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Tractor-trailer explodes on Ga. 53

A tractor-trailer caught fire and exploded this afternoon on Ga. 53 near Tinsley Chapel Road west of downtown Dawsonville, Lt. Tony Wooten of the Dawson County Sheriff's department said.

August 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man attacked by beaver on Lake Lanier in Forsyth

Leave it to a beaver to turn a happy excursion into a harrowing experience.

August 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


New Flowery Branch Festival features art, music

Being an artist doesn't mean you have to be perfect.

After all, sometimes it is when you choose to draw outside the lines that you create something amazing.

August 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Cold cases: Rage leads to a ‘horrific scene’

The man friends called "Amigo" was found dead in his boarding room by housemates on Aug. 20, 1991, though police weren't called until the next day.

August 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Golf course gets a break in the heat

At Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course, intense summer heat brings new challenges when it comes to preserving the greens.

August 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall schools put extra emphasis on Chinese language

Hall County School officials saw the value of teaching Chinese to pre-kindergarten students, and now four elementary schools get to take on the challenge.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs repairs done in time for school traffic

Just in time, as planned.

August 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


These sleeping pooches now relax on comfy beds

Call it a touch of home in an otherwise unfamiliar place.

The Hall County Animal Shelter has finally finished outfitting all of its 177 dog pens with cot-style beds.

August 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawsonville Council may re-examine sign code

The Dawsonville City Council could be looking to "patch up" sections of the historical district's sign code during its meeting today.

It's a measure that Mayor Joe Lane Cox feels is necessary given the recent onslaught of campaign signs from the July 20 primary.

August 01, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville students could see changes with report cards

Students at Gainesville schools may see changes in their report card this year.

The school board will decide tonight whether grades should be more "standards-based," including more descriptive feedback and more chances to improve.

August 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Proposed Howard Road extension’s future is ‘uncertain’

The economic downturn has forced Gainesville to shelve conceptual plans for the Howard Road extension, which would connect Ga. 365 to U.S. 129/Athens Highway, said traffic engineer Dee Taylor.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire guts home in Lula

A fire that may have been caused by lightning gutted a home in Lula Sunday, but no injuries were reported.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


2 accidents injure 3

A pair of vehicle accidents led to three injuries Saturday.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chestatee River diving bell has been restored and is ready for display

DAHLONEGA - Who said history can't get a makeover?

July 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Final resting places for sale, a surplus during recession

The recession has caused many people to sell their jewelry, cars and homes in an effort to make ends meet. Now cemetery plots are among the unexpected items popping up often in classified ads.

July 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Gainesville selects new director of water resources department

Gainesville has named a new director of the Department of Water Resources.

January 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gun control proposal would require training for carry license

A bill before the state legislature that would enact bans on assault rifles if passed has generated lots of buzz and controversy in recent weeks.

January 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local families feel stuck as cost of renting climbs

As rental rates climb, two Flowery Branch families feel stuck in the middle.

January 24, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Woman convicted of sex trafficking denied new trial; appeal filed

A Gainesville woman convicted last year of child sex trafficking and other charges was denied a new trial, according to court documents.

January 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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