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Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Not waiting for some traffic study to plot out potential routes, a residents group is pushing ahead with a look of its own at a ...

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Prisoners working on courthouse annex demolition

Prisoners working on courthouse annex demolition

Prisoners are demolishing the Hall County courthouse annex.

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2 charged in seizure of more than 400 animals in Habersham

2 charged in seizure of more than 400 animals in Habersham

Two Habersham County residents have each been charged with 340 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals after county animal control seized more than 400 dogs ...

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Hall unemployment falls to 4 percent in March

Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate in March fell to 4 percent, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

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$20K reward offered in Banks deputy shooting; suspect may be in Atlanta

$20K reward offered in Banks deputy shooting; suspect may be in Atlanta

Authorities said Thursday they believe the suspect who shot a Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputy may now be in the Atlanta area.

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$27K in heroin, other drugs seized in Hall drug bust

$27K in heroin, other drugs seized in Hall drug bust

Two Gainesville residents were accused of trafficking heroin after the seizure of more than $27,000 in drugs, according to authorities.

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Boater involved in 2012 wreck that killed 2 boys is back in jail

Boater involved in 2012 wreck that killed 2 boys is back in jail

A Forsyth County man convicted of DUI in a 2012 boat wreck that killed two boys is back in jail after authorities say he violated ...

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Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Oakwood family recovering after double disaster

Woken by wind, Kevin Combs paced around his home in the small hours of April 5.

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Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Families mourn loss of Gainesville women, baby in Friendship Road wreck

Since the beginning, Paige Wilson said she has “pretty much been inseparable” from her cousin Hannah Simmons since she was born.

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UNG panel offers advice to immigrants encountering law enforcement

UNG panel offers advice to immigrants encountering law enforcement

What should immigrants do if federal agents come knocking at the door, or if they are pulled over by law enforcement?

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Lottery winner apparently beaten, left for dead near downtown Cumming dies




Jefferson Police, GBI investigating body found on I-85

A Georgia Department of Transportation employee found a dead man with a gunshot wound to the head in a car Wednesday along Interstate 85 in ...

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Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

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Hall superintendent aiming for larger employee pay raises

Hall superintendent aiming for larger employee pay raises

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield said a recent 3 percent cut in expenses could pave the way for a 2.5 percent raise for ...

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Authorities: Woman distracted by radio causes wreck that snarls Dawsonville Highway traffic

A woman distracted by her radio caused a wreck that backed up Dawsonville Highway traffic for most of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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Police: Man found hiding in pharmacy by cleaning staff

Police: Man found hiding in pharmacy by cleaning staff

A Gainesville man was found hiding under a table inside a Gainesville pharmacy, police said.

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Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

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Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

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Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

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Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

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3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

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TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on “Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen.”

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New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

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Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

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Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Who doesn’t like puppies?

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Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall County Schools officials have canceled more than 20 field trips to the downtown Atlanta area amid traffic and safety concerns since a portion of ...

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Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

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2 dead, 2 hospitalized after drug overdoses in Forsyth County


Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

State hunting and fishing licenses are getting more expensive beginning July 1.

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Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement assisted about 20 other agencies in an operation targeting men who “traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with ...

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Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Two public hearings are scheduled late next month for Hall County school board members and officials to hear comments and concerns about proposed redistricting plans ...

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UNG student plans to appeal suspension stemming from photo he allegedly took, posted

A University of North Georgia student plans to appeal a two-semester suspension that came after a school investigation into a photo the student allegedly took ...

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State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

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3 robberies reported in Gainesville over weekend

3 robberies reported in Gainesville over weekend

Three robbery reports were made to Gainesville Police between Saturday and Sunday, according to authorities.

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Latino students set to host immigration forums at UNG’s Gainesville campus

Latino students set to host immigration forums at UNG’s Gainesville campus

Latino Student Association members at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus are hoping the forums on immigration they are organizing for Wednesday will ...

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Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville’s police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

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Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

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Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

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$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

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Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools’ lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

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Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE — At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board’s next meeting ...

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‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

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Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

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Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis’ words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to “adapt or die.”

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Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that’s now under ...

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Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

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This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA — Now in it’s 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

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March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes’ goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

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With recyclables, green is the color of money

With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand — it’s all trash.

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Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

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New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

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After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and ...

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Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

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Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus.

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Human remains found near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found Thursday in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

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No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one was hurt Friday in a house fire in northwestern Hall County.

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Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

One of the busier stations for Hall County Fire Services reopened Thursday, promising more spacious amenities for firefighters.

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Free cancer screenings set for Saturday

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance to provide free screenings for oral, head and ...

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Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads “daredevil-style,” Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting ...

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Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some Hall County property owners are shocked by big increases to their tax assessments as the area continues its post-recession resurgence.

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United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County had a lot to commemorate at its annual year-end celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning.

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Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cleveland on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. Post Office in Gainesville and the Cleveland post office on Helen Way will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

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Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

After a little over a month of waiting for customers, the Chick-fil-A in Oakwood is open for business again.

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DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Highway ...

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Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year — the result of a 2 ...

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DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

Just days before next week’s one-year anniversary of the death of one of their own, DeKalb County firefighters returned to Hall County to say ...

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Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls’ main drop Wednesday afternoon.

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Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

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More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according ...

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Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Three dozen dogs from the largest-ever animal seizure in Habersham County arrived in Gainesville on Wednesday.

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North Georgia Community Foundation accepting grant applications

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting grant requests through June 30 for projects funded through its Community Impact Fund. 

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Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Survey responses guided Gainesville superintendent search

Surveys completed by more than 500 Gainesville City Schools employees, school resource council members and community residents played a role in developing the profile used ...

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Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Clothes trickling back to customers of abandoned cleaners

Frustrated customers of a shuttered Shallowford Road dry cleaners were again blocked from getting their items back on Wednesday, but property managers said the end ...

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19-year-old charged with molesting girl

19-year-old charged with molesting girl

A 19-year-old Hall County man faces child molestation and incest charges for incidents that allegedly occurred between March and April.

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Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

Gainesville woman dies in North Forsyth crash

A Gainesville woman died Tuesday in a wreck in North Forsyth County.

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