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Swafford now West Hall Middle’s biggest booster

Karla Swafford weaved her way through the halls of West Hall Middle School on Friday, taking a look at her new home this fall.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New cancer treatments drive up expenses, yet save more lives

You may surprised to learn that medical costs associated with cancer have nearly doubled in the last 20 years.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Taking a lap for life

In the dimming light, they proudly stood shoulder to shoulder.

June 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fishing arrest faces legal challenge

An attorney has mounted a legal challenge of arrest procedures after a Honduran national was booked into the Hall County jail for fishing without a license and likely faces deportation as a result.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teen’s death leads to texting ban

A tragic accident last December has led to a state law that the victim's family hopes will help save other families from their pain.

June 04, 2010 | | Local


Storms popping up in area, though not considered severe

Scattered thunderstorms are beginning to strike throughout the Northeast Georgia area and could hamper some commuters' drives home.

Storms are expected before 8 p.m. in the area, some capable of producing heavy rain and lightning, according to the National Weather Service. Though the storms are not considered severe, some could produce small hail and winds gusting to 40 mph.

June 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville police arrest three teens for laundry break-in

Gainesville police arrested three teens on burglary charges early today following a late night break-in at a Aviation Boulevard laundromat.

Lt. Carol Martin said police responded to Amigos Coin Laundry at 1216 Aviation Boulevard around 11:30 p.m. and found that the front glass had been shattered and an undetermined amount of money was taken. Someone also tried to enter the neighboring Salon De Belleza.

June 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


WWII vet gets send-off at Gainesville airport

A World War II veteran got a rousing send-off at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport this morning as he left Gainesville for his native Illinois.

About 50 people, including caregivers, church members and friends, waved U.S. flags as Verl Fisher was helped onto a plane, where he was accompanied by a local doctor, and as the plane taxied down the runway and climbed into the sky.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Council votes to contract out trash pickup

Flowery Branch is getting out of the trash collection business.

June 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Grant helps teachers steer students toward technical training

What do we do when the state runs short of electrical employees in the next few years?

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County state rep. cited as ‘influential’

State Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named one of the most influential Georgians by a statewide political magazine.

June 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall DA ponders 2 death penalty cases

Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said this week he is "seriously considering" pursuing the death penalty against two teenage gang members charged in a fatal drive-by shooting last summer.

June 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


HAT previews program for free bus rides

Hall County residents who need a ride but can't afford it soon may board the bus for free.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs members recieve lessons on drugs, gangs and other topics

A group of students piled into a Hall County SWAT vehicle and another crowded around the Gainesville K-9 car.

June 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


A long walk for a good cause

Things are off to a promising start for the 2010 Relay for Life, which begins at 7 tonight and runs through 7 a.m. Saturday.

June 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Adventures in Missions looks to expand campus

Adventures in Missions, a Hall County-based organization sending thousands of missionaries to 60 countries around the world each year, has its sights set on expansion.

June 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group proposes rules for holding convention to amend Constitution

States have long passed their own measures calling for amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

June 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Background check company bringing 150 jobs to Flowery Branch

A new company opening an office in Flowery Branch plans to hire 50 people by October for its background check business - and another 100 people ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Teen charged after Mall of Georgia threat

A Gwinnett County teen will be charged with harassing communications after a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia, police said.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$30K in marijuana plants seized, Hall woman arrested

A Hall County woman was arrested after authorities said they seized 15 marijuana plants.

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Riverside Military Academy president: ‘Military model’ prepares students for life

Riverside Military Academy is the "finest" in the United States as a private military academy, the school's new president, retired Army Col. William Gallagher ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan named to Georgia Municipal Association board

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah on ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local


Wife charged with murder in husband’s 2015 death first considered suicide

A Buford woman was indicted and charged last week in the 2015 shooting death of her husband, a case previously considered to be a suicide ...

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman’s body pulled from Lake Lanier in ‘apparent suicide’

A woman's body was recovered this morning from Lake Lanier at Longwood Park in Gainesville, according to Gainesville Police.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Mental health care in short supply in Hall, Northeast Georgia

Mental health care providers are in short supply across Northeast Georgia, according to a new report from the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


DNR offers safe boating tips for July Fourth holiday weekend

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering safety tips for boaters and swimmers for the upcoming July Fourth weekend.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Thunderstorm causes gas pump structure collapse in Lula

A thunderstorm Monday night caused the collapse of a gas pump structure at the Chevron PetroFast Food Store at the corner of Ga. 365 and ...

June 28, 2016 | | Local


Latino voter registration grows in Hall, state

Hall County resident Julio Hernandez is one of thousands of Latinos in the state who cast a ballot for the first time in the May ...

June 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Theresa London named Lula Elementary interim principal

Theresa London will be the interim principal at Lula Elementary School. She has been assistant principal there since 2011.

June 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Mall of Georgia doesn’t face ‘any immediate danger’ after shooting threat

Gwinnett County Police investigating a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia identified the person and said they believe the mall does not face ...

June 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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