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County chairman addresses controversies

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver spoke about the state of the county at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Thursday while addressing a few recent controversies.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall to seek local lawyer

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to seek a Gainesville-based firm for the county attorney position to replace Bill Blalock, who was ousted from the job earlier this month.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chairman Oliver keeps his voting powers

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver will keep his power to make and second motions and deliberate actions after an effort to strip those powers failed Thursday.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Consultant: Gainesville's retirement plan in good shape

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chickens: from A to Z

ATLANTA - A quick walk through the International Poultry Expo reveals the life of a chicken from A to Z. From breeding to hatching to processing to deboning to marinating, it's all on display this week.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tour to teach about streams

On Saturday, Justin Ellis will try to patch what he sees as a disconnect between land owners and the natural world around them.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lutz inspires recall

After less than a month in office, Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz has inspired a recall effort.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Today marks the signing of end to war in Vietnam

With the stroke of a pen 28 years ago today, the U.S. military involvement in Vietnam was over and peace had come to the Southeast Asia region - at least on paper.

January 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buy Local event attracts business

Hall County's local businesses know how to catch eyes.

January 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reservoir rules not expected to impact Glades

New rules for reservoirs likely will not have an impact on the planned Glades Reservoir, though environmental groups are not pleased with the changes.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Snow days makeup plan doesn’t please everyone

Making up a week of snow days is no easy task for Hall County Schools. And the decision of just how to do it has drawn mixed reactions from the community.

January 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. politicians not impressed with State of the Union address

Despite a tone of bipartisanship Tuesday night, Georgia politicians were not impressed with President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Nopone Road library site has a hazy future

After voting to move the North Hall library to Clermont earlier this month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering what to do with the land where it was planned on Nopone Road.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More than 19,000 expected at poultry expo

Poultry lovers from around the world have flocked to Atlanta this week for the 62nd annual International Poultry Expo.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Man accused of starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A man is accused of starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Sweet treats, warm hearts send Christmas spirits soaring at Flowery Branch, Lula parades

Dreary weather didn't put a damper on Christmas spirits during Flowery Branch and Lula's Christmas parades Saturday.

December 03, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall County volunteers ferry supplies to Tennessee fire victims

It has been little over a week since fires began spreading through the Gatlinburg, Tenn., and Smoky Mountain area, causing widespread destruction to the historic ...

December 03, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Court motion says fatal bullet didn't come from guns in defendants' possession

According to a motion, the bullet killing Jaquerian Harrison, 21, in April was not from the guns found in the possession of three co-defendants.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Charges against Katt Williams’ co-defendants reduced, dismissed

One of Katt Williams' co-defendants had the charges dismissed against her, while the second agreed to a negotiated plea on lesser charges.

December 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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