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Local legislators suspicious of plan to appoint positions

A proposal made by Gov. Sonny Perdue to appoint - rather than elect - four statewide constitutional officers has some "pretty high hurdles to overcome," said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Friday.

February 06, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hoschton grapples with how to fund city services

Hoschton has recently made what Mayor Erma Denney said were several tough decisions to reduce expenses. But instituting property taxes hasn't been one of those choices.

February 05, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Teachers, school employees step in where nurses leave off

It started innocently, with a piece of candy.

February 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fifth-grade bookworm wins Jefferson schools spelling bee

JEFFERSON - One by one, the competitors fell, until only Mary Harkness remained.

February 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth County lawmaker wants ignition interlock considered for first-time DUI offenders

A Forsyth County lawmaker wants first-time convicted DUI offenders to blow into a device before they can start their cars.

February 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Juveniles arrested in Harmony Church Road burglaries

Three juveniles were arrested this week in connection with three burglaries that occurred on Harmony Church Road last month, Hall County Sheriff's Officials said.

February 05, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


1 dead in Cleveland Highway accident

A man was killed in a two-vehicle crash after his truck crossed the center line into oncoming traffic Thursday on Cleveland Highway.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Ramey three-peats in record-length spelling bee

As spelling bees go, it was a duel for the ages.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Moye makes a move to Macon

Lanier Tech President Mike Moye will leave his post of eight years this month to become president of Central Georgia Technical College in Macon.

February 04, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


North Hall anxiously awaits sewer service

Hall County presented the preliminary plans for sewer in North Hall to an enthusiastic crowd of area property owners Thursday at the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

February 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flood watch in effect for South Hall County

Northeast Georgia can expect plenty of rain today after receiving a wintry dose of snow and sleet throughout Thursday.

February 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Judge orders new trial in hospital injury case

A judge has granted a new trial for a woman who won a personal injury suit against Northeast Georgia Medical Center but was awarded a fraction of the damages she was asking.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State trooper furloughs burden courts

State budget cuts have hit public safety hard. Georgia State Patrol troopers must take 12 furlough days in the calender year, one for each month.

February 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Council moves forward on annexation, rezoning plans

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to measures that would pave the way for certain commercial and manufacturing uses on property off McEver and Gaines Ferry roads.

February 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County ex-clerk charged with stealing $82K

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities say a longtime employee took nearly $82,000 over the last 10 months from the Dawson County Clerk of Court's office.

February 04, 2010 | Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

An item on the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's June meeting agenda includes a request that would facilitate demolition of the Folks restaurant on ...

May 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn't been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Vote tally begins in general primary

Many new leaders in Hall County and the state will likely be decided tonight as voting ends in the 2016 general primary.

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Your guide to Tuesday's primary, which features local and state races

New leaders in Hall County and the state will likely be decided in Tuesday's primary.

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


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