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Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall seeks home foreclosures grant

Hall County officials are applying for a $1.15 million grant to help families with foreclosed homes and down payment assistance.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Man gets life for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and molesting a 12-year-old girl he knew as a neighbor.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Gainesville may create downtown historic designation

Gainesville officials are beginning to pursue a local historic designation for the downtown area, which could help preserve the exterior look of the buildings.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Worker burned at Hall plant

An electrical contractor suffered serious burns Tuesday while working at a Hall County wastewater plant.

March 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

2 juveniles charged with burglarizing Habitat for Humanity

Two juveniles were arrested in connection with two burglaries at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore last week, Gainesville Police said.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

History center discusses 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Civil War remembrances will look a lot different with the 150th anniversary than they did during the 100th, Glen Kyle of the Northeast Georgia History Center, said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Mount Vernon Elementary teacher competes on 'Wipeout'

Crazy. That's what everyone calls Mary Beverly.

March 29, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs chosen for baseball program

A hall of fame baseball player became teammates with Hall County children at the state Capitol on Tuesday. And maybe half of them recognized Cal Ripken Jr.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Investigators searching for 2 burglary suspects

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are searching for two men involved in a residential burglary at about 4 p.m. today in the 5900 block of McEver Road.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Friendship is now a ‘wellness’ school of choice

Friendship Elementary School got a healthy endorsement from the Hall County Board of Education Monday night.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Local governments fund Lake Lanier quality study

Hall County and Gainesville officials are keeping an eye on Lake Lanier's water quality.

March 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Students win field trip for school attendance

Missing school is a big deal in Kristy Warren's fourth-grade classroom. For the teacher, yes. But more so for the students.

March 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fair Street architect interviews today and Thursday

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education plans to interview two architects vying for the $19 million reconstruction of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Ga. 53 work set for this week in Braselton

Previously postponed work on Ga. 53 has been scheduled for this week in downtown Braselton.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville pre-schooler reads 1,000 books

Daliyah Marie Arana's face breaks into a smile when asked why she loves to read.

October 09, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Tumbling Creek bridge project being designed

With funding from area governments in the bag, all eyes are now on getting a key east-west connector between Gainesville and Oakwood designed and built.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

‘Poor man’s’ Chevys a hit at Chateau Elan car show

A "poor man's" car once found on every street in America was among good company Saturday at the inaugural Atlanta Concours d'Elegance at ...

October 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fresh style for old site: Vintage Peach Boutique opens in in historic building in Hoschton

Taylor DeLaPerriere loves to shop and loves to find a good deal.

October 09, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local

School officials seek clues to why reading scores dip in fourth grade at local, state levels

Across the board, fourth-graders scored lower than third-graders in reading, according to 2016 Milestones results for Hall and Gainesville students.

October 09, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

State Patrol officer: ‘I did not want to die’ in struggle with suspect

Jumping down into the creek near Industrial Boulevard in Gainesville, A.J. Allen shouted at a fleeing suspect to stop before using his Taser twice.

October 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

‘We need to tell our story:’ Residents say goodbye to Atlanta Street

Willie Mitchell has made educating children his life's mission, but he laments failings that he believes contributed to the breakdown of social bonds at ...

October 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A smelly debate over Mincey Marble's expansion

Pungent or pleasant, it's a smell in automobile exhaust, copier machines and yes, even brand new cars.

October 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winning sweet, but ‘it’s all about fun’ at Special Olympics State Games

Ten weeks and at least 25 hours worth of training led up to the moment when Dustin Thomas entered the dust-floored ring of the Chicopee ...

October 08, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Gainesville man charged with vehicular homicide

A Gainesville man is accused of backing a pickup truck Wednesday over a Gainesville woman, according to authorities. The woman died later at the hospital.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Geologist uses meteorites, other samples to take students on tour through time

From a crystal cave filmed for the original "Journey to the Center of the Earth" to seven weeks in Antarctica, Linda Welzenbach, senior research associate ...

October 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Mule Camp Market vendors heat up the square downtown

Breaking out from his day job, Lloyd Hendricks forged a new passion in a bygone profession.

October 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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