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Dahlonega brushes off other city’s gold claim

The cities of Dahlonega and Villa Rica remain in dispute about who claims the first discovery of gold, but officials in both areas are shrugging off the discussion.

July 16, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall park is a bird haven

Williams Mill Greenspace Park in South Hall has been certified as a wildlife sanctuary by the Atlanta Audubon Society.

July 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville aims to boost utility fees

Gainesville City Council is poised to vote to change assorted fees related to stream monitoring, water and sewer testing and taps, among other utility services.

July 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Moonwalk Memories | Apollo history

The Apollo Program began before the first American was launched into space. In July, 1960, NASA announced that a program to fly Astronauts around the moon would follow the planned Mercury program, but with President Kennedy's famous speech on May 25, 1961, the focus on the Apollo missions shifted to a lunar landing and came into sharper focus with the concrete goal of achieving this before the decade's end.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Unemployment claims continue to climb

As jobless rates and unemployment claims climb each month, state labor officials are searching for a turnaround.

July 15, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Vandals deface 14 Hall school buses

Fourteen Hall County school buses were vandalized Tuesday night at Johnson High School, school officials said Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | By Jessica Jordan and Keith Albertson jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; kalbertson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Brenau welcomes hundreds of teachers for conference

Brenau University's College of Education is hosting the Early Childhood Constructivist Institute conference this week and about 20 free spots remain for interested Georgia teachers.

July 15, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall chamber has ‘A Great Story to Tell’

As bad news abounds, The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is rallying the community to share their great stories with a new marketing initiative.

July 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


White County murder trial continues

CLEVELAND - Unsigned divorce papers sat on a table a few feet away from where a White County 911 dispatcher was found dead from gunshot wounds in the home of her estranged husband last year, an investigator testified in court Wednesday.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


White County manager on paid leave after DUI arrest

CLEVELAND - White County Manager Alton Brown remains on paid administrative leave after a weekend DUI arrest as county commissioners continue to look into the case.

Meanwhile, commissioners gave White County Sheriff Neal Walden a handgun for safekeeping during a closed-door meeting at the county courthouse Wednesday to discuss Brown's arrest.

July 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cycling, music fans unite

For cycling fans, it's like getting to see a NASCAR race in your own backyard, James Lowe says, with the added excitement of rock 'n' roll.

July 15, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Economy is filling up Gainesville’s Good News shelter

Homelessness in Georgia has dropped, a federal report said last week, but Gainesville shelters are packed more than ever.

July 14, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Home Development to administer federal housing grant

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1 in a special called meeting Tuesday to allow Home Development Resources Inc. to administer a federal housing grant.

July 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall, Gainesville miss 100 percent AYP by one school each

Official "Adequate Yearly Progress" results show all but one Hall County school and one Gainesville school met AYP under No Child Left Behind standards.

July 14, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Change coming to immigration enforcement

Federal homeland security officials are revamping a local-federal immigration enforcement program with new guidelines, but Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic doesn't expect a lot of immediate changes in how his agency processes people in jail who are in the country illegally.

July 14, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Wanted man nabbed after nearly 2-hour chase through woods

After a nearly two-hour foot chase Saturday morning involving police dogs, Hall County deputies and warrant units arrested a man who is wanted for larceny.

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Forsyth teen dies after ropes course injury in Tennessee

August 01, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Norton: Hall real estate market doing better than northern counties

In his mid-year 2015 report on the local real estate and business climate Frank Norton Jr. described the market as "spotty," but said Hall County ...

August 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police say suspect struck police car after drug sale

An Oakwood man is accused of striking a police officer's car when confronted by law enforcement after delivering methamphetamine, authorities said.

July 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Falcons faithful flock to welcome team on first day of training camp

To Flowery Branch resident Blake Wharton, heading to the Atlanta Falcons' training camp Friday was an educational process: How else was he going to help ...

July 31, 2015 | David Thackham | Local


Ryder, a former Hall shelter dog, helps sniff out problems for USDA

Some dogs sniff out bombs. Some dogs sniff out drugs. Ryder sniffs out invasive pests and diseases in food coming across the border for the ...

July 31, 2015 | Alana Swain | Local


Police: Woman collecting money for chief’s family is scammer

A woman is running a scam by calling for donations for a police chief and his family, according to Oakwood authorities.

July 31, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Shoppers swarm stores for tax-free holiday savings

The Henry family showed up at the Gainesville Target Friday morning to find some back-to-school deals. Shopping with nephew Xander Sherwen, 11, in tow, they ...

July 31, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Corps reviewing permit for lucrative Lanier regatta

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing whether to again allow the collegiate rowing championship at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, something Gainesville ...

July 31, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville, Hall seek big reimbursements for winter storm costs

Gainesville and Hall County are each pursuing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal reimbursements for costs related to an ice storm in mid-February, which ...

July 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schools, health professionals aim to limit lice

School returns next week, as does the possibility of children catching head lice from their classmates.

July 30, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Boy Scouts lifting gay ban alters little locally

When the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders earlier this week, troops and packs across Northeast Georgia, many of ...

July 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Naked vandal causes $50K in damages to Forsyth church

July 30, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Crew films History Channel special at Brenau

In a salmon-colored shirt with sweat stains, Brandon McCormick jogs up the steps of Pearce Auditorium. He tells the two dozen actors at the entrance ...

July 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Lynn Adams resigns from Clermont council

Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams has resigned as she and her husband are moving to Florida, Mayor James Nix said.

July 30, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


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