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Marc Eggers

Marc Eggers





Recent Articles by Marc Eggers

  • GHS Coach Bruce Miller and others honored by School Board
    The weeks that connect Thanksgiving into Christmas are a time when people pause to reflect on the year almost completed, and to recognize the good things that have happened around them. Monday night’s Gainesville City School Board meeting was no exception.
  • 3 young pandas at Atlanta zoo are girls, not boys
    Surprise! Three young giant pandas born at Atlanta's zoo that were thought to be males are actually females.
  • Eggs & Issues talks economy, education, responsibility
    A standing-room-only crowd packed the main ballroom at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning for the annual “Eggs & Issues” breakfast sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
  • ATL general manager to retire
    The general manager of the world's busiest airport has announced plans to retire early next year.
  • Good News at Noon Christmas party draws hundreds
    Santa had an opportunity to get some of his gifts delivered ahead of schedule Saturday at Lakeview Academy, site of the annual Good News at Noon Christmas Party.
  • Gainesville LDS Church hosts miniature nativity exhibit
    A generation or two ago nativity scenes graced nearly every town square and were common items fronting public buildings during December. With that no longer being the case, should you nostalgically yearn to see an old-fashioned crèche you need travel no farther than Riverside Drive in Gainesville.
  • Special Olympics Georgia returning to Hall County
    The Special Olympics Georgia state competition is returning to Hall County in October…the next three Octobers, to be more specific. The official announcement regarding the 2014-2016 commitment was made Wednesday morning at North Hall Park.
  • Gainesville Council expresses reservations then approves 'guns-in-parks'
    Every member of the Gainesville City Council raised their hand Tuesday evening, unanimously approving an amendment to an existing city ordinance banning firearms in city parks; not every Council member, however, had their “hearts” in the vote.
  • New Gainesville School Supt. quest inches forward
    The search for a new Gainesville City School Superintendent has moved into its next phase: the application process has been completed and now the job of winnowing a successor to Dr. Merrianne Dyer is underway.
  • N. Georgia key battleground in Senate GOP primary
    At the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains sits one of the most Republican congressional districts in the country that is home to Georgia's governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House, and it's expected to be one of the key battlegrounds next year in a fiercely contested GOP primary race for an open U.S. Senate seat.
  • Audit finds Ga charter schools often unchecked
    A new state audit says no one is monitoring how Georgia's charter schools spend money.
  • Old chicken cages become home for fish
    A hopper barge laden with chicken cages became Georgia's newest artificial reef when the Department of Natural Resources sank it about 10 miles off Tybee Nov. 18.
  • Volunteers at Good News savor the day
    An estimated 300 volunteers showed up at Good News at Noon on Thanksgiving Day to offer their help serving the annual dinner of turkey, dressing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, but only 150 meals were served, according to kitchen coordinator Mike Robinson.
  • Gainesville Council finally endorses Hall plan for reservoir
    The time had come for the Gainesville City Council to vote on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and Hall County regarding the proposed Glades Reservoir.
  • Georgia Mt. Food Bank reaches out to local schools
    Two 18-wheeled semis arrived at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank loading dock Monday morning bringing supplies from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Part of the shipment included several pallets of school supplies destined for a dozen Hall County and Gainesville City schools that have meet minimum "school in need" standards.
  • "Football Champ" signs posted at Gainesville city limits
    Starting this weekend motorists entering Gainesville City limits can expect to see new welcome signs.
  • Gainesville city to get new welcome signs
    Starting this weekend motorists entering Gainesville City limits can expect to see new welcome signs.
  • Tax changes hit Gainesville 2014 budget
    Over the past several weeks recent tax changes, both legislated (House Bill 386) and negotiated (Local Option Sales Tax distribution agreement), have collided with the 2014 approved city budget necessitating adjustments to be made to that budget.
  • Alto prison releases Christmas CD by soprano & alto inmates
    Lee Arrendale State Prison has seen their share of inmate releases through the years but on Wednesday morning the imposing bastille in southern Habersham County hosted a release unlike those others: the women’s correctional facility was launch site for a Christmas music CD featuring the all-inmate "Voices of Hope" choir.
  • Veterans Day celebrated in Gainesville
    Patriotic music, wreath laying and a 21-gun salute were all a part of the annual Veterans Day tribute Monday morning at Lakewood Baptist Church.
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