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Dawson County Courthouse offers couples a free Valentine’s gift

DAWSONVILLE - The Dawson County Courthouse took a break from its everyday grind to offer free wedding and vow renewal ceremonies Friday in honor of Valentine's Day.

February 13, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Landowner to get $6M from Georgia Power

The Georgia Power Co. must pay Hall County's largest landowner $2.2 million more than it initially offered to install power lines along a three-mile stretch of undeveloped land in North Hall, a jury decided Friday.

February 13, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bill would allow radar devices near school zones

State law meant to protect motorists from speed traps could see an exception in school zones if a local lawmaker's proposal passes.

February 13, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Claire Miller sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; cmiller@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville celebrates growth in downtown

Investment in new and renovated projects in downtown Gainesville topped $7.5 million in 2008, an increase of $3 million over 2007.

February 13, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Storage tanks gone in Cleveland downtown

Cleveland has removed underground storage tanks from the square so that road improvements, held up for about three months, can resume.

February 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New medical campus won’t affect Brenau’s plans

The Medical College of Georgia received state permission this week to create a satellite campus at the University of Georgia, with the Athens medical school set to open in fall 2010.

February 13, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Crime-ridden area seeks Gainesville's help

Residents of Beechwood Boulevard have asked for the Gainesville City Council's help in reclaiming their neighborhood.

February 13, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Braselton Mayor Pat Graham named to water policy council

Braselton Mayor Pat Graham has been named to the water policy council for the Upper Oconee River Basin.

February 13, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech team wins Jackson County literacy bee

JEFFERSON - Bees really do compete in spelling bees.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Budget cuts anticipated for Jefferson schools

JEFFERSON - Like most other governmental bodies that get funding from the state, the Jefferson City School board is concerned about budget cuts.

February 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Stomach bug slams schools

Flu season hasn't hit Georgia in full force yet, but there are plenty of other illnesses going around.

February 12, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Commission OKs new South Hall cell tower

Cell phone users in South Hall can now look forward to better service.

February 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Veterans share their stories with Gainesville middle schoolers

History walks and talks at Gainesville Middle School.

February 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff’s office: Man beaten during taco stand robbery

A man was beaten and robbed at a taco stand on Atlanta Highway late Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Kiwanis wants nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award.

The club presents the award annually to a person in the community who has rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the youth of our community. The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual who has given both time and resources to the betterment of our youth.

February 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Husband won’t be charged in fatal car wreck that killed community leader

No charges will be filed against William Robert "Bob" Johnson, who the Georgia State Patrol said failed to yield in a Sept. 30 wreck that killed his wife, Nola "Erice" Johnson.

October 08, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Behind the scenes of Kelly’s ouster as police chief

Concerns about employee morale and a silent mutiny within the Gainesville Police Department were on the minds of city management and human resources officials when they interviewed candidates to fill the role of major in mid-August, just weeks before Chief Brian Kelly resigned.

October 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jarrard left Riverside over 'management decision'

Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard left Riverside Military Academy over a managerial disagreement, according to an email sent Wednesday to parents.

October 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Chamber discusses, addresses health at expo

People took advantage of free health screenings Wednesday at the HealthSmart Expo in Gainesville.

October 08, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two juvenile judges appointed to Hall, Dawson circuit

Two Hall County attorneys have been announced as the new juvenile court judges serving the Northeastern Judicial Circuit.

October 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Ga. signs agreement to deepen Savannah harbor

October 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Officers practice for active shooter scenarios

October 08, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Improvements to start at Ramsey Road, Ga. 365

Some work is starting on improvements, including a traffic light, at Ramsey Road and Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County.

October 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont eyeing Nov. 13 vote on electoral wards

Clermont is moving forward on proposed changes to the North Hall County city's charter that would divide the town into four voting wards.

October 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellmate accused of slamming inmate’s head into concrete floor

A man incarcerated in the Hall County jail allegedly slammed his cellmate's head against the concrete floor, killing him, according to warrants.

October 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Commandant Jarrard steps down at Riverside

Riverside Military Academy announced Tuesday night the resignation of its commandant, Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard.

October 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


SAT scores inch up locally

Hall County and Gainesville schools have seen a slight uptick in their SAT scores this year, but scores remain lower than state and national averages.

October 07, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville City Council gives first approval for brewery

Gainesville City Council has given the initial go-ahead for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.

October 07, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal prosecutors review Habersham raid that injured toddler

October 07, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


A second rabies alert issued for one South Hall neighborhood

The Marsh Creek Court area of South Hall County has its second rabies case this month after a dog came in contact with a rabid raccoon.

October 07, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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