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Habitat home will be first for area group

Within the next year, Bethany Berg will realize the joy of homeownership as she becomes the first Dawson County Habitat for Humanity recipient.

June 17, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Jail computer reads palms

The lines in the palm of a hand aren't just for fortune-telling.

June 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 men honored as role models

Gene Beckstein and Nathaniel Shelton started life at two very different points, but somehow ended up on the same path.

June 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Bryant tapped for state school superintendent

State Board of Education member Brad Bryant stepped up as the interim state school superintendent Wednesday, but he has a long race before he secures the position permanently in November.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Depending on your age, the summer heat may not feel so sweltering

If he didn't have air conditioning, 7-year-old Noah Deal would go swimming every day.

June 16, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Man hurt in gang fight denied bond

The last of 11 suspects in a gang-related fight that left one man dead earlier this week made his initial court appearance Wednesday and was denied bond.

June 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Accused child biter now suspected of stalking family

A Forsyth County man facing charges of biting two young girls has been arrested again, this time on an aggravated stalking charge.

June 16, 2010 | Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Students to be assessed on fitness

Georgia students have seen increased rigor in testing standards for all classes in the past few years, and now another subject joins the list - physical education.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Teaching certificate program gains interest

Although hiring freezes and budget cuts paint an unfavorable future for education majors in college, an alternate teaching certificate program just keeps growing.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friends keep man’s legacy alive with June concert

After the death of local Realtor Mitch Farmer, friends, co-workers and family are coming together to continue the June Jam benefit concert he began four years ago.

June 16, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Hall offers transportation at no cost for Dump the Pump Day

If you are looking for a ride from point A to point B, today is your lucky day.

June 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School officials applaud choice as interim state superintendent

Gov. Sonny Perdue named an interim school superintendent today to replace Kathy Cox, and local school officials are happy with the choice.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rabid skunk confirmed in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Lakeview Street area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man arrested on drug, weapons charges

A Hall County man was arrested Tuesday after law enforcement officers seized $34,000 worth of marijuana and a weapon at his home.

Jacob Bruce Rau, 54, of Lee Road in Buford was charged with both manufacturing and possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Police: Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect turns himself in

A Flowery Branch man wanted for a May 16 armed robbery turned himself in to the Hall County Jail Tuesday night, police said.

May 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect from an incident last week.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

A Golden Corral may replace the Folks restaurant on Browns Bridge Road, and it would be twice the size of the current building.

May 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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