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Camp's opportunities only limited by money

Last year's closure of a state-operated therapeutic camp for children has the Georgia Department of Natural Resources with a new piece of prime North Georgia property, but no clear idea yet of what to do with it.

April 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville's Wilshire Trails playground gets even more fun

Get ready to swing, climb, jump and crawl.

April 25, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Man dies in early morning house fire in Lula

A 62-year-old invalid man died in an early Sunday house fire in Lula that might have been caused by a lightning strike.

April 25, 2010 | | Local


Junior Achievement raffle offers chance to win vacation

Junior Achievement of Georgia will sell $5 raffle tickets for four vacation prizes - a two-night stay in either Savannah, Virginia Highlands, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville or Glen Ella Springs in Clarkesville.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber seeks small, family business awards nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for Small Business of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau community classes enrollment starts May 6

The Brenau University Learning and Leisure Institute summer program begins registration at 4 p.m. May 6.

April 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Confederacy celebrations stir passion

Visit Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall this afternoon and you may feel as if you have entered an eerie time warp.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Feeling the heat: Fire departments struggle with staffing levels

Furloughs can burn when there are not enough firefighters to staff an engine.

April 24, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times ad department wins awards

The Times advertising department won 21 awards, including 12 first-places, during a recent ceremony at the Georgia Press Association's annual advertising conference in Athens.

April 24, 2010 | | Local


Shelter pets hit the road for good homes

Sixty dogs are getting ready for the road trip of a lifetime.

April 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch camp helps those with disabilities

After working together at a summer camp for those with developmental disabilities, Paul and Jessica Freeman got an idea.

April 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Habersham courts weather judicial storm

In the span of four months, Habersham County's two superior court judges stepped down amid investigations into possible ethical violations.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tornado watch issued for Hall, other North Georgia counties

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 30 counties in North Georgia until 3 a.m., including Hall, Dawson, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White.

April 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rain doesn't deter grillers, chicken lovers at festival

It may have been a soggy day, but the chicken was just right.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former Lumpkin commissioner Ridley dies in wreck

A former Lumpkin County commissioner was killed Friday in a car accident in Dawson County, officials said.

April 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall considers precinct reduction, polling location changes

Hall County is considering reducing the number of voting precincts and shifting some polling locations to lower costs, streamline operations and mitigate risk.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jerry Bowers ‘made content come to life’

Jerry Bowers, a retired longtime North Hall High history teacher, had a penchant for telling stories.

August 18, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau students move in Tuesday

More than 300 new students are making a home at Brenau University.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville approves zoning Catholic church

Gainesville City Council gave the final OK Tuesday for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta to proceed with building a church campus on Smith Road ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Six charged in armed robbery of rifle, drugs

Four Gainesville men and a 15-year-old allegedly robbed at gunpoint a person who was carrying a rifle and marijuana, authorities said Tuesday.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Man charged with rape of 15-year-old

A Gainesville man was arrested and charged Saturday with rape involving a 15-year-old, according to authorities.

August 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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