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Gainesville to curb downtown skateboarding

Gainesville officials are looking to keep skateboards off the downtown square and the city's new downtown parking deck.

February 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Dawson clerk of superior court charged in theft

Dawson County's longtime clerk of Superior Court has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $119,000 from the county over the last five years.

February 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Hall commission postpones library decision

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to go back to the drawing board on two important issues Thursday after taking heat from residents at both ends of the county at its packed board meeting.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Wrestling event raises money for West Hall Middle School

In times when some Hall County schools have had trouble just keeping office supplies in stock, West Hall Middle School decided not to go down without a fight - or at least a wrestling match.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Brenau event raises funds for Haiti's school children

The aroma of Haitian dishes on Thursday night wafted across the lobby of the Brenau University's John W. Jacobs Jr. Building.

February 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Mills' banks bill goes to governor for signature

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday signed a bill authored by local state Rep. James Mills.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Cornwell family releases video plea

A missing Blairsville woman's mother has taken to YouTube with a plea to the writer of an anonymous letter.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Lights planned for Oakwood parkway’s final segment

Oakwood City Council has approved ornamental street lights for Thurmon Tanner Parkway's final stretch, which is set for a December completion.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Jefferson City Council OKs church’s rezoning request

JEFFERSON - After months of postponing action, the Jefferson City Council approved a rezoning request from First United Methodist Church of Jefferson during a special called meeting Wednesday.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Gainesville business owner wins $1M in lottery

An owner of a Gainesville business won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Local students compete to earn Youth of the Year award

There were no referees, scoreboards or coaches to call out plays, but the competition to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Youth of the Year still was pretty stiff.

February 11, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Officials: Economy influenced burglaries in ’09

An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville schools want input on Mundy Mill plan

A proposal to ease some of the zoning conditions on the mega-development on Mundy Mill Road won't be heard by Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board until representatives of Gainesville's school system can negotiate with developers about the future school site on the development.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Incomplete development finds new owner

Seasons on Lake Lanier has a new owner and residents have one thing to say - they're happy.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall, city schools mostly in the clear in CRCT review

Only one Gainesville city school is under investigation after a state review of standardized test score data flagged 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools for possible cheating last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

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Camp Merrill transfers to Army control Wednesday

Control of the 282-acre Camp Frank D. Merrill in Lumpkin County transfers Wednesday to the Army from the U.S. Forest Service - a move not ...

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

School, special needs student adjust to life on the move

This occasional series features some of those remarkable students with special circumstances who are served and cared for by local schools.

September 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Jefferson interviewing city manager finalists Wednesday

Two finalists for the Jefferson city manager position are being interviewed today during a 12:50 p.m. called meeting, which will be an executive ...

September 29, 2015 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local

Wednesday is last day to buy brick for public safety monument

Wednesday is the last day to buy a brick for a public safety monument being built on Roosevelt Square in downtown Gainesville.

September 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Historic Dahlonega home on front lines of proposed development

The fight over the Jeremiah Payne House, also known as Parks Clothing building, in Dahlonega remains in a stalemate.

September 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

16 years later, Elaine Nix remembered

Family and friends gathered to remember Elaine Nix, whose murder in 1999 remains unsolved, Tuesday night at Memorial Park in Gainesville on the 16-year anniversary ...

September 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Man has 3 surgeries after hit-and-run

After discovering a flat tire on his bicycle, Dave Thomas walked to work on East Ridge Road toward the Limestone Parkway McDonald's around 5 ...

September 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall hoping to sell 88 acres of former sewer land

Hall County officials hope a retired sewer spray field in South Hall County will produce some cash for the county.

September 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Body found in North Forsyth area of Lanier identified as Gwinnett man

Authorities have determined that the body recovered Monday afternoon from Lake Lanier was that of a Gwinnett County man.

September 29, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

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