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Dawson campus in shock after school announces closing

DAWSONVILLE - Students at a Catholic college in Dawsonville will return from spring break on Monday to begin packing to say goodbye for the semester.

April 09, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall County prepares for budget talks

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix told commissioners Thursday afternoon that there is a bumpy road ahead as the county prepares for budget hearings for fiscal year 2011.

April 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Celebration of West Hall baseball player continues

It's been almost one month since former West Hall baseball player Brian Ernst died from cancer, but celebrations of his life are still going strong.

April 09, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Jackson County school system may cut jobs

JEFFERSON - After weeks of discussions about the 2011 budget and finding places to save money, the Jackson County Board of Education will meet Monday and vote on a plan that could cut between 40 and 44 jobs systemwide.

April 09, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Working undercover a balancing act for authorities

In policing, undercover work is among the dirtiest and most dangerous, with officers sometimes required to make split-second decisions on whether actions they take could compromise their cover or put themselves or others in danger, experts say.

April 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teryan Rucker credits Boys & Girls Clubs as a huge influence as he moves on in competition

When Teryan Rucker was just 5 years old, he found a home away from home that kept him occupied after school.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Skateboarders’ cross-country trek raises money for multiple sclerosis research

For two guys skateboarding across the country, a stop in Gainesville on Thursday was day 33, mile 700.

April 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson school officials worry about budget

JEFFERSON - While they are doing OK financially for now, Jefferson City Schools officials are casting worried glances at the budgets for upcoming years.

April 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire overnight, officials said. No one was hurt.

Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said firefighters responded to the blaze at the 2900 block of Westwood Trail off U.S. 129 North at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

April 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council pulls funding for park's field house

A spanking-new - or even adequate - field house at Gainesville's City Park Stadium will have to wait for now.

April 07, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Identity fraud cases are prevalent

When Gainesville police arrested Gilberto Santillan-Cisneros at a Dawsonville Highway bank recently, he had a Social Security card and Georgia driver's license identifying him as another man who actually lived 1,200 miles away, officials say.

April 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County avoids conflict with workers, boards

Hall County is doing some spring cleaning on its advisory boards.

April 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Study shows breast milk can save parents money, keep infants healthy

While most everyone is looking for ways to save money, the answer could be closer than expected for new mothers.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County holds ceremony for abuse awareness

JEFFERSON - With help from various community leaders, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jackson County planted 131 pinwheels in Pocket Park in downtown Jefferson.

April 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Peanut vendors to pay weekly fee

Peanut vendors in Dawsonville's historic district will have to move, unless they're willing to shell out a weekly fee to the city.

April 07, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


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Child center grant will help gather evidence, officials say

When a jury heads back to deliberate, the interview of a child abuse victim can often make or break the case.

February 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cannabis oil bill’s key opposition comes from peace officers

Law enforcement officials across Georgia are proving to be the biggest obstacle to a bill that would allow medical cannabis oil to be manufactured and ...

February 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County looks at ‘reshuffle’ of South Hall schools

Growth seems to be back in South Hall County, and that is likely to lead to a "re-shuffling" of schools to accommodate current and anticipated ...

February 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Carriage Nissan shifts to meet need with commercial vehicles

Nearly one of every five vehicles is used for commercial purposes - a statistic that has caught the eye of at least one major manufacturer, Nissan.

February 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Happy trails opening this spring at Don Carter State Park

Whether you're an active horseback rider, an avid hiker or just someone looking for a new place to take a quiet nature walk, Don ...

February 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


UNG fraternity suspended for alcohol, hazing violations

A fraternity at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus was suspended Wednesday after allegations of alcohol misuse and hazing.

February 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mordecai Wilson, 90, reflects on life of service

Mordecai Wilson arrived in Lula in 1996, a little wary at first.

February 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia again braces for chance of ice

Hall County will be under a winter storm watch starting at 1 a.m. Monday that will continue until the later part of the day.

February 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Horse struck by 4 vehicles, killed on Athens Highway

Four different vehicles struck and killed a horse Tuesday morning on Athens Highway, according to officials.

February 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Braselton Dairy Queen opens with a busy first day, 70 employees

Seventy local people are now on the payroll at Dairy Queen in Braselton, which celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, 21 weeks from ...

February 13, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


You Heard It Here: Sporting hat with style to honor Rotary honoree

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

February 13, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville schools bee winners cast a magic spell

Cody Brewer is the reigning Gainesville City Schools spelling champion.

February 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities seize $566K in drugs, arrest Gainesville man

A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana, plus weapons, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall’s new correctional institution opens with vow for a 'second chance'

Sitting in the shadow of its predecessor, the Hall County Correctional Institution opened its doors Friday as Warden Walt Davis praised the county for its ...

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County authorities looking for 2 escaped female inmates

Two women in the Hall County Jail's work release program never returned from a Monday night Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meeting, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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