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Library director wants to keep more branches open

Money is tight, and library closures are likely. Still, the director of Hall County's Library System is hopeful he can continue to serve the majority of county residents.

June 08, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


World Language Academy approved to add grade levels

World Language Academy fifth-graders can now continue their bilingual studies, thanks to a charter amendment approved Wednesday.

June 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


New poultry lab construction in Oakwood set for August

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network is close to starting work on a $13.5 million replacement of aging offices on Oakwood Road.

June 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 students from Hall named Georgia Scholars

Every year, fewer than 100 students meet the rigorous requirements to be named Georgia Scholars. This year, Hall County had two - Sally Justus of West Hall High School and Kyle Reynolds of Chestatee High School.

June 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Skateboarder is killed in accident

A 16-year-old skateboarder died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle on Ga. 53 near Dawsonville.

June 08, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth issues boil water advisory for northeast part of county

Forsyth County has issued a boil water advisory for northeast portions of the county.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Police identify train victim

Timothy Glenn, 42, of Summerville has been identified as the man struck and killed by a train while he walked on railroad tracks in Gainesville.

June 08, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


No one hurt in North Hall mobile home fire

Hall County firefighters battled a mobile home fire overnight in North Hall County, Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported in a news release.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Man hit by train, killed in Gainesville

A pedestrian died after he was struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks in Gainesville, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday night.

June 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


County’s budget problems leave parks’ fate uncertain

If you build it, they will come.

June 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students learn about tourism, hospitality at summer camp

Taylor Secor had never climbed an outdoor rock wall before, but that didn't mean he wasn't going to try.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Camp Merrill gets new commander

For Lt. Col. Robert "Bob" A. O'Brien, Tuesday's leadership change at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega also marked a homecoming of sorts.

June 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alligator could have been sent to wildlife refuge

While some are questioning why Georgia Department of Natural Resources euthanized an alligator found this week in Hall County, the owner of a nearby wildlife refuge says the animal could have been brought there.

June 07, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Family mourns historic home lost in blaze

Matt Mixon walked around the mall in a daze this week, unsure how to piece his world back together.

June 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Most Hall schools score well on graduation tests

Scores released Monday show that most Hall County schools fared better than the state on graduation tests this year.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

December 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

December 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

December 07, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local




Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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