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Local teachers support new math standards

Hall County parents may have noticed a letter in their mailboxes in recent weeks about the changes to Georgia's math practices and how it is impact classroom instruction.

November 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Veterans Day events: Several chances to say ‘thanks’

Veterans Day is Thursday, but area residents will have several opportunities through the week to thank military men and women for their service.

November 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elected Gainesville mayor still may be years away

Gainesville residents may have approved directly electing a mayor, but the option won't come for several more years.

November 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Homeowner burned in home gas explosion

One man was transported to an Atlanta hospital with injuries after a gas heater exploded Saturday at a North Hall home.

November 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gillsville boy gets bedroom makeover thanks to Make-A-Wish

A Gillsville boy got a big surprise Friday - his dream bedroom, complete with a SpongeBob SquarePants theme.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


As clocks change, think about safety

People across the nation will be enjoying one extra hour of sleep tomorrow as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Characters, local figures, other stars garner votes

If Mickey Mouse were a politician, he just might be a third party candidate.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mills running for House majority leader

Another Hall County politician is in the running for an influential position in Georgia politics.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cagle stripped of power to appoint committees

MACON - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has lost the power to appoint committee members and chairmen following a contentious meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus on Friday in Macon.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall extension coordinator takes job with state

Hall County Extension Coordinator Billy Skaggs has accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

November 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wrecks increase sheriff’s efforts

A string of deadly wrecks this week, many on Ga. 365 and Old Cornelia Highway, has the Hall County Sheriff's Office putting extra emphasis on those areas.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville is getting back to business

City officials are starting to talk about retail developments as the economy begins to inch back.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Frosty days are on the way

The rain is gone, but so are those nice, warm fall days.

November 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle may lose some authority

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may see some of his powers stripped when a Senate Republican Caucus meets today in Macon for what some senators are calling a "coup."

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal adviser to help find new chancellor for state university system

The state Board of Regents announced the 21 people on the Chancellor Search Committee that will find the next University System of Georgia leader once Erroll B. Davis retires, and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal will have representation on the committee.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Hall government employees clean up 22.56 tons of litter

More than 22 tons of litter was collected as a part of Hall County government's spring cleaning project, which concluded Friday with a litter ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


May 24 primary voter registration deadline is Tuesday

The deadline to register for the May 24 primary is Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Event venue Braselton-Stover House one step closer to also housing funeral home

The Braselton Planning Commission is recommending the Braselton Town Council approve the request to rezone the Braselton-Stover House property to commercial to allow for continued ...

April 25, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall taking steps to moving juvenile, probate courts to courthouse annex

A plan to renovate the Hall County Courthouse Annex and move juvenile and probate courts there may pick up serious steam this week.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools employee raises scaled back in latest budget proposal

Hall County's tax digest may increase only 2 percent - instead of the 3 percent school officials used to estimate property tax revenue - and raises ...

April 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Motorist rescued out of Lake Lanier

A Braselton man drove his car into Lake Lanier on Monday after traveling down an embankment off of McEver Road, according to authorities.

April 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 dogs treated for smoke inhalation from fire at northwest Hall home

Two dogs were found and treated for smoke inhalation as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze at a singlewide mobile home off Price Road at ...

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Homestar honored as ‘Outstanding Georgia Business’

Gainesville-based direct mortgage lender Homestar Financial Corporation was recently awarded the "Outstanding Georgia Business" title by Secretary of State Brian Kemp and state Rep. Terry ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trio of zoning decisions back on Hall County commissioners' docket

Three zoning requests have been reviewed so many times now that there are more than a few people who hope this week brings the last ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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