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Habitat home will be first for area group

Within the next year, Bethany Berg will realize the joy of homeownership as she becomes the first Dawson County Habitat for Humanity recipient.

June 17, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Jail computer reads palms

The lines in the palm of a hand aren't just for fortune-telling.

June 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 men honored as role models

Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton started life at two very different points, but somehow ended up on the same path.

June 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Bryant tapped for state school superintendent

State Board of Education member Brad Bryant stepped up as the interim state school superintendent Wednesday, but he has a long race before he secures the position permanently in November.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Depending on your age, the summer heat may not feel so sweltering

If he didn't have air conditioning, 7-year-old Noah Deal would go swimming every day.

June 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Man hurt in gang fight denied bond

The last of 11 suspects in a gang-related fight that left one man dead earlier this week made his initial court appearance Wednesday and was denied bond.

June 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Accused child biter now suspected of stalking family

A Forsyth County man facing charges of biting two young girls has been arrested again, this time on an aggravated stalking charge.

June 16, 2010 | Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Students to be assessed on fitness

Georgia students have seen increased rigor in testing standards for all classes in the past few years, and now another subject joins the list - physical education.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Teaching certificate program gains interest

Although hiring freezes and budget cuts paint an unfavorable future for education majors in college, an alternate teaching certificate program just keeps growing.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friends keep man’s legacy alive with June concert

After the death of local Realtor Mitch Farmer, friends, co-workers and family are coming together to continue the June Jam benefit concert he began four years ago.

June 16, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Hall offers transportation at no cost for Dump the Pump Day

If you are looking for a ride from point A to point B, today is your lucky day.

June 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School officials applaud choice as interim state superintendent

Gov. Sonny Perdue named an interim school superintendent today to replace Kathy Cox, and local school officials are happy with the choice.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rabid skunk confirmed in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Lakeview Street area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man arrested on drug, weapons charges

A Hall County man was arrested Tuesday after law enforcement officers seized $34,000 worth of marijuana and a weapon at his home.

Jacob Bruce Rau, 54, of Lee Road in Buford was charged with both manufacturing and possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Firefighters battling South Hall fire

Hall County firefighters are putting out hotspots at a doublewide mobile home fire in South Hall, where initial reports indicated a person was inside the ...

February 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch to start today

Work to overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch was set to begin about noon Thursday, following a delay earlier this week because ...

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds of Hall residents could lose food stamps as economy improves

With a jobless rate of just 4.3 percent, the strength of Hall County's economy means some local residents could lose access to food ...

February 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local taekwondo instructor partners with South Hall schools

Nearly two dozen second-graders stand with one foot in front of the other, their hands balled into fists as they scream as loud as they ...

February 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: 10 burglary charges added for suspect

A Gainesville man faces 10 additional second-degree burglary charges after an initial arrest last month, according to authorities.

February 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG Foundation honored for leadership

February 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Christians mark Ash Wednesday with services, sacrifice

There are a few ways to mark the first day of Lent.

February 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Weather delays Tuesday work on I-985

Frosty weather delayed the Georgia Department of Transportation in replacing message boards on Interstate 985 Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman allegedly found with 141 grams of drugs, $2,500 seized

A Gainesville woman charged with drug trafficking remained in the Barrow County Detention Center on Tuesday.

February 09, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Man acquitted of murder, 2 other charges in drug-related death of Flowery Branch man

A jury came back Tuesday after two hours of deliberation and two days of evidence to declare Jacob Chance Scarborough not guilty of felony murder ...

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One taken to hospital after kitchen fire

One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville for smoke inhalation after a fire Tuesday evening.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview team wins state Academic Bowl without practicing

Lakeview Academy won the championship at the Regional Education Service Agencies state Academic Bowl on Saturday ­- without a team practice.

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Vote on student-athlete religious expression bill delayed

The Georgia House has delayed voting on a bill that would prevent state-funded high schools from joining athletic associations that don't allow athletes to ...

February 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch delayed

Work to completely overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch has been delayed due to winter weather in the area.

February 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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