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Authorities say mother helped son flee

Authorities believe a Valdosta woman helped her son flee Hall County when he jumped bail during his rape and child molestation trial this week.

March 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville student named State Youth of the Year

Gainesville High School student Teryan Rucker has been named State Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Rucker, a 12-year member of the club, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Reader's Digest Foundation and will go on to compete at the regional level, according to officials with the club.

March 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Main Street Market recovers after fire

Main Street Market reopened for business Friday after a morning electrical fire threatened to keep the lights off in the downtown mainstay.

March 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commission OKs ethics code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt an updated ethics code Thursday, finally ending a yearlong push for ethics reform.

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Study proposes new exit, widening for I-85

A new Interstate 85 exit could be coming at the Ga. 60 overpass in Braselton, according to an I-85 corridor study.

March 25, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Author gives guidance to teachers on learning model

This week, some Hall County educators were able to go straight to the source for more information about how to improve their school's learning environment.

March 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fugitive gets 45 years for child molestation

A Gainesville man who jumped bail during his child molestation trial was captured outside a South Georgia motel with his mother Thursday, six hours after being convicted and sentenced in absentia to 45 years in prison, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bus driver faces child porn charges

A Hall County school bus driver and self-described "Patriot Preacher" was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graduate office to serve growing area of Brenau University

Brenau University is looking to expand its graduate programs, beginning with a new admissions office.
The Office of Graduate Admissions, which opened this month, will work exclusively to connect potential students with professors and programs of study.
"We want to grow strategically," said Christina White, director of the Office of Graduate Admissions. "Having an office solely focused on graduate students is important."
The office is especially important because the nature of graduate studies is so different from undergraduate studies, said Gail Starich, dean of the School of Health and Science.
While undergraduate education is broad and requires classes in many ...

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits donate $700,000 to medical center

Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit have donated $700,000 to the Medical Center Foundation for an entrance garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital.

March 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier has a different look this year

The water level at Lake Lanier was slowly rising on this date last year, but at 1,059.22 feet above sea level, North Georgia was still mired in a wrenching drought.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps releases feedback report on water manual

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed revising a report that documents public input on the corps' plans to produce an updated Master Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Death of Brenau official’s husband shocks campus

The Brenau University campus is still in shock after learning of the sudden death of a beloved employee's husband.

March 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch taps lawyer to be new Municipal Court judge

Flowery Branch will swear in a new Municipal Court judge April 1.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Jury hears closing arguments in sexual battery case

Both attorneys pleaded their cases Thursday to the jury regarding Jamieson Leland Allen, a Gainesville man accused of pretending to be a doctor before making ...

September 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Piedmont College cycling team receives donation of van

The Piedmont College cycling team has some new wheels - of the motor-powered kind.

September 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Homes, vehicle damaged in Buford fire

A man and a baby escaped a burning home uninjured Thursday afternoon in unincorporated Buford.

September 29, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Junior League thrift sale full of hidden gems

Among roomfuls of donated items at the Gainesville Civic Center lie the remaining pieces of Felicia Burns' estate.

September 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Halftime Heroes: Tradition big part of Gainesville High School band

Gainesville High School is turning 125 years old, but at nearly 82, the school's band is hardly a spring chicken.

September 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child care subsidy facing changes, meaning loss of money for many families

New families seeking subsidies through the state Childcare and Parent Services program will have to meet additional requirements starting Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Panera Bread set to open next month in Dawsonville

Dawson County's new Panera Bread is expected to open next month.

September 29, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Authorities: Man jumped from moving vehicle while fleeing

September 29, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville officials plan to clear homeless camp under Queen City Bridge next week

Gainesville Police plan to clear a homeless encampment located under the Queen City Bridge beginning Monday after a request from the Georgia Department of Transportation ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gas leaks still worrying Church Street Manor residents

About a third of residents at Church Street Manor, a subsidized affordable housing complex in Gainesville, were evacuated once again Wednesday night after reports of ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body found in lake near Gainesville Marina

The body of a white man in his 60s has been recovered from Lake Lanier at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway, according to the Hall ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


HealthSmart Expo to emphasize value of movement

The 10th annual HealthSmart Expo, sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will emphasize getting up, moving, walking and running, Kit Dunlap, president of ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State patrol releases report on Chestatee track and cross country coach incident

Georgia State Patrol has released more details on the incident involving injuries to a Chestatee High School track and cross country coach.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trial underway in Gainesville fake doctor/sexual battery case

A 21-year-old man testified Wednesday that he was approached about moving furniture and asked questions for a medical survey before unwanted sexual advances.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Forest Service to hold community conversations in Gainesville, Dahlonega, Buford

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a series of community conversations, including meetings in Gainesville, Buford and Dahlonega, to address conservation challenges in the ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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