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Community center shelved in Forsyth

CUMMING - Plans for a youth community center in a northeastern Forsyth County neighborhood appear uncertain, though both sides say the issue may not be over. But plans are likely to go ahead to upgrade a park in Jackson County.

May 10, 2009 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Traditional birth is possible after C-section

As children celebrated their mothers Sunday, some moms may have reflected on the day they first gave birth and their lives were forever changed.

May 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood may allow fees to be paid with plastic

Oakwood City Council is looking at setting up a system where traffic violators can pay court fines and costs with a credit card.

May 10, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Civilian Conservation Corps ‘boys’ recall New Deal jobs program at reunion

BLAIRSVILLE – In 1937, 19-year-old Murl Garoutte left his home in Marionville, Mo., boarding a steam engine train bound for the Nevada desert to join 3 million other young men mobilized across the nation in the "Tree Army."

May 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Statue of late Frances Meadows sits in a basement

Wrapped in moving blankets in the basement of Hall County's Courthouse Annex, a grand statue of the late Frances Meadows sits alone.

May 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson to take up noise ordinance again

A noisy discussion that began in March in Jefferson will continue Monday during the city council's regularly scheduled work session.

May 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fair, resort help put Towns on tourism map

HIAWASSEE - In 1950, the Towns County Lions Club decided to hold a three-day fair on the grounds of the local high school.The event brought 2,000 people to the tiny town of Hiawassee.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


NE Georgia communities thrive by luring visitors to share their beauty

HIAWASSEE - In his new book, "Purt Nigh Gone: The Old Mountain Ways," former governor and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller remembers the days when he could play hopscotch in the middle of U.S. 76.

May 10, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Military moms see holiday pass with loved ones on deployment

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sons and daughters will gather today around their mothers, showering them with gifts and taking them to crowded restaurants.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body of missing UGA professor found in woods

ATHENS - An international manhunt for a former University of Georgia professor accused of shooting his wife and two others ended Saturday when search dogs sniffed out his body in a wooded area about a mile from his abandoned Jeep.

May 10, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Body found near Athens is missing UGA professor

ATHENS - The body of former University of Georgia professor George Zinkhan was found earlier today in a wooded area about a mile from where authorities recently found his abandoned Jeep.

May 09, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Clermont woman identified as Friday crash victim

A woman who died in a Friday rollover crash in North Hall that injured four others was identified Saturday as Elisha Sue Smith of Clermont.

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck said Smith, 26, was a passenger in a Ford Explorer that left Clarks Bridge Road on Friday afternoon and flipped several times.

May 09, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Liberty Bell winner turned turmoil into triumph

Three years ago, Michael Wilcoxson hit rock bottom after his arrest for cocaine possession.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New Americans take oath at Gainesville courthouse

Ermias Yoseph raised his right hand and took the oath of citizenship Friday along with 45 other men and women from 22 countries.

May 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County's Vision 2030 plan is on track

A consultant to Hall County's Vision 2030 planning program said the county is making great strides in reaching some of its community goals for the next 21 years.

May 08, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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1,100 run in annual Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce race

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Chamber Chase 5-kilometer race Thursday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Kenneth Slavik of Flowery Branch was the race winner. Race coordinator Megan Martin estimated more than 1,100 runners participated in the race, which marks an increase from last year's 1,000.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


NASA scientist tells North Hall sixth-graders they could go to Mars

Sixth-graders in North Hall County spent Thursday morning dreaming of walking on Mars.

March 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Fundraiser names celebrity dancers for August event

Local celebrity dancers expected at this year's Dance for a Cause have been announced.

March 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


New Braselton hospital holds preview event in advance of grand opening

Smoked salmon was in the emergency department and apple cake squares were in the surgery waiting area at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

March 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Road name restored to part of Ga. 347

In a surprising move, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to restore the Friendship Road name for a stretch of Ga. 347 between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211.

March 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wayne Vickery's time as Gainesville High athletic director ending

Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.

March 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


GSP: Man in serious condition after Dawsonville Highway wreck

Authorities transported a man in serious condition to the hospital after a wreck on Dawsonville Highway at Ga. 306.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI: Two dead from gunshot wounds in Mount Airy

Two men were found with gunshot wounds at their neighboring Mount Airy homes on Wednesday.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man arrested after authorities say he stabbed brother

Authorities say an 18-year-old Gainesville man stabbed his older brother after an early morning argument on Marlow Drive.

March 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Venue could help area businesses thrive

Lake Lanier's blue waters could mean greenbacks for area businesses.

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch man gets 22-year prison sentence in Christmas Day 2013 slaying of brother

Synthetic mushrooms and other drugs played a role in the Christmas Day 2013 death of Flowery Branch man Alan Scott Fyfe, according to testimony Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall County Fire Services raises most in statewide fundraiser

Topping last year's showing, Hall County Fire Services raised the most money for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

March 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville native recognized as nation's top Army cadet

The No. 1 Army cadet in the U.S. is from Gainesville, and Gov. Nathan Deal couldn't be prouder of the University of North Georgia's Cadet Capt. Jonathan "Chase" Strickland.

March 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County population tops 190,000

Hall County's population surpassed the 190,000 mark last year, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates released today.

March 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School takeover amendment heads to voters in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.

March 25, 2015 | BY KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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