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Hall County schools ask for feedback on BMI tests

More than 40 percent of Hall County students are overweight, according to data obtained by the school system.

January 26, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


On her 108th birthday, Earls ‘ain’t worried about nothing’

Making it 108 years on this earth took a lot of hard work.

January 25, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local leaders weigh in on Obama speech

As national pundits and media outlets spent Wednesday chewing over Tuesday night's State of the Union address, local leaders also reflected on the priorities set in the president's speech.

January 25, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Campaign makes tough times bearable for kids

When times are tough, sometimes the best way to brighten children's days is to give them something to love.

January 25, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Students get a reality check

A widowed mother of four struggles to make ends meet by working two jobs.

January 25, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


South Hall literacy center off the radar for now

Plans for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been shelved indefinitely.

January 25, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


1 candidate so far emerges for Flowery Branch Post 2 seat

A former Flowery Branch city councilwoman will be making her second run within four months at the Post 2 office in a March 6 special election.

January 25, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Visitors to Poultry Expo learn about new products, machinery

ATLANTA - Shiny machines, colored plastic egg crates and even some transport vehicles filled the Georgia World Congress Center on Tuesday as the poultry industry kicked off its annual trade show.

January 25, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville man wins lottery again

Some don't win the lottery ever.

January 25, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Right-of-way work delays South Hall road project

The planned widening of two stretches of Ga. 347 in South Hall has been delayed a couple of months because of Georgia Department of Transportation efforts to complete right-of-way acquisition.

January 25, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bill would offer repeat DUI offenders limited license

State lawmakers are pushing for a bill they say will benefit repeat DUI offenders on their roads to recovery and in turn help halt the state's growing prison population.

January 25, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Regional commission: Lanier shouldn't have to 'share pain'

The chief of environmental planning for the Atlanta Regional Commission says she is pressing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change the way it moves water through the river basin that flows in and out of Lake Lanier.

January 25, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Authorities hope to track pawned items electronically

With the blessing of the Hall County Board of Commissioners, the sheriff's office could begin using an electronic database to monitor items sold at local pawn shops and metal recyclers.

January 25, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall jail housing 60 percent fewer Fulton inmates

As counterintuitive as it may seem, there's at least one downside to having fewer accused criminals residing in Hall County - less money for the county.

January 25, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Text of State of the Union address

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:

January 24, 2012 | | Local


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Georgia lawmakers, industry cheer water rule reversal

Georgia lawmakers are praising the Trump administration for reversing course on an update to the Clean Water Act that critics have blasted as federal overreach.

June 28, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville, Hall look to create land bank to repurpose blighted properties

Gainesville and Hall County are in early talks to establish a land bank authority - a tool giving local governments broad powers to obtain properties that ...

June 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Goodwill of North Georgia awarded $1.2M for ex-offender job program

Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $1.2 million from the federal Department of Labor for its program helping young adult ex-offenders find employment.

June 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall road project still on, despite no state aid

Passed over for state funding, Hall County still plans to improve an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

June 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT to suspend some lane closures around July 4 holiday

To ease Fourth of July holiday weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures on interstate highways starting at noon ...

June 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Demolition completed, construction begins on new Enota school; community info meeting set

With demolition of the old building complete, construction on the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has started and officials said Wednesday it is currently on ...

June 28, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch man charged with child molestation

A Flowery Branch man faces two sexual charges in an incident last fall involving an underage girl.

June 28, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Mundy Mill Academy to seek parent, community input

Mundy Mill Academy, the elementary school that will open this fall as part of Gainesville City Schools, will host two sessions for parents and residents ...

June 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fire destroys 6,000-square-foot West Hall home

Authorities are trying to determine what caused a Monday night blaze that destroyed a 6,000-square-foot West Hall home and displaced two residents and a ...

June 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County launches online comment system

Hall County has launched an online comment form allowing residents to review their interactions with the government.

June 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Murrayville woman accused of forgery, false statements

A detention officer who resigned from the Dawson County Sheriff's Office last week was taken into custody early Tuesday afternoon on charges of forgery ...

June 27, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Hall County considering allowing one employee to carry weapon in district

A proposed Hall County School District policy would allow one designated employee - and only one employee - to carry a weapon while working in the district.

June 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall man charged in Monday shooting death

A Hall County man was charged Tuesday with felony murder in the early Monday shooting death on Barnes Drive, according to authorities.

June 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Adam Lindsey named new Gainesville athletic director, assistant principal

After three years as athletic director at Jackson County High School, Adam Lindsey is making the move to Gainesville.

June 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Chattahoochee Bank in Gainesville bought by North Carolina bank

Gainesville's Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia has been purchased by North Carolina-based Entegra Financial Corp., the holding company of Entegra Bank.

June 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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