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Dawson County disagrees with annexation

The Dawsonville City Council voted 4-0 Monday to annex nearly 85 acres of property in the county.

July 13, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. Times regional staff | Local


Scorching heat cools off for short reprieve

After sweltering heat the first half of the week, people in the Gainesville area will get a cool change before week's end.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Corps working to improve parks

Seven tent sites are expected to reopen at the popular Old Federal Park campground off Lake Lanier this month, but 18 remaining sites won't be operational until next camping season.

July 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deadline to apply for school choice program coming up

Georgia House Bill 251 allows parents to pick their child's school, but the number of charter schools and programs of choice in Hall County might complicate the process.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire damages home on Tommy Aaron Drive

Fire caused heavy damage to a home on Tommy Aaron Drive Wednesday evening, but the occupants and their pets evacuated safely without injuries, Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall may create virtual charter school

Traditional classroom learning might become a thing of the past for Hall County Schools.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Former Hall County deputy running for sheriff

Rickey Tumlin, a longtime veteran of Hall County law enforcement, is running for sheriff against two other candidates.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Gainesville woman who was missing is found safe

A missing Gainesville woman was found safe Monday night in Spaulding County.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


11 schools fail to meet AYP standards

Eleven area schools have not made Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary results released by Hall County and Gainesville school boards this week.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville board OKs exception to stream buffer

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board voted unanimously to approve an exception to the city's stream buffer mandates.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Remains of missing man are identified

Skeletal remains found late last fall in northeastern Forsyth County have been confirmed as those of a 44-year-old man reported missing more than a decade earlier.

July 13, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


National Weather Service issues heat advisory as temperatures rise

As temperatures creep to their highest point for the summer, most should seek refuge indoors with a cool drink and plenty of air conditioning.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lawrenceville man drowns in lake

A Lawrenceville man drowned on Lake Lanier Tuesday while attempting to retrieve a beach ball in about 32 feet of water, officials said.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Prayers up for stabbing victim

Fellow church members and neighbors were reeling Tuesday from the attack on Gretchan Pearce, asking for prayers for her speedy recovery.

July 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents shocked when man kills mom, stabs aunt

When Gretchan Pearce got a call from her sister-in-law Monday evening, Mary Pearce said her son was having "an episode" and she needed help at her home in the upscale Harbour Point Yacht Club neighborhood off Dawsonville Highway.

July 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Deshaun Watson, Clemson dethrone top-ranked Alabama, 35-31

TAMPA, Fla. - Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson's ...

January 10, 2017 | Associated Press | Local




Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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