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Official ponders future of Dawson Forest

A Dawson County official posed a question Wednesday to a crowd of more than 50 at the local library:

August 18, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Brenau University students prepare for 1st day of class

First-year Brenau University students are moved in and settled, arranging their rooms as they get ready for the first day of class.

August 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Malaria cases rare but treatable if promptly diagnosed

More than likely, malaria isn't something that most local folks have given much thought to - until recently.

August 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School officials hope Ga. will drop online seat time rules

As the state board of education meets today, local school officials hope board members will drop seat time requirements for online classes.

August 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chick-fil-A's founder says Bible and business a good mix

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy talked about his roots, God's influence in his life and work, and gave a sneak peek of his upcoming book at the Georgia Poultry Improvement Association's 74th annual meeting Wednesday.

August 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


“One of a kind” Dub Jones dies

Dub Jones, a beloved athlete, coach and teacher, died Wednesday.

August 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Groundbreaking for new state park on Lake Lanier is today

It's been a long time coming, but the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is finally ready to get started on a second state park on Lake Lanier.

August 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Special time of prayer for plane crash survivors

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN ­- It is a temporary job, but one that Katy Paul has embraced.

August 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kids Wish Network helps diabetic see her dreams come true

Amber Collins got to start Tuesday morning like few others have - by taking a seat behind the sheriff's desk.

August 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall advances Glades Reservoir project

Hall County is one step closer to making the Glades Reservoir a reality.

August 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County couple survives plane crash in Colombia

Neighbors and friends are rejoicing that a Jackson County couple survived a Monday plane crash on a Caribbean resort but are anxiously awaiting further word on their conditions.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Despite study, Red Cross teaching rescue breathing CPR

Although a recent study has called into question the role of rescue breathing during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, American Red Cross officials say teaching practices will remain unchanged - for now.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Feeding Our Future drive aims to help 50 families

Under a new food drive in Hall County, 50 local families will receive monthly boxes of food throughout the 2010-2011 school year.

August 17, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GDOT taking new ideas for road improvements

When it comes to planning for long-range improvement projects, the Georgia Department of Transportation is hoping to get input from the community.

August 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Late missionary honored during service at Riverbend

Hundreds of people packed Riverbend Baptist Church Tuesday morning to mourn the passing of Richard Kowalske, a Gainesville-based missionary who died of malaria after returning from a trip to Uganda.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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