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White County Schools superintendent will step down on Sept. 2

Paul Shaw is resigning as superintendent of White County Schools, effective Sept. 2. He has accepted a job offer from Piedmont College in Demorest.

July 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


South Hall house explodes; 3 hurt

Fire officials believe a leak in a liquid petroleum gas tank line may be responsible for the explosion that reduced a three-story, 5,000-square-foot home on Lake Lanier to a pile of rubble.

July 02, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Cuts in Hall County budget to hit Service Center hard

A $120,000 cut in county government support to the Community Service Center could result in as much as a half-million dollar hit to the human service agency, the center's director said Friday.

July 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth County to gain 6 Lake Lanier corps parks

CUMMING -Forsyth County will gain rights to six lakeside parks following approval of a settlement agreement, bringing the yearslong Bethel Park litigation to a close.

July 01, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Slather on the sunscreen this summer

Summer has arrived in Northeast Georgia, and with it comes plenty of blue skies, sunny days and an increased risk of skin cancer.

July 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Don’t light up for the Fourth, fire officials caution

The Fourth of July is a holiday marked by childhood memories of barbecues, fireworks and, of course, the occasional severe burn.

July 01, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Dawsonville paralegal gets 3-year prison term for fraud

A Dawsonville paralegal was sentenced to serve three years in prison Friday on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.

July 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Businesses closing for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

Cerramos. Closed.

July 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal uses retirement accounts to pay loan

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has reduced his debt to $1.3 million after draining his retirement accounts to pay down a loan for his daughter's failed sporting goods venture, the governor's accountant said Thursday.

July 01, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


3 charged with Hall County burglaries

Three Gainesville residents are facing multiple burglary charges.

July 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Kids learn skills in canoe and kayak camp at Lanier

Jordan Battle, 11, enjoys playing with daggers.

July 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 Hall jailers punished after December uprising

The Hall County Sheriff's Office suspended the Hall County Jail commander and an officer at the jail earlier this year after a Dec. 22 uprising.

July 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners: No tax hike, but deeper cuts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted in favor of a spending plan Thursday that promises to transform county recreation services, closes two public libraries and dismantles the public works, planning and building inspections departments.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Commissioners may roll up taxes in final budget vote

Hall County commissioners may be working out a budget compromise this afternoon as the final hour nears for them to decide on a spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Friday.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Contingency funds could be dropped from budget

Not raising taxes to shore up Hall County's revenue shortfall might just mean eliminating the county's backup plan.

June 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Earth Sense: Check of history shows big variations in temperatures

It's difficult to see the presence or absence of climatic change from looking at temperature records alone, as a quick analysis of data has ...

June 11, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | Local


Nonprofit unveils renovations for family of boy with seizure disorders

Though separated by a newly renovated bathroom, Katie Harrison can still keep a watchful eye on her 4-year-old Hawk as he works on walking on ...

June 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Photo slideshow: Dragon boats prowl waves of Lake Lanier

A slew of colorful boats and costumes filled the warm waters of Lake Lanier on Saturday for the fourth annual Gainesville Hall County Dragon Boat ...

June 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Veterans Park gets a welcome touch with new entrance arch

When the Rock Creek Vietnam Veterans began collecting the names of local veterans for a memorial in Gainesville's veterans park, they ran into a ...

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in ...

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Latino soccer league flourishes under the radar

A cluster of soccer fields behind Gainesville Market where Hispanic tournaments have been attracting a growing number of players and fans has been operating for ...

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Got a dock on the lake? There’s an app for that

For 17 years, Matt Thompson anxiously drove to and from Cobb County to check on his house at Lake Lanier.

June 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Future Youth Sports Complex seen as moneymaker, fuel for growth

Design of a $6.75 million Youth Sports Complex remains on track and plans are unchanged from the original concept, according to the head of ...

June 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Co-workers honor slain Gainesville grad with day of service at domestic violence center

Wearing a bracelet with her sister's motto, "be excellent," Dao Huynh and her sister's co-workers tried to "channel their inner Trinh" with a ...

June 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood man identified in hit-and-run accident

Oakwood police have identified an 84-year-old man in connection with a hit-and-run accident May 31 that severely injured another driver.

June 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slowed by rain, midtown housing development rises

Despite above average rainfall in May that curtailed construction activity, development of the Enclave townhomes in midtown Gainesville are getting off the ground and a ...

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local Boys & Girls Clubs official training at Harvard

After weeks of homework assignments and preparation, the chief executive officer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier is finishing up a week of one ...

June 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal ...

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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