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Launching Lanier: 60 years ago Monday, ground was broken on Buford Dam

Harold Martin had two things motivating him when he stood on the hillside with his 8 mm camera.

February 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Director of Rape Response will retire

When she started, her ideas were radical.

February 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group seeks to change Georgia’s state bird to the chicken

If an Augusta group gets its way, we might salute the trucks that head down local streets taking our state bird to its final destination.

February 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wauka Mountain Elementary’s pie supper serves up good food to benefit school needs

Local residents loosened their belts for a good cause Saturday at the 85th annual Wauka Mountain Chicken Pie Supper.

February 27, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Repairs, high-tech projects wait for federal funding

Hall County Board of Education members rolled out plans for repairing schools and completing projects at a retreat Saturday, but whether funds will be there to see them through still was in question.

February 27, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Medical center looks to bolster trauma care

The argument for improving trauma care in Georgia hospitals boils down to one point: More critically injured people will survive.

February 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch ends furloughs thanks to improved budget outlook

Monthly furloughs are over for Flowery Branch employees.

February 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County spelling champ advances to state bee

Hall County spelling bee champion Parker Ramey advanced to the State Spelling Bee by placing second in the District 3 competition Saturday at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Natural savings:Businesses get a look at solar power, bio-products

When it comes to going green, many business owners may be at a loss of where to start, but on Friday, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce helped point them in the right direction.

February 27, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall couple takes dispute to primetime television

It's a classic marriage tiff: One partner wants it; the other says "no way."

February 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Applications due March 1 for property tax exemptions

If you're hoping to see a different figure on your property tax bill this year but haven't filed a return or applied for exemptions yet, you might want to cancel your Monday lunch plans.

February 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont residents consider filing suit against Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have come to a decision on the North Hall library, but Clermont residents say their fight is far from over.

February 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson County principal suspended without pay

An investigation into the ethics of Dawson County High School's principal has led to a nearly monthlong, unpaid suspension that begins Monday.

February 27, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


United Way thanks community

Volunteers from United Way of Hall County will take to the streets next week to thank the community for their support of the organization's annual campaign drive.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jaycees honor young leaders

Two young leaders were honored Thursday by the Gainesville Jaycees at its annual Young Man and Young Woman of the Year awards.

February 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville schools bee winners cast a magic spell

Cody Brewer is the reigning Gainesville City Schools spelling champion.

February 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities seize $566K in drugs, arrest Gainesville man

A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana, plus weapons, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall’s new correctional institution opens with vow for a 'second chance'

Sitting in the shadow of its predecessor, the Hall County Correctional Institution opened its doors Friday as Warden Walt Davis praised the county for its ...

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County authorities looking for 2 escaped female inmates

Two women in the Hall County Jail's work release program never returned from a Monday night Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meeting, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


I-985 lane closures set for Saturday

Traffic was backed up nearly three miles in the north lanes of Interstate 985 Friday as the Georgia Department of Transportation replaced message boards.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man says he was robbed while playing basketball

A 20-year-old man is accused of taking another man's phone and wallet out of his jacket while the victim was playing basketball last month.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall fire began around chimney

A fire at a doublewide mobile home in South Hall Thursday began around the chimney and was accidental, according to Hall County Fire Services.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bill aims to boost music industry in Georgia

Tourism officials banking on this year's marketing theme celebrating local music might get a boost if state lawmakers OK a bill aimed at strengthening ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville resident taking Rottweiler to compete in New York dog show

Nikki is young - not yet 2 years old - but she might just be a winner.

February 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man allegedly ran over victim twice with van

A Gainesville man allegedly ran over another man twice with a van, according to authorities.

February 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau aims to better connect off-site students by using robots

Brenau University students will soon be able to "be in the classroom" even from remote locations thanks to robots the school will be using.

February 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall bridge will be partially closed this weekend

The Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over Lake Lanier is scheduled to be partially closed this weekend for Georgia Department of Transportation work.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch to start today

Work to overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch was set to begin about noon Thursday, following a delay earlier this week because ...

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds of Hall residents could lose food stamps as economy improves

With a jobless rate of just 4.3 percent, the strength of Hall County's economy means some local residents could lose access to food ...

February 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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