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Piracy a foreign concept to some in US, historian says

Somalian pirates, the real-life version of childhood story time, have captured the world's attention and were a large draw to a local lecture Thursday night.

March 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Women recall breaking down election barriers

It never occurred to Jane Hemmer that it was unusual to be a woman running for Hall County commissioner in 1986.

March 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch evaluates health insurance options

Flowery Branch is looking at nearly a 25 percent hike in employee health insurance costs if it keeps its current plan.

March 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care helps shelter animals get adopted

Amanda Threadgill said she's not adverse to opening her home to strangers.

March 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Braselton woman, 74, killed in head-on accident

A 74-year-old woman was killed from injuries sustained during a head-on wreck Thursday involving her vehicle and a dump truck.

March 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Teen arrested after fight involving theater prop

A disagreement over a wheelchair prop escalated into a brawl that hospitalized a Johnson High School drama student and resulted in criminal charges against another student.

March 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville aiming at marketing to businesses

Gainesville officials are looking for ways to market the city as a competitive location for businesses to build.

March 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall leaders hope state keeps film tax credit

Hall County leaders hope momentum continues to build after the area landed a few TV and film projects thanks to state tax incentives aimed at the industry.

March 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch considers allowing cash bars

Cash bars may be allowed soon in Flowery Branch.

March 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


First lady reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' to class

An audience decked out in handmade striped red hats listened carefully before answering Sandra Deal with a resounding "No!"

March 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may double its population by 2040

If Hall County doubles in population over the next 30 years - as an estimate released last week projects - experts say there's no time to push back planning for the surge.

March 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Camp immerses students in French language

When Gainesville High School senior Lindsey Watts explained the rules of volleyball to friends at camp last month, she was tongue-tied.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Truett-McConnell students arrested after 'superhero' dash

There was no heroes' welcome for a group of costumed college students who raced across a high school soccer game in Cleveland.

March 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Firefighters investigating North Hall home blaze

A North Hall man could only watch as fire torched his home and a camper Wednesday afternoon.

March 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 education sales taxes helped schools grow

Schools were bursting at the seams in 1997 when Hall County voters said "yes" to the first sales tax to fund education.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Officials give update on Hall County road projects schedule

While some construction barrels already line some Hall County roads, other traffic relief appears on the way in the form of some big transportation projects.

March 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


University of North Georgia holds mock disaster drill simulating tornado aftermath

The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus held a mock disaster event Wednesday to help students, faculty and staff gain practical experience in how ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall state lawmaker Emory Dunahoo continues push for ‘FairTax’

A Hall County state lawmaker has introduced "FairTax" legislation that would convert Georgia's tax code from a state income tax to a statewide consumption ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Katt Williams to pay almost $87K in damages for ‘outrageous publicity stunt’ in Gainesville

The man allegedly assaulted by comedian Micah "Katt" Williams in Gainesville last year was awarded $86,715 in damages in a civil case Wednesday.

March 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Another doughnut shop could be coming to Gainesville

Fans of specialty doughnuts could have another place to get their fix soon.

March 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gaines Ferry Road back open after brief closure for fire

Gaines Ferry Road between McEver Road and Ga. 13 South is back open after a small fire at a gas station caused a brief closure ...

March 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Decision made to demolish Barker House after 6-month postponement

March 08, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man charged in Monday wreck that shut down pair of I-985 exits

A Gainesville man has been charged with failure to maintain lane after a single-car crash that sent him to the hospital and shut down exits ...

March 08, 2017 | | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning ...

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents raise concerns about Dawsonville Highway traffic

Pat Horgan, a resident in the Lakeshore Drive community in Gainesville, took to the podium at the Gainesville City Council meeting Tuesday to remind elected ...

March 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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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