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Dawsonville man killed in wreck

DAWSONVILLE - A Dawsonville man was killed early Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ga. 53 and Hugh Stowers Road in Dawson County.

September 14, 2008 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Author, Harvard graduate speaks to Lakeview Academy

When Mawi Asgedom was 4 years old, he slept with the covers pulled tightly over his head, just as his mother had instructed all of her five children to do if they didn't want to sleep with snakes.

September 13, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Maj. Jarrard saw counterinsurgency strategy work in Iraq

An officer in the Marine Corps Reserves who completed a tour of duty in Iraq earlier this year told a Gainesville audience that saw firsthand that counterinsurgency strategy was working.

September 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Experts expect takeover of mortgage giants to stabilize housing market

The government's historic bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be good news to home buyers and some homeowners hoping to refinance if it leads to lower mortgage rates, as experts predict.

September 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Cronic chosen as regional vice president of sheriffs' association

Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has been elected as a regional vice president of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association.

September 13, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County discusses upcoming sales tax projects

The Hall County Board of Commissioners reviewed a list of capital projects Monday that likely will be funded by the next round of the special-purpose local option sales tax.

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Don't flirt with disaster: Get emergency kit ready

When disaster strikes, will you be ready?

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Planning board postpones decision on Waldrip proposal

A decision on a high-density development on Enota and Yonah avenues will wait until property owners meet with the neighborhood residents.

September 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


United Way: Tough economy won't deter $2 million fundraising goal

Atlanta Falcons fullback Ovie Mughelli spoke about the benefits of working together as a community to motivate people at the United Way of Hall County's annual campaign kickoff lunch Tuesday.

September 13, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood City Council to mull islands’ status

Oakwood City Council is set tonight to consider annexing 56 tracts as part of an effort to bring into the city unincorporated areas surrounded by city property, or "islands," scattered around town.

September 12, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau's learning institute schedules political forum for Saturday

From staff reports

September 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Suspect arrested in Toccoa thefts may face charges in Hall

One of two men arrested on theft charges in Toccoa may face similar charges in Hall County, a spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Daniel Arnot, 23, who was arrested in Stephens County and charged with several counts of theft and criminal damage to property, also is being investigated for similar crimes in Hall County, Col. Jeff Strickland said.

September 12, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


West Hall High rallies behind friend’s cancer with blood drive on Friday

Donating blood benefits more than those injured in car wrecks or natural disasters. Just ask Brian Ernst.

September 12, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Parks may fall victim to cuts

HELEN - It has been tried before, but officials with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are talking about outsourcing some lodge operations as a part of the proposed cuts to their state budget.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Choosing Hall: Doctor returns to his roots

This is an occasional series about people who have chosen to move or return to Hall County.

September 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Flowery Branch moves forward on plans for new city hall

With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.

May 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville Council formally adopts 2016 budget

Gainesville City Council formally adopted a $30.7 million general fund spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Kids create Northeast Georgia History Center activities for their peers

Young visitors to the Northeast Georgia History Center will now have activities made just for them, including scavenger hunts, scrapbooks, picture guides and more.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Work planned soon along I-85 Express Lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation and the State Road and Tollway Authority are planning safety improvements on the Interstate 85 Express Lane in the coming weeks.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville city manager announces resignation

Gainesville City Council members said they have big shoes to fill after City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation Tuesday night.

May 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board recognizes retirees

Eighteen of Gainesville City Schools' employees were recognized Tuesday as their service to the school system comes to an end.

May 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Integration-era Gainesville High School principal dies at age 81

Gainesville High School's principal during integration and a beloved figure who was involved in community service long past retirement has died.

May 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to approve budget, tax rates Tuesday

Gainesville City Council will formally approve its 2016 fiscal year budget when it meets Tuesday night, and also set property tax rates for the coming year.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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


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