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Spring cleaning of roads, streams starts in April

Before a litter trap was installed on Flat Creek in December, a cleanup of the long-troubled urban waterway meant serious work.

March 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Center Point awards scholarships, presents awards at Our Heroes Dinner

Exceptional young people in the community and the "heroes" who support them were recognized in an awards dinner Tuesday evening.

March 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Firefighters let brush fire on island burn out

Hall County Fire Services responded to a brush fire about 5 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Little River Circle off Blueberry Hills Drive.

March 29, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Chamber: Companies, students need each other

Students who work at local manufacturing businesses can be valuable to the employees, two executives said Tuesday.

March 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Overturned trailer slows rush hour Green Street traffic

An overturned trailer blocked three lanes of traffic on Green Street in Gainesville, just north of its intersection with Ridgewood Avenue, during rush hour Tuesday night.

March 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy info meetings set

Gainesville City Schools will host three meetings at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy about plans for the new school and for the students' temporary move for the 2016-2017 school year.

March 29, 2016 | | Local


Dahlonega man injured after police chase files lawsuit against Georgia State Patrol

A man knocked off a ladder after a 2014 car chase has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Public Safety seeking at least $1 million and claiming state patrol negligently performed a precision immobilization technique, or PIT, maneuver.

March 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Suspects killed delivery man, took pizza, not cash

Authorities say that the two people accused of killing a pizza delivery driver in Lawrenceville stole pizza from the victim and ignored the cash that was in his pocket.

March 29, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Rest Haven remains a city, as Senate bill falls away in session

Rest Haven still has a spot on the map, but neighboring Buford could start taking an eraser to that later in the year.

March 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Free mammograms available at Belk in April

A well-known national department store is offering screenings to help keep women healthy.

March 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall's new early college program draws students who 'didn't know how to get' to college

A number of students are working to pass the SAT in order to attend the Early College @ Jones program next school year, after just three of the 231 applicants had scores that qualified.

March 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Obstetrics unit may open in October at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

Nearly a year after opening, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton in South Hall County is moving forward on construction of a 10-room obstetrics unit.

March 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


How law enforcement helps when mental illness, criminal activity intersect

In many parts of the United States, including here in Gainesville and Hall County, law enforcement agencies have become de facto mental health care providers.

March 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man accused of forcefully entering church, taking jug of cash

A man is accused of forcing his way in to a Baptist church in Gainesville and leaving with a container of cash, according to authorities.

March 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia Mountains Regional Commission chief is retiring

The head of a Gainesville-based organization that works with 51 city and county governments throughout Northeast Georgia is retiring Aug. 9.

March 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | 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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