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Woods Mill provides way to get back on track

When Merrianne Dyer first became superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, one particular issue attracted her attention: the number of freshmen repeating their ninth-grade year at Gainesville High School.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lanier Charter serves students of all breeds

The Hall County school system has graduated 15 percent more seniors than ever before in the past five years.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


South Hall sewer expansion on the way

The nation's economic downturn seems to have had one positive outcome on South Hall County: It has helped government leaders put sewer plans together without pressures of residential and commercial development.

November 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health fair fills gap for uninsured

As health care costs have increased significantly in recent years, more families are struggling to receive the care they need.

November 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall sets 6 p.m. curfew for sex offenders

School-aged children aren't the only people who must abide by a curfew.

November 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Special-needs, repeat students recorded as dropouts

All high schools in Hall County and Gainesville met the graduation rate needed for Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson tries to lure whiskey maker

Dawson County officials hope Dawsonville's storied moonshine history will be a factor if Jack Daniels considers leaving Lynchburg, Tenn., in the wake of a possible barrel tax.

November 12, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Election chief Sosebee sheds her interim title

It's official: Charlotte Sosebee is the Hall County elections director.

November 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Veterans get a big thank you from area residents

Wearing the white Gold Star Wives hat signifying she is a military widow, Kathryn Goudelock of Gainesville took her place at two Veterans Day events Friday.

November 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


World record-breaking attempt raises funds for Meals on Wheels

The more than 100 people on a Meals on Wheels waiting list may get some help from another set of wheels today.

November 11, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Seven escape Gainesville mobile home fire unharmed

A mobile home fire off Mountain View Road in Gainesville Friday morning displaced several members of a family.

November 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Schools stress gratitude, respect, appreciation for veterans

The character word at Spout Springs School of Enrichment this month is "gratitude."

November 11, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Mecum to run for Hall County commission chairman

Dick Mecum, former U.S. marshal and Hall County sheriff, has announced that he will run for chairman of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

November 11, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Hall native to retire from Court of Appeals

For decades, Hall County native J.D. Smith has been a notable figure in the court system, not only in Gainesville but in the entire state.

November 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Veterans from World War II, Afghanistan reflect on their experiences

Decades of American warfare separate the two military veterans, and the gulf between them is filled with so many differences - from how battles are fought to the weapons we use.

November 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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$500K in pills seized in Hall drug bust

Authorities found more than $500,000 worth of pills in a Hall County home March 14, according to authorities.

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Reading mentors make a difference one hour at a time

An hour out of each week for Kelly Grizzle Williams has the potential to last a lifetime.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee students take a day to learn outside classroom, serve community

Every year, Chestatee High School students take a day off from their normal routines.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man accused of robbery at apartment complex

Authorities say a Gainesville man displayed a gun while robbing another man at Orchard Brook Apartments earlier this month.

March 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in Jasper Waffle House robbery arrested in Gainesville

A Gainesville man accused of robbing a Jasper Waffle House was arrested by Gainesville Police Thursday.

March 23, 2017 | | Local


Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won't call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

March 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

March 22, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local


Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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