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Dawson County considers consolidating precincts

DAWSONVILLE - Dawson County voters may have to travel farther next year to cast votes during elections.

September 03, 2009 | BY Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


No one qualifies, so Gillsville will appoint council member

After nobody qualified for the Post 2 council seat in Gillsville, Mayor Larry Poole said the council will appoint someone to fill the seat in January.

September 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Fair Street, E.E. Butler High schools reunite over weekend

Alumni and friends of Fair Street and E.E. Butler high schools are wrapping up their 10th biennial reunion with a weekend full of events.

September 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Farmer says better fences might cost too much

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking over the county's official code of ordinances after local farmers expressed concerns over new fencing regulations.

September 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local schools keep eye on flu cases

Concerns over spread of the H1N1 flu virus have area school officials keeping a close eye out for any outbreaks and planning how to react if and when there are.

September 03, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


No one qualifies for Gillsville council seat

By the end of the three-day qualifying period Wednesday, nobody had entered the race for the Post 2 seat on the Gillsville City Council.

September 02, 2009 | By Katie Dunn and Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Health care science classes guide students to nursing, medical schools

For all parents hoping their little ones grow up to be doctors, you'll be glad to know some middle schools are helping kids get a head start in the medical field.

September 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Bonds may help Hoschton tackle $77,000 debt

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton City Council held a called meeting Tuesday to discuss ways to deal with the projected $77,000 in debt the city has incurred.

September 02, 2009 | BY Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Hall DA opposes jail visits from killers

Some district attorneys in Georgia don't want defendants awaiting death penalty trials to get visits in jail from convicted murderers.

September 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber tour aims to lure industry to Hall

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hoped to woo economic developers with a tour of Hall County on Tuesday and Wednesday.

September 02, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue: Lake ruling hurts others

A federal ruling on Georgia's use of Lake Lanier as a water source won't just affect Georgians, the state's governor said Wednesday.

September 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson to implement furlough days

JEFFERSON - Like its Hall County counterparts, Jackson County government officials will start taking one furlough day a month for the next 15 months to help offset a projected $3.5 million shortfall.

September 02, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch, Hall join forces to widen Spout Springs Road

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County is working with Flowery Branch and Braselton to seek $79 million federal stimulus money to widen Spout Springs Road to four lanes.

September 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Islands’ still held in limbo

Whether "islanders" on Gainesville's gateway corridors will become incorporated into the city's limits is still a mystery.

September 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Free pickup offered for impaired drivers

Handing over your car keys may never be so easy.

September 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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