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3 libraries to benefit from $16,500 Cargill donation

The Hall County Library System is getting a much-needed financial boost for projects at three of its branches.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Many jobs and industries will remain in Hall County

The individual parts that make up a community is what allows Hall County to continue to grow as a whole, local officials say.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


North Hall High band director replaced

North Hall High School has a new band director.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County wreck kills 1

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawson County that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer.

June 15, 2010 | By Frank Reddy and Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Program teaches employable green skills

A new partnership between the Georgia Department of Labor and Lanier Technical College is helping both the environment and the local work force.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville parents welcome latest addition — Bronze Star

The Bronze Star is typically awarded for a heroic effort or achievement during military operations.

June 15, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Gainesville product will help clean up oil spill

They've been waiting for weeks, struggling to get the proper officials' attention.

June 15, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood votes to rebid wastewater project

The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to start over and rebid work on the Upper Mulberry Creek Wastewater System.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Commissioners aim to ease traffic problems at Mount Vernon Exploratory School

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants changes in the traffic flow at Mount Vernon Exploratory School, but county school officials believe most of the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State's first youth-focused wildlife management area may come to White County

Young people who love hunting with a parent or those who want to give the sport a try may have more opportunities to do so ...

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lights Ferry Connector could now open for traffic May 6

The new Lights Ferry Connector in Flowery Branch is now projected to open to motorists May 6, following some delays involving granite pavers at the ...

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two people seriously injured in head-on collision in Gainesville

Two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition after an early Sunday head-on collision between two vehicles in Gainesville.

April 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Louver Shop brings 216 jobs to new Gainesville plant

Jim Tortorelli walks through his 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and points out an employee by name.

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


‘It’s been a good ride:’ Carl Rogers reflects on 22-year tenure in state legislature

Carl Rogers doesn't have to say a word to describe his 22-year career in the state legislature.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Virtual, Edgenuity provide online instruction for Gainesville students

Gainesville City Schools offer online courses to students through two programs, but the system does not provide online instruction itself.

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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