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Bridge work to close Jesse Jewell Parkway this week

After weeks of work, Gainesville's pedestrian bridge is about to take shape across Jesse Jewell Parkway. But it's going to require some road closures.

June 19, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Dawson County schools given charter status

The Dawson County school system has joined the ranks of 13 others in Georgia that have received greater flexibility to govern local education.

June 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Inmates may be used less for work

Budget woes are forcing Hall County government to cut back on a lot - even free labor.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Fire departments donating gear to Moldova community

Local firefighters are cleaning out their closets for a cause.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


YMCA could expand operations in Oakwood

Oakwood and the Georgia Mountains YMCA are working on a plan to offer expanded services in the South Hall city.

June 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans being laid to complete Thurmon Tanner

Work on Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood is stalled at the moment, but more concrete details on its completion may become public this week.

June 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school taxes may drop

Gainesville taxpayers may see a slight property tax decrease next year under the city Board of Education's proposed spending plan, but continued money problems at the state level will cause system employees to have a reduced work schedule.

June 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County water rates may increase

Pending approval from the Gainesville City Council, water rates in Hall County are likely on the rise.

June 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Power restored to area customers after storm

A strong thunderstorm struck in the Gainesville and North Hall County area late Saturday afternoon, knocking over trees and power lines and leaving thousands of residents without power.

June 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Jumpers avoid injury while escaping Dawson County fire

DAWSONVILLE - An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

June 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Church vows to carry on after blaze

An East Hall County church first built in 1875 had much of its structure destroyed by a fire late Friday night.

June 19, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


State senator from Forsyth County faces property foreclosure

CUMMING - Financial troubles don't seem to be improving for state Sen. Jack Murphy of Forsyth County.

June 19, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Event puts focus on independence for disabled

Charles Roberts' life changed dramatically after a car accident in 1984.

June 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Lake volunteers live, work at village near Buford Dam

BUFORD - The retired couple gets the question all the time: "You have a house in Florida and you come up here to live?"

June 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dads getting involved in kids’ schools

A generation ago, mothers were the ones who came to parent-teacher conferences, who diligently appeared at Parent-Teacher Organization meetings, who brought cupcakes for birthdays and holiday parties for their children's classmates to enjoy.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Resident raises concerns over filming ordinance affecting churches

During public comments at its work session Monday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners heard from a Gainesville resident who told commissioners the filming ordinance ...

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of threatening Gainesville imam

Attorneys will present their opening statements Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused of threatening a Gainesville imam.

March 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Man hurt in alleged DUI crash no longer in critical condition

A man hospitalized last week following a single-vehicle crash on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road is no longer in critical condition.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall bank part of merger with Norcross bank

Cleveland-based Mountain Valley Community Bank, which has a North Hall branch, has been acquired by Piedmont Bancorp Inc. of Norcross, officials have announced.

March 20, 2017 | | Local


Jasper Police seek Gainesville man as suspect in Waffle House robbery

Jasper Police want help finding a Gainesville man accused of robbing a Waffle House early Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Braselton man charged with having, distributing child porn

A Braselton man was arrested Saturday after authorities say they found inappropriate photos and videos of children on his computer.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Thompson Bridge Road reopened following crash investigation

Thompson Bridge Road at the bridge has been reopened following a Gainesville Police investigation of a Friday night crash.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane Society raising money for expanded, improved play areas for dogs

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is closing in on its fundraising goal for the Howard-Oliver Bark Park, which will expand and improve the play ...

March 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Midtown project draws support and skepticism

S&H Uniform Service owner Ricky Stone has been running the family business for more than 35 years.

March 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Shifting travel policies make Afghan student uncertain she can return to Brenau

This summer, Brenau University student Razia Hussaini plans to fly home to Afghanistan. But she is unsure about making the return trip.

March 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Grady Young Foundation awards 16 scholarships to local students

Sixteen young people were recognized Saturday evening by the Grady Young Foundation, Inc. for their hard work, good academic standing, positive attitudes and commitments to ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Johnson junior eager for capital adventure on Washington Youth Tour

In a few months, Cecelia Tatro will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the first time and she can hardly wait.

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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