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Hall may ask voters to weigh in on fire services, tax bills

Voters will have a number of questions to mull this election season, possibly including two from the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Tennis camp hits the mark with special needs kids

Tyler Whitmire, 13, had never played tennis before, but on Tuesday he was lobbing the ball over the net like a professional.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County clerk of court candidates to debate

A political forum Thursday night will be the first public arena for Dawson County's 10 clerk of courts candidates to face off on the issues before voters make their choice July 20 during the general primary.

June 22, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Ministry taps Sarah Palin to help spread P.U.R.E. message

A Northeast Georgia ministry wants to help local churches reach out to community members with disabilities, and ministry members hope former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin can help.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Phone, financial records led to murder plot charges

In the weeks before her husband's shooting death at a remote North Hall park, Stacey Schoeck paid a co-worker $10,000, and a suspicious trail of phone calls between the co-worker, Schoeck and a third person would lead to all three being charged in a murder for hire plot, according to court records.

June 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Murrayville man dies in 1-car accident

A Murrayville man died in a one-car accident off Ga. 60 Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Graves receives House committee assignment

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, has received his first committee assignment.

June 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend parade honors Charlie Company unit

A celebration is planned for Saturday welcoming the return this spring of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Georgia Army National Guard unit deployed in Afghanistan.

June 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regents discuss student residency

A new Board of Regents committee met Monday morning by phone to discuss how to verify residency and tuition for illegal immigrants attending public colleges in Georgia.

June 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Little House needs donations, volunteers

The Little House needs a big favor from the Northeast Georgia community - help maintaining the building on Washington Street.

June 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New gas line could spur growth

Atlanta Gas Light will soon start building pipelines to bring natural gas to White County.

Last week, the Georgia Public Service Commission approved a request by the utility to extend service into Bryan and White counties, which were selected because of their expected growth.

June 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville City Schools budget approved

Gainesville City Schools passed its budget for fiscal year 2011 Monday, but it's already due for some amendments.

State officials announced Friday that an additional $14 million in education stimulus money for next year will be pulled to balance this year's budget before the end of the fiscal year on June 30. School officials don't yet know what the cuts will look like for local districts.

June 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Jarrard to be inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame

It's about time.

Gainesville songwriter John Jarrard - who wrote 11 No. 1 hits before passing away in 2001 - will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 11 in Atlanta.

June 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Teacher qualifies to run for Flowery Branch council seat

A Gwinnett County teacher qualified Monday for the Post 1 seat on the Flowery Branch City Council.

June 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teen in critical condition after boating accident

A 15-year-old metropolitan Atlanta girl was airlifted in critical condition to Grady Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon after being hit by a boat near Nix Bridge Park.

June 21, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


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More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman, pet attacked by pack of dogs

Carly Sharec and her nearly 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Bowser, were out for their morning walk just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday when a pack ...

April 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local




U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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