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Habitat to rebuild burned home for soldier and family

An announcement Friday morning signaled a new beginning for Army Spc. Michael Walker, who came home from a deployment in Afghanistan only to find his family's East Hall home burned to the ground.

August 06, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Unit trained to prevent jail riots

On Christmas Eve 1987, an uprising at the Hall County jail brought out every available officer to quell the rioting and put out the fires, literally, as 30 agitated inmates took over a cell block.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Excitement flows along Lanier as tourney begins

Everything fell into place for this weekend's FLW Outdoors' Forrest Wood Cup.

August 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax trial wallops Hall legal budget

If there is one thing Hall County has learned from the recession, it's that the unexpected will happen.

August 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wounded Marine recovering at home in Braselton

Bullets flew by overhead just before 24-year-old Josh De Avila felt the impact in his back.

August 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood Elementary teachers get “amazing” new lounge

Oakwood Elementary School is getting a morale boost.

August 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Vehicle tags may carry sticker shock

When you go to renew the tag for your vehicle, you may be surprised to see that it costs more than it did last year.

August 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burglars make off with electronics from Church at Dahlonega

Pastor Paul Bates knew something was amiss as soon as he walked into the Church at Dahlonega Tuesday afternoon.

August 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Toddler severely burned by grease

A 1-year-old Hall County girl was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after she accidentally poured hot grease on herself this afternoon, officials said.

August 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


'Super Bowl' of fishing begins today on Lake Lanier

The super bowl of bass fishing starts this morning on Lake Lanier, putting Hall County in the national spotlight.

August 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia's notary fees skyrocket suddenly

Last week Hall County Deputy Clerk of Court Rosa Gallaga called up more than 40 people with pending applications for notary public commissions to give them fair warning.

August 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GDOT making money from 511 signs

The Georgia Department of Transportation has found a way to help its budget and motorists simultaneously.

August 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville City Schools convocation focuses on new grading system

The debate about grading for Gainesville City Schools was the focus of a convocation for teachers Wednesday.

August 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School officials craft vision for education

School superintendents and school board members around the state are trying to drastically change education.

August 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Newest Boys & Girls Clubs location opens near Lyman Hall Elementary

Welcoming blue walls, colorful artwork, video games and study spaces greet children who come to Hall County's newest Boys & Girls Clubs location, which opened Wednesday near Lyman Hall Elementary School.

August 04, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Snow showers could be on way for Hall County

No accumulation is expected, but snow showers could hit Hall County on Monday and Tuesday.

February 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood woman’s family seeks answers to 2014 slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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