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Decision on early school closings seemed ‘clear-cut’

Even before the first flake fell Sunday, Gainesville and Hall County school officials determined no classes should be held today.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Laser Frostbite boat series makes waves on breezy Lake Lanier

FLOWERY BRANCH - With a definite nip in the air, the 2011 Laser Frostbite kicked off the start of a two-month sailing series with a bustling crowd Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family Sunday event tells ‘A Sweet Story’

It's always been sweet to live in the South. At the Northeast Georgia History Center's Family Day event, "A Sweet Story," visitors got to make and sample sweet treats the old-fashioned way and learn a little bit of history, too.

January 09, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


‘Mark Twain’ takes to stage on Thursday

The first time actor Dave Ehlert played Mark Twain, he channelled his grandfather - a "crotchety old man from Denmark" - and gave him a Southern accent.

January 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Fire at West Hall home extinguished

Hall County fire officials are investigating a Sunday blaze at a home in the 4300 block of Cherokee Trail in West Hall.

January 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm scrambles Deal's inauguration plans

Nathan Deal's first focus today is safety.

January 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Johnson High grad is flying high at the Pentagon

For someone who has spent a career flying helicopters, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Bartlett has needed to adjust to an earthbound assignment.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau to offer ‘early college’ credit at Academy

By now, college students at Brenau University are familiar with seeing 16-year-olds in some of their classes.

January 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arsenic case dismissal leaves questions, resentment

There's a reason why Louis Stowers is nicknamed "Stump." As a young football player new to the game, Stowers followed his coach's exact orders. He stopped anyone who came directly at him; no more and no less, even as the other team dashed around him.

January 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Servants give their hearts to those in need on day of service

Larry Collins' voice grew strong as he spoke into the microphone shortly before lunchtime.

January 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall budget concerns highlight State of County address

There's at least one fact that all five Hall County commissioners supported Saturday. This year's budget is going to be one of the toughest yet.

January 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County students improve in national test scores

Hall County students saw slight improvement on a national standardized test this year.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Supporters to hold annual memorial service for Gen. Longstreet

Every week or so, visitors to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's Gainesville grave leave behind an item of some kind, perhaps a cigar or a candle.

January 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls will provide a show this weekend

An often-quoted saying about bull riding is "it's not if you get hurt, it's when." But for David Barton of South Carolina, the thrill of riding outweighs the danger.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: Hall County economy now on upswing

Despite the "pain around us," Hall County is in a state of stability and economic recovery, a local real estate expert said Thursday.

January 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Where those in need can get backpacks, school supplies for free

School supplies and backpacks will be a focus for families in the next two weeks as a new school year is about to start.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Evaluation of Gainesville school superintendent is ‘ongoing,’ board chair says

The future of the Gainesville city school superintendent is unknown and her evaluation has been delayed beyond the board's self-set standard.

July 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Troopers steered by discretion when chasing suspects

With a situation developing in seconds, the decision by law enforcement officers to pursue a fleeing vehicle involves a quick assessment of the variables on ...

July 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hot, dry summer is fine for wines, vineyard owners say

North Georgia's wine country is where dozens of vineyards grow their own grapes and produce and sell their own wines.

July 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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