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Local women in audience for taping of last ‘Oprah’ show

Over the years, Susan Smithson has watched from home as Oprah Winfrey interviewed guests such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta and President Barack Obama.

May 24, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cornelia man indicted on false loan statement charges

Mitchell C. Simpson, 42, of Cornelia was indicted Tuesday on charges of making false statements to Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust.

May 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Judge refuses to suppress evidence in murder case

Evidence in the 2010 Valentine's Day murder of Richard Schoeck may be circumstantial, but it's sufficient, Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal said Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Alleged hitman’s indictment will stand

A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Reginald Coleman, the alleged triggerman in the 2010 Valentine's Day contract killing of 45-year-old Richard Schoeck.

May 23, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Jackson County road to be closed to through traffic

Pinecrest Lane in Jackson County will be closed to through traffic beginning May 31.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


J.C. Smith running for Hall tax commissioner

Gainesville resident J.C. Smith announced Monday he is running for Hall County tax commissioner.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local man tries to break indoor rowing record

For the next two days, there will be one fewer rowing machine available at Fitness Forum on Thompson Bridge Road.

May 23, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall may fit Sunday sales question onto 2012 ballot

Hall County will see a vote on Sunday alcohol sales, but the Board of Commissioners wants it to coincide with an already-scheduled election.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students build replica of WWII tank

OAKWOOD - The olive green tank looked like it could have rolled off the trailer and onto the battlefield.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioner seeks solution to landfill losses

As the Hall County Board of Commissioners begins to make tough budget choices, Commissioner Craig Lutz wants to find a solution for the county's landfill fund, which he says is unprofitable.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Damaged DOT message sign to be replaced Tuesday

An Interstate 985 traffic information sign damaged several years ago by a passing truck is finally being replaced and traffic in the area is expected to be affected.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall wreck victim identified

Georgia State Patrol officials identified Gainesville resident Bill Smith, 61, as the man killed in an early Sunday morning North Hall car accident.

May 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Seven people displaced from early morning fire

A dryer fire caused an early Monday blaze that displaced seven people from a Gainesville home.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Junior League thrift sale full of hidden gems

Among roomfuls of donated items at the Gainesville Civic Center lie the remaining pieces of Felicia Burns' estate.

September 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Halftime Heroes: Tradition big part of Gainesville High School band

Gainesville High School is turning 125 years old, but at nearly 82, the school's band is hardly a spring chicken.

September 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child care subsidy facing changes, meaning loss of money for many families

New families seeking subsidies through the state Childcare and Parent Services program will have to meet additional requirements starting Saturday.

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Panera Bread set to open next month in Dawsonville

Dawson County's new Panera Bread is expected to open next month.

September 29, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Authorities: Man jumped from moving vehicle while fleeing

September 29, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville officials plan to clear homeless camp under Queen City Bridge next week

Gainesville Police plan to clear a homeless encampment located under the Queen City Bridge beginning Monday after a request from the Georgia Department of Transportation ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gas leaks still worrying Church Street Manor residents

About a third of residents at Church Street Manor, a subsidized affordable housing complex in Gainesville, were evacuated once again Wednesday night after reports of ...

September 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body found in lake near Gainesville Marina

The body of a white man in his 60s has been recovered from Lake Lanier at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway, according to the Hall ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


HealthSmart Expo to emphasize value of movement

The 10th annual HealthSmart Expo, sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, will emphasize getting up, moving, walking and running, Kit Dunlap, president of ...

September 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State patrol releases report on Chestatee track and cross country coach incident

Georgia State Patrol has released more details on the incident involving injuries to a Chestatee High School track and cross country coach.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trial underway in Gainesville fake doctor/sexual battery case

A 21-year-old man testified Wednesday that he was approached about moving furniture and asked questions for a medical survey before unwanted sexual advances.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Forest Service to hold community conversations in Gainesville, Dahlonega, Buford

The U.S. Forest Service is hosting a series of community conversations, including meetings in Gainesville, Buford and Dahlonega, to address conservation challenges in the ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota plans annual Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will observe its 12th Walk to School Day on Wednesday, joining students from all 50 states and several other countries in ...

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


More Latinos register to vote in Hall County

Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall's elections draws near.

September 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


This weekend is tax-free weekend for certain energy-saving products

Georgia is holding a tax-free weekend on energy-saving products with WaterSense or ENERGY STAR labels from Friday through Sunday.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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