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Dawson County commission districts may be redrawn

Recent census numbers have Dawson County officials looking at the possibility of redrawing the county commission districts.

May 18, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Hall official delves into school funds

A new statewide commission with a Hall County representative will investigate how Georgia's public schools are funded.

May 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dry conditions send Lanier to a lower level

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers basin, which includes Lake Lanier, is experiencing drier than normal conditions for this time of year, causing lake levels throughout the basin to be below normal.

May 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community dock meeting will be held at West Hall Middle

The location for Tuesday's informational meeting concerning community dock permits has been changed to West Hall Middle School, 5470 McEver Road, Oakwood.

May 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire strikes East Hall home Tuesday

An East Hall home was damaged by fire Tuesday afternoon.

May 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Emergency weather sirens will be tested

The sirens you hear this morning are only a test.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County man named to state DOT post

Hall County resident Russell McMurry has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's engineering division director.

May 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


School, American Legion join for flag disposal project

American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7 on Riverside Drive has teamed up with East Hall High School on a project to give people a way to dispose of worn U.S. flags.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Professor is No. 23 highest rated on students’ website

Professor Michallene McDaniel's reviews on the online rating site ratemyprofessors.com are riddled with exclamation points.

May 17, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Volunteer Wiegand remembered for smile, good works

There is nobody like Nell Whelchel Wiegand.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal approves budget, vetoes Lanier Tech building money

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an $18.3 billion budget, but only after vetoing funding for several university building projects, including a $2.2 million request from Lanier Technical College.

May 17, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


City council OKs outdoor alcohol waiver for 1st Fridays

Gainesville City Council members are welcoming First Friday events to the downtown square.

May 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville school board to review drug test program

Gainesville officials have a few questions to answer before moving forward with a drug testing program at the high school.

May 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Community dock meeting moves to West Hall Middle

The location for next week's informational meeting concerning community dock permits has been changed to West Hall Middle School, 5470 McEver Road, Oakwood.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Share your memories of Fair Street school

When the school year draws to a close Friday, the building that houses Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School will see its last group of students leave through its doors.

May 17, 2011 | | Local


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Low jobless rate doesn't give full picture in Hall

The August unemployment rate of just 4.4 percent in metropolitan Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, is both a positive sign of local ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Not-guilty verdict in stabbing trial ‘upsetting’ to family of victim

After watching the weeklong trial, family members of Iris Romero-Banegas said they couldn't believe the not guilty verdict on murder charges faced by Ofelia ...

September 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Amputee taekwondo instructor teaches students to never give up

Lydia Meek will not be held back.

September 25, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Preparing for work: Business, schools focus on what’s next for students

Hall County schools and businesses want to connect students with employers. That mirrors state efforts, which have been recognized nationally.

September 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man’s beating exposes homeless camp horrors under Queen City Bridge

The grounds are lined with trash rather than flowers. No birds sing from shaking limbs along the gravel road entrance. And the stray cats act ...

September 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Taste of Gainesville serves up a savory Saturday by Lake Lanier

At one time, Taste of Gainesville was called Dinner on the Docks. But by any name, the fare is just as delicious.

September 24, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


SLIDESHOW: Don Carter State Park tunes up at Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival

Friends of Don Carter State Park sponsored the third annual Chattahoochee Mountain Music Festival on Saturday to raise awareness for the park and supply funding ...

September 24, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Lake Lanier’s shoreline gets a fall cleanup

New year, different trash

September 24, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville High School teacher named geographic society fellow

Sandy Rivera is teaching AP human geography - and an advanced placement course - at Gainesville High School for the first time.

September 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Customers, co-workers mourn passing of Hawaiian shirt-clad ‘Coffee King’

For 14 years, Gene "Coffee King" Burch, 68, would hold court as the manager of Common Grounds Coffee Shoppe and Deli in Flowery Branch.

September 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man dies in fiery wrong-way crash on I-85

A Virginia man going the wrong way on Interstate 85 in Jackson County was killed in a fiery crash early Friday when his vehicle struck ...

September 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




First Baptist’s annual emporium benefits horse therapy ranch

Women shopping for and selling a variety of items, including clothing, accessories, home decor and Christmas gifts, filled First Baptist Church in Gainesville on Friday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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