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Forsyth officials, Atlanta group to talk compromise over Bethel Park

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners is expected to go to Atlanta this week in an effort to end the fight for Bethel Park.

February 28, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Launching Lanier: 60 years ago Monday, ground was broken on Buford Dam

Harold Martin had two things motivating him when he stood on the hillside with his 8 mm camera.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Director of Rape Response will retire

When she started, her ideas were radical.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group seeks to change Georgia’s state bird to the chicken

If an Augusta group gets its way, we might salute the trucks that head down local streets taking our state bird to its final destination.

February 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wauka Mountain Elementary’s pie supper serves up good food to benefit school needs

Local residents loosened their belts for a good cause Saturday at the 85th annual Wauka Mountain Chicken Pie Supper.

February 27, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Repairs, high-tech projects wait for federal funding

Hall County Board of Education members rolled out plans for repairing schools and completing projects at a retreat Saturday, but whether funds will be there to see them through still was in question.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Medical center looks to bolster trauma care

The argument for improving trauma care in Georgia hospitals boils down to one point: More critically injured people will survive.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch ends furloughs thanks to improved budget outlook

Monthly furloughs are over for Flowery Branch employees.

February 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County spelling champ advances to state bee

Hall County spelling bee champion Parker Ramey advanced to the State Spelling Bee by placing second in the District 3 competition Saturday at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Natural savings:Businesses get a look at solar power, bio-products

When it comes to going green, many business owners may be at a loss of where to start, but on Friday, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce helped point them in the right direction.

February 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall couple takes dispute to primetime television

It's a classic marriage tiff: One partner wants it; the other says "no way."

February 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Applications due March 1 for property tax exemptions

If you're hoping to see a different figure on your property tax bill this year but haven't filed a return or applied for exemptions yet, you might want to cancel your Monday lunch plans.

February 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont residents consider filing suit against Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have come to a decision on the North Hall library, but Clermont residents say their fight is far from over.

February 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County principal suspended without pay

An investigation into the ethics of Dawson County High School's principal has led to a nearly monthlong, unpaid suspension that begins Monday.

February 27, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


United Way thanks community

Volunteers from United Way of Hall County will take to the streets next week to thank the community for their support of the organization's annual campaign drive.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Hall County's surviving World War II veterans

Editor's note: The following are veterans who responded to calls for information about World War II.

August 30, 2015 | | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘When life gives you lemons ...’ one woman's way to give back

Two years ago, as she sat in a bed at Emory University Hospital recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Kelsey Bishop picked up her smartphone.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘We celebrated. Big time:’ Gainesville’s Vance was in Okinawa when war ended

Bill Vance was anxious to join the action.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Churches form partnership to recruit, help foster parents

When Liz Coates saw the plight of foster care in Hall County, she said she knew the congregation at First Baptist Church in Gainesville needed ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Dancers cut a rug, for fun and a Cause

Ten local celebrities partnered with professional dancers and competed in the Dancing for a Cause fundraiser Saturday night at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

August 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public safety departments match grill skills at Laurel Summer Fest

What's the secret to good barbecue?

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


First Presbyterian Mission Expo encourages community volunteers

"Things that a lot of people dread, like a sink full of dishes, or raking leaves or sweeping up the porch, those are things that ...

August 29, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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


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