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Flowery Branch City Council to set priorities at retreat

New Flowery Branch City Council members are about to go back to school.

February 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgial College & State University’s Army ROTC battalion named one of nation’s top 8

For North Georgia College & State University's Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 2010 is off to a great start.

February 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Parents helping shape education policy through council

Two local parents will be on hand to deliver input on the progress of schools at today's meeting of the state's first Parent Advisory Council.

February 24, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Scam artist bilks elderly woman out of hundreds

Authorities are asking residents to be wary of letting strangers inside their homes after an alleged scam artist took money from an elderly woman in Dawson County last week.

February 24, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


13-year-old in custody after thefts, bus joyrides

Authorities say a 13-year-old Flowery Branch boy went on a crime spree this week, taking late-night joy rides in two school buses and a sport utility vehicle before he was caught Tuesday.

February 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Electronic exchange could aid health providers and patients

BY BRANDEE A. THOMAS

February 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Protest planned in front of detention center

A group of protesters plans to hold a prayer vigil today in front of the North Georgia Detention Center on Main Street as part of a nationwide campaign calling attention to federal immigration detention policies.

February 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Dachshund finds new life at Hall County 911 center

Holly's is a real Cinderella story.

February 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville cultivating list of deer hunters

Gainesville's manager of code enforcement wants to make sure that, come September, it's not open season on Riverside Drive with lines of pickup trucks leaving with deer strapped to the top.

February 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Smoke alarm was not working in Friday's fire

Donna Alexander's Pall Mall cigarettes might have indirectly led to her death, but a working smoke alarm could have saved her.

February 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber seeks nominations for AgriBusiness awards

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee will be accepting 2010 agribusiness award nominations through March 26.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


No one hurt in mobile home blaze

Hall County firefighters spent a few anxious moments searching the burned remnants of a mobile home Tuesday before determining no one was home.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville roads close for repairs

Spring Street in the New Holland area will be closed to through traffic due to storm drain repair beginning at 9 a.m. today. It should reopen at 4 p.m. Friday.

February 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson, Jackson County to talk SPLOST

JEFFERSON - During a joint meeting Thursday, members of the Jefferson City Council and the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will be hashing out the details of a possible Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax V.

February 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fidel Castro’s daughter speaks about her father

Alina Fernandez, daughter of Cuban leader Fidel Castro, shared personal stories of her life in Cuba on Tuesday, including her escape nearly 20 years ago and memories of the father she said she wouldn't care to meet again.

February 23, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


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Oakwood city manager at top of field

Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.

May 18, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Lula council denies rezoning request for baseball center

Lula City Council unanimously voted down a proposed rezoning Monday night that would have allowed for a baseball training center in an otherwise agriculturally zoned area.

May 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver in fiery Capitol crash identified

The driver who eluded Georgia Capitol Police in Atlanta on May 1 after allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Gainesville has been identified.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge accepts settlement in sheriff’s office release lawsuit

Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin on Monday accepted the agreement reached by Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and a Forsyth man seeking release from the Hall County Jail.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County school board approves redistricting plan

Nearly 200 children in Hall County Schools will be redistricted away from Spout Springs Elementary School beginning this fall.

May 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


County library director retiring, search committee seeking replacement

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Library system seeks additional $200K from county as state continues to slash budget

In some ways, the Hall County Library System is a microcosm of how budget cuts impacted public services during the economic recession.

May 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigating S. Hall child's death

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a child fatality in South Hall.

May 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Marine with Dawsonville ties killed delivering military aid

A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.

May 18, 2015 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Northeast Hall home destroyed in fire

A home in northeast Hall County was destroyed by fire overnight.

May 18, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Scholarship fund could get boost from anonymous donor

With the help of the community, the Myrtle Figueras Scholarship Fund, benefiting graduating seniors from Gainesville High School, may get a major boost this year.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lula proposing 2015-16 budget with no property taxes

Lula is preparing for another budget year without a property tax.

May 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Working-class families benefit from face-lift on Gainesville apartments

Three apartment complexes off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville that primarily house working-class minorities and immigrants are getting a major face-lift and new security thanks to a more than $2 million investment from Greenleaf Management.

May 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Officials warn parents about dangers of hot cars

With temperatures on the rise, child safety advocates are hoping to give tips to parents about the precious cargo in their backseats.

May 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont educator, dairy owner appointed to childhood obesity council

Clermont's Jennifer Glover is already a busy woman, between owning and operating Glo Crest Dairy and Mountain Fresh Creamery with her husband, Scott, and working as assistant principal of White County Intermediate School.

May 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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