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Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall seeks home foreclosures grant

Hall County officials are applying for a $1.15 million grant to help families with foreclosed homes and down payment assistance.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man gets life for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and molesting a 12-year-old girl he knew as a neighbor.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville may create downtown historic designation

Gainesville officials are beginning to pursue a local historic designation for the downtown area, which could help preserve the exterior look of the buildings.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Worker burned at Hall plant

An electrical contractor suffered serious burns Tuesday while working at a Hall County wastewater plant.

March 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 juveniles charged with burglarizing Habitat for Humanity

Two juveniles were arrested in connection with two burglaries at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore last week, Gainesville Police said.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


History center discusses 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Civil War remembrances will look a lot different with the 150th anniversary than they did during the 100th, Glen Kyle of the Northeast Georgia History Center, said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mount Vernon Elementary teacher competes on 'Wipeout'

Crazy. That's what everyone calls Mary Beverly.

March 29, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs chosen for baseball program

A hall of fame baseball player became teammates with Hall County children at the state Capitol on Tuesday. And maybe half of them recognized Cal Ripken Jr.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Investigators searching for 2 burglary suspects

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are searching for two men involved in a residential burglary at about 4 p.m. today in the 5900 block of McEver Road.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Friendship is now a ‘wellness’ school of choice

Friendship Elementary School got a healthy endorsement from the Hall County Board of Education Monday night.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local governments fund Lake Lanier quality study

Hall County and Gainesville officials are keeping an eye on Lake Lanier's water quality.

March 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students win field trip for school attendance

Missing school is a big deal in Kristy Warren's fourth-grade classroom. For the teacher, yes. But more so for the students.

March 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street architect interviews today and Thursday

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education plans to interview two architects vying for the $19 million reconstruction of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall firefighter raising money for another Louisiana flood relief trip

A Hall County firefighter who is originally from Louisiana went back to his hometown of Central to help flood victims last month. Now Lt. Damon ...

September 14, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


IRS to add staff at Gainesville office

Staffing shortages at a Gainesville taxpayer assistance office will be remedied next month, according to an announcement from the Internal Revenue Service.

September 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

A federal lawsuit claims Georgia's voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of people from being able ...

September 14, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Millie’s opens temporary location on Thompson Bridge Road after fire

It's still overwhelming for June Kinsey to think about all the community support she has received in the five-plus weeks since an Aug. 9 ...

September 14, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Search continues for UGA student missing on Lake Lanier

Search efforts continued Wednesday for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing while kayaking on Lake Lanier last week.

September 14, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


WomenSource’s annual Power of the Purse draws crowd

A neurosurgeon, a single mother, a nurse and a high school student walked a catwalk Tuesday evening at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

September 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Prosecutors describe 'grisly, ghastly, horrific' crime as murder trial begins

Two storylines emerged Tuesday morning as attorneys laid out how Iris Romero-Banegas, 43, was stabbed repeatedly.

September 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia among top regional schools

The University of North Georgia ranked 24th among public regional universities in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report.

September 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Advocates look to Atlanta homeless program for answers

Gainesville resident Doug Hanson has a passion for helping the homeless.

September 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business ‘owners’ pitch ideas to ‘sharks’ at seminar

Three "owners" of businesses received financing offers from the Lake Lanier Sharks on Tuesday morning, but only two accepted the offers.

September 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Bear cub killed by car on Ga. 400 in North Forsyth

September 13, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Atlanta Falcons football clinic for moms emphasizes safety

Buddy Curry shared stories from his football playing days and highlighted how concussions were previously underestimated for years, shrugged off as a mere "ding."

September 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even ...

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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