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Grassroots organizers bring listening tour to Gainesville

Last November's presidential election was a testament to the power of grassroots organizations, as even President Barack Obama has credited the efforts of such local organizations for helping him to win the presidential race.

May 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local school boards don’t expect to raise taxes

Neither the Hall County nor Gainesville school boards anticipate a hike in property taxes this fall as the boards begin to hash out budgets for next school year.

May 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County consolidates divisions into new Public Safety Department

Hall County has created a new Public Safety Department housing its code enforcement, animal control and park ranger divisions to improve efficiency in those areas.

May 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


No hitches likely in Gainesville I-985 annexation

The Gainesville City Council will have the first reading today of an ordinance to annex 102.8 acres along Interstate 985 into the city limits. Hall County has given up any right to challenge the annexation under state law.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Marine sends left over cash to Vandy hospital

A Gainesville Marine's effort last year to help an Iraqi girl generated an extra $5,600 that has now been donated to the hospital that provided her successful open-heart surgery.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


This is your life, Art Jetton! Daughter collects stories as dad recovers

Art Jetton's life story is an open book, and his daughter is compiling it.

May 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT says Bolding Bridge is safe, but bird's nest had to go before repairs

An engineer with Georgia Department of Transportation said Bolding Bridge is structurally sound, despite damage to crossbeams.

May 04, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Hall chamber's Vision 2030 schedules update for Friday

It was 2005 and leaders of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce decided to embark on a plan that would help define the future of Hall County over the next 25 years.

May 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Purchasing manager keeps a watchful eye on Hall County’s expenses

Hall County Purchasing Manager Tim Sims has a hand in all county spending from major construction projects to office supplies.

May 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton seeking revised loan terms

HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fiscal Resources Committee is planning to refinance a loan the city received to build a wastewater treatment plant that doesn't work properly.

May 03, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Eat your vegetables; they’re good for you!

Mama always said: "You don't have to like it, you just have to eat it." You resented it then, but as it turns out, your mama was right.

May 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teacher helps turn pupils into award winners

If Jefferson Middle School teacher Sherri Butler was an athlete, her jersey would be retired by now.

May 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ceremony remembering Gainesville State professor Tom Deitz swings from somber to silly

OAKWOOD - It was not your typical memorial service, but probably one that Tom Deitz would have wanted.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Obama’s ‘Listening Tour’ to stop in Gainesville tonight

Organizing for America, the Democratic National Committee's grassroots project to support President Barack Obama's agenda, will hold a meeting at 7 tonight at St. John's Baptist Church in Gainesville.

May 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rain can't wash out Dawsonville's Spring Fling Festival

DAWSONVILLE - Weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | 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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