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New aquatic center will open today in Cumming

Get your bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels ready. The Cumming Aquatic Center is opening today.

June 26, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Local


Hall’s interim finance director to leave job July 8

For the past month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners has searched for ways to fill an $11.5 million budget hole.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall school system locks into lower diesel price

Filling up the gas tank can seem more like playing the stock market as pump prices fluctuate during warm-weather months.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Administrator leaves Oakwood Thursday

OAKWOOD - Patti Doss-Luna is leaving Oakwood again, but this time, it's for good.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many are divided on new cigarette labels

Kerry "Smokey" Hicks, owner of the Smokin' Fisherman in Clermont has on his counter a cigarette pack from Mexico, which shows the image of a dead baby lying on a bed of cigarette butts.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Commuting options changing for Hall residents

At a time when Hall Area Transit funding is in limbo, Atlanta area commuting options are about to open a little more for Hall County residents.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Search resumes for possible Lanier drowning victim

BUFORD - Several rescue teams, including the Hall County Dive Team, have resumed searching for a male swimmer reported missing Saturday in Lake Lanier near Buford Dam.

June 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New statute’s effect on schools remains uncertain

On the last day of class at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School this year, Principal William Campbell was approached by a student who wanted to tell him goodbye.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Immigration law already hitting Georgia farmers

It takes almost 80,000 workers to harvest Georgia's crops, according to the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Grower's Association.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


'People are trembling' over state's new immigration law

An entire wall at Village Wash and Dry Lavanderia on Atlanta Highway is filled with clothes dryers. But on a drizzling Thursday afternoon, only one is occupied with tumbling clothes.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Most agree with troop pullout plan

Larry Emmett, whose son-in-law has returned from his second deployment in Afghanistan, said he believes the U.S. should leave the war-scarred country "as soon as possible."

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police give parents a boost on seat safety

The Gainesville Police Department and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety gave away 100 new booster seats Saturday to help ease the transition to a new state law that goes into effect Friday.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Fake drugs can lead to real problems

Three pounds of Epsom salt and a Doritos bag was all it took to land three would-be drug dealer suspects in Hall County Jail last week.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Kids learn technology basics at robot camp

Lakeview Academy sought to groom the next generation of mechanical wizards at a robotics camp this week for rising third- through sixth-graders.

June 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Surfers ride the waves of Lake Lanier

Kowabunga, dude! Surf's up on Lake Lanier!

June 25, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


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Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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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