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‘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

Gainesville makes room for the future

Jeff Kline sorted pieces of wood, copper and concrete Friday as he and Billy Minton tore down part of Gainesville's old public safety building.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall County commission cautiously moves ahead

After a lively meeting Thursday, Hall County commissioners are cautiously moving forward as they form relationships and head to what could be more contentious meetings next week.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville man indicted for selling inmates case information

A federal grand jury indicted a former Gainesville resident on charges accusing him of buying and selling information to other inmates in prison, with instructions they use the knowledge to deceive prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta said.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

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Authorities suspend burn permits, warn of campfire dangers

Fall has come to North Georgia, and with it cooler temperatures and changing leaves, but some remnants of summer still remain.

October 22, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Cornelia woman convicted of vehicular homicide in 2014 crash

A Cornelia woman was convicted by a jury Thursday on charges stemming from a deadly motorcycle wreck in October 2014.

October 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Isakson maintains Trump support in fiery Senate debate

ATLANTA (AP) - Johnny Isakson, the front-runner in Georgia's U.S. Senate race, maintained support for his party's presidential nominee Donald Trump on Friday ...

October 22, 2016 | | Local

Silver lining emerges for homeless as some take advantage of shelters, programs

Help for the homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville has finally gained traction nearly three weeks after city officials and local law ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

First-grade cancer survivor receives custom basketball hoop

Lining it up from her wheelchair, Addi Bales tosses up a shot in the lobby of the Gainesville Academy Sports + Outdoors.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities searching for missing Hall teenager

Hall County authorities are looking for a teenager last seen Tuesday in Lula.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Early voting in Hall beats expectations

About 8,000 Hall County voters cast their ballots this week for the presidency and local races, according to Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee, a larger-than-expected ...

October 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall man charged with beating 64-year-old man

A Hall County man is accused of hitting a 64-year-old man repeatedly in the face, authorities said.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halftime Heroes: Family, tradition part of band DNA at East Hall

Family comes up over and over when talking with band members at East Hall High School.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville's plans to buy insurance building move forward

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a bond resolution to help fund the acquisition of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for ...

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs, Fair Street celebrate after-school programs

For hundreds of Hall County and Gainesville children, it's important to keep the lights on after school.

October 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lakeview Academy kicks off construction of new middle school building

Two years of planning and fundraising led to an official start of construction for a new middle school classroom building at Lakeview Academy on Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

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