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Dawsonville terror defendant can represent self at sentencing

ATLANTA - Syed Haris Ahmed has one of Georgia's top criminal defense lawyers to represent him when he is sentenced for providing material support to terrorists, but the 24-year-old former Georgia Tech student insisted Thursday he wanted to go it alone.

October 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


St. Mary Magdalene relic on display

Saint Mary Magdalene's relic arrived Thursday morning in Gainesville at Saint Michael Catholic Church and will be there for viewing until just after 9 a.m. Mass today.

October 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


3-Day Walk brings family together for support

One family is coming together from across the country to support their sister and participate in the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More charges filed in Avita scheme

More charges were filed this week against a former employee of a nonprofit agency accused of stealing money to pay for extracurricular activities for dozens of children.

October 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Neighborhood asks city to help stop speeders

BY ASHLEY FIELDING

October 21, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Basin group to take on water wars

After nearly 20 years of litigation and no resolution concerning the allocation of water shared by Georgia, Alabama and Florida, a group involving parties with vested interests in those states plans to

October 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foundation to honor top philanthropists

The North Georgia Community Foundation will honor Anne and George Thomas of Gainesville at its annual Philanthropist of the Year luncheon Nov. 17 at the First Baptist Church banquet hall.

October 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County SACS renews school system’s accreditation

The Hall County school system received reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools on Wednesday following an extensive review by a national 11-person committee.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County health department expands availability of H1N1 vaccine

District 2 Public Health Departments has expanded the offering of the H1N1 vaccine.

October 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man killed in motorcycle wreck

A Buford man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

October 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau women vow to Take Back the Night

Nationally, 1 in 6 women, and 1 in 33 men, will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

October 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


I-985 work wrapping up two months early

Department of Transportation crews will be finishing work on the new and improved Interstate 985 today.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hoschton adjusts water testing rules after EPD violation

HOSCHTON - The city of Hoschton has more specific rules for testing its water supply following a violation of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's rules for safe drinking water, according to city officials.

October 21, 2009 | By Claire Miller From staff reports | Local


Hall commissioners want study of sales tax revenues

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Wednesday to pay a local real estate executive to analyze county sales tax revenues.

October 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Laurelwood suit settled

A lawsuit filed by the family of a 13-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted at a Gainesville mental health facility has been settled.

October 21, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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