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Celebrating a new tradition

As she stepped off the plane from Vietnam, 11-year-old Amy Bui looked past signs that made no sense and faces unlike her own. At the arrivals gate, she saw someone holding a piece of paper with her family's name on it.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


EPD certifies need for Glades Reservoir

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Thursday certified a need for the Glades Reservoir, ensuring that Hall County can move forward with its application for a federal reservoir permit.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia Power increasing its rates

Georgia Power customers will see an increase in their electricity bills beginning this January.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


St. Nick brings cheer to babies in hospital

Santa came early on Monday night to visit babies who entered the world early.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stabbing victim wounded herself, sheriff's officials say

A Flowery Branch woman who claimed she was stabbed in the stomach last week actually stabbed herself, Hall County sheriff officials said.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 charged with possession of drugs, firearms

Two Clermont residents were arrested Monday on various drug and weapons charges, according to a Multi Agency Narcotics Squad news release.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire damages South Hall home

A fire damaged a home in South Hall early Tuesday morning, but no one was injured.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire station gets room to grow

Gainesville's oldest fire station could receive a makeover soon.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall literacy center back on track

A group effort to build an adult literacy center in South Hall has been revived.

December 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pixies bring Christmas to families in Denmark

Christmas in Denmark isn't about Santa or the elves. It's about the pixies.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some Cornelia residents to benefit from water line replacement

Cornelia has about $500,000 in hand to replace undersized and substandard water lines for about 500 low- and moderate-income residents.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia’s technical colleges rank high for growth

A few of the fastest-growing two-year colleges in the nation can be found in North Georgia, according to a new report from Community College Week Magazine.

December 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County looking to thwart car tag cheats

Hall County is looking under every rock for ways to pull in a little more revenue this year.

December 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gifts for children in need still missing

The Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation is still reeling after an intruder stole the Christmas gifts the organization collected for 30 needy children.

December 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Truck carrying hairspray catches fire at Gainesville business

Gainesville firefighters are trying to determine what caused a tractor-trailer filled with hair spray cans to catch fire at a business Monday.

December 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water, Glades’ fate flow at GOP debate among Hall commission candidates

Water is life. In Hall County, it's also money.

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student spending: Hall, Gainesville below state, national averages

Georgia spends less per student than the national average, Georgia Department of Education spokesman Matt Cardoza said. And Hall County and Gainesville schools fall below ...

April 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville teacher among 10 finalists for Georgia Teacher of the Year award

Heather McConnell, special education teacher at Gainesville Middle School, is one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Georgia Teacher of the Year award.

April 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announces campaign to ‘unmask’ sex traffickers

With Atlanta as one of the largest centers of sex trafficking in the country, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens announced Tuesday a campaign to target ...

April 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman, pet attacked by pack of dogs

Carly Sharec and her nearly 9-year-old miniature Schnauzer, Bowser, were out for their morning walk just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday when a pack ...

April 26, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local




U.S. Rep. Doug Collins sets up meeting with Windstream over customer service concerns

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, said in a statement Tuesday that he will meet with Windstream officials on May 9 to discuss the company ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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