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Gainesville to reopen its public housing waiting list

The Gainesville Housing Authority is reopening its waiting list for public housing in February.

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Housing values hard to determine, even when based on past history

Housing values hard to determine, even when based on past history

The housing market can be a fickle thing, as played out in a recent scenario involving Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville.

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Political changes lead many women to seek new birth control options

Political changes lead many women to seek new birth control options

Whether it’s oral contraceptive birth control or an intrauterine device, there’s a good chance that a woman you know is using one or ...

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School officials say Fair Street students are overcoming adversity, challenges

School officials say Fair Street students are overcoming adversity, challenges

The children in Kerri Larson’s first-grade class huddled at their small desks peering at clusters of beads arranged in groups on colored construction paper ...

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Dress Up has lots of places to go

Dress Up has lots of places to go

Derrick and Danielle Case are shoppers.

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Law enforcement officials zero in on identity of I-985 remains

Law enforcement officials zero in on identity of I-985 remains

The picture is coming into greater focus of the remains of a woman found in July along Interstate 985 in Buford, according to officials.

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Area women join worldwide marches against new administration

Area women join worldwide marches against new administration

Wearing pink, pointy-eared hats to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women and men took to the streets in the nation’s capital ...

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Showers, storms will continue through the weekend in North Georgia

Showers, storms will continue through the weekend in North Georgia

Showers and storms have settled in over North Georgia for what promises to be a gloomy, wet weekend.

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State offers incentive to STEM students

As students at all grade levels prepare to showcase their STEM prowess at a competition Jan 31 and Feb. 1 at the North Hall Community ...

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Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

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Memorabilia pours in for GHS 125th anniversary event

Memorabilia pours in for GHS 125th anniversary event

Two veteran Red Elephant alumni are planning a trip down memory lane when Gainesville High School celebrates its 125th anniversary next month.

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Man accused of fleeing authorities, abandoning 2 pounds meth on Dawsonville Highway

Man accused of fleeing authorities, abandoning 2 pounds meth on Dawsonville Highway

A Forest Park man threw 2 pounds of meth out of his car while fleeing authorities Thursday on Dawsonville Highway, according to the Multi-Agency Narcotics ...

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Investigation Discovery show to feature Dawson County murder

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Flowery Branch residents in D.C. for inauguration not deterred by protesters

For Flowery Branch residents Ben and Jessica Frye the inauguration of President Donald Trump was a “once-in-a-lifetime” event.

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Forsyth family honored to witness inauguration in D.C.

Forsyth family honored to witness inauguration in D.C.

Though the atmosphere at Friday’s presidential inauguration was subdued, even solemn, the joy experienced by the O’Neal family, who live in Forsyth County ...

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Drugs worth $77,500 found at North Hall home

Drugs worth $77,500 found at North Hall home

A Gainesville man was arrested Thursday after authorities found 1½ pounds of methamphetamine at a home in North Hall.

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Survey to help search for new superintendent

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public’s input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system’s next superintendent.

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Local residents weigh in, things to watch as Trump takes oath

Local residents weigh in, things to watch as Trump takes oath

Things to watch

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Northeast Georgia Health System celebrates Barrow location

Northeast Georgia Health System celebrates Barrow location

WINDER — For Northeast Georgia Health System President and CEO Carol Burrell, who grew up in Barrow County, Thursday’s open house at the new Northeast ...

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Chestatee Academy student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Chestatee Academy student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Chestatee Academy eighth-grader Grant Smith won the Hall County Spelling Bee on Thursday at the Academies of Discovery campus.

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Home schooling open house attracts interest

The fellowship hall at New Haven Church became a learning center Thursday for parents considering home schooling their children.

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Bond denied for man charged with vehicular homicide in 3-year-old’s death

Bond denied for man charged with vehicular homicide in 3-year-old’s death

A Cleveland man charged with first-degree vehicular homicide in the death of a 3-year-old child Tuesday was denied bond.

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Free tax filing available for some each Friday during tax season

The Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center will be providing a space for Brenau University to prepare and e-file tax returns at no charge for households earning ...

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Pattillo continues development in Hall despite recent contract termination

A purchase and sales agreement for the Gainesville Business Park has been terminated at the request of the developer, Pattillo Industrial Real Estate’s holding ...

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Development authority extends Glades lease

The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority has extended a lease management agreement between the agency, Hall County government and Glade Farm LLC while an ...

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Atlanta Street public housing demolished

Atlanta Street public housing demolished

The Green Hunter Homes, a 131-unit public housing complex built in the 1950s on Atlanta Street in Gainesville, have been demolished.

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Chase ends in fiery crash that kills 3 in Jackson County

Three people were killed in a fiery crash following a police chase late Wednesday night near Commerce. Two others were injured.

