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Hall fire chief heads up state group

As a member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs executive board for the past eight years, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has gotten to know public safety officials hailing from the tiniest of small-town volunteer departments to the largest, most complex agencies.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More than 200 undocumented students plan to attend state public colleges

The state Board of Regents announced Wednesday that of 50,000 new students stepping into Georgia's public colleges this fall, 242 are undocumented.

August 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Letter released in Kristi Cornwell case

The full contents of a letter that could be a crucial clue in the search for Kristi Cornwell's disappearance were released Wednesday on the one-year anniversary of the Blairsville woman's disappearance.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Handel concedes GOP nomination to Deal

Karen Handel has conceded the Republican nomination to Nathan Deal.

August 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools works to create geographic information courses

A handful of Da Vinci Academy students got their hands on geographic technology last year, and now students across the county may be able to take similar classes.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Kennedy installed as headmaster at Lakeview convocation

The first day of school at Lakeview Academy is entrenched in tradition.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Planners give U.S. 129 widening top priority

An area planning group voted Tuesday to make widening a 6.72-mile portion of U.S. 129 between interstates 985 and 85 a top priority if funding becomes available.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch mulls impact fees

Development impact fees, once all the rage among governments to help pay for infrastructure, haven't made as much noise in a tanked economy.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County soldiers face more charges in weekend incident

Charges continue to mount for three enlisted soldiers who authorities say tossed training grenades into a crowd of people at a Dawsonville parking lot early Sunday morning. No one was hurt in the attack.

August 10, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Victim in fatal golf cart crash identified

A woman who died as a result of a golf cart crash at a campaign event for U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has been identified as 45-year-old Beverly McDowell of Gainesville.

August 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


3 soldiers in jail after bomb scare

DAWSONVILLE - Three enlisted soldiers from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega were booked Monday morning on dozens of charges, including domestic terrorism, after authorities say they tossed explosive devices into a crowd of people in a Dawson County parking lot.

August 10, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood brothers produce turkey calls

As third-generation cabinet makers, Kenneth, Jerry and Tommy Roberts say they know what it means to deliver a quality product.

August 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood approves $2.1 million sewer line construction

A long-awaited sewer project got Oakwood City Council's OK Monday night.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


On 1st day back, students tackle new challenges

Claire and Courtney Kelley are set. Decked out in back-to-school clothes that color coordinate their flip-flops with their shirts and watches, the North Hall County girls were ready to tackle new classes and new challenges Monday.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Blue Angel shares his story

Scott "Yogi" Beare, a member of the elite Navy Blue Angels, told the story of his life Monday, from his rocky adolescence to his ascent through the ranks as a Naval aviator.

August 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Solutions to affordable housing shortage come from variety of sources

A lack of affordable, quality housing in Gainesville and Hall County and its effects on the area economy and residents' quality of life are issues ...

January 31, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


2 men arrested on drug charges; one resists, fights back, officials say

Two men face drug charges after an arrest Friday, during which one resisted arrest and fought with the officers, officials say.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


SLIDESHOW: A fashionable Fasching festival in Helen

Partygoers got their annual midwinter head start on Mardis Gras on Saturday by dressing up in their finest festival attire for the annual Fasching event ...

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Humane Society pets lend their paws for the cause

Anyone who has owned a dog or cat can attest to the difficulty of getting a confused animal to follow directions. But for local artist ...

January 30, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Teen injured, another arrested after shooting incident in vehicle

One teenager was wounded and another arrested after a shooting incident Friday night in southern Hall County, the sheriff's office reported this morning.

January 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: No, Shaq did not come to Gainesville

The classic Georgia-Florida mixup for residents of Gainesville came again with the viral video of Shaquille O'Neal playing basketball with children.

January 30, 2016 | | Local


Students get 'psyched out' at Brenau event

Victoria Martin, a junior at Chestatee High School, squealed and jumped when the "control" in the experiment flexed her wrist and Victoria felt the electric ...

January 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia’s middle class is shrinking, Pew report shows

Job losses, wage cuts and underemployment during the recession have taken a very specific toll on the nation's middle class.

January 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crunched for space: Carter family wants affordable place with breathing room

In the claustrophobic confines of Brenda and Darrell Carter's Gainesville apartment, 26-year-old Cortney Jackson sits on a sofa surrounded by medical equipment, framed photos ...

January 30, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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