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Firefighter is Elks' Officer of the Year

In his seven years with the Gainesville Fire Department, firefighter and emergency medical technician Jonathan Sosebee went through the drills on how to treat a choking victim countless times. That training paid off last year.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Parent steps up to the plate to bring baseball field to school

Until recently, Martin Elementary School had baseball and softball teams but no permanent place for students to practice.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

State parks look to corporations for funding help

In a hurting economy, the state Department of Natural Resources is turning to corporate sponsorships to help fund the state park system.

March 20, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Artists, scholars gather to study mountain culture

DAHLONEGA - The 33rd annual Appalachian Studies Conference brought musicians, Georgia natives and visitors from numerous other states to the North Georgia College & State University campus this weekend for conference activities, sessions and social opportunities.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

DOT plans unique fix at busy Ga. 400/53 intersection

A first-of-its-kind road project in Georgia might have area motorists feeling, at least briefly, like they are tooling along in a foreign country instead of semirural America.

March 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Family is hopeful for solution to murder

Richard Schoeck was a man of many interests with many friends.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Cedar Creek water sits as Gainesville, county feud

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County governments say they remain at a stalemate over the control of the Cedar Creek Reservoir.

March 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall expands its plans for Glades water withdrawals

Hall County is fine-tuning its plans to resubmit the official application for the Glades Reservoir in northeastern Hall County.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Enota Reading Bowl team places second in state

The Enota Multiple Intelligence Academy Reading Bowl team placed second in the state reading bowl competition Saturday in Athens.

March 20, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Spring love: Local residents ready for warm, sunny weather

It looks like the first day of spring will be appropriately bright and cheerful.

March 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Murder suspect appears in court

An Athens teen made his first court appearance Friday after being charged in the bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man.

March 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Calling offbeat spring breakers

Spring has arrived, along with thoughts of spring break, which is set for April 5-9 in Gainesville and Hall County schools. Are you considering an offbeat way to spend the week, perhaps a humanitarian trip? Please contact staff writer Jeff Gill at 770-718-3408 or

March 20, 2010 | | Local

New guidelines would increase learning, make measuring learning easier

Proposed national standards in language arts and math won't greatly affect what local students learn, according to Gainesville schools Superintendent Merianne Dyer. But the new guidelines would allow states to compare apples to apples, as far as what students are learning, and could mean students learn at a deeper level.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Dawson schools redraw attendance zones

The Dawson County Board of Education is moving forward with plans to redraw attendance zones to make way for the district's fourth elementary school.

March 20, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Hall County student places fifth in state spelling bee

For the second year in a row, Hall County seventh-grader Parker Ramey has proven he is one of the state's top spellers.

March 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

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Homeowner discovers ‘wall of fire’ in garage

An Old Whelchel Road homeowner working on his lawnmower returned to the garage Monday afternoon and found flames, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Train strikes van driven by elderly man; no one injured

An elderly Cornelia man left his car stuck on the railroad tracks Saturday before a train arrived, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Oakwood proposing $3.9 million budget

Oakwood rolled out a $3.9 million general operations, no-frills budget Monday night.

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Governor, local schools kick off Pre-K Week in Georgia

Preschool children at Friendship Learning Center in Buford squealed with delight as a giant blue cat named Pete walked through the doors.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Weekend storms leave mark in Northeast Georgia

While Hall County didn't have any reported weather-related injuries Sunday or suffer the severe flooding seen in South Carolina, Northeast Georgia still felt plenty ...

October 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Work starting on Habitat’s first subdivision in Hall

For most, the road to Monday morning's Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking was an ordinary drive to a rain-soaked and muddy street in South Hall ...

October 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ga. 53 in Dawson County now open after gas main break shuts down roadway

October 05, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

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October 04, 2015 | | Local

Area driving instructor dies following Friday car wreck

Friends and loved ones aren't just mourning Deb Sorrow's sudden passing Friday.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville couple heading up Good News ministry efforts

Alejandro and Beth Oropeza aren't replacing just any ministry's founder.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former cadet files lawsuit against Riverside Military Academy

A former Riverside Military Academy cadet filed a lawsuit in Hall County State Court claiming the school should have intervened more before he suffered a ...

October 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Bed-and-breakfast proposes to become assisted living facility

The Hall County Planning Commission will meet today to review a proposal to add an assisted living/group home use, as well as permission to ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Trees down, power out in wake of weekend rains

No injuries have been reported, but many area residents are dealing with the aftermath of heavy rains that raked North Georgia this weekend.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Whalen’s wife buys first car at Milton Martin's Oakwood dealership

In the early 1970s, Gus and Janelle Whalen made their first trip to Milton Martin Toyota, then located in downtown Gainesville, to buy a car.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Gainesville, Hall look for delicate balance in minority hiring

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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