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AP source: Sonny Perdue to be tapped for agriculture secretary


New Martin Road alternative getting some positive vibes

New Martin Road alternative getting some positive vibes

Yet another alternative emerged Wednesday night in the ongoing saga of how to lessen the impact of the planned Exit 14 in South Hall on ...

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Hall Marine on walking trek for suicide awareness

Hall Marine on walking trek for suicide awareness

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Refinancing of hospital bonds to save $23M

The refinancing of Hall County-backed Northeast Georgia Health System hospital bonds will save more than $23 million over the life of the debt, according to ...

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Page raising funds for family whose son was hit by car, killed

Page raising funds for family whose son was hit by car, killed

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family of a 3-year-old Cleveland boy killed Tuesday when he was pinned between two cars ...

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Doctor’s attorney denies patient allegations of ‘inappropriate contact’

Doctor’s attorney denies patient allegations of ‘inappropriate contact’

A Gainesville doctor accused of inappropriate behavior during physical examinations has denied any wrongdoing, according to a response by his attorney.

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Truck removed from Oakwood sinkhole

Truck removed from Oakwood sinkhole

A few screeches, clangs and bangs later and the 55,000-pound truck was finally free.

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Gainesville school system seeks public input on superintendent hire

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public’s input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system’s next superintendent.

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3-year-old killed after being pinned between cars in Cleveland Ingles parking lot

3-year-old killed after being pinned between cars in Cleveland Ingles parking lot

A 3-year-old child died after being pinned between two cars in an Ingles parking lot in Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol.

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Several people suspected of stealing $11,000 worth of iPhones from South Hall stores

Several people suspected of stealing $11,000 worth of iPhones from South Hall stores

Apple iPhones valued at about $11,000 have been stolen this week at two South Hall phone stores, while the Oakwood Wal-Mart had three iPads ...

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Truck still in sinkhole as heavy machinery comes to scene

Truck still in sinkhole as heavy machinery comes to scene

A 55,000-pound truck is still stuck in a sinkhole this morning in the parking lot of Diamond Auto Spa in Oakwood.

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Girl from Hall still missing, 2nd girl found

Girl from Hall still missing, 2nd girl found

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert as they continue the search for a girl who went missing in Alpharetta on Saturday night and previously went ...

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Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

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Homeschooling primer scheduled for Thursday

 

Parents interested in personally taking on their children’s education are invited to a homeschooling open house Thursday to learn the ins and outs of ...

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Deshaun Watson Drive coming soon

Deshaun Watson Drive coming soon

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has given its OK to renaming Touchdown Drive outside Gainesville High School to Deshaun Watson Drive.

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Chicken Salad Chick restaurant coming to North Lake Square

Chicken Salad Chick restaurant coming to North Lake Square

A unique food option is coming to Dawsonville Highway. Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open by the beginning of June at the North Lake ...

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Hall clinic doctor accused of ‘questionable’ touching during exams

Hall clinic doctor accused of ‘questionable’ touching during exams

The staff physician at a Hall County-run health clinic for employees is no longer working there after allegations of “questionable” touching were reported by more ...

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The great divide between rural Hall and metro Atlanta in Trump’s America

The great divide between rural Hall and metro Atlanta in Trump’s America

LULA — Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur ...

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Girl previously missing from Hall disappears again

Girl previously missing from Hall disappears again

A girl who went missing from Hall County in July and was later found safe has disappeared again with another girl in Alpharetta.

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Martin Road residents report missing signs

Residents in the Martin Road community of South Hall said some 20 signs regarding the planned expansion in the area have gone missing.

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New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

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Gainesville schools focus on student achievement

Coming on the heels of one of its schools being labeled “chronically failing” by the state, Gainesville school board officials will hear a report tonight ...

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Hobby Lobby to open in Dawson County in February

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126 marijuana plants seized from north Forsyth home


March honors, seeks to continue work of Martin Luther King Jr.

March honors, seeks to continue work of Martin Luther King Jr.

With each passing year the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on an urgent new meaning.

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Chick-fil-A could open at New Holland by end of summer

Chick-fil-A could open at New Holland by end of summer

Chick-fil-A fans will soon have another place in Hall County to feed their appetite for chicken and service.

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Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

For young Latino immigrants in Gainesville and Hall County, there is a growing sense that they are standing on the threshold of a shift so ...

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Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue “further litigation” in a longstanding ...

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'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

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Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those ...

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Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to ...

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Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you’re growing up, there’s a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

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Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

It was a good year — that was the message at the Hall County Republican Party’s State of the County forum at the GOP’s ...

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Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

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Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

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No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

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State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend — 44 percent of the state’s public school teachers were leaving ...

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Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

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Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

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MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

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Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

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$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

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Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

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New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

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East Hall bridge replacement approved

East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

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Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

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Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

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Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

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