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Elected Gainesville mayor still may be years away

Gainesville residents may have approved directly electing a mayor, but the option won't come for several more years.

November 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Homeowner burned in home gas explosion

One man was transported to an Atlanta hospital with injuries after a gas heater exploded Saturday at a North Hall home.

November 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gillsville boy gets bedroom makeover thanks to Make-A-Wish

A Gillsville boy got a big surprise Friday - his dream bedroom, complete with a SpongeBob SquarePants theme.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


As clocks change, think about safety

People across the nation will be enjoying one extra hour of sleep tomorrow as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Characters, local figures, other stars garner votes

If Mickey Mouse were a politician, he just might be a third party candidate.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mills running for House majority leader

Another Hall County politician is in the running for an influential position in Georgia politics.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cagle stripped of power to appoint committees

MACON - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has lost the power to appoint committee members and chairmen following a contentious meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus on Friday in Macon.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall extension coordinator takes job with state

Hall County Extension Coordinator Billy Skaggs has accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

November 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wrecks increase sheriff’s efforts

A string of deadly wrecks this week, many on Ga. 365 and Old Cornelia Highway, has the Hall County Sheriff's Office putting extra emphasis on those areas.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville is getting back to business

City officials are starting to talk about retail developments as the economy begins to inch back.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Frosty days are on the way

The rain is gone, but so are those nice, warm fall days.

November 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle may lose some authority

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may see some of his powers stripped when a Senate Republican Caucus meets today in Macon for what some senators are calling a "coup."

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal adviser to help find new chancellor for state university system

The state Board of Regents announced the 21 people on the Chancellor Search Committee that will find the next University System of Georgia leader once Erroll B. Davis retires, and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal will have representation on the committee.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Speaker tells how life coaching can be helpful

Lydia Sartain has a point - if professional athletes at the top of their game have coaches, why shouldn't the average person?

November 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jarrard concert raised $95K

The ninth annual John Jarrard Concert raised about $95,000 that will be donated to local charities this year.

November 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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More unemployed residents set to lose their food stamp benefits

Nearly 200 Hall County residents have lost their food stamp benefits since the beginning of the year after a work requirement was reinstated.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rape kits now being submitted to GBI regardless of investigation's status

Ahead of a bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday, some 160 rape kits have been sent by Gainesville and Hall County law enforcement ...

April 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Atlanta Street public housing residents struggle to find affordable homes with vouchers

The move from Atlanta Street is proving to be a mixed blessing for several single mothers.

April 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Health care fields most popular for Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Program

Health care and education made up nearly half of the presentations at Hall County Schools' Honors Mentorship Night on Wednesday. More than 60 students presented ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned North Forsyth subdivision saga coming to close with demolition

The demolition of a long-ago abandoned and unfinished subdivision in North Forsyth County could be completed soon, though some headaches will remain for county officials.

April 27, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Gainesville City Schools cafeterias perfect on inspections

The cafeterias for Gainesville City Schools have received perfect scores on their annual health inspections for the first time in more than 10 years, the ...

April 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High to join pilot program with Comcast, GPB

"Gainesville's TV station" could be the result of a pilot project that will involve audio and video technology students from Gainesville High School. That ...

April 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


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