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2 sentenced for illegal bird baiting

Two North Georgians were sentenced in Gainesville's federal court Tuesday for unlawfully placing bait for the purpose of taking, killing and possessing migratory birds.

June 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Local kids part of World’s Largest Swimming Lesson

Thousands of kids across the world took to the water at exactly 11 a.m. Tuesday, dog paddling, backstroking and bubble-blowing their way to a new world record.

June 14, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch board slated to vote on budget

Flowery Branch City Council is set to approve a leaner budget for fiscal 2012, which begins July 1, but with no tax increase for property owners.

June 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


World War II veteran recalls Bataan Death March

After World War II was over, internal battles still raged for retired Army Col. Glenn Frazier, a survivor of the horrific Bataan Death March.

June 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bond denied for couple in child murder case

A Gainesville mother and her boyfriend were denied bond Tuesday in the murder case of Kaylee Kipp, the woman's 18-month-old child.

June 14, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Plane registered in Gainesville crashes in Covington

COVINGTON - A small plane registered to a Gainesville company crashed Tuesday afternoon at the airport in Covington, but the student pilot escaped uninjured.

June 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Library board votes to close East Hall, Clermont branches

The Hall County Library Board is moving forward with a plan to close the East Hall and Clermont libraries on July 1 and cut operating hours at the four libraries that remain.

June 14, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2040 roads hearing sparks discussion about Hall’s growth

The third and final public hearing on Hall County's proposed long-range transportation plan Tuesday night turned into a lively discussion over projections concerning population and amount of traffic.

June 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man accused of running sex tour

June 14, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Oakwood sets election for council, Sunday sales

Oakwood residents will have a busy ballot Nov. 8.

June 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library board to consider 20 percent budget cut

Local libraries will move one step closer to drastic cuts at tonight's meeting of the Hall County Library System Board of Trustees.

June 13, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County rule changes method, not result, of tax hike

Hall County commissioners are still considering a 1.41 mill increase, but the breakdown of the numbers has changed a bit.

June 13, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall board wants to sell Liberty Mutual building

Facing scrutiny from their constituents and an $11.5 million revenue shortfall, Hall County commissioners now say they plan to sell the Liberty Mutual building on Browns Bridge Road.

June 13, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man pleads guilty to theft charges

A man known for selling advertising to small businesses pled guilty Monday in Union County Superior Court to three felony charges.

June 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 defendants of sex charges remain at large

Two defendants who failed to appear last year in Forsyth County Superior Court on sex abuse charges remain on the lam, as is another man who disappeared in 2009 midway during his trial on child molestation charges.

June 13, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


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Hall school board approves policy allowing security assistant to carry gun in workplace

A Hall County Schools security employee is now authorized to carry a handgun while fulfilling the duties of his job.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Keeping Sardis-Ledan open to cost $50,000, extend work by 20 days

Keeping the intersection of Sardis and Ledan roads open during the day is going to cost Hall County an extra $50,000 and extend construction ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lane closing on Boling Bridge on Monday, Tuesday nights

A single lane will close on Boling Bridge along Ga. 53 beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville boy drowns at start of family's vacation in Florida Keys

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. - A family vacation in the Florida Keys turned tragic for a Gainesville family when a couple's 3-year-old son died in ...

July 24, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lidl grocery store proposed on Dawsonville Highway

German grocery chain Lidl wants to build a 36,000-square-foot store on Dawsonville Highway across from Trinity Baptist Church.

July 23, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board set to board on gun policy for security officer

Hall County Schools may soon have an employee with the authority to carry a handgun in the district office and on school campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Graham stays behind the scenes as Gainesville Parks and Rec’s deputy director

It's no coincidence that one has to turn into Community Way to get to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville.

July 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Summer vacation? Not for many teachers in Gainesville, Hall

Early one Monday morning this summer, Ronda Larned was working in her classroom at the new Mundy Mill Academy when Principal Crystal Brown walked in ...

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Helen's newest place to stay is off the beaten path of tourist traffic, sitting nestled between mountains.

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge William O’Kelley remembered for patience, respect, humor

ATLANTA - Friends, family and members of the legal community gathered Saturday in Atlanta to honor the life of Senior U.S. District Judge William C ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway Center awarded grant to help victims with legal representation

Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville was awarded more than $10,000 this month for a program helping low-income domestic violence victims find legal representation.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Goodbye gas? Electric cars are coming in greater numbers, variety

Hall County drivers don't seem to much care for electric vehicles. Maybe they should.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Photo slideshow: Yo, ho, ho; Poker Run pirates show their cards

Lake Lanier was overrun by pirates Saturday for the annual Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run in Flowery Branch on Saturday.

July 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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