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Coming Sunday: A special interview with Lessie Smithgall

Those who know her best describe her in many terms: Sassy, smart, down-to-earth, generous, wise, funny, feisty and strong.

March 24, 2011 | | Local


Police surround house in Athens cop killer search

ATHENS - Police in Athens say officers searching for the suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer surrounded a house.

March 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Dawson County focusing on crime prevention

A new division at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been tasked with raising the agency's visibility in an effort to suppress and prevent crime.

March 24, 2011 | BY Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch wants to annex, patrol City Park

Parks may be scenic and fun, but because of their relative isolation, they can also become trouble spots.

March 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville's Gene Bishop dies Wednesday

Gene Bishop, a prominent resident of Dawson County, died Wednesday of natural causes.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Shirley Miller emphasizes importance of education

HELEN - If there's a time to push forward with adult literacy programs, it's now, Georgia's former first lady Shirley Miller told a group of educators Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Academy to offer autism program

Students with autism now have a new place to learn.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Performing arts center officially named for Ware

No one planned for Pam Ware to build an award-winning drama program at Gainesville High School, said Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Irvin 'progressing right along' after car crash, daughter says

Former longtime state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is in intensive care at Habersham Medical Center recovering from injuries suffered in a March 17 car accident in Toccoa.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GSP: Deputy caused car wreck

The deputy injured in a four-car crash last week caused the wreck, according to a Georgia State Patrol report completed on the accident.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville man arrested on 1 count of burglary

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a Gainesville man wanted in connection with a couple of burglaries, officers said.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


4 injured in South Hall accident, 1 flown to medical center

Four people were injured in a wreck Tuesday morning off Hog Mountain Road in South Hall County.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


S. Hall cities dress up roads into town

Flowery Branch and Oakwood are dressing up main entrances to their South Hall cities by adding trees, plants and other landscaping touches.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville may improve city’s entry ways

As Gainesville officials begin to plan for the next 20 years, they want to put an emphasis on the roads that lead into Gainesville.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


East Hall High students fueling a new idea to increase gas mileage

Students at East Hall High School may not pay for their own gas yet, but they're not taking the recent high prices lightly.

March 23, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Suspect in Gainesville aggravated assault turns himself in

A man who allegedly pulled a knife on another person Tuesday in Gainesville turned himself in to authorities Wednesday morning.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Agents seize $61K of marijuana, mushrooms in Murrayville

A man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after drug agents reportedly seized 50 marijuana plants from his Murrayville residence, according to authorities.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Schools revenues top expenses by $4.4 million in 2016-17

Final numbers for the 2016-17 school year general fund budget showed Hall County Schools took in about $4.4 million more than it spent and ...

July 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia-style criminal justice reform bill proposed in Congress

Georgia-style criminal justice reform is being proposed at the federal level by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Former Gainesville schools superintendent Creel is a finalist for job in Alabama

Former Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is one of five finalists for a new job with a school district in Alabama.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Portion of I-985 North to close completely overnight Thursday

About four miles of the northbound section of Interstate 985 will completely close for one night beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday at the I-985 ...

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall Parkway study committee off to bumpy start

A government-sponsored citizens group pegged to study a potential North Hall Parkway may have hit an obstacle.

July 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man ruled mentally incompetent for kidnapping, rape trial

A man charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, but a doctor said he believes he could eventually ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school board approves policy allowing security assistant to carry gun in workplace

A Hall County Schools security employee is now authorized to carry a handgun while fulfilling the duties of his job.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Keeping Sardis-Ledan intersection open to cost $50,000, extend work by 20 days

Keeping the intersection of Sardis and Ledan roads open during the day is going to cost Hall County an extra $50,000 and extend construction ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lane closing on Boling Bridge on Monday, Tuesday nights

A single lane will close on Boling Bridge along Ga. 53 beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville boy drowns at start of family's vacation in Florida Keys

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. - A family vacation in the Florida Keys turned tragic for a Gainesville family when a couple's 3-year-old son died in ...

July 24, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lidl grocery store proposed on Dawsonville Highway

German grocery chain Lidl wants to build a 36,000-square-foot store on Dawsonville Highway across from Trinity Baptist Church.

July 23, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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