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Hall schools surplus auction raises $23,000

The Hall County School Board brought in $23,091 at its public surplus auction Wednesday morning.

June 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Math, science teachers getting incentive pay

Kevin Baker logged onto the Hall County Schools portal Tuesday and had a nice surprise.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


DOT work is on hold for holiday

Georgia motorists may curse the congestion, but at least they can celebrate freedom from road construction as they travel the state this July Fourth holiday.

June 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall budget proposal has no tax hike but cuts jobs

Just days before the new budget year starts, at least two Hall County commissioners say they have a new proposal for the county that won't raise taxes and won't shut down the parks department.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vote is on for new state license plate

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Georgia wins legal battle in water wars

An appellate court has overturned a 2-year-old decision that would have severely limited how Hall County, and much of metro Atlanta, could withdraw water from Lake Lanier.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Dawsonville official dies at 92

A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.

June 28, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school board to auction items

The Hall County school board is aiming to make a little bit of money this morning by auctioning off vehicles, lawn mowers and a host of other surplus items to the public.

June 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Cornelia man faces second vehicular homicide charge

A Cornelia man with an extensive criminal history was charged over the weekend with vehicular homicide for the second time since 2004.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Veterans group holding benefit for shipping ‘clinic’

A national veterans support group started by a Hall County native is sponsoring a dinner cruise on Lake Lanier Thursday to help fund a shipping event next month.

June 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer campers learn about pop art at Quinlan

For 10-year-old Caitlin Geiger, art camp is more than just a chance to get out of the house.

June 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Snakes a common problem in North Ga.

They say snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them - an easy claim to make when you're not the one standing face to face with a venomous copperhead.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Law pulls drugs off shelves

Look behind the counter of your neighborhood gas station and you just might be surprised at what you see.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Lightning spawns home fires on Sunday night

A storm Sunday night spawned a couple of lightning strikes that caused home fires.

June 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Board makes no decision on Hall parks

A meeting of the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services board Monday raised more questions than it provided answers to the agency's ongoing budget struggle.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Family crisis forged leadership path for Gainesville superintendent pick

BLAIRSVILLE - At age 36, Jeremy Williams is expected to be selected as the new Gainesville City School System superintendent at the board's next meeting ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Welcome back’: Memorial planned for unmarked black graves

Sections 16 and 17 at the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville have headstones with dates that go back almost 200 years, well before the Civil ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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