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Census return rates up for most of Northeast Georgia

More Hall County and Northeast Georgia residents participated in the census this year than in 2000, according to data released Wednesday by the U.S. Census Bureau. The mail participation rate for Hall County went up three percentage points to 75 percent.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs program introduces kids to digital arts

Instead of disrupting class, A.J. Espino now has a constructive channel for his musical interests.

April 30, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Marine, minister remember end of Vietnam era

Stationed just outside Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, Rudy Guerrero and his fellow Marines got the call to go to the U.S. embassy.

April 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville trash service may soon cost more

Keeping Gainesville residents' trash service as it is will most likely mean higher costs in the coming year.

April 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Deadline coming up for tax exemption

Want to do away with two-thirds of your tax bill? Those 70 or older this year can.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville makes plans for Cedar Creek Reservoir

Gainesville officials say they are going to move forward on the design of a water treatment plant at the Cedar Creek Reservoir - with or without the county's blessing.

April 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Pickup drivers must buckle up

Sgt. Chris Shelton sees it too much, and he saw it again Wednesday - pickup truck drivers seriously injured because they aren't wearing their seat belts.

April 30, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fundraiser helps woman battling cancer

A grocery store in Flowery Branch will offer the cheapest lunch deal in town on Saturday to support one of its own who is battling breast cancer.

April 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspected gang members arrested for burglary

On Wednesday, four suspected gang members were arrested after deputies responded to a burglary in South Hall.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Man arrested for burglary

On Thursday around 11 a.m., deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3100 block of Athens Highway. A deputy captured a man who was stealing metal from the home, Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's officials, dogs search for burglary suspects

Hall County Sheriff's officials had search dogs out twice Thursday in separate cases involving burglaries in progress.

April 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man injured in one-car accident

A man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital Thursday after flipping his car multiple times on U.S. 129 in a one-car accident.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Student charged in incident at Alpine Psychoeducational Program

A student at the Alpine Psychoeducational Program was charged with battery after throwing a chair at two school staffers, police said today.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Two charged in South Hall burglary

Two Buford residents were charged this week with an April 21 South Hall burglary, Hall County Sheriff's officials said today.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Nix Road area of North Hall after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area last week.

April 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Primex responds in wake of worker amputations, citations

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood says it is taking steps to rectify problems after two employees' fingers were severed by machines earlier this year.

September 02, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Nov. 3 elections shaping up to be competitive in many cities

Candidates emerged for the Nov. 3 elections in cities across Hall County Wednesday, with four-way races set in Gainesville and Lula.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR seeks public opinion on outdoor recreation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be gathering input on statewide outdoor recreation services via a telephone survey over the next month.

September 02, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local




Firefighter injured when truck ladder dropped settles for ‘pleasing sum’

A Hall County firefighter injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident settled Monday for a "pleasing sum" with truck manufacturer Sutphen, said his attorney ...

September 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


S. Hall private schools uniting to form area’s largest Christian academy

Two private schools near Hall County's south end have announced plans to join forces in the 2016-17 academic year, a move that will create ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody

A suspect in an armed robbery this morning at a Shell gas station is in custody.

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the ...

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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