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Habitat marks National Women’s Build Week

This week marks Habitat for Humanity's eighth annual National Women's Build Week.

May 07, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Yellow pollen wanes, but what you can’t see is making you sneeze

The billowing clouds of yellow have all but vanished.

May 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Letter carriers holding 23rd annual food drive Saturday

A plastic bag in a mailbox might usually be a cause for concern, Phyllis Mote acknowledged. But this week it comes with an information card and is an indicator of an opportunity to help others.

May 06, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


2 candidates qualify for Lula special election

Qualifying closed Wednesday for a June 16 special election to replace late Lula City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers.

May 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Two Hall firefighters honored for heroics

For stepping up in another person's time of need, two Hall County firefighters were awarded at a breakfast organized by the American Red Cross.

May 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal signs watered-down craft breweries bill

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a watered-down bill allowing craft breweries to let customers take home as much as 72 ounces of beer, or the equivalent of a six-pack, but only as a "souvenir."

May 06, 2015 | Times staff, wire reports | Local


University of North Georgia's Jacobs promises diversity improvements

A month after what many called an unfortunate choice of a stock image that made the cover of a University of North Georgia catalog, plans are forming to improve diversity issues on all the university's campuses.

May 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New jobs coming at Wrigley plant in Flowery Branch

Six years after a company-wide downsizing, The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. is hiring 150 new employees in Flowery Branch.

May 06, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Settlement reached between fired deputies, sheriff

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and two former deputies reached a settlement almost two years since the deputies' terminations.

May 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Body found in North Hall

A body was found Tuesday evening in the woods in North Hall County, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

May 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Clermont votes down deannexation request

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to deny a businessman's request to deannex from the North Hall town.

May 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Ninth Grade Center will give school face-lift

Gainesville High School will open its ninth grade center to students in the fall, and the older campus it's moving to will get a new look with it.

May 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Eyes on the Road: Citizens group wants parking additions to new trail

A transportation citizens advisory group is recommending that parking be added to each end of a segment of the Central Hall Multi-Use Trail now under construction.

May 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


National Day of Prayer events available Thursday

Multiple options are available locally for those wishing to mark the 64th annual National Day of Prayer with other people of faith.

May 05, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Child welfare reform bill signed by Gov. Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 138 into law Tuesday, a significant step for many child welfare advocates in helping children in the foster care system.

May 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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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


Derby draws dreamers to Clark’s Bridge Park

When it comes to the annual Rubber Duck Derby, that wind coming off the lake can work for you or against you.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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