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Ga. electorate shrinks; fewer new voters are white
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:58:05 -0700

In Hall County, according to Charlotte Sosebee, who oversees voter registration and elections in the county, there are 96,874 eligible voters this year, compared to 85,079 two years ago, and 79,616 in 2010.

Gainesville, Hall schools would benefit from Pre-K expansion grant
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:36:00 -0700

ATLANTA - Georgia has applied for a multi-million dollar federal grant to expand the state’s Pre-K program in areas of high-need around the state, including Gainesville and Hall County.

Georgia Gov. Deal details Ebola Response Team
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:38:57 -0700

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has assembled an Ebola Response Team to prepare the state for any local occurrences of the virus.

Ga. hospital to pay $8.4 million in settlement
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:20:26 -0700

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A northeast Georgia hospital has been ordered to pay more than $8.4 million to settle claims of improper care to newborn boy. The Times of Gainesville reports (http://bit.ly/ZGUy8N ) a Hall County State Court jury found the Northeast Georgia Medical Center at fault Tuesday ...

Hall Co. Habitat announces winner of "Home for a Hero" project
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:31:21 -0700

GAINESVILLE - Habitat for Humanity of Hall County has announced that veteran Charmaine Smith has been selected for the "Home for a Hero" project. Smith served in the U.S. Air Force for four years and was discharged in 2004 after suffering an injury. She has two sons and a daughter.

Georgia Chamber draws a line in sand over ‘religious liberty’ bills
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:07:00 -0700

Last week, in the far-away Vatican, a gathering of Catholic bishops very nearly declared a truce in the war against gay marriage.

Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to permanently close next week
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:17:51 -0700

GAINESVILLE - Georgia Department of Transportation officials plan to permanently close an accident prone railroad crossing in the Oakwood area next Friday, according to Hall County officials.

Hall Co. reports 21st confirmed rabies case for 2014
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:37:06 -0700

LULA - Another rabies case has been confirmed for Hall County, and Animal Services officials say it's the 21st confirmed case of the year. This time a rabid skunk came into contact with three dogs on Southern Magnolia Lane in northeastern Hall County.

Helping Hands, Youth of the Year awards handed out by Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall Co.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:44:38 -0700

GAINESVILLE - Lanier Partners of North Georgia, Inc., is the winner of this year's Helping Hands Award from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County. The Youth of the Year Award went to Gabe Copeland.

Hall Co. elections office joins 'vote early' campaign
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 06:15:28 -0700

Voters across Georgia are being challenged to vote early and show off their “I’m A Georgia Voter” stickers as part of the #PostThePeach Challenge, kicking off during a press conference on Friday in downtown Atlanta.