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Dawson officials work to remove clerk of court from office

The Dawson County Board of Commissioners voted Friday afternoon to file a petition in Superior Court to remove longtime Clerk of Superior Court Becky McCord from office.

February 15, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Sun may make a comeback in North Georgia

Snowmen leftovers continued to melt on the side of the road Monday, but for the first time in what may seem like weeks, sunny days are ahead.

February 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man shot to death in North Hall

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting death of a 45-year-old Snellville man.

February 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


‘Taste of Haiti’ raises over $1,000

A Haitian cultural celebration at Brenau University last week raised more than $1,000, with proceeds to benefit Haitian schoolchildren.

February 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood named a ‘City of Ethics’

The Georgia Municipal Association has designated Oakwood a "City of Ethics."

February 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Tri-state water group will meet next week

The Governing Board of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders plans to hold its second meeting Feb. 25-26 in Apalachicola, Fla.

February 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula considers sewer, water rate increase

The Lula City Council is considering raising utility rates.

February 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More road work set for McEver Road

Hall County is trying to determine which of five McEver Road intersections it plans to improve next, with work taking place over the summer.

February 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville water meters to be read by wireless signal

Gainesville's Public Utilities Department plans to move forward on a new meter reading system that won't require meter readers to log miles in city vehicles to find out how much water customers used each month.

February 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Skies clearing, but slight chance of rain lingers

What a way to start off the work week.

Commuters this morning woke up to rainy conditions, but by 9:30 a.m. the skies were clearing and the National Weather Service canceled a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia..

February 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


One person dead, three injured in Browns Bridge Road wreck

One person was killed and three were injured Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle wreck on Browns Bridge Road.

February 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


19 new Eagle Scouts honored during church ceremony

One hundred years, 19 newly minted Eagle Scouts.

February 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mulberry RiverWalk’s repairs hinge on grant’s arrival

BRASELTON - The damage Braselton's Mulberry RiverWalk sustained from flooding late last year will now take longer than expected to fix.

February 14, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Tax season puts ‘Lady Liberty’ on display

For years, the Statue of Liberty has been a beacon of hope, welcoming travel-weary immigrants to the United States from New York harbor.

February 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bethel Park battle pits residents vs. YMCA

As the legal battle continues over the fate of Bethel Park, officials on one side of the bitter divide are attempting to clear up what they say are some of the main misconceptions that form the basis of the opposition. Their opponents aren't convinced and the matter has moved to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

February 14, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


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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


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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