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Brian Stewart

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Recent Articles by Brian Stewart

  • Kids fill shopping carts for "Shop with a Gainesville Cop"
    For the 12th straight year, kids got to pick out a Gainesville Police officer to help them fill up their shopping cart at Walmart with Christmas toys.
  • Demorest man claims $1 million lottery prize
    A Habersham County man has plenty of money for last-minute Christmas shopping after bringing home a $1 million lottery ticket.
  • Traffic shift planned Friday in Braselton
    The Georgia Department of Transportation announced a traffic shift on State Route 347 for Friday, near Interstate 985.
  • Gainesville City Council approves rate increase for Alta Vista Cemetery
    For the first time in almost 15 years, the fees for burials at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville are going up, with unanimous approval from the Gainesville City Council.
  • Hall Co. School Board approves $96K land purchase, SPLOST funds
    The Hall County School Board, after several months of negotiations, has approved the purchase of land near the World Language Academy at a cost of $96,320.
  • Budget bill passed by Congress has $1.5M for Savannah harbor
    A $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by Congress contains a small amount of money to help begin deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel.
  • 100-acre controlled burn conducted in North Hall
    If you've noticed smoke near Pea Ridge in Hall County, Fire Marshal Scott Cagle says it's nothing to worry about.
  • 36 arrested in Barrow Co. roundup
    36 people, including 22 fugitives, were arrested Thursday following a large-scale roundup from the Barrow County Sheriff's Office, Auburn Police Department, Winder Police Department, and State Probation and Parole.
  • Hall Co. citizens take advantage of final public input meeting on proposed SPLOST
    Roughly 30 people showed up to speak with Hall County officials at the final public input meeting for a proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum.
  • Hall Co. School System releases mobile app
    The Hall County School System has released a mobile app that allows parents, teachers, and students to follow feeds from various schools within the county.
  • No students hurt in Wed. morning school bus accident in Hall Co.
    No students were hurt, but several were showered with glass after a truck backed out of a driveway and hit a Hall County school bus Wednesday morning, breaking the rear windows of the bus.
  • Hall Co. Commissioners discuss $20K in tennis court repairs in Hoschton neighborhood
    At its work session Monday, Hall County Commissioners took another look at a plan that would appropriate as much as $20,000 to the Village at Deaton Creek in Hoschton for tennis court repairs.
  • Eight people jailed in multi agency drug bust
    Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad agents, with assistance from the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Georgia State Patrol, and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Task Force Agents, arrested eight people on various charges on Wednesday.
  • Ga. net tax revenue totals $1.46 billion for November
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state collected about $1.46 billion in net taxes during the month of November. Deal says the total is up roughly $60.5 million from November of 2013.
  • Hall Co. school bus collides with vehicle at EHMS
    Fortunately nobody was hurt Wednesday morning when a school bus headed for East Hall High School got into an accident.
  • GCC gives first reading approval to assisted living facility, sends drive-thru back to planning board
    At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Gainesville City Council gave unanimous first reading approval to a rezoning request by Over the Hill Holdings, LLC to bring a 200-bed assisted living facility to Gainesville.
  • Vigil to remember homicide victims planned in Lawrenceville
    An annual candlelight vigil to remember people killed in homicides is planned for Tuesday evening.
  • Atheist group follows through with lawsuit against Hall Co. Schools over coach-led prayer
    The American Humanist Association Appignani Humanist Legal Center is bringing a lawsuit against the Hall County School System, Superintendent Will Schofield, and Chestatee High School Principal Suzanne Jerard, over alleged coach- and teacher-led prayer within the school system, specifically at Chestatee.
  • HCPC OKs rezoning for office/warehousing, new Brenau sports complex
    The Hall County Planning Commission gave unanimous approval to rezoning request from Brenau University that would bring a new softball complex to the school on a 16.77 acre tract of land in the north part of Gainesville. It also approved rezoning for an office/warehousing complex on another site.
  • Trash truck overturns in Forsyth Co., blocks hwy during morning rush hour
    During the morning hours, a garbage truck on Highway 369 north of Cumming overturned, spilling trash into the streets.
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