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Field of Dreams finally gets play

After months of waiting, Hall County's Field of Dreams is ready to host its first league for children with special needs.

September 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local Falcons fans start season with food, fun and tradition

ATLANTA - Kick off for Sunday's Atlanta Falcons season opener may have been at 1 p.m., but many devoted fans were up preparing for the game before that time. Way before that time.

September 14, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


VA seeks space in Hall County for a bigger clinic

OAKWOOD - The Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at 3931 Mundy Mill Road opened 10 years ago with the plan to relieve overcrowded operations in Decatur.

September 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New language focus brings far East to South

Rice and won tons once were common dinner fare for Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

September 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Down economy forces the hands of hard-up burglars

In every recession since the 1950s, experts say, crime rates have risen as the economy slides.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Food Bank takes action against hunger

In support of Hunger Action Month, The Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Hall County distributed food to families Saturday at Hollis Transport & Logistics in Flowery Branch.

September 12, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dragon Boats lure huge crowd to Lake Lanier

Louis Jonlee's Dragon Boat team didn't come all the way from New York City to Lake Lanier just for fun.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elachee plants the seed for science

Thirty years ago, a "new, green earth" was cultivated in Gainesville.

September 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Park plans, funding cause rift

It's not often that a county builds a new park. It's even less often that a county builds two at the same time.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson, Forsyth pays tribute to lives lost

Residents of Dawson and Forsyth counties paid tribute Friday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the eighth anniversary of the event.

September 12, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON AND ELIZABETH HAMILTON Times regional staff | Local


9/11 ceremony quiets downtown Gainesville

Just as most people were frozen in place as they watched the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfold, the traffic on Jesse Jewell Parkway stood still Friday morning.

Traffic was stopped by the Gainesville Police Department for two minutes in commemoration of the tragic event.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson Rotary Club dedicates flagpole

JEFFERSON - For many Jefferson residents and officials, the American flag has become a symbolic reminder of Sept. 11, the thousands of lives that were lost and the sacrifice shown by the many public service workers who forged through the rubble of the fallen towers of the World Trade Center on that day.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Carcasses of more than a dozen dogs found in Murrayville home

A quiet lakeside home in Murrayville became the scene of a nightmare animal cruelty case this week when law enforcement discovered the rotting carcasses of more than a dozen dogs left inside the home.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dragon boat races highlight annual festival

Don't be shocked if you see dragons plying the waters of Lake Lanier today. It is only the 2009 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Riverside's Jarrard receives Bronze Star for his combat duty

Maj. Kevin Jarrard, Riverside Military Academy's commandant of cadets, was awarded the Bronze Star on Friday at the academy's Cresting Parade.

September 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Hall County deputy indicted on bribery, drug charges

A former Hall County deputy was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges of accepting bribes and conspiring to possess and distribute marijuana.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Changes likely coming to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance

Gainesville City Council will vote when it meets Tuesday on several proposed changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance, which are meant to promote new businesses and mirror state regulations.

January 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Senate passes bill requiring coverage for autism therapy

January 30, 2015 | Associated Press | Local


Drug agents try to dismantle probably meth lab in Dawson County

Drug agents were on the scene Wednesday of what they are calling a methamphetamine lab at a home on Hanging Dog Road in southeastern Dawson County.

January 30, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


Katrina Holbrook joins elections board

Chief Registrar and Chairwoman Glenda Ferguson is no longer the only woman in Dawson County on the Board of Elections and Voter Registration board.

January 30, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office asks public for help in returning military items, jewelry

Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help to hopefully get some pieces of jewelry back to the rightful owners.

January 30, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Riverbrook Village finally breaking ground

After years of court battles, a stagnant economy and other delays, more than $1 million in site improvements - including runoff protection fencing and road preparation - are beginning for the Riverbrook Village mixed-use development on Thompson Bridge Road at Ga. 136/Price Road.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville officials remain skeptical of drive-thru proposal

Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Save Our Sons Night to ask fathers to engage with sons

Across the nation next Friday, fathers will make an effort to save their sons.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gas tax plan for transportation upsets local officials

Area government officials are up in arms over the state's proposed transportation bill, which calls for shifting all sales taxes at gas pumps to state coffers, ending the share that local governments, including schools, would get.

January 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials skeptical of drive-thru proposal

The Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.

January 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A building new location on Dawsonville Highway

Chick-fil-A lovers rejoice. The wildly popular but cramped Pearl Nix Parkway eatery is moving to a new and larger location on Dawsonville Highway this summer.

January 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Lanier Tech’s best teachers, students discuss advantage of education

Christian Tetzlaff teaches at a technical college because he wants to give people the skills that helped save his father's life.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County, Gainesville school superintendents thank community mentors for service

All that children need to succeed is one adult who cares about them.

January 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Badge and Bar: Defendants to be tried separately in West Avenue slaying

The two co-defendants accused in a West Avenue shooting death have been severed and will be tried separately, according to court documents.

January 29, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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