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AP tests put strain on brains and budgets

Advanced Placement course testing ends across the nation today, but students in the AP Macroeconomics class at Flowery Branch High School breathed a sigh of relief Thursday when testing ended at 11 a.m.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal stimulus funds help local businesses grow

The clatter of construction at the Gainesville Bowling Center is one sign of federal stimulus funding in the private sector.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville lays off six employees; tax hike may be next

Despite reducing the city's work force and its spending, Gainesville City Council likely will have to raise property tax rates in June to keep the city budget afloat.

May 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


No arrests made after child porn search

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents searched an Oakwood home Wednesday night for evidence of child pornography, authorities said Thursday.

May 13, 2010 | | Local


North Hall band director resigns

North Hall High School is looking for a new band director.

May 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Former Dawson County clerk of court arrested for tax evasion

Authorities have added tax evasion to the litany of charges against Dawson County's embattled former clerk of courts.

May 13, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Arrested fugitive accused of $1M theft

A Clarkesville man was arrested by U.S. Marshals this week on charges he embezzled more than $1 million from a former employer in California.

May 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County may ban sex offenders from door-to-door sales

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering a law that would make it illegal for convicted sex offenders to solicit or sell door to door.

May 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Longtime wrecker service gone from Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Terry's Auto Towing Service, a longtime fixture off Atlanta Highway, is no more - at least for now, its owner declares.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County OKs improvements for Spout Springs Road

Spout Springs Road in South Hall may be years from a full-blown widening, but some minor traffic-relieving projects should happen this year, possibly starting as early as this month.

May 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students meet Olympic gold medalist

Michelle Lanz's third-grade class gathered near the front office of New Holland Core Knowledge Academy on Wednesday morning.

May 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


ARC co-chairman takes a look at what grant money bought

When visiting Lanier Technical College's Manufacturing and Development Center, a quick look around shows how funds from an Appalachian Regional Commission grant were spent.

May 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Authorities identify fatal wreck victim

The Georgia State Patrol on Wednesday identified the victim of a Tuesday afternoon fatal wreck on Browns Bridge Road as Michael Lamar Stamps of Dahlonega.

May 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood robbery suspect wanted by police

Oakwood police are looking for a man who robbed the United Community Bank on Mundy Mill Road Wednesday. No one was hurt.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police seize 91 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Gwinnett County police intercepted a minivan carrying 91 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 85 near Flowery Branch, officials said Wednesday.

May 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Hoschton bank robbery suspect being sought

A bank robbery suspect is being sought by the Jackson County Sheriff's Department after a Monday afternoon incident at Hamilton State Bank, located at ...

April 26, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


4 escape morning house fire in West Hall

Four people escaped a house fire Tuesday morning, though a 15-year-old girl was evaluated for smoke inhalation.

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall government employees clean up 22.56 tons of litter

More than 22 tons of litter was collected as a part of Hall County government's spring cleaning project, which concluded Friday with a litter ...

April 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


May 24 primary voter registration deadline is Tuesday

The deadline to register for the May 24 primary is Tuesday.

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Event venue Braselton-Stover House one step closer to also housing funeral home

The Braselton Planning Commission is recommending the Braselton Town Council approve the request to rezone the Braselton-Stover House property to commercial to allow for continued ...

April 25, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall taking steps to moving juvenile, probate courts to courthouse annex

A plan to renovate the Hall County Courthouse Annex and move juvenile and probate courts there may pick up serious steam this week.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools employee raises scaled back in latest budget proposal

Hall County's tax digest may increase only 2 percent - instead of the 3 percent school officials used to estimate property tax revenue - and raises ...

April 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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