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County considering closing part of Shuler Road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a request to close off part of a northwest Hall road for residents complaining of trash dumping and speeding.

January 11, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Deal sets Georgia's 'course to prosperity'

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday conjured the ghosts of explorers Christopher Columbus and Ferdinand Magellan to set course of a plan for lawmakers to lead the state out of an economic recession.

January 11, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Board of Regents OKs college merger plan

ATLANTA - It was standing room only at Tuesday's Board of Regents meeting as students, faculty and administrators from eight University System of Georgia institutions waited with bated breath to find out the fate of their universities.

January 11, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


State is looking for ‘best’ poultry lab site

The State Properties Commission is working with the Georgia Department of Agriculture "to identify the best site" for the new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters, said Katy Pando, the commission's spokeswoman, on Tuesday.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area residents express wishes about new S. Hall hospital

FLOWERY BRANCH ­- If planners base their design of the new South Hall hospital on suggestions that area residents gave Tuesday night, one thing is likely: The building won't be stodgy, cold and uninviting.

January 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake levels and drought conditions improving

Although a ways off from being back to normal, Lake Lanier's water level has benefited from recent thunderstorms that have soaked the region with rainfall.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


A year after big snowstorm, temperatures heat up

This time a year ago a snowstorm practically shut down Northeast Georgia commerce and prevented safe road travel for days on end, but this year is a completely different story.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Neighbor: Dead man at fire was shot

Valerie Harris awoke early Monday morning to a scene of flashing emergency lights and firefighters attempting to put out a blaze that had consumed much of her neighbor's home just a few footsteps away.

January 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Commissioners to consider building, planning fee increase

At the same time Hall County leaders are hoping to see the economy rebound through increased development, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider proposals to make inspections for building and development more expensive.

January 11, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Deal's goal: Make Georgia No. 1 for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is seeking to trim taxes on businesses to help Georgia draw the eye of industries.

January 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dollar store plan raises concerns for Lake Ranch residents

Lake Ranch Estates residents who oppose a proposal to build a Dollar General store at the front of their neighborhood spent their Monday night organizing an effort to stop it.

January 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Poultry laboratory won't be built in Oakwood after all

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters won't be built off Oakwood Road in Oakwood as has been long planned.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown said Monday that he received an email around Christmas from a project manager saying that the planned $13.5 million building wouldn't be built on the site and that the state wanted a refund of sewer connection fees.

January 10, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman forms tennis team for at-risk youth

Chris Slate wants to serve those who got backhanded during their lifetimes.

January 10, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall commissioners waive penalties on tax installments

Call it a charitable spirit, smart politics or just an effort to make things right.

January 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall high schools may adopt modified 7-period schedule

Seventh period at Hall County high schools could be undergoing some changes for the 2012 school year, board officials announced Monday.

January 10, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat ...

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according ...

July 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan that includes Fazoli’s restaurant gets conditional OK

The developer of a proposed shopping strip on busy White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway got the green light Tuesday from the Gainesville Planning ...

July 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3 new suits filed in Scouts abuse case

Three new lawsuits have been filed in Cobb County Superior Court by men claiming they were sexually abused by a former Gainesville scoutmaster.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville 5-year-old to talk about love of reading on ‘Steve Harvey’

A 5-year-old Gainesville girl's love of reading keeps taking her to new places.

July 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Body found on trail near Amicalola Falls

July 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


1 person killed in wreck on Ga. 365 north of Howard Road

An Alto woman died Tuesday after losing control of a 2004 GMC Envoy and crashing into a concrete truck just north of the intersection of ...

July 11, 2017 | | Local


Almost $5 million raised in Ga. governor’s race so far

Georgia's governor candidates already have raised almost $5 million as Republican heavy hitters Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp and Democrat leader Stacey Abrams announced ...

July 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville officers to attend slain NY officer’s funeral

Two members of the Gainesville Police honor guard are attending the funeral of a slain New York officer Tuesday.

July 10, 2017 | | Local


Moonie’s set to open Gainesville location in mid-September

After six years of operation in Flowery Branch, Moonie's Texas Barbecue is expanding to Gainesville.

July 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Oakwood officer honored for heroic fire rescue

An Oakwood police officer was honored Monday night for his heroics in rescuing a wheelchair-bound man from a burning house June 19.

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood gives first OK to film ordinance

Following in Hall County's footsteps, Oakwood is looking to put in place its own ordinance addressing film and music productions in the South Hall ...

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fourth teenager in Stephens County wreck dies

The fourth teenager in a fatal June 30 car crash in Stephens County died Friday, according to authorities.

July 10, 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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