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Lawsuit challenges motorsports park

DAWSONVILLE - The attorney for a couple attempting to block the construction of a motorsports country club in western Dawson County vows a lengthy legal battle.

June 18, 2009 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


6-year-old allegedly killed over watermelon

Jackson County's district attorney is waiting for all the facts in the death of 6-year-old Commerce boy before deciding on whether to seek the death penalty against the child's grandfather.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school system’s debt comes in smaller than expected

Gainesville school system's final deficit figure has settled at $5.45 million.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school systems improve CRCT scores

Hall County and Gainesville school system's state test scores generally reveal improvement over last year's scores in all subjects except for social studies.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Enthusiasts say sport invented by Native Americans is catching on across the South

It's not every day that a kid gets the chance to meet a renowned professional lacrosse player like New York Titans forward Casey Powell.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson 12th-graders are making new history

th-graders have proven that they are among the best of the best.

June 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Meth charges follow unusual cold medicine purchases

An Oakwood man was arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after authorities got a tip that the man was buying unusual amounts of ingredients that can be used to make meth.

June 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch public hearing draws no opposition to city's sewer plans

The Flowery Branch City Council held a public hearing Wednesday about plans to increase capacity at the sewer plant off Atlanta Highway, though nobody showed up to speak.

June 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board buys 5 new buses, 5 used

Gainesville school board members Wednesday approved the purchase of five brand new Bluebird buses to replace some of the buses damaged in a May 22 fire.

June 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Crane assembly could delay traffic in downtown Gainesville

The large crane that will be used to assemble the new Georgia Mountains Center parking deck is scheduled to arrive on site today. The crane takes up at least three semi trucks and will be assembled on site. The contractor will try to minimize affects to Main Street, however some traffic delays can be expected.

June 17, 2009 | | Local


Suspect arrested in Scrub Shop robbery

Gainesville police have arrested a suspect in the Tuesday afternoon robbery of a medical uniform store on Enota Drive.

June 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lion talk continues, but no evidence yet

Somebody start selling souvenirs - mountain lion mania has hit Hall County.

June 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ex-deputy acquitted in animal cruelty case

HOMER - A former Jackson County sheriff's deputy testified in court that four Walker hounds found starved to death on his property didn't belong to him, and a jury believed him.

June 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Libraries' computers are in high demand for the unemployed

Good luck finding a parking spot at the Gainesville library, especially this summer.

June 16, 2009 | By Carolyn Crist ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Federal funds soften budget cuts to schools

School districts statewide were handed more state budget cuts this week but received federal stabilization funds to help offset cuts as school boards carefully craft budgets for next year.

June 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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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


Louis Smith picked to lead Northeast Georgia Medical Center

A hospital executive from Texas has been named president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch’s Tarik Jalil wins trip to Super Bowl

Tarik Jalil has got a smile to light up a room.

January 28, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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