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Forsyth planning director fired over explicit e-mails

Ending months of speculation, the Forsyth County commission voted 3-1 on Thursday to fire Jeff Chance, the county's embattled planning and zoning director.

August 19, 2010 | | Local


Official ponders future of Dawson Forest

A Dawson County official posed a question Wednesday to a crowd of more than 50 at the local library:

August 18, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Brenau University students prepare for 1st day of class

First-year Brenau University students are moved in and settled, arranging their rooms as they get ready for the first day of class.

August 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Malaria cases rare but treatable if promptly diagnosed

More than likely, malaria isn't something that most local folks have given much thought to - until recently.

August 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School officials hope Ga. will drop online seat time rules

As the state board of education meets today, local school officials hope board members will drop seat time requirements for online classes.

August 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chick-fil-A's founder says Bible and business a good mix

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy talked about his roots, God's influence in his life and work, and gave a sneak peek of his upcoming book at the Georgia Poultry Improvement Association's 74th annual meeting Wednesday.

August 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


“One of a kind” Dub Jones dies

Dub Jones, a beloved athlete, coach and teacher, died Wednesday.

August 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Groundbreaking for new state park on Lake Lanier is today

It's been a long time coming, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is finally ready to get started on a second state park on Lake Lanier.

August 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Special time of prayer for plane crash survivors

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN ­- It is a temporary job, but one that Katy Paul has embraced.

August 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kids Wish Network helps diabetic see her dreams come true

Amber Collins got to start Tuesday morning like few others have - by taking a seat behind the sheriff's desk.

August 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall advances Glades Reservoir project

Hall County is one step closer to making the Glades Reservoir a reality.

August 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County couple survives plane crash in Colombia

Neighbors and friends are rejoicing that a Jackson County couple survived a Monday plane crash on a Caribbean resort but are anxiously awaiting further word on their conditions.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Despite study, Red Cross teaching rescue breathing CPR

Although a recent study has called into question the role of rescue breathing during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, American Red Cross officials say teaching practices will remain unchanged - for now.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Feeding Our Future drive aims to help 50 families

Under a new food drive in Hall County, 50 local families will receive monthly boxes of food throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

August 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GDOT taking new ideas for road improvements

When it comes to planning for long-range improvement projects, the Georgia Department of Transportation is hoping to get input from the community.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Oakwood Christmas brings community together

The annual Oakwood Christmas Celebration was all about getting the community together this year.

December 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Firefighters celebrate new ambulances at four stations

Hall County Fire Services staff pushed four new ambulances Friday into their new bays, a ceremony from a time when a pumper truck's horsepower ...

December 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


In wake of losing house to fire, Wilheit urges others to donate to less fortunate

In times of crisis, the mind has a way of slowing things down, part of the fight-or-flight instinct evolution has bred.

December 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Longtime Gainesville business owner, Nathan Burgen, remembered for hard work and generosity

Nathan Louis Burgen, longtime Gainesville business owner and entrepreneur died Wednesday at the age of 90.

December 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man, charged with American flag theft, turns self in

A Gainesville man is accused of taking American flags from two homes in a South Hall subdivision, according to authorities.

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police officers hidden among shoppers

Out of uniform, Gainesville police officers will blend in with plain clothes at shopping centers to monitor potential shoplifters and thieves.

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of using Craigslist to facilitate rape

A Gainesville man is accused of taking out a Craigslist ad in 2015 and communicating electronically with people to obtain the "date rape drug" to ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s Office collecting coats for needy families

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is conducting its annual winter coat drive to help needy families.

December 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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