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Flowery Branch mulls impact fees

Development impact fees, once all the rage among governments to help pay for infrastructure, haven't made as much noise in a tanked economy.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County soldiers face more charges in weekend incident

Charges continue to mount for three enlisted soldiers who authorities say tossed training grenades into a crowd of people at a Dawsonville parking lot early Sunday morning. No one was hurt in the attack.

August 10, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Victim in fatal golf cart crash identified

A woman who died as a result of a golf cart crash at a campaign event for U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has been identified as 45-year-old Beverly McDowell of Gainesville.

August 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


3 soldiers in jail after bomb scare

DAWSONVILLE - Three enlisted soldiers from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega were booked Monday morning on dozens of charges, including domestic terrorism, after authorities say they tossed explosive devices into a crowd of people in a Dawson County parking lot.

August 10, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood brothers produce turkey calls

As third-generation cabinet makers, Kenneth, Jerry and Tommy Roberts say they know what it means to deliver a quality product.

August 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood approves $2.1 million sewer line construction

A long-awaited sewer project got Oakwood City Council's OK Monday night.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


On 1st day back, students tackle new challenges

Claire and Courtney Kelley are set. Decked out in back-to-school clothes that color coordinate their flip-flops with their shirts and watches, the North Hall County girls were ready to tackle new classes and new challenges Monday.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Blue Angel shares his story

Scott "Yogi" Beare, a member of the elite Navy Blue Angels, told the story of his life Monday, from his rocky adolescence to his ascent through the ranks as a Naval aviator.

August 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech offers refrigeration classes

It's time for the boss to go back to school.

August 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman injured in Friday golf cart accident dies

A woman critically injured in a Friday night golf cart accident at a private campaign event for 9th District U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has died.

August 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Anti-drug leaders hope to start movement at local schools

Hall County Schools officials hope to promote alcohol-free and drug-free high schools by combining the idea of cliques and the trend of wearing silicone band bracelets.

August 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Varsity restaurant coming to Dawson County

DAWSONVILLE - If all goes as planned, the words "What'll ya have?" will begin ringing in Dawson County before Christmas.

August 09, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


New retail center coming to Gainesville

A South Carolina developer is working to create a retail center at the intersection of Limestone and Jesse Jewell parkways in Gainesville, according to the developer's website.

August 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Davis Middle hopes video leads to high-tech makeover

C.W. Davis Middle School could get $20,000 for a technology makeover, but the students need votes.

August 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cold case: Seeking killer of ‘a vulnerable target’

Manuel Williams lived for seven months after he was shot in his Gainesville used appliance store, but he was never able to tell detectives who shot him.

August 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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