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New DOT Web site addresses teen driving

The Georgia Department of Transportation has launched a new Web site for teenage drivers and their parents.

October 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public health director lives dream as a doctor

Some grandmothers give socks as gifts. Others choose dolls or action figures to keep the grandkids busy. Dr. David Westfall's grandmother gave him books and a game plan for his future.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Brenau grad fights for her life

Around this time last year, Tori Fobb was gearing up for her last season on the Brenau University Golden Tigers Softball Team.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flu cases dwindling in Jackson schools

JEFFERSON - The number of students with the flu or who have flu-like symptoms in Jackson County schools is starting to decline, according to a news release from the school system.

October 25, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Moonshine festival raises funds for needy children

DAWSONVILLE - The Mountain Moonshine Festival in downtown Dawsonville celebrated is 42nd year this past weekend with shopping, car shows and plenty of food.

October 25, 2009 | By Jennifer Messer The Times | Local


Concerns rise about charter school funding

A metro Atlanta issue has found its way to the back steps of area schoolhouses.

October 25, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Eagle Ranch opens a new lodge for its ‘family’

FLOWERY BRANCH - One of Eagle Ranch's newest buildings started as a drawing on the back of a napkin.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Aging Oakwood shopping center gets face-lift

OAKWOOD - The 20-year-old Merchants Crossing Shopping Center off Mundy Mill Road is getting an updated look, with the company that operates the center hoping new and upcoming area road improvements will stir up business.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Orthodontist fights back this Halloween

Every kid knows treats are the best part of Halloween.

October 25, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Braselton, Jefferson get federal grants

Grant money from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund two local community improvement projects, one in Braselton and one in Jefferson, according to an Oct. 16 news release.

October 25, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Helipad policy up in the air

Home helipads may seem more at home in a movie than in Hall County, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering adding regulations in the zoning code for private airfields.

October 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Humane Society celebrates its new name, mission

Sure, they may bark and be a little too hyper every now and then, but there is a special bond between a dog and its owner that is impossible to describe.

October 24, 2009 | BY Jennifer Messer jmesser@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting set for Tuesday

The 1071 Coalition is pressing ahead with its second annual meeting Tuesday at Lake Lanier Islands despite a last-minute shuffle in keynote speakers.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indian Festival honors heritage through dance, crafts

Two months before his lung cancer diagnosis in 2006, Paul Eddy pondered holding an annual festival in Hall County celebrating Native American traditions.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia man agrees to return $2 million

Covington - A former Covington resident entered a guilty plea Friday and agreed to pay $2 million to local investors who accused him of luring them into a complicated Ponzi scheme.

October 24, 2009 | The Associated Press | Local


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Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigating S. Hall child's death

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a child fatality in South Hall.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Marine with Dawsonville ties killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Northeast Hall home destroyed in fire

A home in northeast Hall County was destroyed by fire overnight.

May 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Scholarship fund could get boost from anonymous donor

With the help of the community, the Myrtle Figueras Scholarship Fund, benefiting graduating seniors from Gainesville High School, may get a major boost this year.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula proposing 2015-16 budget with no property taxes

Lula is preparing for another budget year without a property tax.

May 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Working-class families benefit from face-lift on Gainesville apartments

Three apartment complexes off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville that primarily house working-class minorities and immigrants are getting a major face-lift and new security thanks to a more than $2 million investment from Greenleaf Management.

May 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials warn parents about dangers of hot cars

With temperatures on the rise, child safety advocates are hoping to give tips to parents about the precious cargo in their backseats.

May 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont educator, dairy owner appointed to childhood obesity council

Clermont's Jennifer Glover is already a busy woman, between owning and operating Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery with her husband, Scott, and working as assistant principal of White County Intermediate School.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man charged in stabbing death of roommate

A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder in the early Sunday stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in North Forsyth County.

May 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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