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Dawson County schools given charter status

The Dawson County school system has joined the ranks of 13 others in Georgia that have received greater flexibility to govern local education.

June 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Inmates may be used less for work

Budget woes are forcing Hall County government to cut back on a lot - even free labor.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Fire departments donating gear to Moldova community

Local firefighters are cleaning out their closets for a cause.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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


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Man pulled from Lake Lanier unresponsive, taken to hospital

A man pulled from Lake Lanier on Saturday was unresponsive and hospitalized in critical condition after he went under the waters off Buford Dam Park.

September 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Child scalded by water in mishap recovering at home

The 18-month-old Hall County girl who was burned by boiling water Wednesday is recovering at home, authorities say.

September 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual agriculture day held at Lula Elementary School

Children gathered in the grass at the feet of Nicole Karstedt, who stood in front of a mobile classroom. Inside that classroom was a massive ...

September 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Fire, police to present colors at Falcons game

The honor guards from the Gainesville fire and police departments will give the presentation of the colors at the Atlanta Falcons game Sunday in the ...

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle honors law enforcement ahead of 9/11 anniversary

Fifteen years ago, Matt Dubnik and a co-worker drove to a Best Buy to get a better understanding of the news on the morning of ...

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Falcons to host football safety clinic for mothers

Moms can learn about the safety of tackle football Monday at a clinic hosted by the Atlanta Falcons.

September 10, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local




Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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