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Wager pits peaches vs. poultry

When Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell heard Gainesville High School would be playing Peach County High School for the football state championship, he couldn't pass up the chance for a good-natured bet.

December 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Cheerleader, mascot race to be belles of the (foot)ball

What happens when you are presented with not one, but two once-in-a-lifetime opportunities on the same day? How do you choose?

December 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Budget cuts force White County camp’s closure

Gail Chambers took her teenage grandsons to half a dozen psychologists for their behavioral problems, but it wasn't until they spent six months roughing it in a Cleveland wilderness camp that she saw a change.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Old sewer rates irk Hall residents

Some South Hall residents are frustrated that county commissioners have yet to set new sewer rates after almost a year of study.

December 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Sheriff speaks to kids on drug perils

The cautionary stories Steve Cronic told fifth-grade students involved real people from Hall County. The pro football player. The popular girl. The jail trustee battling addiction.

December 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Flowery Branch High students give big to help CASA

Despite the dread of final exams, students at Flowery Branch High School are getting into the holiday spirit.

December 11, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local

3 local schools named to ‘Best High Schools’ bronze list

Three of U.S. News & World Report's top 29 Georgia high schools are right here in Hall County.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

Firefighters put out blaze at home on Cleveland Highway

Firefighters have put out a blaze at a two-story colonial home on Cleveland Highway. There are no injuries.

December 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local

Gainesville High band tunes up for big performance

For the 163 Gainesville High School musicians, dancers and twirlers in The Big Red Machine, the Class AAA football state championship on Saturday is not just another game, but members of the marching band are trying to think of it that way.

December 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local

River stakeholders approve letter to governors

ALBANY - Meeting near the banks of the Flint River, more than 50 leaders of a group of tri-state river basin stakeholders agreed Thursday to send a letter to the governors of Alabama, Georgia and Florida to make them aware of their existence before the governors' water summit Tuesday in Montgomery, Ala.

December 10, 2009 | By J.D. Summer For The Times | Local

Legislators seek to keep communication open

Keep in constant communication. This was the advice state legislators had for local officials Thursday, nearly a month shy of the upcoming session of the General Assembly.

December 10, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Jefferson school officials to tweak bus routes

JEFFERSON - Although school started several months ago, the Jefferson City Schools System Transportation Department continually has to keep a close eye on bus routes.

December 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Gainesville, country club may extend contract

City of Gainesville and Chattahoochee Country Club administrators are busy working out the details of a contract that could possibly extend their relationship for 10 more years.

December 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall commissioners delay decisions on parks, tax collections until 2010

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone two major decisions until 2010 at the board meeting Thursday evening.

December 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Goodwill opens in South Hall to large crowds

OAKWOOD - Dozens of people barreled through the front door Thursday morning at Goodwill of North Georgia's newest location on Mundy Mill Road.

December 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

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School officials plan for South Hall growth

There's no denying South Hall County is booming with room to grow.

September 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Working for pope’s visit, ‘over the top’

Returning home Saturday afternoon from a trip to New York for Pope Francis' U.S. visit, Carmen Luisa Coya-van Duijn was happy beyond words.

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Pay boost coming soon for Hall County workers

Hall County officials will implement about $1.9 million in raises and bonuses for workers in November.

September 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

‘Granny’ steps in to raise grandkids when kids removed by DFCS

Rozzetta King traces the picture frames holding her children frozen in time, a collection of graduations, births and school pictures.

September 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Hospital pros match decontamination skills in Braselton

You've probably heard of DragonCon. Well, how about D-Con?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Foodies find cover, lots of flavors at Taste of Gainesville

The sound of the lake mixed with the buzz of the crowd, the smell of food and music coming from the boat house Saturday night ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Festival visitors paint the town in Lula

Ten-year-old Austin Turner and 8-year-old Aleigha Sorrows, both of Buford, used stepladders to reach the top corners as they helped paint one of two panels ...

September 26, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Army of volunteers sweeps Lake Lanier's shores

Does sauntering along the shores of Lake Lanier sound nice?

September 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Stolen truck, mailbox damage may be linked, official says

A case of a stolen transport truck and damaged mailboxes Saturday in Hall County could be connected, according to the Sheriff's Office.

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Fall makes a soggy debut, dampens local events

The first official weekend of autumn has been a gloomy one so far in North Georgia, and don't look for the sun to show ...

September 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

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