blooming early

When General Beauregard Lee exited his stately white-columned manor on the grounds of the Yellow River Game Ranchon Groundhog Day morning he signaled to the ...

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Gainesville man gets 25-year prison sentence for child molestation

A Gainesville man must serve 25 years of a life sentence after being convicted of molesting a girl continuously for three years, according to officials.

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Gainesville man acquitted of aggravated assault

A Gainesville man accused of stabbing his older brother was acquitted on a more serious charge by a jury Friday.

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Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

Yoga station added to Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

It took three pairs of hands to hopefully encourage kids to relax.

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Charges dismissed for co-defendants in rape, sodomy case

A Magistrate Court judge dismissed the sexual assault case against two co-defendants at a committal hearing Friday in Hall County.

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KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

KKK sign could return to Dahlonega building

DAHLONEGA — A sign removed from a Dahlonega building featuring Ku Klux Klan imagery could make a return.

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Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

Georgia House approves state budget increasing teacher pay

ATLANTA — Georgia teachers and other state employees would get a 2 percent salary increase while staff overseeing child welfare cases will see a 19 percent ...

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Army Corps announces park and campground schedule

The Army Corps of Engineers has announced its 2017 schedule for day-use parks and campgrounds.

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Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Jaycees choose Greene, Fowler as Young Man, Woman of Year

Reliability is a trait that both the winners of the Gainesville Jaycees’ prestigious Young Man and Young Woman of the Year have.

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Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green’s Tavern in Flowery Branch won’t be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

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Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands in Hall participate in national ‘A Day Without Immigrants’ protest

Thousands of Hispanic students stayed home from school. Hundreds of Hispanic workers did not report to their jobs. Businesses in Hall County’s Hispanic community ...

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$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

$43K in marijuana seized on its way to Habersham; two arrested

Authorities intercepted a package containing 9 pounds of “high-grade marijuana” headed to a Habersham County address.

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Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property ...

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Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove’s business.

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2 dead after small plane crash in Barrow County

WINDER — Two people are dead after a small plane crash in Barrow County.

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Multiple people suffer injuries in 3-car wreck at Jesse Jewell/E.E. Butler intersection

One person was seriously injured and four others had non-life-threatening injuries in a three-car wreck with entrapments at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and ...

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Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men’s boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

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Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

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KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

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Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you’ve ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

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Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

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5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium — home of the Gainesville Red Elephants’ football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

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Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

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Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

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New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

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Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

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State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to “face growing financial pressures.”

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UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

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Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

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