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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


Schofield asks committees for single view of education

ATLANTA - Georgia needs a single vision of education.

March 22, 2011 | JENNIFER SAMI For The Times | Local


Questions still loom on water war issue

When it comes to the two-decade tri-state water wars, local experts still have numerous questions as they face Northeast Georgia's impending water shortage.

March 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Flowery Branch veteran reunited with lost Army uniform

James Mulkey was looking for his Army uniform for months before he saw a stranger's viral Facebook post about it.

September 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New park creates political tension between District 4 commission candidates

The campaign for the District 4 Hall County Board of Commissioners seat took an interesting turn Wednesday when Democratic challenger Angela Middleton asserted her credentials ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Proposed park behind Harrison Square could boost area

Hall County is looking to purchase more than 21 acres behind the Harrison Square public housing complex on the south side of Gainesville to develop ...

September 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find $101K of meth in cooler

A Norcross man faces methamphetamine trafficking charges after about $101,000 worth of meth was seized, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with Wal-Mart armed robbery in Oakwood

A Gainesville man is accused of swinging a box cutter at a Wal-Mart employee in Oakwood when he allegedly tried to leave with unpaid merchandise ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Free bra fittings at Belk to benefit breast cancer research

The Belk store at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville will provide free bra fittings Sept. 30 to support Susan G. Komen, the world's largest nonprofit ...

September 21, 2016 | | Local


Enota school design public forum set for Thursday night

A public forum to discuss a proposed new school for Enota that has generated controversy for months is planned at the school Thursday night, and ...

September 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local




Child, adult suffer possibly serious injuries in Gainesville wreck

Two people in a wreck Wednesday morning - including a child - were transferred to hospitals, police said. The child was transported the Egleston campus of Children ...

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon makes contact with 2 dogs in East Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with two dogs in East Hall. It is the 10th confirmed case of rabies in Hall ...

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Man dead from stabbing in Hoschton, another dies from baseball bat wounds

Authorities said one man died after being stabbed by another man who later died after being hit with a baseball bat Tuesday in Hoschton.

September 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas line breaks in South Hall

A gas line broke Wednesday morning off of Sleepy Lagoon Way in Sterling on the Lake, authorities said.

September 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Pedestrian killed trying to cross I-985

A Gainesville man was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 985 South while attempting to cross the road between exits 20 and ...

September 20, 2016 | | Local


‘The Tire Man’ retiring, closing his shop in Oakwood

"The Tire Man" is about to become the retired man.

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Small cities unite to counter Gainesville, Hall influence

Gainesville officials said Tuesday that they were surprised by a push from smaller cities in Hall County to unite against the influence of Gainesville and ...

September 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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