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3 defendants of sex charges remain at large

Two defendants who failed to appear last year in Forsyth County Superior Court on sex abuse charges remain on the lam, as is another man who disappeared in 2009 midway during his trial on child molestation charges.

June 13, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Elachee offers ‘discovery-oriented’ summer camp

Summer in North Georgia usually means cooling off in a nearby pool, except for kids participating in Camp Elachee.

June 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Three charged in tree-cutting incident

Two men suspected of felling a tree at a Cumming business and dragging it off before abandoning it in the middle of Ga. 20 have been arrested.

June 13, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall County Schools budget draws no comments

The Hall County Schools boardroom was silent Monday night when public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget was called for.

June 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Paving work starts today on Ga. 365

The $19.2 million resurfacing of Ga. 365 in Hall and Habersham counties is set to begin today.

June 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man taking invention to national convention

CUMMING - Lamar Sexton didn't realize the need to hang clothing at a yard sale would lead to an opportunity for marketing a new product.

June 12, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood public works operation almost moved

As part of an overall effort to redevelop its downtown area, Oakwood has nearly finished moving its public works operation to a city-owned industrial park off W White Road.

June 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group to showcase abilities of disabled

The Disability Resource Center staff spends countless hours advocating for individuals with disabilities. But on Saturday, they're turning their attention to "Celebrating Abilities."

June 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Civil War event draws crowd to History Center

The Civil War wasn't just about men in blue and gray firing rifles across grassy battlefields and charging each other with weapons extended.

June 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Program provides remedial instruction for graduation test

Intense remedial instruction begins today for select students who failed the math portion of the graduation test.

June 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County advertises proposed tax increase

The tax increase proposed by Hall Commission Chairman Tom Oliver is advertised in today's Times.

June 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tree knocks out power to 1,000 Hall customers

A fallen tree knocked out power for 1,007 customers of Jackson Electric Membership Corp. Sunday night as a storm went through the Gainesville area.

June 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Don’t cut parks, pay, residents tell Bell

Again and again Saturday, residents told Commissioner Ashley Bell that they worried about the consequences of a budget that crippled Hall County's parks, libraries and employees.

June 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Many in Hall County say tax hike is better than cuts

When it comes to preserving government services that affect their children, even fiscally conservative Republicans, it seems, are willing to pay a little more.

June 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High grad to perform at Tony Awards

For some, the theater is a calling. But for a lucky few, the theater actually calls them back.

June 12, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Gainesville march draws more than 100 in response to Virginia violence

A peaceful group of more than 100 people marched through Gainesville on Tuesday in response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

August 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Grady Young Foundation awards 13 scholarships

The Grady Young Foundation has announced its 2017 scholarship recipients.

August 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Industrial buildings being added near downtown Oakwood

A small commercial development company has big plans for an industrial park near downtown Oakwood.

August 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


CASA seeks Champion for Children nominees

The Hall-Dawson Court-Appointed Special Advocates Program is seeking nominations for its Champion for Children Award. Nominations are due by Friday.

August 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with DUI after 9-car crash sends vehicle into Dahlonega Moe’s, injures 12

A Woodstock man faces DUI and reckless driving charges stemming from a nine-car wreck that sent his Chevrolet Express cargo van truck into a Moe ...

August 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Mother, boyfriend arrested after 3-year-old ingests meth

A mother and her boyfriend were arrested last week on felony child cruelty charges after the woman's 3-year-old son allegedly ingested methamphetamine in their ...

August 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall superintendent favors Cherokee Bluffs name for new middle, high school

The seventh Hall County middle and high schools, set to open next August, may get a new name later this month, and Superintendent Will Schofield ...

August 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


March planned today in Gainesville in reaction to Charlottesville violence

A march responding to the violence and clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, is set to begin at 5 p.m. in Roosevelt Square near downtown Gainesville.

August 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rocks cause uncertainty about Gainesville sports complex project

Plans for a long-awaited $6.6 million sports complex for multiple youth activities in Gainesville have encountered an unexpected hiccup when initial soil tests uncovered ...

August 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Rezoning OK paves way for 250-plus-home Oakwood subdivision

A 123-acre development off Martin Road in Oakwood will now be strictly residential, as Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to remove 23.6 acres ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall designs resources for teachers to use for total solar eclipse

With the total solar eclipse expected Aug. 21, Hall County teachers are getting digital resources developed by school district educators to help them teach students ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall school board responds to Charlottesville violence with initiative to promote ‘what unites us’

After a moment of silence to remember the people of Charlottesville, Va., amid the violence there over the weekend, Hall County school board members funded ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 2013 Peppers Market shooting

The Supreme Court of Georgia justices unanimously upheld Joseph Scott Williams' murder conviction Monday in the June 2013 fatal shooting at Peppers Market in Gainesville.

August 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


White County graduate killed, 3 others injured in South Dakota wreck

An end-of-summer trip turned tragic last week for four White County High School graduates when a wreck on a South Dakota highway killed one and ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Martin Road interchange project awarded to contractor

Construction of a controversial new interchange off Interstate 985 at Martin Road in South Hall is now set.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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