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Lake Lanier Islands amphitheater to get makeover

A Pendergrass company is set to begin work this month on improvements around Lake Lanier Islands' amphitheater.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Oakwood councilman wants tighter-knit community

OAKWOOD - Todd Wilson remembers the annual Oakwood city fair, with its greased pigs, funnel cakes and cotton candy.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverbend Elementary may add tuition-based Pre-K

Officials at Riverbend Elementary School want to extend their Advanced Scholars Academy to pre-kindergarten students.

January 09, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire official concerned with fire increase

Hall County Fire Services has had a busy couple of weeks with an increase in residential fires as colder temperatures crept in.

January 09, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


County may get free lawn service

A proposed agreement between Hall County and a tractor-manufacturing company could be cutting costs as well as grass for the county.

January 09, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Commerce man dies in single-engine plane crash

David Joseph Rushlow, 50, of Commerce, was killed when his airplane crashed at the Jackson County airport today, said Jackson County Coroner Keith Whitfield.

January 08, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home heating help is back

In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.

January 07, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


A healthy goal: Keep kids moving

As standardized tests have become the norm in schools, so has holding fewer physical education classes in favor of more class time.

January 07, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Childhood obesity ads drawing fire

Almost 1 million children in Georgia are overweight or obese, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta reports.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


DOT report shows need for road help in Dahlonega

A slate of transportation projects has been recommended for downtown Dahlonega through 2035 to help ease traffic woes, fueled by a growing college and the city's own huge tourist draw.

January 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area road deaths up by small margin in 2012

In a year that saw a number of serious wrecks in the area involving children, authorities say 2011 was an average year overall for fatalities on local roadways.

January 07, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Soup’s on at Redwine Methodist for monthly meal

Redwine United Methodist Church held the first of its monthly soup kitchens Saturday.

January 07, 2012 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Jacobs to lead proposed college consolidation

When Martha Nesbitt retires from Gainesville State College this summer, she'll likely be stepping down as its third - and final - president.

January 07, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Out in the cold? Churches offer soup

Two local Methodist churches are offering hot soup to Gainesville's homeless in the cold winter months.

January 07, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Rogers to be chairman of Higher Education Committee

Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, has been appointed chairman of Higher Education Committee.

January 07, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


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Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program

If having advanced cancer isn't enough of a health worry, intense treatment can bring about another serious medical problem - heart disease.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 hearings set Monday for Hall school budget

Residents will have two final chances Monday to make comments on a proposed 2017-18 Hall County Schools budget before the school board takes a final ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


El Capote offers fruit, ice cream in family business

Varieties of fruit cups, ice cream and warm, freshly made waffle cones are among the desserts offered at a business that opened last week in ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

Hall County will add $200,000 to the fiscal year 2018 budget for indigent defense to help cover the growing costs of children's attorneys ...

June 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low Lanier water levels are sidelining home sellers

The Spiron family bought their home on Lake Lanier to do some fishing - and the house is their bait.

June 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

In one classroom at Gainesville Middle School last week, eighth-graders were working with a choreographer from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, perfecting dance moves ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Road Atlanta remembers beloved ‘Turn 7 Girl’

BRASELTON - With a mixture of tears and laughter, the Road Atlanta racing family remembered their "Turn 7 Girl," Hazel Harrell, in a memorial service Saturday ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


The Times' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times earned two first-place awards and 11 overall in the annual Associated Press Media Editors contest for newspapers in Georgia.

June 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall school redistricting opponents might not attend board vote

Residents of South Hall who opposed a Hall County school redistricting plan during public hearings last month might not be on hand for a final ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

With their lives in Greece behind them, Christos Nicolaou and Sarah Griffin are bringing their culture to Gainesville through a little restaurant at the corner ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Amid the smoke and smells of burning debris, Luanne Cape and family watch her son go to work.

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI seeks help identifying body found in Commerce

Law enforcement needs help from the public to identify a body found in February near Interstate 85 in Banks County.

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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