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Hall chairman’s mother dies

Mary Curtis Mundy Oliver, matriarch of a Chestnut Mountain family and the mother of Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver, died Friday of a sudden illness. She was 84.

March 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Manslaughter plea brings '97 drive-by case to an end

A feud between rival street gangs 12 years ago that ended in a fatal drive-by shooting prompted the creation of a police task force that is still on the job today.

March 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City officials ax three employees

Gainesville officials cut the jobs of three city employees Wednesday, a move they say is an effort to keep the city's expenses in line with declining revenues.

March 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Zamites pleads guilty in 4-year-olds' death

Veronica Nava felt like she was dying inside as she frantically searched for her 4-year-old daughter on a June night nearly four years ago.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Big Red gets fired up

Hundreds of red-clad high schoolers cheered on the 17 members of the Gainesville High School boys basketball team Friday as they boarded a bus bound for the state class AAA semifinals in Macon.

March 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Snow takes day off away from Jefferson staff, students

An unplanned snow day has curtailed a planned day off for the staff and students of the Jefferson city school system.

March 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rescued pups almost ready for adoption

The president of the Humane Society of Hall County says the 57 dogs rescued from an alleged Cumming puppy mill may be ready to adopt next week.

March 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Dawson, Hall men arrested in child porn sweep

A Gainesville man and a Dawsonville man were among 25 people arrested this week in a statewide sweep of child pornography suspects.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Boy Scouts dinner fetes local heroes

The Northeast Georgia Council for the Boy Scouts of America hosted the annual American Values Dinner on Thursday at the Chattahoochee Country Club to honor three local heroes and support scouting.

March 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Girl Scouts crown Mathis as a Woman of Distinction

Frances Miller Mathis, who came from a mountain valley to Gainesville and established a long history of civic involvement, was honored Thursday as the Girl Scouts' Woman of Distinction.

March 12, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Pot grower receives life in prison

A man who grew marijuana plants on federal forest land was sentenced to life in prison in a Gainesville courtroom Thursday.

March 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


City postpones hearing on proposed duplex

Because it didn't have enough members present, the Flowery Branch City Council postponed a public hearing Thursday night on a Lula man's application to build a duplex on Church Street at Mooney Drive.

March 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man charged in car break-ins, thefts, burglary

A Gainesville man has been charged in several vehicle break-ins, thefts and a burglary that occurred earlier this week.

March 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Corps assessing environment for lake projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is conducting environmental assessments for updating the master plans of two facilities on Lake Lanier.

March 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


I-985 work delayed because of crane malfunction

Overnight work on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 has been delayed because of problems with a crane used to lift bridge beams.

March 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


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


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