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Church volunteers make meals, work on homes, clean yards on Great Day of Service

Church volunteers make meals, work on homes, clean yards on Great Day of Service

For the past 11 years, Gainesville United Methodist Church has held its Great Day of Service event to give back to the community.

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Family safely escapes house fire in South Hall

Family safely escapes house fire in South Hall

Fire caused extensive damage to a South Hall County home Friday night, but all the residents escaped unharmed, including the family cat.

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Gainesville domestic violence center seeks new home

Gainesville domestic violence center seeks new home

Before the lease runs out on its Gainesville shelter, Gateway Domestic Violence Center announced Friday its plans to find a new facility with three times ...

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Community raises funds for family of Jackson County man killed in storm

Tuesday’s thunderstorm left Kylie Combs without her husband.

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Rabies case involving skunk confirmed in Lula

Hall County confirmed its fourth case of rabies this year on Friday after a rabid skunk came in contact with a dog in Lula.

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Gainesville man guilty on all counts in assault, kidnapping case

Gainesville man guilty on all counts in assault, kidnapping case

A Gainesville man was found guilty Friday morning of assaulting a local Muslim leader and abducting a 1-year-old child.

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Ga. Senate approves bill to address struggling schools

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Fire destroys Flowery Branch house

Fire destroys Flowery Branch house

Fire destroyed a small house Friday in Flowery Branch.

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DFCS, churches working to recruit foster parents

DFCS, churches working to recruit foster parents

Climbing higher and higher, the number of Hall County children in foster care reached 250 in February, Division of Family and Children Services foster care ...

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Lane closures planned again on I-985

Lane closures planned again on I-985

Roadwork may slow traffic again this weekend on Interstate 985 as crews work on the interstate bridge at Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.

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Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be “heroes” in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

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Jury deliberates assault, kidnapping case involving threats against Muslim cleric

Jury deliberates assault, kidnapping case involving threats against Muslim cleric

After a few hours of discussion Thursday afternoon, a Hall County jury will return Friday morning for further deliberation on the assault and kidnapping case ...

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$500K in pills seized in Hall drug bust

$500K in pills seized in Hall drug bust

Authorities found more than $500,000 worth of pills in a Hall County home March 14, according to authorities.

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Reading mentors make a difference one hour at a time

Reading mentors make a difference one hour at a time

An hour out of each week for Kelly Grizzle Williams has the potential to last a lifetime.

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Chestatee students take a day to learn outside classroom, serve community

Chestatee students take a day to learn outside classroom, serve community

Every year, Chestatee High School students take a day off from their normal routines.

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Gainesville man accused of robbery at apartment complex

Authorities say a Gainesville man displayed a gun while robbing another man at Orchard Brook Apartments earlier this month.

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Suspect in Jasper Waffle House robbery arrested in Gainesville

Suspect in Jasper Waffle House robbery arrested in Gainesville

A Gainesville man accused of robbing a Jasper Waffle House was arrested by Gainesville Police Thursday.

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Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won’t call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

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Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County’s lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

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Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

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Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby’s words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

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Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

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Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

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Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

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Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

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Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

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University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

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Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Defense attorney Blake Poole told the jury on Tuesday of the history between his client Marquis Bonds and alleged victim Imam Bilal Ali prior to ...

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Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Bridget Rigby’s teaching saved and changed a life.

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Gainesville Police investigating potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle

Police are investigating two deaths Tuesday as a potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle in Gainesville.

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Gainesville ‘Ask a Plumber’ workshop to offer water conservation tips

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host ...

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Authorities want help finding stolen excavator

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to find a stolen excavator.

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Nonemergency phone lines working again at Hall County Central Communications

The nonemergency phone lines at Hall County’s 911/Central Communications Office are back up and running. They experienced some outages during the day Tuesday ...

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Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols’ life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

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Ribbon-cutting set for new Mundy Mill school

A ribbon-cutting and morning tour of the new Mundy Mill Academy elementary school will be held May 23, school officials said Monday.

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Officials OK $17.46M price tag for new Enota school

Officials OK $17.46M price tag for new Enota school

Gainesville school officials approved Monday night a guaranteed maximum price of roughly $17.46 million to build a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

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Chestatee band marches in New York St. Patrick’s Day parade

Chestatee band marches in New York St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Chestatee High School marching band performed in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Friday in New York City.

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Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting Saturday.

