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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


Author shares story with elementary students

To the delight of Lyman Hall Elementary School students, author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy shared an amusing tale of how a sassy 7-year-old discovered the library and a love of reading.

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Brenau tradition honors students’ moving up

In a fitting tribute to the soon-to-be graduates, the ladies of Brenau University gathered on Friday and sang, "To all the world thy blessing, Brenau thou sendeth forth."

April 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


2,000 referred for deportation since 287(g) put in place

Two years after sheriff's officials started an immigration enforcement program known as 287(g), some 2,000 people arrested in Hall County while in the country illegally have been turned over to federal officials for possible deportation.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man charged in death of motorcyclist

The Georgia State Patrol on Friday took out a felony vehicular homicide warrant against a Canton man in connection with a Tuesday afternoon wreck in South Hall that killed a motorcyclist.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Second Habersham County judge resigns

For the second time in four months, a Habersham County Superior Court judge has abruptly resigned.

April 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT reopens 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell parkway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has reopened a nearly 6-mile stretch of Richard Russell Scenic Parkway in White and Union counties.

April 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Polish professor speaks about country’s turmoil in wake of tragedy

Investigators have said that human error may have caused Saturday's plane crash that killed Poland's president and dozens of other national leaders.

April 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Those who owe federal taxes hold onto money as long as possible

For the first time ever, Gainesville resident Deborah Owen paid her taxes at the last minute Thursday.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Eyesore may get funds from the city

A prominent parcel in Gainesville may soon get some help from a special public fund set up for redevelopment projects in blighted areas.

April 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wheeler cleared in nonfatal shooting

Weyman Wheeler never denied shooting a man who was staying overnight with his estranged wife, but his lawyer argued it was done unintentionally and without malice in a struggle over a gun.

April 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


State Senate honors guardsmen for service in Afghanistan

The Georgia National Guard 48th Infantry Brigade, including Gainesville-based Charlie Company, has been honored by the Georgia Senate for its one-year deployment in Afghanistan.

April 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fashion show raises money for cancer research

East Hall students were moonlighting as models Thursday night in a fashion show to raise money for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life.

April 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Third-grader wins WordMasters Challenge with perfect score

Daniel Lewis' mastery of words has earned him an honor that fewer than 1 percent of students nationwide can claim.

April 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Murder defendant testifies

While Hugo Moguel Tepanca told an investigator he shot a man to death in a fit of road rage, he gave a different version of events from a courtroom witness stand Thursday.

April 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hiking, horse trails being added at Don Carter State Park

Work has started on more than 20 miles of hiking and horse trails at Don Carter State Park in North Hall.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody

A suspect was arrested late Wednesday morning after a robbery at a Shell gas station earlier that morning.

September 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


State, college leaders visit King’s Hawaiian

Visiting leaders from the University of Georgia, the state legislature and the department of agriculture donned white smocks, hair nets and hardhats as they toured ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Primex responds in wake of workers' maimed hands, 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 on 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


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


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