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Possible Wal-Mart grocery store draws ire of nearby residents

North Hall residents have begun rallying against possible expansion of Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road. But city and county officials say rumors are feeding much of the fury and Wal-Mart is nowhere near building on the land.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ag forecast delivers rosy preview for food growers

Georgia's agriculture industry should remain stable this year, especially as the "buying local" trend continues, agriculture experts said Monday morning during the 2011 Georgia Ag Forecast.

January 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall governments discuss sales tax for roads

Hall County's municipalities are moving forward with the 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Maranatha academy is fully accredited

Following a two-year review, Maranatha Christian Academy has been accredited for its kindergarten through 12th grade programs.

January 24, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch sewer project may cost $1.6 million

Flowery Branch plans to use a final design "to get a firmer estimate" on how much a long-awaited sewer expansion project would cost. But for now, the city is looking at a possible $1.6 million price tag.

January 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lutz attempts to strip Hall chairman of powers

At Monday's Hall Board of Commissioners work session, Commissioner Craig Lutz proposed stripping the chairman of his ability to deliberate and make and second motions.

January 24, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New traffic light set to begin operating Thursday

A new traffic signal at Ga. 124 and Ga. 332 in Jackson County is set to begin operating Thursday, if testing goes well.

January 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Some snow in outlook, but mainly look for rain

Over the weekend, Lowe's store manager Gary McGilvray put four pallets of salt on display when early forecasts called for snow showers today.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


State ag forecast offered today at Mountains Center

Policymakers and agribusiness professionals want to know what the future holds for agriculture in Georgia.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commissioners seek to tie up loose ends

The Hall County Board of Commissioners meets at 6 today for the first time since its explosive special called meeting Jan. 6.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Agencies begin homeless head count

Local groups will start counting the homeless this week, noting where they stay and how they got there.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood launches outreach with social media site

In an effort to become more connected with its community, the city of Oakwood launched a new Facebook page Friday.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Park & Ride being expanded

As part of a federal transportation grant, a $906,000 expansion of the Park & Ride parking lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is under way.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spelling bee airs on Web

A Hall County elementary school recently gave parents the option to watch their child's spelling bee via cell phone.

January 23, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cardiologist gets high certification

A Gainesville physician has become one of a small group to receive board certification for a newly recognized speciality of cardiology.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Fire destroys Flowery Branch house

Fire destroyed a small house Friday in Flowery Branch.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DFCS, churches working to recruit foster parents

Climbing higher and higher, the number of Hall County children in foster care reached 250 in February, Division of Family and Children Services foster care ...

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lane closures planned again on I-985

Roadwork may slow traffic again this weekend on Interstate 985 as crews work on the interstate bridge at Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.

March 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man guilty on all counts in assault, kidnapping case

A Gainesville man was found guilty this morning of assaulting a local Muslim leader and abducting a 1-year-old child.

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jury deliberates assault, kidnapping case involving threats against Muslim cleric

After a few hours of discussion Thursday afternoon, a Hall County jury will return Friday morning for further deliberation on the assault and kidnapping case ...

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


$500K in pills seized in Hall drug bust

Authorities found more than $500,000 worth of pills in a Hall County home March 14, according to authorities.

March 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Reading mentors make a difference one hour at a time

An hour out of each week for Kelly Grizzle Williams has the potential to last a lifetime.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee students take a day to learn outside classroom, serve community

Every year, Chestatee High School students take a day off from their normal routines.

March 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville man accused of robbery at apartment complex

Authorities say a Gainesville man displayed a gun while robbing another man at Orchard Brook Apartments earlier this month.

March 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in Jasper Waffle House robbery arrested in Gainesville

A Gainesville man accused of robbing a Jasper Waffle House was arrested by Gainesville Police Thursday.

March 23, 2017 | | Local


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


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