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Dead vegetation along highway is a mystery

FLOWERY BRANCH - A row of dead trees and other vegetation along Atlanta Highway entering this South Hall city has puzzled area officials.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students learn giving can be global

Some local students are learning lessons that aren't in the state curriculum but reach far beyond the walls of the school house.

September 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School systems brace for more budget cuts

JEFFERSON - When it comes to budgets, Georgia school systems may not have seen their bottom line shrink for the last time.

September 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Speed limit increased on stretch of I-985 north as construction winds down

Motorists now can pick up the pace legally on Interstate 985's northbound lanes at exits 16 and 17.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier’s level likely to peak soon

Lake Lanier is still on the rise - but maybe not for much longer.

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students help schools affected by flood waters

Spout Springs Elementary fifth-grader Amy McDonald, 11, can only imagine what it might be like for flood waters to destroy her school.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Census: Nearly 22 percent in Hall without health insurance

When it comes to health insurance, most Hall County residents - and Americans for that matter - are covered, at least according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Time may be running out for Dawsonville day care

DAWSONVILLE - Ann Mullinax covered her face with her hands when she learned she likely will have to close her child care center in downtown Dawsonville.

September 28, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Belk’s sale benefits nonprofit groups

A national department store is looking to help local nonprofit organizations raise funds this fall.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson to sell College Street property

JEFFERSON - After an opposing vote failed, the Jefferson City Council has approved selling a parcel of property located at 55 College St.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville State College earns national research grant

Chemistry students at Gainesville State College have a new opportunity to conduct laboratory research while earning their associate degree.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Corps: Dam held down flooding

Remember when the fuss over Lake Lanier used to be about water supply?

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen improving after stroke

A South Hall Middle School eighth-grader who suffered a stroke at a cross country meet two weeks ago is beginning to recover.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver dies in single-vehicle wreck in Buford

The driver of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma died Monday morning after losing control of his vehicle on Shadburn Ferry Road in Buford, according to the Gwinnett County Police.

September 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City marshal keeps police work in the family

Debbie Jones may not have been born into a family of law enforcement officers, but she certainly married into one.

September 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities find more than $100,000 in drugs, cash at Gainesville home

Drugs worth almost $89,000 and about $23,700 in cash was found at a Sherry Lane home authorities searched Thursday, according to a news release from the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad.

January 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University forum focuses on community-police relations

The key to preventing deaths like those of Michael Brown and Eric Garner is improving the relationship between police officers and the community they serve.

January 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study: Hall County economy still not back to full strength after recession

Despite recent job growth across Georgia and the nation, Hall County has only recovered to prerecession levels in one of four key economic indicators, according to a new study released this week.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cyclist injured in Oakwood hit-and-run identified as homeless man

The cyclist hit by a car Tuesday on Mundy Mill Road at Fairbanks Drive in Oakwood has been identified by police.

January 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Widening of Ga. 20 in Forsyth, Gwinnett hits snag

January 15, 2015 | BY KAYLA ROBINS Times regional staff | Local


Grand jury indicts Dawsonville man in slaying

January 15, 2015 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Winterville man hit by semitrailer in Chicopee Mill area

A pedestrian suffered broken bones Thursday afternoon after being hit by a semitrailer on Atlanta Highway in the Chicopee Mill area, authorities said.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Police charge man with murder in Gainesville hotel slaying

The man Gainesville police were seeking in connection with a Jan. 10 homicide at Sun Suites Hotel now has been charged with murder in the case.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire department wants to expand recruit school

Difficulty finding qualified firefighters has prompted the Gainesville Fire Department to request expanding its recruit school.

January 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Badge and Bar: Inmate accused of killing cellmate to undergo further mental evaluation

John Darrell Setchel, 24, of Dawsonville was indicted on Oct. 8 in the death of Ronald Sailers, 72, of Murrayville. Setchel is accused by authorities of slamming Sailers' head into the concrete floor repeatedly three days before the indictment.

January 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Drones, robots key to Georgia's agriculture growth, experts say

In the next decade, the poultry industry in Georgia could include drones and robots performing tasks done today by human hands.

January 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gov. Nathan Deal promises more funding for education, transportation, child welfare reform

Gov. Nathan Deal called on lawmakers to support substantial new funding for public education, transportation projects and child welfare reform in his State of the State speech Wednesday at the Capitol in Atlanta.

January 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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