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Gas smell evacuates Martin Elementary

A suspicious smell at 9:30 Friday morning caused an evacuation at Martin Elementary School in Flowery Branch. But by 10:30 a.m., a sweep of the building by Hall County Fire officials found no cause for alarm.

April 01, 2008 | Kristen Morales | Local


Texas man sentenced for money laundering

Kevin Felts, a judge said, lived the life of a con man, bragging of exploits as a fighter pilot just back from Iraq when his true life as a chemical engineer was less enthralling.

April 01, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Barrow hospital’s appeal due

Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder has failed twice to block Northeast Georgia Health System's planned Braselton hospital, and they have until today to file suit in court.

April 01, 2008 | Nikki Young Times regional staff | Local


North Hall High, Clermont remembers March 20, 1998, tornado

North Hall High School recalls tragedy

April 01, 2008 | By Jeff Gill and Ashley Fielding | Local


Rabies cases continue to increase

The rabies situation in Hall County has gone from bad to worse.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Schofield receives state group’s leadership award

The Georgia Association for Gifted Children has honored Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County school system, with its annual leadership award.

March 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


No evidence of foul play found for man whose remains were discovered

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville police have released the name of a Gainesville man whose skeletal remains, but little else, were found in a wooded area last week.

The police department, with the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, identified the skeleton as Parker Edward Teaver Jr., a 54-year-old Gainesville resident.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial service will be a time to reflect on area’s losses

Rainy days make Emily Harper nervous. Especially this time of year.

March 31, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Storm put woman’s life into perspective

Editor's note: Martha Trusty had to take cover when her Newtown Drive home was hit by the tornado that ripped through North Hall County 10 years ago today. She shares her experiences in her own words.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Get Fit Stay Fit run promotes health, builds camaraderie among co-workers

Organizers couldn't be happier with the turnout for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Get Fit Stay Fit 5K run/walk.

March 31, 2008 | By Karina Garcia | Local


Major sewage spill blamed on line block

Recent road work on Dixon Drive may have contributed to a major sewage spill Wednesday afternoon.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man guilty of exploiting his teen bride

A Hall County jury forced to view the most personal of photos of Jerry Dwayne Peck came away convinced of his guilt.

Peck, 49, was convicted Thursday night on charges of exploiting his 18-year-old wife in a series of sexually explicit photographs taken when she was 17.

March 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former coach describes overwhelming scene at North Hall High School

All Greg Williams wanted to do on March 20, 1998, was fix things the way they had been the day before.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Education hearing set for Thursday

JEFFERSON - Brian Burdette, the State Board of Education member representing the 10th Congressional District, plans to hold a public hearing on education issues from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Johnson High Pride Day is April 19

Johnson High School has set Johnson Pride Day for April 19.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


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Parent search for deals to supply kids for school

Georgia's tax-free weekend is Friday and Saturday, and retailers and families alike are gearing up for the rush to get back-to-school supplies.

July 29, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Fire Services giving away life jackets Friday at area park

Hall County Fire Services is handing out free life jackets from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Bolding Mill Park.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man faces charges of trafficking meth and possession of weapon

Gainesville police arrested a 55-year-old male Sunday in connection with trafficking methamphetamines and gun charges.

July 29, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to consider funding for airport study

Gainesville City Council will discuss providing $12,500 in special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for an airport study when it meets in a work session Thursday morning.

July 29, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Public to join in clubs’ projects

From cooking to kung fu, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County is bringing its activities outdoors Thursday to show the community what it's doing to serve area youth.

July 29, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County school board approves funding requests

The Hall County Board of Education approved several special purpose local option sales tax requests and heard the district's last financial report of fiscal year 2014 at its Monday evening meeting.

July 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Owner charged after car rolled onto children

Three of the four children injured Sunday by a car knocked out of gear are out of the hospital, and charges have been filed against the vehicle's owner.

July 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Log cabin to be reassembled at park

The log cabin home of Revolutionary War veteran Col. James Roberts might soon be resurrected to its former glory.

July 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Class Notes: Students explore China

Students from Hall County are experiencing the culture of China as part of the Arizona State University Confucius Institute Chinese Bridge Summer Camp.

July 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall accepting bids for old fire station

Hall County is now accepting bids for Fire Station No. 3's former building on Short Road.

July 28, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Students relish research

Parasites, memory and mockingbirds are just a few of the subjects undergraduates at the University of North Georgia are researching this year as part of Faculty-Undergraduate Summer Enrichment.

July 28, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State's education fund gets record lottery payout

The Georgia Lottery Corp. last week reported its largest single-year transfer to the state's education fund, which supports financial aid for pre-kindergarten and higher education students.

July 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall

Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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