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Dawson County focusing on crime prevention

A new division at the Dawson County Sheriff's Office has been tasked with raising the agency's visibility in an effort to suppress and prevent crime.

March 24, 2011 | BY Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Flowery Branch wants to annex, patrol City Park

Parks may be scenic and fun, but because of their relative isolation, they can also become trouble spots.

March 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville's Gene Bishop dies Wednesday

Gene Bishop, a prominent resident of Dawson County, died Wednesday of natural causes.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Shirley Miller emphasizes importance of education

HELEN - If there's a time to push forward with adult literacy programs, it's now, Georgia's former first lady Shirley Miller told a group of educators Wednesday.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Academy to offer autism program

Students with autism now have a new place to learn.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Performing arts center officially named for Ware

No one planned for Pam Ware to build an award-winning drama program at Gainesville High School, said Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville City Schools.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Irvin 'progressing right along' after car crash, daughter says

Former longtime state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is in intensive care at Habersham Medical Center recovering from injuries suffered in a March 17 car accident in Toccoa.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GSP: Deputy caused car wreck

The deputy injured in a four-car crash last week caused the wreck, according to a Georgia State Patrol report completed on the accident.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville man arrested on 1 count of burglary

The Gainesville Police Department arrested a Gainesville man wanted in connection with a couple of burglaries, officers said.

March 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


4 injured in South Hall accident, 1 flown to medical center

Four people were injured in a wreck Tuesday morning off Hog Mountain Road in South Hall County.

March 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


S. Hall cities dress up roads into town

Flowery Branch and Oakwood are dressing up main entrances to their South Hall cities by adding trees, plants and other landscaping touches.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville may improve city’s entry ways

As Gainesville officials begin to plan for the next 20 years, they want to put an emphasis on the roads that lead into Gainesville.

March 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


East Hall High students fueling a new idea to increase gas mileage

Students at East Hall High School may not pay for their own gas yet, but they're not taking the recent high prices lightly.

March 23, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Schofield asks committees for single view of education

ATLANTA - Georgia needs a single vision of education.

March 22, 2011 | JENNIFER SAMI For The Times | Local


Questions still loom on water war issue

When it comes to the two-decade tri-state water wars, local experts still have numerous questions as they face Northeast Georgia's impending water shortage.

March 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Woman found not guilty in stabbing death

Following eight hours of deliberations, the jury found Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez not guilty on all counts Friday.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


More lane closures set for I-85/985 interchange

Georgia Department of Transportation officials are warning motorists of weekend lane closures as work continues at the Interstate 85/985 split.

September 16, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Deal suspends rules on trucker hours after pipeline leak threatens gas supplies

A leak in the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New Jersey and supplies gasoline for much of Georgia and the eastern seaboard, has ...

September 16, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local




Authorities charge Hall man with child exploitation after porn found on computer

A Hall County man was charged with child exploitation after investigators found 200 sexually explicit videos and photographs of minor children in his possession, according ...

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


United Way begins campaign with focus on poverty

Living in poverty means having to make stark, difficult choices about where to spend what little money is available from day to day.

September 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


State, defense rest Thursday in Gainesville stabbing trial

The final witnesses testified Thursday in the malice murder trial of Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez, 49.

September 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


SLIDESHOW: Hundreds attend event on Gainesville Square to raise awareness of childhood cancer

Several hundred people attended an event in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Live music, food trucks and a petting zoo ...

September 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Authorities respond to vehicle in Lake Lanier; no people believed to have been in car

Hall County Fire Services responded Thursday to a vehicle submerged in a Lake Lanier cove, and a dive team was dispatched to search for potential ...

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Halftime Heroes: Director leads Riverside Military Academy band into new era

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Giove remembers, as a child in Hollywood, Fla., regular parades through the city put on by a local military academy.

September 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 Times staffers earn SNPA video, photo honors

Two staff members of The Times earned awards at the annual Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's News Industry Summit in Sarasota, Fla.

September 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


United Way leads new effort to fight poverty in Hall

For the more than 32,000 Hall County residents living in poverty, and the countless more teetering on the brink, just knowing who to ask ...

September 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Murder trial testimony: Suspect left for Mexico after stabbing

Witnesses testifying in a murder trial Wednesday morning told the jury about Ofelia Barrera-Rodriguez's movements and comments in the days after the death of ...

September 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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