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Woman dead following Dawson County house fire

November 16, 2016 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Collins moves up ranks in U.S. House Republican leadership

Northeast Georgia's congressman is now the fifth-ranking Republican in the U.S. House.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Tadmore donates food for Thanksgiving, teachers dance while dressed like pirates

The administrative team and three teachers from Tadmore Elementary School dressed like pirates and danced on the roof of the school Wednesday morning to celebrate the school's success in donating food.

November 16, 2016 | | Local


Environmental report criticizes possible nuclear power plant on Chattahoochee

Georgia Power Co.'s studying whether to build a nuclear power plant on the Chattahoochee River in South Georgia drew harsh criticism in the Georgia Water Coalition's sixth annual "Dirty Dozen" report released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




‘Masters of Innovation’ share lessons they’ve learned

An entrepreneur creates something, whether a physical product like Amanda Wilbanks' pies or something less tangible like Wendell Starke's Invesco, one of the nation's largest investment management firms.

November 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State issues air quality alert as smoke from wildfires covers region

Smoke from wildfires in the North Georgia mountains is continuing to spread throughout the region, leading the state Environmental Protection Division to issue a Code Red air quality alert.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lumpkin County man denied clemency, will be executed Wednesday

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for a Lumpkin County facing the death penalty Wednesday night.

November 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital to get marble water garden thanks to ‘signature gift’ from Jack, Janice Frost

A marble water garden will be built next year at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton thanks to a "signature gift" from Jack and Janice Frost to The Medical Center Foundation, according to a press release from Northeast Georgia Health System.

November 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Defendant: ‘I don’t want to shoot this guy if I don’t have to’

A Buford man took the stand in his own defense Tuesday, saying he did not want to shoot the man allegedly stalking his wife "if I don't have to."

November 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Battle brewing over housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking has drawn fierce opposition from neighbors, who say they worry such a development would raise safety concerns and lower property values.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home donation adds to Family Promise’s mission

A modular show home will be in the hands of Family Promise of Hall County, and ready to serve as a transitional shelter for homeless parents and children moving from the streets to self-reliance, after its appearance at an international event in Florida this January.

November 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Communities seek to help those fighting wildfires

Communities across the Southeast are rallying together to do anything they can to help firefighters extinguish 33 wildfires that have taken over huge areas of land.

November 15, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


State: Death row inmate should be asked if he wants appeal

ATLANTA - A Georgia death row inmate scheduled for execution this week should be asked whether he wants an appeal filed on his behalf, lawyers for the state argued in a court filing Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville signs off on funding construction costs for office, warehouse facility

Gainesville City Council signed off Tuesday on $42,000 in tax allocation district funding to cover some construction costs for a 5,000-square-foot office and warehouse facility on Maple Street.

November 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits' North Hall home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed the expansive lakeside home of community leaders Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit.

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office investigating stolen flags in Gainesville subdivision

The American flag has been flying in front of Matthew Youngelman's home since he moved to Summer Creek Estates off Lee Land Road.

November 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Water main break causes traffic delays

Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked to repair a water main under Ga. 11/U.S. 129 near Casper Drive on Monday night, leading to ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


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