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Investigators now visit the scene in every burglary case

With a 23 percent increase in burglaries last year in Hall County, sheriff's officials decided investigation methods needed to change.

March 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Judges name Henson interim clerk of courts

Late Friday afternoon, the judges of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit appointed Pam Henson, 57, to serve as Dawson County's interim clerk of courts.

March 27, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Local legislators make crossover day deadline

This is it. We're 30 days into the 40-day 2010 Georgia legislative session. And it's Crossover Day.

March 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville State College closes pool due to budget concerns

After much consideration, Gainesville State College officials say they can no longer afford to keep the college's pool open.

March 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities say mother helped son flee

Authorities believe a Valdosta woman helped her son flee Hall County when he jumped bail during his rape and child molestation trial this week.

March 26, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville student named State Youth of the Year

Gainesville High School student Teryan Rucker has been named State Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Rucker, a 12-year member of the club, will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Reader's Digest Foundation and will go on to compete at the regional level, according to officials with the club.

March 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Main Street Market recovers after fire

Main Street Market reopened for business Friday after a morning electrical fire threatened to keep the lights off in the downtown mainstay.

March 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall commission OKs ethics code

The Hall County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to adopt an updated ethics code Thursday, finally ending a yearlong push for ethics reform.

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Study proposes new exit, widening for I-85

A new Interstate 85 exit could be coming at the Ga. 60 overpass in Braselton, according to an I-85 corridor study.

March 25, 2010 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Author gives guidance to teachers on learning model

This week, some Hall County educators were able to go straight to the source for more information about how to improve their school's learning environment.

March 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fugitive gets 45 years for child molestation

A Gainesville man who jumped bail during his child molestation trial was captured outside a South Georgia motel with his mother Thursday, six hours after being convicted and sentenced in absentia to 45 years in prison, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bus driver faces child porn charges

A Hall County school bus driver and self-described "Patriot Preacher" was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges, authorities said.

March 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graduate office to serve growing area of Brenau University

Brenau University is looking to expand its graduate programs, beginning with a new admissions office.
The Office of Graduate Admissions, which opened this month, will work exclusively to connect potential students with professors and programs of study.
"We want to grow strategically," said Christina White, director of the Office of Graduate Admissions. "Having an office solely focused on graduate students is important."
The office is especially important because the nature of graduate studies is so different from undergraduate studies, said Gail Starich, dean of the School of Health and Science.
While undergraduate education is broad and requires classes in many ...

March 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits donate $700,000 to medical center

Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit have donated $700,000 to the Medical Center Foundation for an entrance garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, according to a news release from the hospital.

March 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many ...

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ...

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers hammer away at a new habitat

Several employees of Wells Fargo volunteered their time Saturday to work on a Hall County Habitat for Humanity house at the Copper Glen subdivision in ...

June 11, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Battle of the Bands a showdown of sound under summer sun

Four groups of Georgia musicians took the stage at Lake Lanier Island's Sunset Cove on Saturday under the burning June sun and traded tuneful ...

June 11, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Three killed, four others hurt in South Hall traffic wreck

Three people were killed and four injured in a Saturday morning crash involving two vehicles in South Hall County.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Urbach to speak at Lanier Tea Party Patriots meeting

Marc Alan Urbach will be speaking to the Lanier Tea Party Patriots group at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SCORE to offer free business workshop Tuesday

The SCORE office in Gainesville will offer a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for people interested in starting ...

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG Dahlonega to offer game design workshop

Students from fifth through 12th grades will learn the basics of coding for video games at a workshop June 20 at the University of North ...

June 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville embraces porous parking push to limit stormwater runoff

The cottage homes Frank Norton, president and CEO of The Norton Agency real estate firm in Gainesville, is building along Enota Avenue will include porous ...

June 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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