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3 libraries to benefit from $16,500 Cargill donation

The Hall County Library System is getting a much-needed financial boost for projects at three of its branches.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Many jobs and industries will remain in Hall County

The individual parts that make up a community is what allows Hall County to continue to grow as a whole, local officials say.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


North Hall High band director replaced

North Hall High School has a new band director.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County wreck kills 1

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawson County that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer.

June 15, 2010 | By Frank Reddy and Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Program teaches employable green skills

A new partnership between the Georgia Department of Labor and Lanier Technical College is helping both the environment and the local work force.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville parents welcome latest addition — Bronze Star

The Bronze Star is typically awarded for a heroic effort or achievement during military operations.

June 15, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Gainesville product will help clean up oil spill

They've been waiting for weeks, struggling to get the proper officials' attention.

June 15, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood votes to rebid wastewater project

The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to start over and rebid work on the Upper Mulberry Creek Wastewater System.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Tiny children splashed in the shallows of Lake Lanier's red clay beaches, while others queued for the towering water slides at Frances Meadows Aquatic ...

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small growth in digest could lead to school tax ‘increase’

Little growth in the 2016 Hall County tax digest has led to questions from local school and government officials, and it could lead to a ...

May 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sweet Acre Farms Winery open after several years of planning

Much like a wine that has been aged, Sweet Acre Farms Winery is finally ready.

May 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Dive team gives back by risking lives in depths of Lanier

As his officers resurface from the dark depths of Lake Lanier, the hardest call Corey Gilleland has to make is the one to call it ...

May 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Pool season brings attention to health, safety conditions

The safety advisories are flashing this weekend as Hall County residents head out in remembrance and celebration of Memorial Day and the unofficial kickoff to ...

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fort celebration gives glimpse of days gone by

Twenty-five miles outside of Gainesville stands a house with a past.

May 28, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Body found at Lanier Point Park

A body was found in Lake Lanier just off shore at Lanier Point Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

May 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two injured in motorcycle, vehicle wreck on Queen City Parkway

Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle struck a van on Queen City Parkway, according to Post Commander Richard Harper from Georgia State ...

May 28, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall crews battle home blaze in South Hall; no one hurt

Hall County Fire Services crews battled a residential fire Friday night in the 3900 block of Falcon Parkway in South Hall County.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


GHS alum to lead the band as Georgia Tech drum major

A Gainesville High School alumnus will be one of four drum majors for the Georgia Tech marching band this fall.

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves as Memorial Day tribute

The American Legion Women's Auxiliary provided flags Friday as about 45 people showed up to place flags on veterans' graves at Alta Vista Cemetery ...

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville drug bust nabs suspect in previous rape case

A Gainesville man was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana after a raid Thursday and was later changed with rape in a Gainesville case, a ...

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Authorities say they have exhausted their ground and water search at Lanier Point Park for Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, a Gainesville woman who has been missing ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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