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Hall commissioners OK $300K for park without consulting oversight committee

The Hall County Board of Commissioners recently signed off on allocating $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII, for renovations to the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue at Clarks Bridge Park.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Gainesville natives paint mural recalling FDR's visit

When the deadliest tornado in Georgia history ripped through Gainesville nearly 80 years ago, the city was forever changed.

September 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New roads law also address less glamorous jobs, such as mowing

A bill passed last year to improve Georgia's roads is getting into the weeds - quite literally.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

PBS film details local war hero’s exploits

JEFFERSON - Jokes about red carpets and paparazzi aside, Ginger Gause of Jefferson knows what she wants to say to the audience before the film about her heroic grandfather starts.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Rescue can come with a bill in Hall County

The life of a firefighter just isn't what it used to be. In fact, the childhood dream of so many boys and girls is a bit of a misnomer these days.

September 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

A musical tradition: Music lovers throng to Jarrard concert

The front lawn of Brenau University was filled with music fans of all ages Saturday night gathered for the 14th annual John Jarrard Concert.

September 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Oakwood rides wave of commercial expansion

Been to Oakwood lately?

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Vandals deface Gainesville church with racist graffiti

When Robert Bonds found out First Baptist Church had been vandalized, the Gainesville resident got a bucket of paint and tried to cover the defacement. He knelt at the steps outside the building Saturday afternoon, painting over racially-charged graffiti.

September 13, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

You heard it here: Katie B. Davis sports high heel shoes

Here are a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

September 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville mill alums relive happy days in village

People who worked, lived or went to school in Gainesville Mill Village gathered Saturday to celebrate their heritage.

September 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Murrayville man, 78, was fatal victim of Friday's 2-vehicle crash

One person died and two others suffered injuries that were not life-threatening after a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Thompson Bridge Road at Virginia Circle in Gainesville.

September 12, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Dragon Boat Festival draws record crowds to Lanier venue for races, culture

Steve Barclay travels the world.

September 12, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Skies a bit gloomy today but great for Sunday

Fall is officially 11 days away, but North Georgians can turn down the AC and take a short break from the summer heat with some cooler fall temperatures over the next few days.

September 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Pearl Harbor survivor turns 100

Henry T. "Jeep" Woodliff was in the U.S. Army, stationed on the island of Oahu Dec. 7, 1941, when he heard the noise above. He looked up to see hundreds of Japanese fighter planes headed straight for Pearl Harbor.

September 11, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Commissioners postpone vote on GPS tracking technology

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday tabled a vote on a contract to implement a pilot program to track government vehicles in the hopes of reducing fuel costs, fraud and liability.

September 11, 2015 | | 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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