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Rains plague some Jefferson roads

During years of extreme-drought conditions, most wished for more water. Now that the water has come, some local residents are wishing for less as it has caused more than a couple of problems along some area roads.

February 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Winter storm warning issued; drivers urged to be cautious

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a winter storm warning for the Gainesville area.

February 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Positive rabies alert issues for East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for East Hall County after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area this week.

February 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville to curb downtown skateboarding

Gainesville officials are looking to keep skateboards off the downtown square and the city's new downtown parking deck.

February 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawson clerk of superior court charged in theft

Dawson County's longtime clerk of Superior Court has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $119,000 from the county over the last five years.

February 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall commission postpones library decision

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to go back to the drawing board on two important issues Thursday after taking heat from residents at both ends of the county at its packed board meeting.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wrestling event raises money for West Hall Middle School

In times when some Hall County schools have had trouble just keeping office supplies in stock, West Hall Middle School decided not to go down without a fight - or at least a wrestling match.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Brenau event raises funds for Haiti's school children

The aroma of Haitian dishes on Thursday night wafted across the lobby of the Brenau University's John W. Jacobs Jr. Building.

February 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mills' banks bill goes to governor for signature

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday signed a bill authored by local state Rep. James Mills.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cornwell family releases video plea

A missing Blairsville woman's mother has taken to YouTube with a plea to the writer of an anonymous letter.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lights planned for Oakwood parkway’s final segment

Oakwood City Council has approved ornamental street lights for Thurmon Tanner Parkway's final stretch, which is set for a December completion.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs church’s rezoning request

JEFFERSON - After months of postponing action, the Jefferson City Council approved a rezoning request from First United Methodist Church of Jefferson during a special called meeting Wednesday.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville business owner wins $1M in lottery

An owner of a Gainesville business won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local students compete to earn Youth of the Year award

There were no referees, scoreboards or coaches to call out plays, but the competition to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Youth of the Year still was pretty stiff.

February 11, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials: Economy influenced burglaries in ’09

An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Authorities ID man killed in boating incident Sunday on Lake Lanier

Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials identified a Maryland man killed in a boating incident Sunday evening on Lake Lanier.

June 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents wonder about future of Church Street Manor

Residents of Church Street Manor in Gainesville have received the notice before.

June 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Industrial/commercial site planned off McEver Road in Oakwood

A 20-acre industrial and commercial development is planned off McEver Road at H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway in Oakwood.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Hall Fire battalion chief accused of stalking, harassing county employees

A former Hall County Fire Services battalion chief is charged with harassing by phone and stalking the county's human resources director, public information officer ...

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Investigator testifies regarding rape cold case

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Monday about finding a cold case rape suspect through a separate drug investigation.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school system expects to spend $7 million more in 2017 fiscal year

The proposed 2016-17 Hall County school budget would spend nearly $227 million in its general fund, but no comments were made about the proposal at ...

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Fundraising page started for family of 3 kids killed in wreck

Three of the four people injured in a two-vehicle wreck that killed three children Saturday in South Hall have been released from the hospital, and ...

June 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman, 2 children suffer minor injuries in South Hall wreck

A Braselton woman and two small children suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle incident Monday in South Hall.

June 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man dies in boat accident on Lake Lanier

June 13, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Hotel, restaurant, apartments on busy Gainesville planning agenda

Gainesville's residential and commercial growth continues to surge, judging by items under consideration Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of health science students nearly doubles since 2011-12

Health science has become a focus in Hall County Schools - just as the industry is among the most popular fields for employment in the Hall ...

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family Promise house in Flowery Branch still needs work

Work is moving along, although slowly, in church-based efforts to repair a Flowery Branch house that will be used as transitional housing for Family Promise ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Save Georgia's Hemlocks issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls

Deadly, invasive insects are threatening hemlocks at Anna Ruby Falls near Helen. And to stem the tide and treat the trees against the pest, volunteers ...

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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