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Tractor-trailer explodes on Ga. 53

A tractor-trailer caught fire and exploded this afternoon on Ga. 53 near Tinsley Chapel Road west of downtown Dawsonville, Lt. Tony Wooten of the Dawson County Sheriff's department said.

August 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man attacked by beaver on Lake Lanier in Forsyth

Leave it to a beaver to turn a happy excursion into a harrowing experience.

August 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


New Flowery Branch Festival features art, music

Being an artist doesn't mean you have to be perfect.

After all, sometimes it is when you choose to draw outside the lines that you create something amazing.

August 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Cold cases: Rage leads to a ‘horrific scene’

The man friends called "Amigo" was found dead in his boarding room by housemates on Aug. 20, 1991, though police weren't called until the next day.

August 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Golf course gets a break in the heat

At Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course, intense summer heat brings new challenges when it comes to preserving the greens.

August 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall schools put extra emphasis on Chinese language

Hall County School officials saw the value of teaching Chinese to pre-kindergarten students, and now four elementary schools get to take on the challenge.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs repairs done in time for school traffic

Just in time, as planned.

August 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


These sleeping pooches now relax on comfy beds

Call it a touch of home in an otherwise unfamiliar place.

The Hall County Animal Shelter has finally finished outfitting all of its 177 dog pens with cot-style beds.

August 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawsonville Council may re-examine sign code

The Dawsonville City Council could be looking to "patch up" sections of the historical district's sign code during its meeting today.

It's a measure that Mayor Joe Lane Cox feels is necessary given the recent onslaught of campaign signs from the July 20 primary.

August 01, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville students could see changes with report cards

Students at Gainesville schools may see changes in their report card this year.

The school board will decide tonight whether grades should be more "standards-based," including more descriptive feedback and more chances to improve.

August 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Proposed Howard Road extension’s future is ‘uncertain’

The economic downturn has forced Gainesville to shelve conceptual plans for the Howard Road extension, which would connect Ga. 365 to U.S. 129/Athens Highway, said traffic engineer Dee Taylor.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire guts home in Lula

A fire that may have been caused by lightning gutted a home in Lula Sunday, but no injuries were reported.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


2 accidents injure 3

A pair of vehicle accidents led to three injuries Saturday.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chestatee River diving bell has been restored and is ready for display

DAHLONEGA - Who said history can't get a makeover?

July 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Final resting places for sale, a surplus during recession

The recession has caused many people to sell their jewelry, cars and homes in an effort to make ends meet. Now cemetery plots are among the unexpected items popping up often in classified ads.

July 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Georgia State Patrol helicopter drops water on island fire

A Georgia State Patrol helicopter dropped water Wednesday afternoon on a Lake Lanier island fire that had led to smoke for a few days.

May 25, 2016 | | Local


Mount Vernon fifth-graders receive 'fun' farewell on last day of school

There were many long hugs and teary eyes Wednesday in the halls of Mount Vernon Exploratory School.

May 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Hall teachers will work on committee to review state education reform recommendations

Two Hall County teachers have been named to an advisory committee to review recommendations from the 2015 Education Reform Commission.

May 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Report: Partial loss of power led to 2014 plane crash that killed 2

A partial loss of power in the engine caused the small plane crash Oct. 16, 2014, that killed two people, the National Transportation Safety Board ...

May 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilkinson holds off challenge in State Senate District 50

Republican John Wilkinson won the Republican primary to retain his state Senate District 50 race Tuesday.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US Senate: Isakson rolls to GOP win; Barksdale leads Democrats

ATLANTA - Johnny Isakson will compete for a third term in the U.S. Senate in November.

May 24, 2016 | By Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Breakfield wins State Court Judge race

John Breakfield bested Michelle Hall in Tuesday's primary to capture a nonpartisan race for State Court judge in Hall County.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Powell earns another term as District 2 Hall commissioner

Republican Billy Powell earned a fourth term as Hall County commissioner for District 2 with a win in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe bests Phillips in Hall commission District 4 primary

Republican incumbent Jeff Stowe earned the Republican nomination to reclaim his Hall County Board of Commissioners District 4 seat in Tuesday's primary.

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New billing model aims to improve care, lower costs for joint replacements

Knee and hip replacements are among the most frequently performed inpatient surgeries for Medicare beneficiaries. But the quality and cost of these procedures can vary ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Police seek armed robbery suspect

Flowery Branch Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect from an incident last week.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Golden Corral proposed at current Folks site

A Golden Corral may replace the Folks restaurant on Browns Bridge Road, and it would be twice the size of the current building.

May 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Business parks filling up as new development surges

Two business parks in Hall County will likely get new tenants before the end of the year, a sign that industrial development is running strong ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mount Vernon Exploratory School, Chinese students becoming ‘21st century pen pals’

It is before 7:30 a.m. as Mount Vernon Exploratory School second-grade students closely watch the screen.

May 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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