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Sharing puppy and kitten love

After her first day of Critter Crew at the Humane Society of Hall County, Grace McNeilly, 9, had already made up her mind about her future.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Perdue appoints Dawson chairman to state council

Gov. Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of Dawson County Commission Chairman Mike Berg to the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Twisters test bus drivers’ training

They drive a big yellow bus, and they have a huge responsibility.

Area school bus drivers are responsible for the safety of as many as 65 children five days a week as they carry them from their homes to their respective schools, and when disaster strikes, they have to think quickly.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


See ya later, gator!

Lake Lanier's only little alligator sat in limbo in an office of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regional office Friday, waiting to find out where he will go as officials pondered where he came from.

September 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man killed in wreck

A 21-year-old Gainesville man was killed in a single-car accident Thursday night in Forsyth County, sheriff's officials said.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Parting gets pricey for Forsyth County

At its regularly called meeting Thursday, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 to fire Forsyth County Manager Rhonda Poston-O'Connor.

September 09, 2008 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Administrator has another surgery

Mike Adcock, an assistant principal at Johnson High School, came out of a successful surgery Friday in which doctors repaired fractures of his upper and lower left leg, said Hall County schools spokesman Gordon Higgins.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Traffic splits with ease on Ga. 53

The Georgia Department of Transportation was able to split traffic on Ga. 53 between Ga. 211 and Atlanta Highway Thursday morning with no problems, a spokesman for the DOT said.

Project managers in charge of the construction in Oakwood should have contacted Mark McKinnon, mouthpiece for the department, if there were any problems with opening the lanes Thursday morning, but McKinnon said he had heard no word from them by mid-afternoon Thursday.

September 09, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Mayfield Dairy will cut positions nationwide

BRASELTON - Mayfield Dairy is laying off 7 percent of its work force, which could affect the company's Braselton production plant.

Blaming the struggling economy, public relations manager Bridgett Raper said about 100 employees across the company will be affected by the layoffs.

September 09, 2008 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Dahlonega's water filter may be fixed soon

DAHLONEGA - It's been a long week for the six employees of Dahlonega's city water works after an aging filter collapsed without warning and cut the plant's capacity of 1.5 million gallons per day in half, putting the city's clean water supply in perilous straits.

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wife charged in White County man’s slaying

Authorities charged a Cleveland woman with murder Thursday in the fatal shooting of her husband, the fifth homicide in White County this year.

September 09, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hanna nears as Ike strengthens

Statistically, Sept. 10 is the peak day of the Atlantic hurricane season. And this year, the storms are coming in right on schedule.

September 09, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


5 teens charged in Lula crimes

Five teens, including three juveniles, have been charged in a series of burglaries and vandalism in Lula, authorities said Friday.

September 09, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


DOT may have $1.2 billion in road project overruns

Steve Farrow, the new 9th District member of the State Transportation Board, told government and business leaders on Friday in Gainesville that outside auditors have not determined the exact amount the Georgia Department of Transportation has overspent in road projects.

September 09, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


School vows always to remember Sept. 11

Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the students and faculty at West Hall Middle School have joined up for a schoolwide project to show they haven't forgotten.

September 09, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Schools keeping up with growing enrollment

Hall County Schools have seen a lot more students over the past five years, but a lot fewer teachers.

August 16, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ask The Times: Public school students have right to pray

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by a reader and answered through the efforts of our news staff.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Chestatee High School vandalized

Chestatee High School was hit with graffiti Thursday night, but it is not clear if the graffiti was related to the recent controversy about prayer at the school.

August 15, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Race into a Wicked Weekend

Friday was an open practice day for The Wicked Weekend remote-controlled racing event at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville to get drivers used to the track with qualifying beginning today and the final day of racing beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday. This year's crowd of racers is expected to be larger than last year's 350-racer event at the track on the 120-foot-by-240-foot arena footprint.

August 15, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville man arrested after 7 different drugs seized from home

A Gainesville man faces nine different charges relating to the possession of seven different drugs.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Ga. 347 improvements are funded once again

In an emergency meeting Friday, the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization funded Ga. 347 improvements, a reversal from its vote earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Prayer controversy prompts community reaction

August 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Credit union tallies $15K for injured firefighters’ fund

In nearly a month since a ladder truck fell, residents of Hall County have raised more than $15,000 for three injured Hall County firefighters.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County moving on health clinic without Gainesville

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to proceed with opening a pharmacy and health clinic to serve county employees.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man sentenced to 6 months in Social Security benefit thefts

Federal prosecutors said a South Georgia man has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing children's Social Security benefits.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Handgun training event looks to put a stop to human trafficking

A handgun training event, "Taking Aim at Human Trafficking," will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in Gainesville.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


The Medical Center Foundation seeks golf tourney beneficiary

Plans are in the works to select a beneficiary for the 2015 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Population may not grow as fast, new estimates show

Hall County's population might double by 2040, not triple, as is forecast in Hall's current long-term transportation plan.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safety work set on Union Church Road

Plans are moving forward to improve safety on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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