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Dawson County focusing on crime prevention

A new division at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been tasked with raising the agency's visibility in an effort to suppress and prevent crime.

March 24, 2011 | BY Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch wants to annex, patrol City Park

Parks may be scenic and fun, but because of their relative isolation, they can also become trouble spots.

March 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville's Gene Bishop dies Wednesday

Gene Bishop, a prominent resident of Dawson County, died Wednesday of natural causes.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Shirley Miller emphasizes importance of education

HELEN - If there's a time to push forward with adult literacy programs, it's now, Georgia's former first lady Shirley Miller told a group of educators Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Academy to offer autism program

Students with autism now have a new place to learn.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Performing arts center officially named for Ware

No one planned for Pam Ware to build an award-winning drama program at Gainesville High School, said Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Irvin 'progressing right along' after car crash, daughter says

Former longtime state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is in intensive care at Habersham Medical Center recovering from injuries suffered in a March 17 car accident in Toccoa.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GSP: Deputy caused car wreck

The deputy injured in a four-car crash last week caused the wreck, according to a Georgia State Patrol report completed on the accident.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville man arrested on 1 count of burglary

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a Gainesville man wanted in connection with a couple of burglaries, officers said.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


4 injured in South Hall accident, 1 flown to medical center

Four people were injured in a wreck Tuesday morning off Hog Mountain Road in South Hall County.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


S. Hall cities dress up roads into town

Flowery Branch and Oakwood are dressing up main entrances to their South Hall cities by adding trees, plants and other landscaping touches.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville may improve city’s entry ways

As Gainesville officials begin to plan for the next 20 years, they want to put an emphasis on the roads that lead into Gainesville.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


East Hall High students fueling a new idea to increase gas mileage

Students at East Hall High School may not pay for their own gas yet, but they're not taking the recent high prices lightly.

March 23, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Schofield asks committees for single view of education

ATLANTA - Georgia needs a single vision of education.

March 22, 2011 | JENNIFER SAMI For The Times | Local


Questions still loom on water war issue

When it comes to the two-decade tri-state water wars, local experts still have numerous questions as they face Northeast Georgia's impending water shortage.

March 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Gainesville to reopen its public housing waiting list

The Gainesville Housing Authority is reopening its waiting list for public housing in February.

January 22, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Housing values hard to determine, even when based on past history

The housing market can be a fickle thing, as played out in a recent scenario involving Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Political changes lead many women to seek new birth control options

Whether it's oral contraceptive birth control or an intrauterine device, there's a good chance that a woman you know is using one or ...

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


School officials say Fair Street students are overcoming adversity, challenges

The children in Kerri Larson's first-grade class huddled at their small desks peering at clusters of beads arranged in groups on colored construction paper ...

January 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Dress Up has lots of places to go

Derrick and Danielle Case are shoppers.

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Law enforcement officials zero in on identity of I-985 remains

The picture is coming into greater focus of the remains of a woman found in July along Interstate 985 in Buford, according to officials.

January 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Area women join worldwide marches against new administration

Wearing pink, pointy-eared hats to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women and men took to the streets in the nation's capital ...

January 21, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Showers, storms will continue through the weekend in North Georgia

Showers and storms have settled in over North Georgia for what promises to be a gloomy, wet weekend.

January 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State offers incentive to STEM students

As students at all grade levels prepare to showcase their STEM prowess at a competition Jan 31 and Feb. 1 at the North Hall Community ...

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

January 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorabilia pours in for GHS 125th anniversary event

Two veteran Red Elephant alumni are planning a trip down memory lane when Gainesville High School celebrates its 125th anniversary next month.

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man accused of fleeing authorities, abandoning 2 pounds meth on Dawsonville Highway

A Forest Park man threw 2 pounds of meth out of his car while fleeing authorities Thursday on Dawsonville Highway, according to the Multi-Agency Narcotics ...

January 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local




Flowery Branch residents in D.C. for inauguration not deterred by protesters

For Flowery Branch residents Ben and Jessica Frye the inauguration of President Donald Trump was a "once-in-a-lifetime" event.

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth family honored to witness inauguration in D.C.

Though the atmosphere at Friday's presidential inauguration was subdued, even solemn, the joy experienced by the O'Neal family, who live in Forsyth County ...

January 20, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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