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Two face drug, weapons charges

Two men are facing multiple drug-related charges after deputies on patrol on April 10 identified suspicious activity in Jackson County.

April 12, 2016 | LeAnne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Master teachers recognized for ‘planting seeds’

Ernest Lee described teaching as planting seeds.

April 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bats’ summer activity delays Boling Bridge work until fall

Two federally protected bat species are delaying replacement of Boling Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

April 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting victim's sister awoke to gunshots, her brother lying on the ground outside

Laqueria Harrison stood on the top step in the Orchard Brook Apartments Monday night screaming, "I can't lose my brother."

April 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid raccoon reported in North Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in the Ransom Free Road area of North Hall County.

April 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Main Street 'visionary' Dan Summer remembered, honored with plaque on Gainesville square

Before Dan Summer made his mark in Gainesville, the downtown square resembled a ghost town.

April 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Basin including Chattahoochee River most endangered in country, group says

Outdated water management and rising demand has placed the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola-Flint River Basin in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, of which Lake Lanier is an integral part, at the top of the country's most endangered list, according to the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group American Rivers.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The annual Victims' Rights Ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Kenyon Plaza between the Hall County courthouse and its annex.

April 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


15 bicycles stolen from Toys for Tots storage facility

Fifteen bicycles and other goods were stolen from a Toys for Tots storage facility in Gainesville run by the local Marine Corps League.

April 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating Saturday Waffle House robbery

Two suspects demanded cash from employees after midnight Sunday at a Gainesville Waffle House, police said.

April 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Schools pay raises remain likely; 2017 draft budget is $228 million

Employees of Hall County Schools are nearly certain to get a raise this year, though it remains to be determined how close that is to a 3 percent increase.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


National Geographic fellow speaks Thursday about how to live to 100

There are five little pockets in this world - some big cities and others remote islands - where human beings are 10 times more likely to live to be 100.

April 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kim Carroll fosters Odyssey tradition in South Hall

After 24 years, the enthusiasm still bubbles out of Kim Carroll. She's talking about the Odyssey of the Mind competition - her kids, the "problem" each year and the process.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


8 Hall County teams qualify for World Finals in Odyssey competition

Eight Hall County teams - all in South Hall County - took first or second places in the Georgia Odyssey of the Mind competition Saturday - and qualified for the World Finals in May.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Students explore career, college options in myriad ways

"Every child that leaves us ought to have some sort of pathway to 'How do I spend the next 50 years?'" Will Schofield, superintendent of Hall County schools, declared.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman, pet attacked by pack of dogs

Carly Sharec and her nearly 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Bowser, were out for their morning walk just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday when a pack ...

April 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local




U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hoschton bank robbery suspect being sought

A bank robbery suspect is being sought by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department after a Monday afternoon incident at Hamilton State Bank, located at ...

April 26, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


4 escape morning house fire in West Hall

Four people escaped a house fire Tuesday morning, though a 15-year-old girl was evaluated for smoke inhalation.

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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