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Ga. 400 toll violators face stiffer penalty

For the past 17 years, driving through the Ga. 400 toll in Atlanta without paying cost, eventually, $1.50.

July 01, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Grant to keep middle school students afloat

Hundreds of sixth-graders may finally learn to swim this fall.

July 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Elementary school recognized nationally for counseling model

Chestnut Mountain Elementary School is being recognized for a category not often awarded in education - counseling.

July 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville Motel unsafe, torn down for new structure

In its prime, the Gainesville Motel saw celebrities, businessmen, tourists and families.

July 01, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Flowery Branch City Council struggles to meet

Flowery Branch City Council's thinning ranks have put the governing body one member away from being unable to conduct business.

July 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent sightings of bears reported

As reports of bear sightings in and around Hall County increase, officials are asking residents to stay smart in the face of wildlife.

June 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville seeks design for Cedar Creek Reservoir treatment plant

Gainesville's director of public utilities plans to ask the city council today to choose an engineer to design a water treatment plant at Cedar Creek Reservoir.

June 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Today marks new budgets for local governments

Happy New Year, local governments.

June 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia’s new texting law takes effect today

Gainesville police say they are ready to enforce a law meant to cut down on the number of distracted drivers on Georgia's roads.

June 30, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


One man dead after shooting in Auburn

June 30, 2010 | | Local


Traffic beginning to ease at South Hall crossroads

A major South Hall traffic bottleneck has gotten some relief.

June 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Palin says ministry is close to her heart

Her home may be dozens of degrees cooler and clear across the country, but former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin felt right at home in Georgia on Tuesday night.

June 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids learn to ‘be free’ at Tourette syndrome camp

At Camp Twitch and Shout, it's instant friendship.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


WNEG-TV at UGA gets two months of funding

The WNEG-TV station housed on the University of Georgia campus is still hanging on - at least for two more months.

June 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Increased traffic, checkpoints on tap for Fourth of July

Gainesville resident Brooke Brackett isn't going anywhere.

June 29, 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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