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Brenau’s barbecue championship funds local scholarships

In the Brenau Barbecue Championship's three-year history, the event has managed to do what few others can in infancy - turn a profit.

May 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Suspect ‘pocket dials’ 911 during alleged drug deal in South Hall

Talk about a smart phone. This one called police as its owner, now a drug suspect in jail, was involved in an alleged illegal transaction.

May 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wauka Mountain school raises $2,500 by selling golf balls

It wasn't birds, planes or even Clark Kent falling out of the sky Thursday afternoon at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy. Instead, it was close to 500 golf balls.

May 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Student group honors 2 local businessmen

Jim Walters and Gus Whalen do more than just impact the local economy.

May 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch OKs Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch became the second government in Hall County to move ahead with a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeowner finds old artillery shell in crawl space

A North Hall property owner this morning found something a little startling in the crawl space of a vacant home under renovation - an old artillery shell.

May 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Valedictorian, salutatorian rules revised in Hall County

Students no longer have to be enrolled at their high school for their entire junior and senior years to be valedictorian or salutatorian in Hall County, thanks to policy changes that will take effect this summer.

May 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Exercise tests agencies in mass casualty scenario

FLOWERY BRANCH -A houseboat collides with another boat on Lake Lanier, about 200 yards from shore.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Schools get $1,500 from pole mixup

As budget woes build, a small silver lining emerged at this week's Hall County Schools Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Firms interested in Glades reservoir plans

Nearly 30 engineering firms are interested in having some input in Hall County's Glades Farm project.

May 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local firefighters: Installed smoke detectors are safe

Gainesville Fire Department officials say smoke detectors they've been installing are safe, unlike those in Atlanta that were found to be defective.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


5 arrested in check forgery scheme

Gainesville police have arrested five Atlanta men in connection with a check forgery scam and, with more arrests likely to come, are warning metro Atlanta residents to keep a close eye on their bank accounts.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Koyo Bearings USA holding job fair

Koyo Bearings USA will hold a job fair Saturday to recruit for an expansion that will add 50 employees to its Dahlonega plant.

May 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawson County commission districts may be redrawn

Recent census numbers have Dawson County officials looking at the possibility of redrawing the county commission districts.

May 18, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Hall official delves into school funds

A new statewide commission with a Hall County representative will investigate how Georgia's public schools are funded.

May 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn't put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula's Christmas parades Saturday.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

December 03, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

One of Katt Williams' co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids enjoy time with Santa, get books and coats at Lakeshore Mall event

All it took to make Anoria Cheek happy was some glitter.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


This week's rain just a drop in the bucket

We're not out of the woods yet, even after heavy rainfall the last two days of November. Both days brought little lasting difference to ...

December 02, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia tax officials say preventing fraud requires changes

ATLANTA - Georgia officials say changes to prevent fraud could mean it will take more than three months to process Georgians' income tax returns and issue ...

December 02, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

December 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.

If approved by the ...

December 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams entered a plea of no contest to multiple counts Thursday stemming from an incident earlier this year involving a bodyguard allegedly assaulted with ...

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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