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Woman charged in child's death

DAHLONEGA - The mother of a 7-month-old boy who died last year after being smothered while sleeping is expected to be booked into the Lumpkin County jail today on murder charges.

September 10, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Skaggs: Eat more chicken during national month in September

Anyone who has lived in the Gainesville-Hall County area for any length of time recognizes the importance of the poultry industry to our community. In fact, poultry is the No. 1 agricultural commodity in the state of Georgia, representing some 47 percent of the total farm gate income in 2008.

September 09, 2009 | Billy Skaggs | Local


Excerpts of President Barack Obama's address to Congress

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama told Congress tonight he will continue to seek common ground on health care in the coming weeks, leaving his door open for those with serious proposals.

September 09, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall might suspend employee retirement plan contributions

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix recommended Wednesday that the county temporarily suspend retirement contributions for employees to combat low sales tax revenue.

September 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


I-985 work creating daytime delays

Interstate 985 motorists can expect delays the next two weeks traveling southbound toward South Hall.

September 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman wins $100,000 in lottery

Renae Smith got a big surprise on her 48th birthday, not from her family, but from the Georgia Lottery.

Smith, a Gainesville resident, won $100,000 - the top prize in the lottery's instant Cash Harvest game.

September 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chestatee High uses Obama's speech as learning tool

On Tuesday, a presidential address that was the center of many debates across the country became a live learning opportunity for the students in Danielle Cleveland's class at Chestatee High School.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fatal property feud simmered for decades

DAHLONEGA - The long-standing feud over a disputed property line between Lewis Dempsey and Jewell Crane was no secret to local law enforcement.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fatal wreck suspect arrested after alleged hospital escape

A Gainesville woman who was sought by law enforcement for more than three days in connection with a fatal wreck was booked into the Hall County jail Tuesday night.

September 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Revised Gainesville school deficit is $2.6 million less

The discovery of an accounting error made by the Gainesville finance office, coupled with savings from last school year, means the Gainesville school system deficit is about $2.6 million smaller than first believed.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Stimulus road work won’t interfere with fall football

Good news, football fans.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT proposes upgrades to bridges, railroad crossings in Jackson County

Dozens of residents attended a Georgia Department of Transportation open house Tuesday in Jefferson to learn more about federally funded projects planned for the area.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County man’s story of paralyzing injury told on video

A South Hall man whose May 2008 fall from a ladder resulted in paralysis tells his story as part of a video on the Shepherd Center's Web site.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tech grant aimed at nuclear plant welders

North Georgia Technical College recently received a $119,000 grant that will help local welding students land high-paying jobs in the nuclear energy field.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wauka school closer to charter status

Wauka Mountain Elementary School's charter petition won approval from the Hall County school board Tuesday, moving it one step closer to becoming a charter school next fall.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent weighs in on Cuban relations to group at UNG

As a former CIA agent, military veteran and native Cuban, Col. Felix Rodriguez has an impassioned opinion of U.S. relations with Cuba.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chad Black appointed as Hall deputy fire chief

Hall County Fire Services announced Monday that Chad Black had been appointed to the position of deputy fire chief.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas leak causes closure at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads

A gas leak caused a shutdown of Gaines Ferry Road at McEver Road toward Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch on Monday, fire officials said.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Filing tax returns messier, more complex than ever

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.

April 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center brings past to area families

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday's family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers.

April 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 | Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


Dahlonega in early stages of downtown pedestrian improvements

Anthony Smith knows the value of "foot traffic" at The Fudge Factory, a long-time fixture on the Dahlonega square.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residential parking issue resurfaces Monday night at Oakwood City Council

A proposed ordinance restricting parking in residential areas returns to the Oakwood City Council Monday night.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Business couple to speak at Brenau

Jack Welch and Suzy Welch will share their business advice with the public at 7 p.m. April 30 in the Brenau University Pearce Auditorium.

April 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man dies in Banks County wreck

A 41-year-old Martin man died in an early Sunday wreck in Banks County.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau hosts 2015 Fashion Show at Pearce Auditorium

The Brenau Collections 2015 Fashion Show took place at the Pearce Auditorium on the Brenau University campus. About 400 people on campus were expected to attend the public and private events making up May Day weekend including the fashion show.

April 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Restrictions may limit child care

Thousands of Georgia children, many of whom may live in Hall County, could be turned away from child care funding because of restrictions that began in February.

April 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs host leadership workshop

On Saturday, Sisters of Today and Tomorrow hosted its Sisters Circle and Leadership Workshop, "Awakening the Dream in Me" at the Hall County Boys & Girls Teen Club,, for a group of girls that ranged from 11-18 years old.

April 12, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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