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Forsyth County man injured in boat fire, explosion on Lanier

A 41-year-old Forsyth County man was hospitalized Sunday for serious injuries after a boat caught fire on Lake Lanier.

November 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Local groups seek toys for needy children

The magic of Christmas morning often centers around what's under the Christmas tree. But for many children this year, that magic won't happen without the help of local agencies.

November 01, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Eagle Ranch welcomes the public during annual open house

The residents of Eagle Ranch, a Christian home for children in crisis, opened their arms and doors wide on Sunday for the annual open house event.

November 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Gainesville still working on alcohol laws

Gainesville's alcohol ordinances are likely to see another change this month as Gainesville officials continue to tweak the ordinances to make them less prohibitive to caterers and nonprofit organizations.

November 01, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Procedure can help control systems for Parkinson’s, other patients

Dr. Darlene Lobel recalled one patient from a former practice who loved to fish but had long given up the pasttime after years of Parkinson's disease had taken their toll.

November 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public's help sought in Oct. 15 burglary at North Hall High

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in an Oct. 15 burglary at North Hall High School at 4885 Mount Vernon Road.

November 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Deputy revamps prevention programs

In times like these, Deputy Stephen Wilbanks' job is more important than ever.

November 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Delayed harvest trout streams available

North Georgia offers few better ways to observe beautiful fall foliage than a trip to a trout-filled delayed harvest mountain stream.

November 01, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson schools receive honor

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Schools System has received national recognition for its use of technology, the only local district to earn this honor.

November 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rainy Saturday doesn’t deter students from stream cleanup effort

Students from Enota Elementary School gathered Saturday morning at Rock Creek Stream to participate in the Adopt-A-Stream cleanup event.

November 01, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Students graduate from Generation Inspiration Leadership Academy

Another class of "Generation Inspiration" graduated Saturday, their sights more clearly set on the future.

November 01, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Despite technological advances, microfilm still a reliable method of record keeping

Microfilm is an unlikely survivor of the digital revolution.

November 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rainy night likely for Halloween ghosts and goblins

Trick or treaters in the area might need to tote an umbrella along when they make their Halloween night candy runs.

October 31, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Ceremony at college notes Mathis' accomplishments

James Mathis Sr. understood what was important in life. The family man lent his business and marketing prowess to supporting education and preserving the history and natural beauty of Northeast Georgia.

October 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teens get lesson in homelessness

Even with a few creature comforts from home, life in a cardboard box is no fun.

October 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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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


Man charged in stabbing death of roommate

A 57-year-old man has been charged with murder in the early Sunday stabbing death of a 48-year-old man in North Forsyth County.

May 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Derby draws dreamers to Clark’s Bridge Park

When it comes to the annual Rubber Duck Derby, that wind coming off the lake can work for you or against you.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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