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Man faces charges in multi-state oil theft

A South Carolina man is awaiting extradition to Georgia in connection with a multi-state oil theft ring, which investigators estimate cost victims about $100,000, Hall County Sheriff's Office reported late Wednesday.

February 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Deputies looking for 'office creeper' thieves

Two women were captured on video surveillance stealing credit cards recently from several employees at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Now security officials there hope to capture them for real.

February 03, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Figueras takes interest in childhood obesity

Gainesville City Council members want to take a stand against childhood obesity.

February 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman may have to return $189K in fraud case

A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the U.S. government when she applied for Social Security benefits on behalf of her children for benefits they didn't deserve.

February 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School officials concerned over fate of Pre-K program

School leaders are on edge as state lawmakers consider scaling back funding for prekindergarten.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch hopes to reap savings from energy fix

Flowery Branch is looking to save up to $20,000 per year through an energy-saving measure at its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall chamber exceeds $2.1 million campaign goal

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch ends 2010 budget year on positive note

Flowery Branch ended its 2010 budget year on June 30 with a higher surplus than expected, reversing a downward trend since the Great Recession hit.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber hits fundraising goal for HALLmark campaign

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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New South Hall school attendance lines finalized

After months of getting feedback and two public hearings in May, members of the Hall County school board unanimously approved a controversial change in school ...

June 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall commissioners reject rezoning for dog kennel after neighborhood blowback

There will be no commercial dog kennel on Duckett Mill Road after the Hall County Board of Commissioners rejected a zoning request on Thursday.

June 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: No traffic light or roundabout warranted at Cresswind entrance

A recently completed traffic study shows neither a traffic light nor a roundabout is needed at Cresswind at Lake Lanier on Browns Bridge Road/Ga ...

June 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood man charged with rape, child molestation

An Oakwood man faces statutory rape and child molestation charges in connection with incidents which allegedly occurred with a teenage girl over a period of ...

June 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Fuel spill blocks both Ga. 400 northbound lanes

A jackknifed tractor trailer that is leaking diesel fuel has two northbound lanes of Ga. 400 at Dawson Forest Road blocked.

June 26, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Gainesville man shot to death in vehicle

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are working to identify who shot a man to death inside a vehicle early Monday morning.

June 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program

If having advanced cancer isn't enough of a health worry, intense treatment can bring about another serious medical problem - heart disease.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 hearings set Monday for Hall school budget

Residents will have two final chances Monday to make comments on a proposed 2017-18 Hall County Schools budget before the school board takes a final ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


El Capote offers fruit, ice cream in family business

Varieties of fruit cups, ice cream and warm, freshly made waffle cones are among the desserts offered at a business that opened last week in ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

Hall County will add $200,000 to the fiscal year 2018 budget for indigent defense to help cover the growing costs of children's attorneys ...

June 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low Lanier water levels are sidelining home sellers

The Spiron family bought their home on Lake Lanier to do some fishing - and the house is their bait.

June 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

In one classroom at Gainesville Middle School last week, eighth-graders were working with a choreographer from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, perfecting dance moves ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Road Atlanta remembers beloved ‘Turn 7 Girl’

BRASELTON - With a mixture of tears and laughter, the Road Atlanta racing family remembered their "Turn 7 Girl," Hazel Harrell, in a memorial service Saturday ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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