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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


Charter academy plan in the works

The gears are turning to get a new regional charter academy in North Georgia.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


‘Shop with a Cop’ gives families an early holiday

Jessie and Isela Perez weren't sure they would have a Christmas this year.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Most Hall GOP leaders cool to nonpartisan elections

Hall County seems to like the elephant in the room.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville and Hall set to agree on fiber optics deal

There's a history between Hall County and the city of Gainesville of having intergovernmental agreements often turn into disagreements.

December 16, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Georgia misses out on federal grant for pre-k education

Federal officials announced Friday that Georgia is not among the winners of a U.S. Department of Education early learning grant.

December 16, 2011 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Victims of Thompson Bridge Road accident identified

A man killed Thursday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a van on Thompson Bridge Road near Kroger in Gainesville was identified Friday as a 35-year-old Buford man.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Chairman: Glades water will be in demand

Hall County will have no problem paying for the construction of an 850-acre reservoir in North Hall, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver told a group of South Hall business leaders Thursday.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local colleges step up campus safety

Following a mass shooting on the campus of Virginia Tech in 2007, safety at local colleges and throughout the country was called into question.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Campuses rely on ‘social security’

In the wake of the second fatal shooting at Virginia Tech in four years, text message, email, website and social media emergency alerts are becoming commonplace in colleges across the nation, and the area universities are no exception.

December 16, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Crowd welcomes home 'a fighter'

Don Little may not be a heavyweight boxer but for the last year, he's been in Indiana, fully engaged in the fight of his life.

December 15, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Work to replace Thompson Bridge could start as early as 2024

Replacement of the northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River in North Hall is one of several road projects that ...

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 students graduate without missing a school day in 13 years

Earning any distinction that includes the word "perfect" takes focus and effort. To earn that recognition for more than a decade takes an even stronger ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


UNG, Lanier Tech prepare for campus carry

With Georgia's campus carry law set to take effect July 1, officials at the University of North Georgia and Lanier Technical College are working ...

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Shooting victim in stable condition at hospital

An adult man was shot in the stomach by another man Sunday morning in what Gainesville police are saying "was not a random crime."

June 11, 2017 | | Local


UNG offers money management help to students

With a baby on the way last fall, Rachael Oliver wanted to get better control of her finances, but didn't know where to start.

June 11, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Dog-centric business set to open on Skelton Road in Gainesville

Scot Rucker needed a place to keep his customers' dogs while training them, and that's how Fido's World was born.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County remodels home to ease market crunch

On Lula Road, an investor is remodeling a modest home to sell it at a loss.

June 11, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Wider Friendship Road has led to a rise in crashes

When the officer arrived for duty through the Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic grant in January, Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Todd Casper had ...

June 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Seniors embracing their golden years in Hall

Seniors searching for active adult living are finding it in full measure in Hall County.

June 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Earth Sense: Check of history shows big variations in temperatures

It's difficult to see the presence or absence of climatic change from looking at temperature records alone, as a quick analysis of data has ...

June 11, 2017 | Rudi Kiefer | 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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