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Consecration ceremony launches new burial method in Dahlonega

DAHLONEGA - Along a winding path in the forest at Glisson Camp & Retreat Center, the changing leaves took a symbolic tone as the EcoEternity Forest was consecrated Monday afternoon.

November 14, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Mills sworn into post with Pardons and Paroles board

Former state Rep. James Mills was sworn in Monday as the newest member of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles.

November 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood to hold lake access hearings this week

For her part, Stacey Dickson would like to see some kind of park or recreational area spring up around the Oakwood area on Lake Lanier.

November 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools may lose $3.5M in revenue

Hall County Schools is expecting it could lose more than $3.5 million in tax revenues this year after property tax appeals.

November 14, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Interim principal appointed to Sardis Enrichment School

Sardis Enrichment School students get an introduction to their incoming interim principal today.

November 14, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Corps to dredge lake between Lula boat ramp, Chattahoochee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers next week will begin dredging an area of Lake Lanier between Lula Park boat ramp and the Chattahoochee River.

November 14, 2011 | | Local


Rain could linger until mid-week

The Hall County area could get some much-needed rain this week.

November 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


History center caps week with Sunday program honoring veterans

The Northeast Georgia History Center ended its Veterans Week celebration with A Salute to Veterans and Their Families on Sunday, teaching participants about life in the military.

November 14, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


I-985 sign work is behind schedule

A sign replacement project on Interstate 985 has drifted past the scheduled Oct. 31 completion date, with the state fining the contractor $391 per day the work isn't finished.

November 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street community to get update on new school construction at meeting

Since the day the building opened in 1937, Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School has been a fixture in the Fair Street community.

November 14, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Grant may help pay for trails at North Hall Park

A state-funded grant could pay the majority of costs to construct a recreational trail at North Hall Park, but Hall County would still be responsible for up to $22,000.

November 14, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Tour of Lanier reveals hazards as water level falls

FLOWERY BRANCH - The boat pulled up to the island in the middle of Lake Lanier, its occupants stopping to let a canine passenger roam free for a few minutes on the barren stretch of land.

November 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vigil to shed light on Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.4 million people currently suffer from the disease, with 14.9 million family members and friends providing 17 billion hours of unpaid care.

November 13, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Woods Mill provides way to get back on track

When Merrianne Dyer first became superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, one particular issue attracted her attention: the number of freshmen repeating their ninth-grade year at Gainesville High School.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lanier Charter serves students of all breeds

The Hall County school system has graduated 15 percent more seniors than ever before in the past five years.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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