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Teaching certificate program gains interest

Although hiring freezes and budget cuts paint an unfavorable future for education majors in college, an alternate teaching certificate program just keeps growing.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friends keep man’s legacy alive with June concert

After the death of local Realtor Mitch Farmer, friends, co-workers and family are coming together to continue the June Jam benefit concert he began four years ago.

June 16, 2010 | Ashley Bates | Local


Hall offers transportation at no cost for Dump the Pump Day

If you are looking for a ride from point A to point B, today is your lucky day.

June 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School officials applaud choice as interim state superintendent

Gov. Sonny Perdue named an interim school superintendent today to replace Kathy Cox, and local school officials are happy with the choice.

June 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Rabid skunk confirmed in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Lakeview Street area of North Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Buford man arrested on drug, weapons charges

A Hall County man was arrested Tuesday after law enforcement officers seized $34,000 worth of marijuana and a weapon at his home.

Jacob Bruce Rau, 54, of Lee Road in Buford was charged with both manufacturing and possession of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

June 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Green Corps program helps students grow

Imani Gardner is inspired.

June 15, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Woman’s dog missing after coyote spotted

Every morning, Jeré McMahan wakes up, opens her sliding doors and lets her small pets run around in her yard.

June 15, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall County needs more firefighters again

Hall County Fire Services is planning to ask for permission to hire new firefighters - again.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


3 libraries to benefit from $16,500 Cargill donation

The Hall County Library System is getting a much-needed financial boost for projects at three of its branches.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Many jobs and industries will remain in Hall County

The individual parts that make up a community is what allows Hall County to continue to grow as a whole, local officials say.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


North Hall High band director replaced

North Hall High School has a new band director.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County wreck kills 1

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawson County that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer.

June 15, 2010 | By Frank Reddy and Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Program teaches employable green skills

A new partnership between the Georgia Department of Labor and Lanier Technical College is helping both the environment and the local work force.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville parents welcome latest addition — Bronze Star

The Bronze Star is typically awarded for a heroic effort or achievement during military operations.

June 15, 2010 | Kristen Morales | 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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