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DFCS says that staffing is not an issue

The state agency that oversees the Hall County office of the Division of Family and Children Services strongly disputes a judge's contention that the office has reached near-crisis levels in staffing.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The IRS is cracking down on tax preparers

Not all tax preparers are created equal, at least according to the IRS.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Residents are not taking the bait at tax sales

Hall County is holding on to a number of properties that just won't sell.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cause of liquor store fire unknown

A commercial building on Athens Highway burned Wednesday morning in the latest in a spate of cold-weather fires.

January 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Braselton man arrested after Tuesday night shooting

A Braselton man has been arrested and charged in the shooting of another man Tuesday night.

January 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Labor Department hosting jobs summit

One of 10 American adults is looking for work. But if you are among the unemployed, it's easy to feel like you are all alone.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Busted pipes plague thawing region

The frigid temperatures may be behind us this week, but many are now dealing with the damage ice has left behind.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rabies and microchip clinic coming in February

The Hall County Animal Shelter will offer a rabies and microchip clinic from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center's activity hall.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Planning meeting changed for holiday

The Oakwood Planning Commission has rescheduled its January meeting in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The meeting has been moved to 7 p.m. Tuesday from 7 p.m. Monday. It will take place at Oakwood City Hall, 4035 Walnut Circle.

January 13, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Norton hopes initiative sprouts new trees

The Norton Agency planted three trees on its property Tuesday as part of an initiative to replenish the stately trees that line the city's signature thoroughfare.

January 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Program to boost credit score education

Unless they are trying to get a loan to buy a new car or home, credit scores aren't something that most people think about regularly.

January 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood investigator named city’s top cop for 2009

OAKWOOD - The evidence is strewn around Cpl. Danny Sridej's cubicle in the Oakwood Police Department, including one pile featuring burglary tools, a backpack and computer monitor.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two Hall homes searched in child porn sweep

The homes of two Hall County residents were searched in connection with Tuesday's statewide child pornography sweep, officials said.

January 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Budget cuts may delay 4-year college degree programs

As enrollment continues to swell and state budget cuts loom, Gainesville State College is paving the way for nearly a dozen more bachelor's degree programs.

January 11, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigating S. Hall child's death

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a child fatality in South Hall.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Marine with Dawsonville ties killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Northeast Hall home destroyed in fire

A home in northeast Hall County was destroyed by fire overnight.

May 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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