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County offices to close 3 days next week

Hall County government administrative offices will be closed Wednesday through Friday next week. Wednesday is a monthly furlough day, and Thursday and Friday are Thanksgiving holidays.

November 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Banker chosen as Woman of the Year

JEFFERSON - As the vice president of Hometown Community Bank in Braselton, Dee Lavender has navigated her way through a predominantly male field and has worked to help other women do the same.

November 18, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


'Red Hat Club' jury deliberates

A Hall County jury will continue deliberating today whether a woman was libeled by a fictional character in a novel that sold more than 600,000 copies.

November 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local




Flowery Branch OKs tax increments for downtown project

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted this morning to approve a tax allocation district reimbursement request for the developer of a planned $15 million downtown project.

November 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Native Americans visit school to teach Cherokee customs

World Language Academy students traveled back in time on Tuesday to a world where seashells were status symbols, beads were currency and moccasin-clad men walked in front of women in the woods to fend off bears.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Kiwanis present awards to the area’s top public servants

Their titles may vary, but they still have a few things in common: a strong work ethic, a love for service and the drive to go above the call of duty.

November 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Appeals court hears arguments in Times lawsuit

Judges for the Court of Appeals of Georgia heard arguments Tuesday from both the city of Gainesville and The Times regarding a dispute over the protections and exemptions of the state's Open Records law.

November 17, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deck the Hall to benefit local school, CASA

Artificial Christmas trees will come to life with personality at the Ninth Annual Deck the Hall event Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


South Hall man convicted of rape

A Flowery Branch man was sentenced to 32 years in prison after a jury convicted him of raping his girlfriend.

November 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury gets ‘Red Hat Club’ case today

When Vicki Stewart read a best-selling book written by her longtime friend Haywood Smith, she was fuming.

November 17, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local couple honored for philanthropy

Anne and George Thomas were honored at the North Georgia Community Foundation's "Philanthropist of the Year" luncheon for their generous contribution of time and resources to a multitude of health care and educational agencies.

November 17, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville council raises water, sewer rates

The Gainesville City Council voted to increase 2010 water and sewer rates by about 6 percent at its meeting Tuesday morning.

November 17, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Army Reserve unit gets rousing send-off

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company's journey to Riverside Military Academy on Tuesday began eight months ago with an e-mail.

November 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Burglary suspect eludes police

A man wanted on burglary charges eluded arrest this morning, prompting police to notify Enota Elementary School officials that a foot chase was under way.

November 17, 2009 | From staff reports | 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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