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Oliver inquiry may wrap up next month

An investigation into Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver using county money to pay a consulting company owned by a former Gainesville city manager could be wrapped up by late September, officials said.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Fuller to hear Clermont library case

Hall County Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller will preside over a lawsuit filed by the town of Clermont against Hall County after another judge ruled he should not be recused.

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Boling Bridge to close for up to 8 weekends

Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway will close for up to eight weekends this fall as workers repair beams across the structure.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Authorities say pool drowning was accidental

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man was an accident.

August 03, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local

Donated Kias rev up technology programs

Automotive technology students at Lanier Technical College and North Georgia Technical College will see a substantial addition to their classes this fall - a new Kia Sorento.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Habitat wants to build on its work force

With two homes in various stages of completion, Habitat for Humanity of Hall County needs a few more hands on deck.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Teachers prepare for back to school

The back-to-school countdown has begun, and teachers are scrambling to prepare their rooms.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Recycling encouraged as trash pickup proposals scrapped

As Gainesville City Council members officially rescinded plans to change residents' trash service Tuesday, Councilman Bob Hamrick called for renewed efforts at encouraging recycling in the city limits.

August 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

GBI: Suspect in Cornelia shooting has been captured

A Loganville man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and shooting of a Cornelia restaurant employee was captured outside a Newton County convenience store Tuesday night.

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Georgia Tech helps Hall deliver advanced math

Leah Granger could earn four college math credits before she graduates high school.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

United Way wrapping up school supplies campaign

The Hall County community has stepped up to make going back to school less intimidating for some local children.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Gainesville councilman invites residents to meetings

Residents on Ridgewood Avenue and Riverside Drive likely received a hand-written invitation last week - not to a birthday party or a wedding shower, but to a Gainesville City Council meeting.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Baby zedonk puts spotlight on wildlife preserve

She may have come from humble beginnings, but a baby zedonk has quickly become the star at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Program aims to reduce crashes with big trucks

They're giants on the road.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Planning commission urges no quarry expansion

A group of southeast Hall residents won the first battle over whether a quarry operator can get government OK for a 113-acre expansion of its property.

August 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Father of girl killed in White County wreck partners for driving course

A White County man whose daughter died this year in a car crash has partnered with another group for free defensive driving courses this weekend.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter Adventure features snowy slides, ‘magical lights’ and Knockerball

Employees at Lanier Islands have turned the water park and surrounding beach area into a winter-themed wonderland, complete with mounds of snow and an ice ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

One person hurt in Cleveland aircraft crash

One person was taken to the hospital after an aircraft crash in Cleveland.

November 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Heather McConnell named Gainesville teacher of the year

The recently selected top teacher in Gainesville City Schools is a dedicated autism teacher at Gainesville Middle School.

November 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 places those in need can find a Thanksgiving meal in Gainesville

There are many in Gainesville who feel giving thanks means more than stuffing yourself on turkey and dressing.

November 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local Syrian native: Refugee threat to US legitimate but exaggerated

A Gainesville surgeon and Syrian immigrant says the anxiety some Americans feel over the possible resettlement of refugees from his war-ravaged, native country is a ...

November 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Jingle Mingle lights up downtown Gainesville with Christmas spirit

Children squirmed in line, hoping to tell Santa Claus all their Christmas wishes, while their parents sipped hot cider and listened to the sounds of ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Laws that target panhandling put homeless in a bind

It is common for a Buddhist monk in training to panhandle for a day's meal. The act is intended to teach humility.

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville homeless camp floods — again

Plans to clean up the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville were canceled Thursday morning after torrential rains the night before once ...

November 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Former Young Life area director Doyle Johnson dies at 64

Doyle Johnson, a well-known Gainesville businessman and former area director of Young Life, died Wednesday at age 64.

November 19, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Teen brothers dead after Jefferson car wreck

Teen brothers and musicians were killed in a Wednesday night two-vehicle wreck in Jefferson.

November 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Swoszowskis, Maney recognized by North Georgia Community Foundation

During the past couple decades, giving has become something of a strong suit for Bob Swoszowski. And, as the owner of 12 area McDonald's ...

November 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rabid skunk found in East Hall

A skunk in East Hall County tested positive for rabies Wednesday, making it the 16th confirmed case in 2015.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

NTSB: Residents reported fog after Habersham plane crash that killed 3

A preliminary federal report lists heavy fog conditions near a small plane crash Nov. 5 that killed three near the Habersham County Airport.

November 18, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

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