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Former church van driver on trial

A former church van driver went on trial Wednesday on charges of sexually groping a 16-year-old girl on a desolate dirt road, and prosecutors planned to present evidence alleging he did the same thing to a 14-year-old.

July 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fight in North Hall leads to stabbing, 2 men hurt

Two men suffered injuries in a fight Wednesday afternoon in North Hall County, Sheriff's Office officials said in a news release.

July 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Firespark! at Brenau ignites students’ college interest

With budget cuts threatening arts and enrichment programs across the state, the chance to delve into a favorite subject or go beyond the normal high school curriculum is a real treat for some students.

July 14, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Campaign signs ‘taking over’ Dawsonville

It would be hard not to notice there's an upcoming election for clerk of court in Dawsonville.

July 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch man helps with roadside assistance

He doesn't wear a cape or fly with lightning speed. He doesn't zoom through Gotham City or shoot spider webs from his wrists. But he's Hall County's newest super hero, and he's here to help.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Colleges do many checks to establish residency

The Board of Regents' Residency Verification Committee continued ongoing talks about students' immigration status in Georgia's colleges on Tuesday, but committee members decided not to take any action just yet.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville businesses offer ideas for downtown to thrive

For nearly two hours Tuesday, business owners in Gainesville's downtown district bemoaned street closures for special events, drunk downtown deviants and the perception that there's never enough downtown parking.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson County to put SPLOST up for vote

After months of planning, the Jackson County Commission has voted to move forward with a proposed special purpose local option sales tax V vote in November.

July 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rep. Graves taps 8 Hall residents for panel to advise on job creation

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is assembling a group of constituents he says will help him make key policy decisions about economic development.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


‘Great physician’ celebrates 90 years with regular exercise

Dr. Billy Hardman starts his workout with a few squats, holding onto a metal bar in his living room.

July 13, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grease trap fees may end

Flowery Branch is looking at reversing a practice of charging all businesses operating on city sewer $180 per year to cover the costs of inspecting and testing grease traps.

July 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program reinforces learning, gives students a taste of college

Middle school and high school students, for the 20th year, are getting a taste of Gainesville State College.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Toxicology report could shed light on drowning

Investigators will be able to determine more about what caused Sunday's drowning of a 26-year-old Buford woman pending the results of a toxicology report, according to Sgt. Kiley Sargeant of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tech schools moving to semesters

Technical colleges across Georgia are shifting to semesters from the quarter-system next fall, and academic advisers are starting to counsel students now about the change.

July 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Construction may soon begin on North Hall park

Hall County is ready to move ahead with construction of the North Hall park and library.

July 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was "a complete amputation," after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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