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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


Local band leader makes Hall of Fame

One of Hall County's own has been inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


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


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