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The graying of Hall County: Senior-oriented communities starting to boom as population ages

The freshly painted hallways and common areas with views of Lake Lanier are quiet for now.

August 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax revenue losses from senior exemption worry Hall school leaders

The value of property exempt from Hall County school taxes has increased 259 percent in the past decade while the overall value of property in the tax digest prepared for the school system has increased by only 11 percent in the same time.

August 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Few in Hall take advantage of free summer food programs

About 1 in every 4 Georgia children doesn't know where their next meal is coming from.

August 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Businesses, organizations unite for back-to-school initiatives

With both Gainesville and Hall County schools starting fall classes last week, several businesses and organizations in the community wanted to ensure students have all they need for the year.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Junior College founding president Hugh Mills remembered for dedication to education

Hugh M. Mills Jr. is remembered as a key pioneer in higher education following his death Thursday at age 93.

August 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Memories of 1996: Celebration marks 20th anniversary of Atlanta Games, Rio Olympics opening

Some 20 years ago, International Olympic Committee President Juan Antonio Samaranch put his arm around then Gainesville Mayor George Wangemann at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

August 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Students attend first day of Early College at Jones

Students filed into a room full of red lounge chairs, cushioned ottomans and high top chairs against counters Friday morning at the new Early College at Jones campus.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lyman Hall class of ‘55 celebrates impromptu reunion

A roomful of old friends catch up, look at yearbooks and talk about the memories they share.

August 06, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


BULLI makes learning, friendship a lifelong endeavor

Sure, most of the 250 members of the Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute, or BULLI, are retired and enjoying their golden years.

August 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Times founder on hand for portrait unveiling, dedication

Lessie Smithgall sat Friday in The Times' office, a place she and her late husband, Charles, built on the idea that the public has the right to know what is happening in the community.

August 05, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall schools off to smooth start, officials say

Hall schools had a "smooth opening" this morning, according to Superintendent Will Schofield.

August 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lakeview Academy building classroom addition for middle schoolers

With enrollment growing every year, Lakeview Academy in Gainesville needs room for its students.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Elachee's nature-based kindergarten, first grade programs begin

Not many classrooms have large rocks as seats, soft earth instead of tile floors and dense trees as sheltering walls.

August 05, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Bond set at $1 million for fatal shooting suspect

A judge set bond at $1 million for a Gainesville man accused in a fatal April shooting.

August 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials on alert for Zika virus

Fears of the Zika virus spreading in the United States have reached critical mass as local public health officials and environmental advocates work to contain cases reported in Florida this week.

August 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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