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Dawson on board with raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 28, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Chicken festival to benefit environmental programs

No one may be able to pinpoint why the chicken crossed the road, but Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School students can at least answer how it looked during the process.

April 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Freight study has been called off

An effort to produce a regional "freight profile" for the Gainesville-Hall area has been parked because of a lack of money.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech team wins literacy spelling bee

They went back and forth for eight rounds, sending words across the stage. In the end, it was a tricky "y" disguised as a vowel that spelled the end for one team.

April 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


City managers discuss regional cooperation

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked Tuesday morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission concerned about BYOB at music venue

The Shy City Jazz Lounge wants to bring some dancing to Athens Street, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners has a few requirements before approving a business license.

April 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Plea near in case for ex-clerk of courts in Dawson County

A financial discrepancy appears to have delayed the guilty plea federal prosecutors were expecting Tuesday morning in the tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud case against an ex-Dawson County official.

April 27, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


2 finalists chosen for NGCSU president

Georgia's Board of Regents will choose between two highly qualified but very different candidates for the top position at North Georgia College & State University.

April 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Youth Service Award presented to retired teacher

In a room full of about 170 guests, Kiwanis Club of Gainesville's Eddie Hartness presented retired Gainesville High School teacher Mary Ellen Murray with the annual Youth Service Award Tuesday night.

April 26, 2011 | Rachel Jackson | Local


Students present passions at mentorship event

Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. In Hall County, a group of high school students was asked that and then given the opportunity to do it.

April 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


3 accused of stealing copper and metal from air conditioners

Gainesville Police Department has charged three people in connection with air conditioning thefts at businesses and vacant homes mostly in the Thompson Bridge Road area.

April 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


South Hall cities map growth plans

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked this morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Much effort goes into preparing for state-required CRCT

Much like the proverbial village that it takes to raise a child, it takes that same village to prepare for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

April 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hoschton residents discuss neighborhood watch program

When a series of break-ins and an armed robbery hit Lisa Bradley's neighborhood, she decided it was time to fight back.

April 25, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


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Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville Middle School teacher of simple battery stemming from a hallway incident with a student that was ...

June 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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