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Lanier Tech now expanding Dawson campus

DAWSONVILLE - Lanier Technical College broke ground on a major expansion Thursday that will more than double educational space at its Dawson County campus.

September 15, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


2 area schools earn national recognition

Blue ribbons are given out for many things: Prize-winning jams, science fair projects and art show submissions, to name a few.

September 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Harvest of Hope set for Saturday

Although a cancer diagnosis can be a very personal situation, Harvest of Hope organizers are showing people they don't have to suffer through their treatment alone.

September 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


WomenSource hosts annual Power of the Purse fundraiser

The Chattahoochee Country Club was filled with "ooh's" and "ahh's" Thursday night as about 250 women caught a glimpse of the latest fashions.

September 15, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Empty Bowl Lunch grows to more than 450 bowls

"Hunger isn't the silent epidemic that it was," said Kay Blackstock, director of Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 15, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Football field honors coach, teacher and bus driver

When the Lakeview Academy Lions take the field on Friday nights, they're stomping turf named for former coach Jock Hornor.

September 15, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Man injured in accident faces charges in previous wreck

The driver involved in an accident on Aug. 31 on Friendship Road that seriously injured him and his two children faces several charges from a wreck in Gwinnett County in May.

September 15, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


ACF looks for truce in Lanier water war

A group seeking solutions to the water-sharing wars between Georgia, Florida and Alabama is taking its first significant steps toward that goal.

September 15, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hoschton man identified as motorcycle crash victim

BUFORD - Gwinnett County authorities say a motorcyclist who was killed in an accident on Interstate 85 apparently hit an airborne tire tread that had been struck by another vehicle.

September 15, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Hall residents urged to pay for tags online

Today is Terrie Dechard's birthday.

September 14, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-Dawson clerk of court gets 2-year prison term

Dawson County's former clerk of court will spend the next 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud charges.

September 14, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Woman charged with forging checks at grocery store

A Gainesville woman is accused of forging five checks totaling more than $800 at Ingles grocery store, 4260 Winder Highway in South Hall.

September 14, 2011 | | Local


Deer hunt planned for Riverside Drive area

Deer are not always the cute creatures portrayed in Bambi. In fact, they can be a real nuisance in areas like Gainesville.

September 14, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Local SAT scores slightly drop in most schools

Standardized test scores have been a major criteria in the college admissions game for years, but some say their importance might be wavering.

September 14, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Jackson County narrows manager search to 3

Jackson County has narrowed its search for a new county manager to three.

September 14, 2011 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


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State education official defends behavioral program

A top-ranking Georgia Department of Education official said Wednesday that "lawsuit or no lawsuit" state education leaders would continue making improvements to a 47-year-old program ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Council of the Blind event set for April 28-29 in Gainesville

The Greater Hall County Area Chapter of the Georgia Council of the Blind will be hosting the 2017 Georgia Council of the Blind Convention & Conference ...

April 12, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Tax deadline is April 18 this year; some stores offer deals that day

Tax Day is fast approaching for those who haven't filed, even if it is a few days later this year.

April 12, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Man’s skull fractured after arranged drug deal

A Gainesville man is accused of taking part in an arranged Jan. 4 drug deal with another man, when the victim was beaten by multiple ...

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities issue lookout for Clermont bank robbery suspect

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has issued a lookout for a man suspected in an April 5 Clermont bank robbery.

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


School uses superheroes, encouraging messages to lighten End of Grade testing mood

At East Hall Middle School, students opened the first day of Georgia's End of Grade testing with superheroes in the halls and encouraging notes ...

April 12, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school district spending expected to rise in 2017-18

Gainesville City Schools officials may have to dip into the district's reserve funds to balance a $70.4 million spending plan in fiscal 2018 ...

April 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed on Monday to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is ...

April 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | 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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