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YMCA could expand operations in Oakwood

Oakwood and the Georgia Mountains YMCA are working on a plan to offer expanded services in the South Hall city.

June 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans being laid to complete Thurmon Tanner

Work on Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood is stalled at the moment, but more concrete details on its completion may become public this week.

June 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school taxes may drop

Gainesville taxpayers may see a slight property tax decrease next year under the city Board of Education's proposed spending plan, but continued money problems at the state level will cause system employees to have a reduced work schedule.

June 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County water rates may increase

Pending approval from the Gainesville City Council, water rates in Hall County are likely on the rise.

June 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Power restored to area customers after storm

A strong thunderstorm struck in the Gainesville and North Hall County area late Saturday afternoon, knocking over trees and power lines and leaving thousands of residents without power.

June 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Jumpers avoid injury while escaping Dawson County fire

DAWSONVILLE - An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

June 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Church vows to carry on after blaze

An East Hall County church first built in 1875 had much of its structure destroyed by a fire late Friday night.

June 19, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


State senator from Forsyth County faces property foreclosure

CUMMING - Financial troubles don't seem to be improving for state Sen. Jack Murphy of Forsyth County.

June 19, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Event puts focus on independence for disabled

Charles Roberts' life changed dramatically after a car accident in 1984.

June 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake volunteers live, work at village near Buford Dam

BUFORD - The retired couple gets the question all the time: "You have a house in Florida and you come up here to live?"

June 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dads getting involved in kids’ schools

A generation ago, mothers were the ones who came to parent-teacher conferences, who diligently appeared at Parent-Teacher Organization meetings, who brought cupcakes for birthdays and holiday parties for their children's classmates to enjoy.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Ex-Dawson clerk of courts pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud

Dawson County's former clerk of courts pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.

June 18, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school lunches will go up a nickel

A new federal guideline means a 5 cents increase in the price of Hall County school lunches.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 killed, another hurt in Forsyth wrecks

Two people, including a teenager, were killed over an 11-hour span in unrelated wrecks on Forsyth County roads.

June 18, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Lightning can strike without warning

After lightning shows this past week and a weather forecast with plenty of thunderstorm chances ahead, emergency management officials are reminding residents not to underestimate the dangers of lightning.

June 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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