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Dawson County schools given charter status

The Dawson County school system has joined the ranks of 13 others in Georgia that have received greater flexibility to govern local education.

June 19, 2011 | Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local

Inmates may be used less for work

Budget woes are forcing Hall County government to cut back on a lot - even free labor.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

Fire departments donating gear to Moldova community

Local firefighters are cleaning out their closets for a cause.

June 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local

YMCA could expand operations in Oakwood

Oakwood and the Georgia Mountains YMCA are working on a plan to offer expanded services in the South Hall city.

June 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Plans being laid to complete Thurmon Tanner

Work on Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood is stalled at the moment, but more concrete details on its completion may become public this week.

June 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville school taxes may drop

Gainesville taxpayers may see a slight property tax decrease next year under the city Board of Education's proposed spending plan, but continued money problems at the state level will cause system employees to have a reduced work schedule.

June 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Hall County water rates may increase

Pending approval from the Gainesville City Council, water rates in Hall County are likely on the rise.

June 19, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Power restored to area customers after storm

A strong thunderstorm struck in the Gainesville and North Hall County area late Saturday afternoon, knocking over trees and power lines and leaving thousands of residents without power.

June 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Jumpers avoid injury while escaping Dawson County fire

DAWSONVILLE - An early morning fire at an apartment complex in Dawson County displaced four families and forced several people to jump from a second floor window to escape the blaze early Saturday.

June 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Church vows to carry on after blaze

An East Hall County church first built in 1875 had much of its structure destroyed by a fire late Friday night.

June 19, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local

State senator from Forsyth County faces property foreclosure

CUMMING - Financial troubles don't seem to be improving for state Sen. Jack Murphy of Forsyth County.

June 19, 2011 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local

Event puts focus on independence for disabled

Charles Roberts' life changed dramatically after a car accident in 1984.

June 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local

Lake volunteers live, work at village near Buford Dam

BUFORD - The retired couple gets the question all the time: "You have a house in Florida and you come up here to live?"

June 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dads getting involved in kids’ schools

A generation ago, mothers were the ones who came to parent-teacher conferences, who diligently appeared at Parent-Teacher Organization meetings, who brought cupcakes for birthdays and holiday parties for their children's classmates to enjoy.

June 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Ex-Dawson clerk of courts pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud

Dawson County's former clerk of courts pleaded guilty Friday to federal tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud.

June 18, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

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Ga. 53 work set for this week in Braselton

Previously postponed work on Ga. 53 has been scheduled for this week in downtown Braselton.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

Daliyah Marie Arana's face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read.

October 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Tumbling Creek bridge project being designed

With funding from area governments in the bag, all eyes are now on getting a key east-west connector between Gainesville and Oakwood designed and built.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

‘Poor man’s’ Chevys a hit at Chateau Elan car show

A "poor man's" car once found on every street in America was among good company Saturday at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d'Elegance at ...

October 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fresh style for old site: Vintage Peach Boutique opens in in historic building in Hoschton

Taylor DeLaPerriere loves to shop and loves to find a good deal.

October 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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