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Library director wants to keep more branches open

Money is tight, and library closures are likely. Still, the director of Hall County's Library System is hopeful he can continue to serve the majority of county residents.

June 08, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


World Language Academy approved to add grade levels

World Language Academy fifth-graders can now continue their bilingual studies, thanks to a charter amendment approved Wednesday.

June 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


New poultry lab construction in Oakwood set for August

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network is close to starting work on a $13.5 million replacement of aging offices on Oakwood Road.

June 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 students from Hall named Georgia Scholars

Every year, fewer than 100 students meet the rigorous requirements to be named Georgia Scholars. This year, Hall County had two - Sally Justus of West Hall High School and Kyle Reynolds of Chestatee High School.

June 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Skateboarder is killed in accident

A 16-year-old skateboarder died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle on Ga. 53 near Dawsonville.

June 08, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth issues boil water advisory for northeast part of county

Forsyth County has issued a boil water advisory for northeast portions of the county.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Police identify train victim

Timothy Glenn, 42, of Summerville has been identified as the man struck and killed by a train while he walked on railroad tracks in Gainesville.

June 08, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


No one hurt in North Hall mobile home fire

Hall County firefighters battled a mobile home fire overnight in North Hall County, Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported in a news release.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Man hit by train, killed in Gainesville

A pedestrian died after he was struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks in Gainesville, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday night.

June 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


County’s budget problems leave parks’ fate uncertain

If you build it, they will come.

June 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students learn about tourism, hospitality at summer camp

Taylor Secor had never climbed an outdoor rock wall before, but that didn't mean he wasn't going to try.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Camp Merrill gets new commander

For Lt. Col. Robert "Bob" A. O'Brien, Tuesday's leadership change at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega also marked a homecoming of sorts.

June 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alligator could have been sent to wildlife refuge

While some are questioning why Georgia Department of Natural Resources euthanized an alligator found this week in Hall County, the owner of a nearby wildlife refuge says the animal could have been brought there.

June 07, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Family mourns historic home lost in blaze

Matt Mixon walked around the mall in a daze this week, unsure how to piece his world back together.

June 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Most Hall schools score well on graduation tests

Scores released Monday show that most Hall County schools fared better than the state on graduation tests this year.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up ...

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls ...

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Middle student arrested after bomb threat leads to evacuation

A North Hall Middle School student is in custody following a bomb threat Wednesday that led to the evacuation of the school, school officials ...

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall student arrested, charged with LSD possession on campus

An East Hall High School student has been arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute LSD on the school campus.

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools look to update aging bus fleet

After putting off school bus purchases completely during five of the past 10 years, Hall County school officials are playing catch-up to update their aging ...

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responders practice emergency management skills

One by one, students sporting mock injuries like gashes and broken bones were carried on stretchers by medics during an annual training exercise Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Buford looks for assist from Hall County to pay for new school

Funding for a new $70 million high school in Buford should get an assist from Hall County, the city's long-time political leader said Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Center Point honors students, business leaders for dedication to community

Every year, Center Point Mentoring honors their heroes.

March 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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