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Food stamp applications will be available online

Those applying for food stamp benefits will be able to do so online starting next month, a spokesperson for the Department of Human Resources said.

October 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Moonshine festival celebrating town's racing roots enters 41st year

Families and NASCAR fans from across North Georgia traveled to Dawsonville on Saturday for the 41st annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.

October 29, 2008 | Megan Gill | Local


New assessor nominated to Hall tax board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners nominated a fifth member to the board of tax assessors at its meeting Thursday.

October 28, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boys & Girls facility will reach more kids

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County hope to be able to reach out to even more young people once construction on its new building is complete.

October 28, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Ideas flow for Oakwood's 2030 plan at public hearing

OAKWOOD - About 20 Oakwood residents came out to Thursday's town hall meeting at Oakwood City Hall to get more details about the city's proposed Oakwood 2030 plan.

"We wanted to give you an overview of what we have planned, but this is not the end of the process," said Stan Brown, Oakwood's city manager. "We seem to be lacking a sense of downtown in Oakwood, and that is something we hope to define with this plan."

October 28, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Bestselling Afghan author draws crowd at Brenau event

International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini graced the stage of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium Thursday evening to the delight of a sold-out audience.

Hosseini, who penned "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," engaged in a candid conversation with a Brenau graduate about Afghanistan's past and future, drawing the largest crowd in Brenau history, said Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University.

October 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A monster mash for sons and their mummies

It's not every day that friendly witches and Superman gather around the dinner table to share a meal of macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, and peanut butter and chocolate pie.

October 28, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant would speed Hall's career-oriented education goals

Leaders of the Hall County school system and Lanier Technical College are hoping a $3.2 million grant will put local high schools on the fast track to providing a more modern career-oriented education for Hall County students.

Will Schofield, superintendent of Hall County schools, traveled to Atlanta Thursday with Mike Moye, president of Lanier Technical College, to pitch a joint grant proposal to leaders of the Technical College System of Georgia. Schofield and Moye are competing against nine other K-12 school system and technical college partnerships statewide that also made it to the final round for five $3.2 ...

October 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Death penalty case will go forward without mental evaluation

The mental competency of Allan Robert Dickie to stand trial in his death penalty case won't be an issue - at least for now.

Dickie, following the advice of his attorney, refused to participate in a court-ordered psychological evaluation at the Hall County jail, according to a letter to Superior Court Judge Jason Deal written by the head of forensic services for Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital.

October 28, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Buford man gets prison for odometer scam

It's one of the oldest scams in the auto business: rolling back the mileage on a car's odometer.

October 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Gainesville schools name Dyer new superintendent

The Gainesville school board has unanimously named Merrianne Dyer its permanent new superintendent.

Dyer, who has served as interim superintendent since Steven Ballowe was fired from the post July 3, became the school system's superintendent at a called school board meeting at 8 a.m. Friday. The board promoted Dyer from her position as Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School principal and appointed her to the interim superintendent position on July 15.

October 28, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Whit Powell named to tax assessors' board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners named a fifth member to the board of tax assessors at its meeting Thursday.

Commissioner Billy Powell selected Whit Powell to replace former chief assessor Emory Martin, who resigned last week after District Attorney Lee Darragh and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations closed investigations into some of his actions while on the board.

October 27, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pedestrian killed on Ga. 60 in Murrayville

A pedestrian was killed while crossing Ga. 60 at the Fieldale Farms Murrayville plant late Wednesday, authorities said.

October 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hard times a boon for the library

For the past week, 25-year-old Travis Loyd has been spending his afternoons at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library.

October 26, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rabies cases keep coming: 39 so far in Hall

Hall County's rabies epidemic shows no signs of abating. The number of cases reported this year has now reached 39.

October 26, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Hall, Forsyth among healthiest counties in state

If you're looking to get or stay healthy, communities around Lake Lanier provide a good starting place.

April 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Easter fills pews for one Sunday

Many Christians who perhaps haven't been to church often this year will don their Easter Sunday best and flock to their parishes today.

April 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Getting out: Agency aims to protect victims of domestic abuse

She had to get out.

April 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Historic Piedmont Hotel holds 2nd annual egg hunt

The hunt was on when the Longstreet Society opened the grounds of the Historic Piedmont Hotel to the public for the second annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday.

April 04, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Eagle Ranch house parents grow while serving families

At Eagle Ranch, parents help their children with homework, care for them when they are sick and comfort them when they have nightmares.

April 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County transit service is finally connecting

Ridership on Gainesville's public transit system isn't near Red Rabbit levels, but officials are optimistic about the fixed-route bus service's future numbers.

April 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislature passes key laws, yet work remains on issues

Transportation funding. Medical marijuana. Education reform.

April 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Hall County Master Gardeners host annual expo

The annual Spring Garden Expo, hosted by the Hall County Master Gardeners, is in full bloom. The event kicked off Friday at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.

April 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Roofer sustains serious injuries after 30-foot fall from house in Flowery Branch

A man working on a roof in Flowery Branch suffered moderate to severe injuries after falling roughly 30 feet Friday morning.

April 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Ask the Times: New hospital in Braselton doesn’t have trauma status

Is the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton hospital a Level II trauma center like the one in Gainesville?

April 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Boat fatality case from 2012 returning to Hall County court

A Forsyth man's lawsuit to be released from the Hall County Jail spent three weeks in federal court before returning to Hall County Superior Court.

April 03, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville departments lay out goals for next fiscal year

More Gainesville departments have laid out their goals and priorities for the next fiscal year as City Manager Kip Padgett prepares to unveil his proposed budget later this month.

April 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech College’s relocation plan gets thumbs up from business, government leaders

Just how great is the need for relocating Lanier Technical College?

April 03, 2015 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT AND KRISTEN OLIVER jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, koliver@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Tom Smith is chosen new top Red Elephant

Gainesville High School will have a new principal starting this fall.

April 03, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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