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Dawson clerk of superior court charged in theft

Dawson County's longtime clerk of Superior Court has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $119,000 from the county over the last five years.

February 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall commission postpones library decision

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to go back to the drawing board on two important issues Thursday after taking heat from residents at both ends of the county at its packed board meeting.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wrestling event raises money for West Hall Middle School

In times when some Hall County schools have had trouble just keeping office supplies in stock, West Hall Middle School decided not to go down without a fight - or at least a wrestling match.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Brenau event raises funds for Haiti's school children

The aroma of Haitian dishes on Thursday night wafted across the lobby of the Brenau University's John W. Jacobs Jr. Building.

February 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mills' banks bill goes to governor for signature

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday signed a bill authored by local state Rep. James Mills.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cornwell family releases video plea

A missing Blairsville woman's mother has taken to YouTube with a plea to the writer of an anonymous letter.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lights planned for Oakwood parkway’s final segment

Oakwood City Council has approved ornamental street lights for Thurmon Tanner Parkway's final stretch, which is set for a December completion.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs church’s rezoning request

JEFFERSON - After months of postponing action, the Jefferson City Council approved a rezoning request from First United Methodist Church of Jefferson during a special called meeting Wednesday.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville business owner wins $1M in lottery

An owner of a Gainesville business won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local students compete to earn Youth of the Year award

There were no referees, scoreboards or coaches to call out plays, but the competition to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Youth of the Year still was pretty stiff.

February 11, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials: Economy influenced burglaries in ’09

An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools want input on Mundy Mill plan

A proposal to ease some of the zoning conditions on the mega-development on Mundy Mill Road won't be heard by Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board until representatives of Gainesville's school system can negotiate with developers about the future school site on the development.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Incomplete development finds new owner

Seasons on Lake Lanier has a new owner and residents have one thing to say - they're happy.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall, city schools mostly in the clear in CRCT review

Only one Gainesville city school is under investigation after a state review of standardized test score data flagged 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools for possible cheating last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Board recommends moving new library out of Clermont

Despite hearing from many passionate Clermont library supporters, the Hall County library board voted Wednesday to recommend the county proceed with plans to build a North Hall library at Nopone Road and Hwy. 129.

February 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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State lifts seasonal burn ban today

Georgia's open burning ban will be lifted starting today.

October 01, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Annual candlelight event to honor deceased children

Parents and families mourning the loss of a child can join others experiencing the same suffering in an annual candlelight remembrance event this month.

October 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Surgeon does outpatient robotic prostate surgery

Victor Bedzyk, a retired White County resident, looked as he said he felt - "pretty well."

October 01, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Interstate 85/985 work still has long way to go

Sorry Interstate 985 commuters, you will not get a winter break.

October 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


DOT plans work on Ga. 53 next week

State Department of Transportation crews plan construction work on Ga. 53 near Braselton next week to replace a new cross drainage pipe.

October 01, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


No verdict yet in sexual battery case

After a day of deliberations, a jury mulling the case of Jamieson Leland Allen did not return a verdict Friday.

October 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Movie within movie films in Dahlonega

Downtown Dahlonega will be a movie set this week - for the third time in a year.

September 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall authorities aid in capture during manhunt

Hall County authorities assisted in the search and capture Friday evening of a suspect who was considered armed and dangerous.

September 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville woman accused of sexual relationship with 15-year-old boy

A Gainesville woman is accused of having a months-long sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy, according to authorities.

September 30, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Underwater Georgia helps homeowners struggling to pay mortgage

A new federally funded state program will provide a one-time payment of up to $50,000 for homeowners who owe more money on their mortgage ...

September 30, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities identify body found Thursday in Lake Lanier

Authorities said Friday they believe a 65-year-old man fell off a dock and drowned in Lake Lanier.

September 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sample November ballot for Hall voters now available

Hall County voters can now access a composite sample ballot for this year's local, state and national elections online.

September 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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


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