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Officials lobby for vote on liquor sales

While Hall County voters will get a chance to weigh in on Sunday beer and wine sales at grocery and convenience stores, they won't get a choice yet on whether to allow liquor stores in unincorporated parts of the county.

December 18, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall schools to waive restrictions on personal electronics

Personal electronics have been used for instruction in Hall County classrooms for several years now, but one thing has stood in the way: the State Code of Georgia.

December 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire destroys Lula mobile home, but no one injured

Fire destroyed a doublewide mobile home on the 5600 block of Hemlock Street in Lula Sunday.

December 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Advocate for sake of a child

Eight years ago, Harvey Nowland received a letter in the mail telling him about Court Appointed Special Advocates. It was the beginning of his dedication to abused and neglected children.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Spirits soar through the bars

The inmates of Hall County Correctional Institution had special presentation for the members of First Baptist Church at their annual Christmas worship service.

December 18, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


The Deals’ day of good deeds

The gifts are all wrapped and ready to be handed out at Good News at Noon in Gainesville.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Tragedy drives move toward texting ban

While driving home from college for Christmas break two years ago, 18-year-old Caleb Sorohan took his eyes off the road for a second to check a text on his cellphone. That second cost him his life.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


White Sulphur students moving those muscles

What started as an after-school fitness club at White Sulphur Elementary School has flourished into a schoolwide undertaking.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Age showing on Lake Lanier bridges

Farms and pastures once dotted Hall County's landscape - that is until the 1950s, when the U.S. government began building Lake Lanier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT: 10 of Hall’s bridges needs replacing

The two bridges not only sit at opposite sides of Hall County, but they are opposites on a state rating scale that indicates structural integrity and other factors.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners find calm after stormy year

The year played out like a Hollywood buddy comedy for the Hall County Board of Commissioners - quarreling over differences in the beginning, some teamwork along the way and mutual respect at the end.

December 17, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gingrich leads as Georgians worry about jobs

Jonathan Hood feels that Newt Gingrich represents his ideals.

December 17, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rating bridges not quite like grading school papers

If school grades worked like the bridge rating system does, students would be much happier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman, 90, sentenced to jail for failing to clean property

For two decades, the Hall County Marshals Office has been trying to get Charlene Coburn to clean her property.

December 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


State association honors Hall assistant public defender

Travis A. Williams never lacks motivation in the courtroom.

December 17, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Canine flu cases popping up in Georgia

Multiple cases of canine flu are popping up in Georgia after a dog show in Perry last month.

June 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Rezoning OK’d for Oakwood housing development, but development plan not settled

Rezoning for a planned residential development off McEver Road was approved by Oakwood City Council Monday night, but proposed development plans are still up in ...

June 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Big Bear Cafe back open under new management

A big banner hanging from the front posts outside let everyone know that the landmark Big Bear Cafe is back serving its Southern-style country breakfast ...

June 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Student growth in Hall, Gainesville is mostly among Hispanics

With Hispanic students accounting for almost all increased local school enrollment over the past five years and the growing uncertainty over the future of immigration ...

June 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman falsely reported rape at Dahlonega trail

A woman who told authorities she had been raped at the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega is now accused of falsely reporting the crime ...

June 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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