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Public health director lives dream as a doctor

Some grandmothers give socks as gifts. Others choose dolls or action figures to keep the grandkids busy. Dr. David Westfall's grandmother gave him books and a game plan for his future.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Brenau grad fights for her life

Around this time last year, Tori Fobb was gearing up for her last season on the Brenau University Golden Tigers Softball Team.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flu cases dwindling in Jackson schools

JEFFERSON - The number of students with the flu or who have flu-like symptoms in Jackson County schools is starting to decline, according to a news release from the school system.

October 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Moonshine festival raises funds for needy children

DAWSONVILLE - The Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville celebrated is 42nd year this past weekend with shopping, car shows and plenty of food.

October 25, 2009 | By Jennifer Messer The Times | Local


Concerns rise about charter school funding

A metro Atlanta issue has found its way to the back steps of area schoolhouses.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eagle Ranch opens a new lodge for its ‘family’

FLOWERY BRANCH - One of Eagle Ranch's newest buildings started as a drawing on the back of a napkin.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Aging Oakwood shopping center gets face-lift

OAKWOOD - The 20-year-old Merchants Crossing Shopping Center off Mundy Mill Road is getting an updated look, with the company that operates the center hoping new and upcoming area road improvements will stir up business.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Orthodontist fights back this Halloween

Every kid knows treats are the best part of Halloween.

October 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton, Jefferson get federal grants

Grant money from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund two local community improvement projects, one in Braselton and one in Jefferson, according to an Oct. 16 news release.

October 25, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Helipad policy up in the air

Home helipads may seem more at home in a movie than in Hall County, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering adding regulations in the zoning code for private airfields.

October 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society celebrates its new name, mission

Sure, they may bark and be a little too hyper every now and then, but there is a special bond between a dog and its owner that is impossible to describe.

October 24, 2009 | BY Jennifer Messer jmesser@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting set for Tuesday

The 1071 Coalition is pressing ahead with its second annual meeting Tuesday at Lake Lanier Islands despite a last-minute shuffle in keynote speakers.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indian Festival honors heritage through dance, crafts

Two months before his lung cancer diagnosis in 2006, Paul Eddy pondered holding an annual festival in Hall County celebrating Native American traditions.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia man agrees to return $2 million

Covington - A former Covington resident entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to pay $2 million to local investors who accused him of luring them into a complicated Ponzi scheme.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


High Museum gets 300 works of art

Atlanta - The High Museum of Art has acquired 300 new works recently, including the museum's first paintings by Pierre Auguste Renoir.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


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Kids get a heads up on safety at annual event

Dozens of families gathered Saturday at the Midtown Greenway with the goal of entering the school year safely at the first annual Kids Safe Day.

July 30, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


‘It’s just time’ for show of unity in Gainesville, residents say

In a show of community and racial unity, a large group of people met in the downtown Gainesville square Saturday for an hour of prayer ...

July 30, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Roosevelt Square upgrade progressing, completion set for fall

Work on improvements to Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville is underway, but most of the visible work will come in late September and later.

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Resource guide helps local families find help they need

The Hall County school system has released its 2016-17 Community Resource Guide, which includes telephone numbers, website addresses, locations and services of various local agencies.

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dahlonega nonprofit grows to preserve city’s history

Members of a Dahlonega nonprofit say they are expanding their reach to protect the city's historic charm and gold rush lore after losing the ...

July 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Worsening drought hits North Hall farms hard

Hall County is in such a severe to extreme drought that "we'd need 13 inches of rain just to get back to where we ...

July 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Sheriff’s Office staff gets a belly full of thanks

Staff members of the Hall County Sheriff's Office got an unexpected treat Friday to reward them for their public service.

July 29, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


DOT worker on bathroom break discovers skull inside suitcase along I-985

A construction worker on a bathroom break in the woods along Interstate 985 on Friday discovered a suitcase containing a human skull and other bones ...

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tuesday South Hall wreck victim identified as Braselton man

Georgia State Patrol released Friday the identity of the man killed in Tuesday's wreck on Ga. 53/Winder Highway in Braselton.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 12-year-old

Authorities are searching for a 12-year-old Hall County girl last seen getting into a car early Wednesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Clinton accepts Democratic nomination, vows to be a unifier

Confronting a "moment of reckoning," Hillary Clinton is casting herself as a unifier for divided times and a tested, steady hand to lead in a ...

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Safe Kids, police giving out bike helmets, safety tips Saturday

Safety tips will be mixed with fun activities for kids this Saturday at the Midtown Greenway in Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Prayer service looks to promote unity between police, community in Gainesville

In keeping with a commitment to bring law enforcement, minorities and the wider community together, a prayer service is scheduled for Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

July 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Former Hall commission candidate Troy Phillips, wife found dead

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of former Hall County Board of Commissioners candidate Troy Phillips and his wife, Heather ...

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man intentionally crashed car into jail

A Lula man is accused of intentionally driving his car Thursday morning into the Hall County Jail's wall, according to authorities.

July 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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