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Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville residents from Egypt have their homeland on their minds

For two days, Russ Francis listened to an empty dial tone as he tried to call his brother in Egypt. As unrest erupted in his native country last Tuesday, Francis watched it unfold from thousands of miles away in Gainesville.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville votes to equalize water fee for county, city users

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to equalize a utility fee between city and county water users.

February 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Church celebrates start of Black History Month

In a small church, a congregation raised their arms Tuesday night and ushered in Black History Month with song, prayer and praise.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Chicken truck accident stops traffic on Gillsville Highway

A chicken truck flipped on Gillsville Highway about 5 p.m. today, causing lanes to be blocked, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

February 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


23 people charged with DUI so far in safety campaign

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced seat belt road checks, orchestrated as part of its Operation Thunder campaign in Hall County, netted arrests and motor vehicle violations in its first week.

February 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


5 Gainesville departments give updates at retreat

Five departments gave updates at the annual retreat. The presenting departments are chosen on a rotating basis.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Body from 2009 murder case exhumed

The body of a man killed in what authorities have described as a long-standing feud over a disputed property line was exhumed Monday for further examination this week at the state crime lab.

January 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials begin budget process at annual retreat

Gainesville City Council members need to get creative when it comes to working with the upcoming budget.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission chairman cleared of allegations

An investigation has concluded that Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver committed no crimes when he paid a consultant without the formal approval of the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

January 31, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Churches may unify to aid the homeless

Several Gainesville churches have decided it's time to defeat homelessness in the city.

January 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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East Hall High media center collects state recognition

A 3-D printer works on a piece for a guitar, books are being checked out a few feet away, students are scattered at computer terminals ...

April 19, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


North Hall's Bob Williams named Hall’s farmer of the year

Bob Williams always wanted to farm, but he didn't start his dream job until later in life, after college and a six-year stint in ...

April 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adult siblings killed in head-on crash in Dawson County

April 19, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Wilson Orthodontics ‘excited’ for Gainesville location groundbreaking

More than two dozen people from Wilson Orthodontics, including 1-year-old Hartley Wilson, hiked down into the open lot and carried shovels to where the new ...

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall Performing Arts Center open house set

An open house for the new North Hall High School Performing Arts Center will be held from 5-7 p.m. April 28.

April 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting suspect in custody after incident, search near Cornelia

The suspect in a shooting near Cornelia has been located and taken into custody, according to the Habersham County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

April 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau physical therapy clinic opens

Charles Mehaffey was working on balance about 10 a.m. Monday in the new physical therapy clinic at Brenau University Downtown Center. He was the ...

April 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Dahlonega man had unauthorized patrol car markings

A Dahlonega man faces a misdemeanor charge after Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies spotted a surplus vehicle with Hall County markings at his home ...

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County sending delegates to Republican, Democratic conventions

Several Hall County residents have been selected as 9th District congressional delegates for the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions this summer.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakes go up for Georgia Milestone tests

Hall County and Gainesville students may face failing a grade this year - depending on the results of the Georgia Milestone tests they began taking Monday.

April 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County hits pause on Glades Reservoir project

Hall County has temporarily withdrawn its permitting application for the planned Glades Reservoir, according to county officials.

April 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters battle mobile home fire in northwest Hall

Hall County firefighters tackled a mobile home fire and adjacent woodland fire Monday afternoon in the northwestern section of Hall County.

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Community mourning toddlers killed in Lumpkin fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport renovations continue

The venerable Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville continues to undergo renovations in keeping with growing demand and expectations.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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