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DOT closing in on Cleveland Bypass project plans

Larry Allen believes the economy, followed by the opening of the new Walmart off U.S. 129, have siphoned sales from the downtown square in Cleveland.

July 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall firefighters battle home blaze in Oakwood

Hall County firefighters battled a house fire Saturday in the 5600 block of Raintree Trace in Oakwood. No one was injured.

Firefighters responded to the incident, called in by a neighbor, and found the 2,400-square-foot structure ablaze, Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported.

July 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Barrow County fire chief charged with stealing cable TV service

Barrow County Fire Chief Donald Towne was arrested Friday in Cairo with his wife and father-in-law, accused of stealing cable television service from Grady County's public utility.

July 09, 2010 | | Local


Local man undergoes new procedure to treat prostate cancer

Bob Taylor knows how draining radiation can be on the body.

July 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hoschton to fund wastewater plant repairs

The wastewater treatment plant in Hoschton will soon get some much-needed repairs.

July 09, 2010 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Program gives early glimpse of college life

A handful of Gainesville students got a taste of what it's like to go to college.

July 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Census makes one final count

Although you may have already responded to the 2010 Census, don't be surprised if you're asked to repeat your answers.

July 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Plans move forward for new veterans clinic

At the overcrowded Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Oakwood, help is on the way.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Charge reduced in gang death

An alleged gang member initially charged with murder in last month's death of a Gainesville man run over by a car has been indicted on a lesser charge of vehicular homicide.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lanier Tech seeks higher accreditation

Lanier Technical College is seeking accreditation for another year, but this time it's under tougher standards.

July 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Most Gainesville, Hall schools score well on CRCT exams

With Thursday's release of school-level Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores, administrators have been able to get a better idea of where changes may need to be made.

July 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Georgia bans school seclusion rooms

Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special-needs school, the state school board banned the practice.

July 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County voters to decide on biannual tax collection

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to put the subject of biannual tax collections up to voters one more time at its meeting Thursday evening.

July 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Sunshine Seniors relocate fruit and vegetable stand for healthier eating

When Elizabeth Westbrooks was a little girl, grocery shopping was a bit different.

July 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood land purchased for industrial park

The city of Oakwood Thursday announced the purchase of 32 acres for a new industrial park on White Road near Interstate 985.

July 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Lower gas prices fueling more holiday travel

If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, "the sooner you fill up, the better," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com. That ...

May 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a "team" photo was a little reminiscent of the women in "A League of Their Own," gathering at the end ...

May 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a "team" photo was a little reminiscent of the women in "A League of Their Own," gathering at the end ...

May 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Murder suspect pleads not guilty in girlfriend's death

A Gainesville man accused of murdering his live-in girlfriend pleaded not guilty at arraignment Wednesday.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


11-year-old involved in Dawson County dirt bike crash dies

An 11-year-old Dawson County boy involved in a dirt bike wreck earlier this week has died.

May 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


State patrol uses island fire as training opportunity

An island fire far from the mainland that attracted numerous complaints led to a Georgia State Patrol training exercise on how to drop water from ...

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GO VIDEO: Try one of these summer cocktails on the square

Here's a list of summery cocktails you can get on the square in downtown Gainesville. Which one is your favorite? also, remember to never ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four Hall County middle schools on ‘greatest gains’ list based on test results

Four Hall County middle schools have been named to the state's "greatest gains" list of schools that have had high growth in student achievement.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Retiring Chicopee Woods teacher honored with award named for her

Emily Williams appears to be the grandmother she is - with seven grandchildren - but she also is a 38-year teacher and was honored Tuesday with the ...

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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