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Toys for Tots campaign seeks donations

The Christmas season officially started Monday for local agencies partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. More than 150 donation boxes are in place throughout Hall County and await your new, unwrapped toy.

November 09, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to approve a general-fund 2010 budget of $3.285 million.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Are you missing your tax refund?

The IRS has a gift for around 4,000 Georgia taxpayers - undeliverable refund checks.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Academic Bowl Team trains hard for competition

JEFFERSON - They may not need helmets, jerseys or any ball for their meets, but there is another group of fierce competitors at Jefferson High School.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Former Times editor Bob Campbell dies

Former longtime Times editor Bob Campbell died Sunday at his home in his native Asheville, N.C. He was 88.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps offers day-use freebie

Veterans and active military personnel can get in free Wednesday, or Veterans Day, at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation areas nationwide.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Vets groups join together in family day at history center

Veterans groups often do their own thing, focusing on just their work and mission.

November 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fashion show to benefit Challenged Child

Gainesville business owners have come together to raise awareness about a local school that works with special needs children and also to feature local merchants.

November 09, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Suspect charged in failed kidnapping

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has charged a suspect in the Nov. 1 attempted abduction of a 10-year-old boy that had left a North Hall community feeling uneasy.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville: Northern Connector on planning group’s agenda

A planning group considering much-maligned proposed routes for the Northern Connector is set to discuss the road project at its meeting Tuesday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sometimes, the flu is just the flu

With all the hype surrounding the H1N1 influenza virus, it is easy to forget that it is just the flu.

November 09, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


HemlockFest features fun with a purpose

Great music and tasty food are normal ingredients when it comes to fall festivals, but perhaps only one festival combines music and food with protecting trees in North Georgia.

November 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Public Works director’s job filled with diverse duties

Gainesville's Public Works Director David Dockery is in charge of, in his own words, a "diverse, eclectic group of largely unrelated functions."

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Facebook craze might reach local governments

How do you become friends with the government?

November 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville confident of new deck

Although the same architect designed both Gainesville's newly-constructed parking deck and the faulty deck at the Hall County courthouse, city officials say they expect there will be no problems with the new facility when it opens.

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Thunderstorm causes gas pump structure collapse in Lula

A thunderstorm on Monday night caused the collapse of a gas pump structure at the Chevron at the corner of Ga. 365 and Ga. 52 ...

June 27, 2016 | | Local


5 tips to avoid a fireworks accident this holiday

It's an American tradition nearly as old as the nation, lighting the night sky and burning thousands of hands and faces each year.

June 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall schools spending for raises, new positions in 2017 budget

Hall County Schools will add teaching positions because of additional students, provide raises for all employees and pay more for health insurance for non-teaching employees ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system working on East Hall, North Hall, Johnson, Wauka Mountain projects this summer

Matt Cox, director of facilities for Hall County Schools, discussed four projects at East Hall, North Hall and Johnson high schools and Wauka Mountain Multiple ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


‘New’ South Hall Middle facility will have 1,500-student capacity

A two-story addition at the Academies of Discovery will bring the capacity of the former - and future - South Hall Middle School to 1,500 students ...

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials approve 2017 budget including raises, bonuses

About $1.8 million has been set aside for employee raises and bonuses in the 2017 budget Hall County commissioners approved on Monday.

June 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


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