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3 libraries to benefit from $16,500 Cargill donation

The Hall County Library System is getting a much-needed financial boost for projects at three of its branches.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Many jobs and industries will remain in Hall County

The individual parts that make up a community is what allows Hall County to continue to grow as a whole, local officials say.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


North Hall High band director replaced

North Hall High School has a new band director.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County wreck kills 1

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawson County that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer.

June 15, 2010 | By Frank Reddy and Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Program teaches employable green skills

A new partnership between the Georgia Department of Labor and Lanier Technical College is helping both the environment and the local work force.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville parents welcome latest addition — Bronze Star

The Bronze Star is typically awarded for a heroic effort or achievement during military operations.

June 15, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Gainesville product will help clean up oil spill

They've been waiting for weeks, struggling to get the proper officials' attention.

June 15, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood votes to rebid wastewater project

The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to start over and rebid work on the Upper Mulberry Creek Wastewater System.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Child center grant will help gather evidence, officials say

When a jury heads back to deliberate, the interview of a child abuse victim can often make or break the case.

February 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cannabis oil bill’s key opposition comes from peace officers

Law enforcement officials across Georgia are proving to be the biggest obstacle to a bill that would allow medical cannabis oil to be manufactured and ...

February 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County looks at ‘reshuffle’ of South Hall schools

Growth seems to be back in South Hall County, and that is likely to lead to a "re-shuffling" of schools to accommodate current and anticipated ...

February 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Carriage Nissan shifts to meet need with commercial vehicles

Nearly one of every five vehicles is used for commercial purposes - a statistic that has caught the eye of at least one major manufacturer, Nissan.

February 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Happy trails opening this spring at Don Carter State Park

Whether you're an active horseback rider, an avid hiker or just someone looking for a new place to take a quiet nature walk, Don ...

February 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


UNG fraternity suspended for alcohol, hazing violations

A fraternity at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus was suspended Wednesday after allegations of alcohol misuse and hazing.

February 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mordecai Wilson, 90, reflects on life of service

Mordecai Wilson arrived in Lula in 1996, a little wary at first.

February 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia again braces for chance of ice

Hall County will be under a winter storm watch starting at 1 a.m. Monday that will continue until the later part of the day.

February 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Horse struck by 4 vehicles, killed on Athens Highway

Four different vehicles struck and killed a horse Tuesday morning on Athens Highway, according to officials.

February 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Braselton Dairy Queen opens with a busy first day, 70 employees

Seventy local people are now on the payroll at Dairy Queen in Braselton, which celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, 21 weeks from ...

February 13, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


You Heard It Here: Sporting hat with style to honor Rotary honoree

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

February 13, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville schools bee winners cast a magic spell

Cody Brewer is the reigning Gainesville City Schools spelling champion.

February 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities seize $566K in drugs, arrest Gainesville man

A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana, plus weapons, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall’s new correctional institution opens with vow for a 'second chance'

Sitting in the shadow of its predecessor, the Hall County Correctional Institution opened its doors Friday as Warden Walt Davis praised the county for its ...

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County authorities looking for 2 escaped female inmates

Two women in the Hall County Jail's work release program never returned from a Monday night Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meeting, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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