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Resident raises concerns over filming ordinance affecting churches

During public comments at its work session Monday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners heard from a Gainesville resident who told commissioners the filming ordinance ...

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Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of threatening Gainesville imam

Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of threatening Gainesville imam

Attorneys will present their opening statements Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused of threatening a Gainesville imam.

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Man hurt in alleged DUI crash no longer in critical condition

A man hospitalized last week following a single-vehicle crash on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road is no longer in critical condition.

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North Hall bank part of merger with Norcross bank

Cleveland-based Mountain Valley Community Bank, which has a North Hall branch, has been acquired by Piedmont Bancorp Inc. of Norcross, officials have announced.

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Jasper Police seek Gainesville man as suspect in Waffle House robbery

Jasper Police seek Gainesville man as suspect in Waffle House robbery

Jasper Police want help finding a Gainesville man accused of robbing a Waffle House early Saturday.

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Braselton man charged with having, distributing child porn

Braselton man charged with having, distributing child porn

A Braselton man was arrested Saturday after authorities say they found inappropriate photos and videos of children on his computer.

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Thompson Bridge Road reopened following crash investigation

Thompson Bridge Road reopened following crash investigation

Thompson Bridge Road at the bridge has been reopened following a Gainesville Police investigation of a Friday night crash.

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Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood’s road improvement efforts aren’t gearing down anytime soon.

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Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County’s jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

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Humane Society raising money for expanded, improved play areas for dogs

Humane Society raising money for expanded, improved play areas for dogs

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is closing in on its fundraising goal for the Howard-Oliver Bark Park, which will expand and improve the play ...

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Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

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Gainesville Midtown project draws support and skepticism

Gainesville Midtown project draws support and skepticism

S&H Uniform Service owner Ricky Stone has been running the family business for more than 35 years.

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Shifting travel policies make Afghan student uncertain she can return to Brenau

Shifting travel policies make Afghan student uncertain she can return to Brenau

This summer, Brenau University student Razia Hussaini plans to fly home to Afghanistan. But she is unsure about making the return trip.

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Grady Young Foundation awards 16 scholarships to local students

Grady Young Foundation awards 16 scholarships to local students

Sixteen young people were recognized Saturday evening by the Grady Young Foundation, Inc. for their hard work, good academic standing, positive attitudes and commitments to ...

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Johnson junior eager for capital adventure on Washington Youth Tour

Johnson junior eager for capital adventure on Washington Youth Tour

In a few months, Cecelia Tatro will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the first time and she can hardly wait.

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Birds of prey get their day at Elachee's Raptor Fest

Birds of prey get their day at Elachee's Raptor Fest

Buster Brown is addicted to falconry. To him, the sport is more than just hunting with a bird; it’s about the care of the ...

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Gun safety, community ties are main targets at annual BB gun event

Gun safety, community ties are main targets at annual BB gun event

Saturday morning began with a bang at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center as children and law enforcement officials lined up with BB guns in a friendly ...

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J.C. Penney closing 5 stores in state, none in North Ga.

NEW YORK — Five stores in Georgia, but none in North Georgia, among the 138 locations J.C. Penney announced Friday it will shutter in the ...

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Rollover crash leads to arrest, one serious injury

A Dahlonega man has been charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash Friday night on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville that injured all ...

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Habitat home dedication marks first for Gainesville High

Habitat home dedication marks first for Gainesville High

Darla Gibson hugged more than a dozen high school students who showed up Friday to dedicate her dream house at the Habitat for Humanity subdivision.

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Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

A grand jury returned a more serious charge of attempted murder for a Gainesville man accused of shooting an acquaintance multiple times.

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Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the chest, leg and face, according to authorities.

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Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Excelling and making a difference was a common theme among the five women who shared their stories with attendees of Brenau University’s fourth annual ...

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Chestatee teacher among suspects in $6M drug bust in Oakwood

Chestatee teacher among suspects in $6M drug bust in Oakwood

Authorities seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin Thursday from a home on Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood.

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Rabid skunks, raccoon reported in Hall

Two rabid skunks were found recently in Hall County.

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Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

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Hall County files response, motion to dismiss class-action pension lawsuit

Hall County filed a response Wednesday to the estimated $75 million class action pension lawsuit, claiming in its motion to dismiss that it had the ...

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Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A woman is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, police said.

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Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

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International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

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Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

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Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

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Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

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Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

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3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

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I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

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Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day’s work at ...

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