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Bear on the Square festival showcases regional culture

If you saw a bear walking through your town, would you stop and look at the fuzzy creature?

April 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Belton Bridge Park to get makeover

A remote North Hall park with a violent history has been temporarily closed.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville trash plan pilot study begins

A pilot program of reduced trash services begins today, meaning for the next eight weeks residents can only expect their garbage to be picked up once a week.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Church dedicates brand-new organ

Through the songs of Johann Sebastian Bach and other well-known composers, First Presbyterian Church got a taste Sunday of its brand-new organ.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Movie crew moves around lake, films in Cumming

CUMMING - Lake Lanier and Mary Alice Park were bathed in sunlight. A light spring breeze rustled the trees.

April 18, 2010 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Residents give input on DOT project

DAWSONVILLE - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say renovations to Dawson County's busiest intersection could begin within the next 18 months.

April 18, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Plans under way for annual Memorial Day parade

World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivor Mack Abbott of Gainesville, will lead Paul E. Bolding American Legion Post 7's Eighth Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 31.

April 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


A little league legend: Longtime coach takes part in annual celebration at City Park

Gene Marlow's first pitch to his grandson Saturday ushered in a new season in Little League baseball in Gainesville, a sport he's been a part of for nearly half a century.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Body found is likely a suicide, police say

A man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday night at the Lake Lanier Club Apartments off Dawsonville Highway, Hall County coroner's office officials said Saturday.

April 18, 2010 | | Local


Students take their turn in directing

With the help of a few high school students, the Da Vinci Academy spring musical has turned into a true student production.

April 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fitting tribute for fallen heroes

Retired Navy veteran Ron James wants all U.S. troops serving overseas to know they are supported by people back home.

April 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall County DFCS office shrinks

Hall County's office for the state Division of Family and Children Services is about 30 percent smaller than it was two years ago, with fewer case managers, supervisors and fewer total positions either filled or vacant, according to public records.

April 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s office gets creative with budget

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has found a way to buy new patrol cars without increasing its budget a dime - by having area drug dealers finance the purchases.

April 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rotary Club constructs ramps for residents who need them

ALTO - Annette Free said her husband, Tommy, used to "piddle out in the yard" at their home off Ga. 365 in Hall County near the Habersham County line.

April 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to close two parks for paving work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close two of its parks for paving work.

April 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Expo gathers local women to network, shop, sell

Hundreds of women showed up Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center, where they visited with health advocates, got massages, learned about local businesses and shopped ...

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Inaugural Women’s Expo celebrates ‘girls day out’

Think of today's inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo as "a very purposeful girls' day out," says event emcee Valerie Simmons-Walston.

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Law agency seeks medication for drug overdoses

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is training its officers to administer a medication that reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses.

August 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools tout new modular units used for needed classrooms

One of the key necessities for a school to function is sufficient classroom space.

August 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health law fees hitting Hall County hard

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but it's come with a price tag that Hall County government is helping ...

August 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gate fees going up at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands is increasing its gate fees from $10 to $15 effective Oct. 1.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard it Here: August 28

Here's a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Creating a new ‘favorite’ class

C.W. Davis Middle School students have a new "favorite" class that incorporates photography, art, Photoshop and marketing.

August 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


DOT closing lanes on Ga. 400

August 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall County stabbing case moves to Superior Court

A Gainesville man stepping outside of a Lee Land Road home encountered his girlfriend's ex and was allegedly stabbed in the legs multiple times ...

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities accuse Flowery Branch man of fracturing woman’s face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of striking a woman and fracturing her face, according to Hall County authorities.

August 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s office awarded state certification

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Hall County Commission Chairman Richard Mecum received the sheriff office's state certification Thursday night, placing it with 107 ...

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall; second positive case this week

The second confirmed case this week of rabies and fifth for 2015 came from a rabid raccoon found in North Hall.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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