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Hall commissioners find calm after stormy year

The year played out like a Hollywood buddy comedy for the Hall County Board of Commissioners - quarreling over differences in the beginning, some teamwork along the way and mutual respect at the end.

December 17, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gingrich leads as Georgians worry about jobs

Jonathan Hood feels that Newt Gingrich represents his ideals.

December 17, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rating bridges not quite like grading school papers

If school grades worked like the bridge rating system does, students would be much happier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman, 90, sentenced to jail for failing to clean property

For two decades, the Hall County Marshals Office has been trying to get Charlene Coburn to clean her property.

December 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


State association honors Hall assistant public defender

Travis A. Williams never lacks motivation in the courtroom.

December 17, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Charter academy plan in the works

The gears are turning to get a new regional charter academy in North Georgia.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


‘Shop with a Cop’ gives families an early holiday

Jessie and Isela Perez weren't sure they would have a Christmas this year.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Most Hall GOP leaders cool to nonpartisan elections

Hall County seems to like the elephant in the room.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville and Hall set to agree on fiber optics deal

There's a history between Hall County and the city of Gainesville of having intergovernmental agreements often turn into disagreements.

December 16, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Georgia misses out on federal grant for pre-k education

Federal officials announced Friday that Georgia is not among the winners of a U.S. Department of Education early learning grant.

December 16, 2011 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Victims of Thompson Bridge Road accident identified

A man killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a van on Thompson Bridge Road near Kroger in Gainesville was identified Friday as a 35-year-old Buford man.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Chairman: Glades water will be in demand

Hall County will have no problem paying for the construction of an 850-acre reservoir in North Hall, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver told a group of South Hall business leaders Thursday.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local colleges step up campus safety

Following a mass shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in 2007, safety at local colleges and throughout the country was called into question.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Campuses rely on ‘social security’

In the wake of the second fatal shooting at Virginia Tech in four years, text message, email, website and social media emergency alerts are becoming commonplace in colleges across the nation, and the area universities are no exception.

December 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Crowd welcomes home 'a fighter'

Don Little may not be a heavyweight boxer but for the last year, he's been in Indiana, fully engaged in the fight of his life.

December 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Lula to host classic car show Saturday

Dozens of classic cars will be on display in Lula today during the annual Classic Car Show organized by the Downtown Development Authority.

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Employees at internet marketing company GetUWired spent some of their Friday in a "redneck regatta" on Lake Lanier.

June 23, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do - oust the city's four-term mayor from office.

June 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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