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Speech center improves services in new location

For 40 years, the Northeast Georgia Speech Center has been helping residents find their voice.

March 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. cuts hurt efforts to trim city schools' deficit

The Gainesville city school system may not reach its goal of eliminating a remaining $780,000 deficit if the state continues to hack away at public school funds.

March 01, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Winter storm warning issued; snow accumulation possible

Winter's cold grip just won't let go.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for nearly all of North Georgia, and forecasters now say the region could see between 1 and 3 inches of snow tonight and tomorrow.

March 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Water service interrupted in Gainesville neighborhood

Water service will be interrupted in Gainesville today for residences on Terry Street, Jackie Street, Township Drive, Candlestick Lane, Shawnee Drive, Covey Terrace, Vista Brook Drive and Vista Brook Lane between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. today.

March 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man walks to New Orleans for charity

By the time he got to New Orleans, Paul Leslie was bone-tired and his legs felt like rubber bands, but he did what he set out to do.

February 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local man earns spotlight at the Grand Ole Opry

Longtime Gainesville broadcaster A.O. "Red" Healan was featured on country music's biggest stage Saturday night.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Free haul-off for that old freezer

If you wish that old busted appliance in your basement would just disappear, then Hall County has a deal for you.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lanier Tech innovation center creates, saves jobs

At first glance, the Center for Innovation for Manufacturing Excellence just seems like a place with really cool toys.

February 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


INK opens dairy exhibit featuring fiberglass cow

The children didn't have to be told twice they could explore the new dairy exhibit at Gainesville's Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council to rule on 3 zoning requests

Three zoning items, two of which have incensed neighboring property owners, will be decided Tuesday by the Gainesville City Council.

February 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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


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Primex responds in wake of worker amputations, citations

Primex Plastics Corp. in Oakwood says it is taking steps to rectify problems after two employees' fingers were severed by machines earlier this year.

September 02, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Nov. 3 elections shaping up to be competitive in many cities

Candidates emerged for the Nov. 3 elections in cities across Hall County Wednesday, with four-way races set in Gainesville and Lula.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


DNR seeks public opinion on outdoor recreation

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be gathering input on statewide outdoor recreation services via a telephone survey over the next month.

September 02, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local




Firefighter injured when truck ladder dropped settles for ‘pleasing sum’

A Hall County firefighter injured in a July 22, 2014, training incident settled Monday for a "pleasing sum" with truck manufacturer Sutphen, said his attorney ...

September 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


S. Hall private schools uniting to form area’s largest Christian academy

Two private schools near Hall County's south end have announced plans to join forces in the 2016-17 academic year, a move that will create ...

September 02, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Armed robbery suspect in custody

A suspect in an armed robbery this morning at a Shell gas station is in custody.

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Ex-school board chairman running for Hall commission chairman

Richard Higgins, who served 11 years as chairman of the Hall County Board of Education, has announced he will seek the chairman post on the ...

September 02, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Employers eligible for tax credits if supportive of workers taking GED exam

Two new tax credits are available for Georgia employers who support employees taking the GED test.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motion for new trial postponed again in Peppers Market shooting

A Gainesville man convicted by a jury of fatally shooting another man at Peppers Market in Gainesville in June 2013 had his motion for new ...

September 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamilton State Bank completes acquisition of Highland

Hamilton State Bancshares, Inc. and Hamilton State Bank have completed their acquisition of Highland Commercial Bank that was announced on May 15.

September 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Local residents, vets reflect on Greatest Generation

Today, we think of the generation that fought World War II as the Greatest Generation. In retrospect, some would say it's easy to see ...

September 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Local education leaders respond to governor promising $50 million for pre-K

Local educators say another $50 million toward Georgia's children is mostly a good thing.

September 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Polling site change unnerves minority voters

The Hall County Board of Elections approved several voting precinct consolidations and polling location changes Tuesday, but objections from Latino and African-American political organizers could ...

September 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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