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Hall schools’ new program gives kids more nutritious options for lunch

As first lady Michelle Obama gears up this week to launch her campaign against childhood obesity, Hall County leaders already have begun tackling the problem in the place some say matters most - schools.

February 02, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Flowery Branch annexations involve commercial, industrial zones

Flowery Branch is looking to expand its southwestern boundaries, with a proposal to annex and rezone properties off McEver at Gaines Ferry roads.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resurfacing closes single lanes in N. Hall

Work on Elrod Road, between Thompson Bridge and Price roads in North Hall, will require single-lane closures starting Wednesday.

February 02, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Office works to help veterans get benefits they’re due

JEFFERSON - As veterans themselves, volunteers with the Veterans Information and Referral Office know just how difficult it can be to apply for benefits.

February 02, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Woman dies in wreck near Lula

A 71-year-old Carnesville woman was killed in a wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 365, officials said.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood man gets 15 years for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to molesting a 14-year-old girl.

February 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville City Council OKs marketing advisers

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved the creation of an advisory board for the new, city-operated Main Street Gainesville and appointed seven members at the council's meeting.

February 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus money to pay for road work in Gainesville, South Hall

West Ridge Road in Gainesville and Wade Orr Road in South Hall have been targeted for resurfacing projects.

February 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter’s cold grip is firmer than usual

An unusually cold, wet winter has Georgians hoping Gen. Beauregard Lee will not see his shadow today.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Toyota owners likely can have cars fixed next week

Gainesville-area Toyota owners affected by the company's recall likely can have their cars fixed next week.

February 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Crown Royal Bandit’ gets 127 years

Bruce Allen Hughes, 48, of Blairsville was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Richard Story to more than 100 years in federal prison.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Food, shelter aid funds available

Ninth District Opportunity Inc. has received $115,965 under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program. The funds are designated to supplement related programs in the county.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Newtown foresees more green space for a better community

There is a vision for a new Newtown that community organizers hope makes the Gainesville neighborhood a healthier and more beautiful community.

February 01, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Fire damages Flowery Branch home, kills pet

Fire nearly destroyed a home in Flowery Branch Monday afternoon, and resulted in the loss of a family's pet dog.

February 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Heart association seeks to raise awareness of dangers to women

Heart disease is not the No. 1 health concern on many women's minds. But it is the No. 1 killer.

February 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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David Keener receives life sentence in murder case

A man received a life prison sentence Wednesday afternoon in a felony murder case involving another man's head being hit into a guardrail.

July 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Key crossing has reopened on new White County parkway

Tesnatee Gap Valley Road reopened at Ga. 115 in Cleveland on Wednesday, six days ahead of schedule, as part of work on the Appalachian Parkway.

July 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habersham deputy sheriff indicted in no-knock warrant case that injured toddler

A federal grand jury has indicted a Habersham County deputy sheriff on charges of falsifying information to obtain and execute a "no-knock" search warrant for ...

July 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local




Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

The International Ballet Gala Performance will be held Friday at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.

July 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Four-legged police aides get trained

Gainesville Police Sgt. Jim Von Essen lobbed his keys, a wallet and a plastic shotgun shell into high grass.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Trail network meeting planned in August

A meeting to talk about plans and ideas for the newly dubbed "Highlands to Islands" trail could take place in August.

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville stormwater upgrades a tough sell to public

Outreach, education and community meetings will be a critical part of selling Gainesville residents on the need for a new utility to pay for upgrades ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Poultry industry leader Nathaniel Ashe dies

Nathaniel "Nat" E. Ashe, an area poultry industry leader, died Monday at the age of 86.

July 21, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Jury to begin deliberation Wednesday in felony murder case

The defense rested before 3 p.m. Tuesday in the felony murder case for David William Keener in the death of Randall Huling.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick says he's retiring

Gainesville City Councilman Bob Hamrick shocked his colleagues Tuesday when he announced that he will not seek reelection in November and plans to retire at ...

July 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Timetable moving up for Spout Springs road widening

Hall County could start buying property in mid-2016 for the Spout Springs Road widening project, earlier than previously thought thanks to voters passing the 1-cent ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder trial begins for man convicted last week in homeless beating

Removing his jacket, defense attorney Dan Sammons approached the witness stand and grabbed the trash can in Superior Court on Monday.

July 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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