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Brenau students work to buy lift for peers

When a class of Brenau University students graduated at the Georgia Mountains Center last year, four men lifted a classmate in her wheelchair onto the stage to accept her diploma.

May 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tradition revived at May Day celebration

With a gentle breeze blowing and the sun shining brightly, it seemed as if even the heavens were happy to see the May Day celebration continue Saturday at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

May 08, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dawsonville mother is thankful for a praying community

Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, say they are blessed to have such a large family.

May 07, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Civil War at 150: Local architect leads charge to restore Grant's tomb

Forget the ages-old riddle "Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?" for a moment.

May 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Adopted children are ‘no consolation prize’

She can still remember the magazine's glossy pages, the images of small children in need of a family.

May 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville, Hall numbers show uptick in development

The number of building permits in Gainesville is on the rise, a good sign for the economy, city officials noted recently.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


'Angel' babies remembered with balloon release

Christy Kunkel knows her daughter's life has purpose.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Law professionals honored for contributions to judicial system

It's time to stick up for those who can't afford a lawyer, a Gainesville attorney told fellow judicial system colleagues at Friday's Law Day 2011 luncheon.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville group named Rotary Club of the Year

The Rotary Club of Gainesville has something to celebrate after being named Rotary Club of the Year in the extra-large club category in its district.

May 07, 2011 | Rachel Jackson | Local


Children turn to solar power to design toy race cars

The challenge was to design a small, fast and innovative solar car.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longtime Oakwood assistant manager retires

Patti Doss-Luna, a fixture at Oakwood City Hall for 25 years, including the last 18 as assistant city manager, announced Friday that she is retiring.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Residents focus on tornado cleanup efforts

On Friday evening, Gainesville City Council member George Wangemann and 20 of his fellow church members headed from Gainesville to Alabama to help victims of the recent tornadoes.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Paving shuts down lake park for a week

Gainesville's Thompson Bridge Park will be closed next week for paving and striping, reopening on Saturday.

May 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall library to sit up with the dead

A group of brave souls will reach out to the dead this Friday the 13th. But rather than using candles and crystals, they'll be armed with a library catalogue and a keen sense of curiosity.

May 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Regents officially name Huckaby as new chancellor

ATLANTA -The Georgia Board of Regents has tapped a retired university administrator and veteran political operative to become the system's new chancellor in the hope that tapping a trusted hand with close ties to the state's political powerbrokers can smooth strained relations with lawmakers.

May 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


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Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won't call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

March 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

March 22, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local


Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Defense attorney Blake Poole told the jury on Tuesday of the history between his client Marquis Bonds and alleged victim Imam Bilal Ali prior to ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Bridget Rigby's teaching saved and changed a life.

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police investigating potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle

Police are investigating two deaths Tuesday as a potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle in Gainesville.

March 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville ‘Ask a Plumber’ workshop to offer water conservation tips

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host ...

March 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities want help finding stolen excavator

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking help to find a stolen excavator.

March 21, 2017 | | Local


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