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Tractor-trailer explodes on Ga. 53

A tractor-trailer caught fire and exploded this afternoon on Ga. 53 near Tinsley Chapel Road west of downtown Dawsonville, Lt. Tony Wooten of the Dawson County Sheriff's department said.

August 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man attacked by beaver on Lake Lanier in Forsyth

Leave it to a beaver to turn a happy excursion into a harrowing experience.

August 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


New Flowery Branch Festival features art, music

Being an artist doesn't mean you have to be perfect.

After all, sometimes it is when you choose to draw outside the lines that you create something amazing.

August 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Cold cases: Rage leads to a ‘horrific scene’

The man friends called "Amigo" was found dead in his boarding room by housemates on Aug. 20, 1991, though police weren't called until the next day.

August 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Golf course gets a break in the heat

At Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course, intense summer heat brings new challenges when it comes to preserving the greens.

August 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall schools put extra emphasis on Chinese language

Hall County School officials saw the value of teaching Chinese to pre-kindergarten students, and now four elementary schools get to take on the challenge.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs repairs done in time for school traffic

Just in time, as planned.

August 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


These sleeping pooches now relax on comfy beds

Call it a touch of home in an otherwise unfamiliar place.

The Hall County Animal Shelter has finally finished outfitting all of its 177 dog pens with cot-style beds.

August 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawsonville Council may re-examine sign code

The Dawsonville City Council could be looking to "patch up" sections of the historical district's sign code during its meeting today.

It's a measure that Mayor Joe Lane Cox feels is necessary given the recent onslaught of campaign signs from the July 20 primary.

August 01, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville students could see changes with report cards

Students at Gainesville schools may see changes in their report card this year.

The school board will decide tonight whether grades should be more "standards-based," including more descriptive feedback and more chances to improve.

August 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Proposed Howard Road extension’s future is ‘uncertain’

The economic downturn has forced Gainesville to shelve conceptual plans for the Howard Road extension, which would connect Ga. 365 to U.S. 129/Athens Highway, said traffic engineer Dee Taylor.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire guts home in Lula

A fire that may have been caused by lightning gutted a home in Lula Sunday, but no injuries were reported.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


2 accidents injure 3

A pair of vehicle accidents led to three injuries Saturday.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chestatee River diving bell has been restored and is ready for display

DAHLONEGA - Who said history can't get a makeover?

July 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Final resting places for sale, a surplus during recession

The recession has caused many people to sell their jewelry, cars and homes in an effort to make ends meet. Now cemetery plots are among the unexpected items popping up often in classified ads.

July 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Elton Maddox named Workhorse of the Year at Poultry Expo

ATLANTA - Elton Maddox, president and CEO of Oakwood-based Wayne Farms and a past U.S. Poultry & Egg Association chairman, was named USPOULTRY's Workhorse of ...

January 25, 2016 | For The Times | Local


Gainesville Police charge man with rape at Motel 6

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a Gainesville motel.

January 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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