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Varsity restaurant coming to Dawson County

DAWSONVILLE - If all goes as planned, the words "What'll ya have?" will begin ringing in Dawson County before Christmas.

August 09, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


New retail center coming to Gainesville

A South Carolina developer is working to create a retail center at the intersection of Limestone and Jesse Jewell parkways in Gainesville, according to the developer's website.

August 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Davis Middle hopes video leads to high-tech makeover

C.W. Davis Middle School could get $20,000 for a technology makeover, but the students need votes.

August 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Cold case: Seeking killer of ‘a vulnerable target’

Manuel Williams lived for seven months after he was shot in his Gainesville used appliance store, but he was never able to tell detectives who shot him.

August 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Pro anglers, families enjoy their Lanier visit

Anglers lowered their rods for the final time Sunday as the FLW Outdoors' Forrest Wood Cup and the National Guard World Junior Championship came to a close.

August 09, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Lakewood pastor thanked for two decades of service

With cards, humor and speeches, Lakewood Baptist Church members showed their gratitude Sunday to Tom Smiley for 20 years as senior pastor of the church off Thompson Bridge Road.

August 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents shocked over grave markings in Arlington Cemetery

As Arlington National Cemetery comes under fire for unmarked and mismarked graves, local residents with loved ones buried at the Virginia site are left in awe.

August 09, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Keep an eye out as school buses fill Hall County roads

With more than 100 yellow buses filling Hall County's roads, it's time again for motorists to be more alert than ever.

August 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nearly half-million dollars in pot seized in I-985 stop

A traffic stop for a tinted window violation on Interstate 985 Saturday turned up 240 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.

August 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Humane Society fundraiser combines the love of animals and motorcycles

Wag your tail and kick-start your engine.

August 07, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Motorcycle run to benefit ‘Pillows for Patriots’

A Flowery Branch woman has organized a motorcycle run to help raise money so those deployed in the military - such as her son Joel - can sleep with a pillow under their heads.

August 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


One year later, still no trace of missing woman

BLAIRSVILLE - Nearly a year has passed since Jo Ann Cornwell's daughter Kristi walked out the door of their Union County home for what was supposed to be a 30-minute walk.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group puts a spotlight on Colombia

Three North Hall High School alums have taken an unusual path after college, devoting their time to telling the stories of displaced Colombians.

August 07, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools to deal with sweltering start

School starts Monday, and students will be climbing onto buses during the hottest days of the summer.

August 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman critically injured at campaign event

A private campaign event for 9th District U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in a Gainesville subdivision was marred by a golf cart accident that left a woman in critical condition Friday night.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County school district announces principal moves

Four principal moves and two additional vacancies have been announced in Hall County Schools.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


East Ridge Road back open after closing for fire

No one was injured in an East Ridge Road house fire in Gainesville on Thursday. The road was closed for more than two hours as ...

May 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Chicopee Woods Elementary lends ‘amazing’ support for Johnson soccer team ahead of title game

Students lined the halls of Chicopee Woods Elementary School after lunchtime Thursday holding handmade signs and banners. One read "You're my hero" and another ...

May 12, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former West Hall coach arrested after allegations of relationship with student

Zachary Swansey, former boys basketball coach at West Hall High School, was arrested Wednesday evening on a charge of sexual assault to a student.

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Area homeless agency board members quit as same-sex couple applies

Half the members resigned last week from the board of a local nonprofit that pairs homeless families with church hosts just as a same-sex couple ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stakeholders examine artifacts from Healan’s Mill excavation

The remnants of a wooden door, its hinges missing and green paint faded and peeling, still bear the year of its origin across the front.

May 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Source of robocalls targeting Stowe remain a mystery

Political robocalls were placed to Gainesville residents last week urging them to vote for incumbent Jeff Stowe in the Republican primary race this month for ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville Police investigating midnight Burger King robbery

A suspect pulled a weapon and demanded cash at midnight Tuesday at a Gainesville Burger King, police said.

May 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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