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Tour of Lanier reveals hazards as water level falls

FLOWERY BRANCH - The boat pulled up to the island in the middle of Lake Lanier, its occupants stopping to let a canine passenger roam free for a few minutes on the barren stretch of land.

November 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vigil to shed light on Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.4 million people currently suffer from the disease, with 14.9 million family members and friends providing 17 billion hours of unpaid care.

November 13, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Woods Mill provides way to get back on track

When Merrianne Dyer first became superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, one particular issue attracted her attention: the number of freshmen repeating their ninth-grade year at Gainesville High School.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lanier Charter serves students of all breeds

The Hall County school system has graduated 15 percent more seniors than ever before in the past five years.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


South Hall sewer expansion on the way

The nation's economic downturn seems to have had one positive outcome on South Hall County: It has helped government leaders put sewer plans together without pressures of residential and commercial development.

November 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health fair fills gap for uninsured

As health care costs have increased significantly in recent years, more families are struggling to receive the care they need.

November 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall sets 6 p.m. curfew for sex offenders

School-aged children aren't the only people who must abide by a curfew.

November 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Special-needs, repeat students recorded as dropouts

All high schools in Hall County and Gainesville met the graduation rate needed for Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson tries to lure whiskey maker

Dawson County officials hope Dawsonville's storied moonshine history will be a factor if Jack Daniels considers leaving Lynchburg, Tenn., in the wake of a possible barrel tax.

November 12, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Election chief Sosebee sheds her interim title

It's official: Charlotte Sosebee is the Hall County elections director.

November 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Veterans get a big thank you from area residents

Wearing the white Gold Star Wives hat signifying she is a military widow, Kathryn Goudelock of Gainesville took her place at two Veterans Day events Friday.

November 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


World record-breaking attempt raises funds for Meals on Wheels

The more than 100 people on a Meals on Wheels waiting list may get some help from another set of wheels today.

November 11, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Seven escape Gainesville mobile home fire unharmed

A mobile home fire off Mountain View Road in Gainesville Friday morning displaced several members of a family.

November 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Schools stress gratitude, respect, appreciation for veterans

The character word at Spout Springs School of Enrichment this month is "gratitude."

November 11, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Mecum to run for Hall County commission chairman

Dick Mecum, former U.S. marshal and Hall County sheriff, has announced that he will run for chairman of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

November 11, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


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UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 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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