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Sports betting will potentially become legalized in Georgia in the coming months.

Local Legislators Debate Sports Betting Legalization

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor February 20, 2024

A state legislator from Hall County recently co-sponsored an online sports betting legalization bill that is making progress in the Georgia legislature. State Sen. Bo Hatchett, R-Cornelia, stated that...

UNG will host its inaugural virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium from April 12-13.

Registration Opens for Graduate Student Research Symposium

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor February 13, 2024

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host its inaugural virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium (GSRS) from April 12-13. The symposium will mark yet another significant development in UNG's graduate...

Early voting dates and times are now available for Hall County.

Hall County Releases Times, Locations for Early Voting

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor February 6, 2024

Hall County Elections has released details about the early voting schedule for the upcoming Mar. 12 Presidential Preference Primary and the special election in the City of Oakwood. Commencing on Monday,...

Georgias Democratic 7th District gets pushed north into right-leaning counties.

Redrawn Georgia Congressional Map Extends GOP Influence

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor January 30, 2024

A federal judge on Thursday, Dec. 28 approved new Georgia congressional and legislative voting districts that protect Republican party advantages. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones claimed that the introduction...

Turning right on a red light on Atlanta roads could be prohibited soon.

Red Light Turn Ban Proposed For Atlanta Roads

Chaz Mullis, Staff Editor January 27, 2024

Atlanta drivers could soon get pulled over for turning right on a red light on the city’s busiest streets. Members of the Atlanta City Council proposed this new rule on Monday, Jan. 8, in an effort to...

Boat docks rest on the shore Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, across from Longwood Park in Gainesville due to low water levels on Lake Lanier.

Rainfall Not the Main Reason for Lower Lake Levels, Says Lake Lanier Association

Chaz Mullis, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Lake Lanier has been experiencing a significant decrease in water levels, now measuring 5 feet lower than they were last October. As Tim Rainey, Lanier operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps...

A man on a golf cart drives along A Avenue Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, in Chicopee Village.

Golf Cart Ordinance Pending For Local Roads

Chaz Mullis, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Golf carts may soon be permitted for use on Hall County roads. County administrators debated the proposition during Hall County’s fall retreat at Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Assistant...

The Harrison Square Apartments have been standing for over 50 years.

Gainesville Affordable Housing Due for Expansion

Chaz Mullis, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the Gainesville City Council advanced with plans to build more affordable housing close to the location of the Harrison Square Apartments, which have been standing more than 50 years. The...

Presidents and notable figures from the University System of Georgia attended the investiture for President Shannon.

UNG President Shannon Calls for “Disruption and Accountability” at Investiture

Chaz Mullis, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

The University of North Georgia marked a historic moment on Friday, Nov. 10, as Dr. Michael P. Shannon was officially installed as the institution's 21st president. The investiture ceremony took place...

Coons, Young Talk Bipartisanship and Foreign Affairs

Coons, Young Talk Bipartisanship and Foreign Affairs

Chaz Mullis, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

Finding common political ground was among many topics of conversation during a forum at the University of Notre Dame on Friday, Oct. 27. Notre Dame’s president, John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., invited Senator...

A young visitor views the eclipse through a telescope.

Partial Solar Eclipse Viewed at UNG

Chaz Mullis, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

A partial solar eclipse was visible to students and visitors at the University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus on Saturday, Oct. 14 around 1 p.m. UNG's Department of Physics and Astronomy hosted a special...

Raoul Peck on “Silver Dollar Road”: The End of Community

Raoul Peck on “Silver Dollar Road”: The End of Community

Chaz Mullis, Staff Writer October 3, 2023

“Silver Dollar Road” is a story that has been in the making since 2019 when ProPublica writer Lizzie Presser published an article about the dispossession of Black landowners in the South. Her focus...

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