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Brian Stewart

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Recent Articles by Brian Stewart

  • Atheist group wants written policy restricting Hall Co. coaches' involvement in prayer
    The atheist group that has threatened to sue the Hall County School System over coach-led prayer at Chestatee High School said Wednesday a written response from the lawyer for the district doesn't go far enough in restricting school employees and religious interactions with students.
  • New Hall Co GOP Headquarters Office opens in Gainesville
    Next to Public Safety Complex on Queen City Parkway, the Hall County GOP opened its new Headquarters Office Tuesday night.
  • Gainesville law firm issues response to atheist group
    Phillip Hartley of the Gainesville law firm Hartley, Harben, and Hawkins, LLP issued a statement to a Washington-based atheist group that is threatening a lawsuit against the Hall County school system over alleged coach-led prayer on the Chestatee High School football team.
  • Gainesville man arrested for allegedly manufacturing, distributing pot
    35-year-old Daniel Wertz of Gainesville faces charges of possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana with intent to distribute.
  • National Zoo celebrating panda's first birthday
    The National Zoo in Washington is throwing a panda party.
  • Report: Costs for ethics agency suit to increase
    A lawsuit against the state ethics commission is still costing taxpayers despite a jury verdict earlier this year.
  • UGA to tear down aging structures around the state
    The University of Georgia is set to tear down as many as 155 aging and surplus structures around the state in an effort to cut costs.
  • Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges
    A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama.
  • First-generation college students eager, hopeful
    Today about 30 percent of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions are first generation, but 89 percent of them will not complete a bachelor's degree.
  • College Football Hall of Fame finds high-tech home
    Visitors to the new College Football Hall of Fame will find 100-year-old artifacts have found a new home in the digital age.
  • Ferguson residents struggling with daily life
    Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."
  • Brenau freshmen meet face-to-face with Jimmy Carter
    First-year students at Brenau University Women's College got a chance to meet one-on-one with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta.
  • Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan
    Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar.
  • Suwanee City Council to hold final public hearings on proposed millage rate
    On Tuesday, August 26, the Suwanee City Council will hold its final two public hearings on the proposed 2014 millage rate.
  • Flowery Branch City Council approves $1.5 million loan for water/sewer plant
    At its meeting Thursday night, Flowery Branch City Council unanimously approved taking out a $1.5 from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to increase the capacity and phosphorous load of the city's water plant.
  • Habersham County will not pay injured toddler's hospital bills
    The Habersham County Board of Commissioners says it has determined that it would be illegal for it pay the hospital bills of Bounkham Phonesavahn, a toddler injured by a flash grenade during a drug raid in Cornelia in May.
  • New Clermont daycare center gets go-ahead with state license
    The site of the former Discovering Basics daycare center is under new ownership, which has officially received its state license to operate under the new name of Joyland Child Development Center North.
  • Details released in Cleveland rampage
    Police have released details of a rampage by a Hall County man in Cleveland Wednesday night.
  • Congressman Collins voices support of Chestatee HS
    Congressman Doug Collins, who serves the 9th district in Georgia, voiced his support of religious freedom at Chestatee High School.
  • Atheist group threatens lawsuit against Chestatee HS for football prayer
    The American Humanist Association Appignani Humanist Legal Center has threatened a lawsuit against Chestatee High School on behalf of a concernced citizen, objecting to an "unconstitutional infusion of religion into the high school football program."
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