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Authorities say pool drowning was accidental

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man was an accident.

August 03, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Donated Kias rev up technology programs

Automotive technology students at Lanier Technical College and North Georgia Technical College will see a substantial addition to their classes this fall - a new Kia Sorento.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Habitat wants to build on its work force

With two homes in various stages of completion, Habitat for Humanity of Hall County needs a few more hands on deck.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Teachers prepare for back to school

The back-to-school countdown has begun, and teachers are scrambling to prepare their rooms.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recycling encouraged as trash pickup proposals scrapped

As Gainesville City Council members officially rescinded plans to change residents' trash service Tuesday, Councilman Bob Hamrick called for renewed efforts at encouraging recycling in the city limits.

August 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GBI: Suspect in Cornelia shooting has been captured

A Loganville man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and shooting of a Cornelia restaurant employee was captured outside a Newton County convenience store Tuesday night.

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia Tech helps Hall deliver advanced math

Leah Granger could earn four college math credits before she graduates high school.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


United Way wrapping up school supplies campaign

The Hall County community has stepped up to make going back to school less intimidating for some local children.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville councilman invites residents to meetings

Residents on Ridgewood Avenue and Riverside Drive likely received a hand-written invitation last week - not to a birthday party or a wedding shower, but to a Gainesville City Council meeting.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Baby zedonk puts spotlight on wildlife preserve

She may have come from humble beginnings, but a baby zedonk has quickly become the star at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Program aims to reduce crashes with big trucks

They're giants on the road.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Planning commission urges no quarry expansion

A group of southeast Hall residents won the first battle over whether a quarry operator can get government OK for a 113-acre expansion of its property.

August 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans still see room for change to system

ATLANTA - As a disabled veteran, Wendy Paradis has heard her share of promises from politicians.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville City Schools hopes new grading system motivates kids

Gainesville City Schools is making a big change with grading this year.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tractor-trailer explodes on Ga. 53

A tractor-trailer caught fire and exploded this afternoon on Ga. 53 near Tinsley Chapel Road west of downtown Dawsonville, Lt. Tony Wooten of the Dawson County Sheriff's department said.

August 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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