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Area governments get $1.4 million for green projects

Several area counties and cities, including Gainesville and Flowery Branch, are receiving a combined $1.4 million in energy efficiency grants provided through federal stimulus funding.

March 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tempers boil over at peanut meeting

Tempers flared earlier this week when rival peanut salesmen showed up at the Dawsonville City Council meeting looking to set the record straight on their dealings downtown.

March 28, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school board will discuss CRCT analysis

Gainesville school officials have announced a special called meeting Tuesday to discuss the results of a recent CRCT erasure analysis.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Prison growth slows in Georgia

Georgia's booming prison population may be leveling off.

March 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Group marches to support immigrants

Bundled up against the chilly, rainy weather, Maria Consuelo made the trek for her son Sunday afternoon.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blast hurts 2 at North Hall home

Hall County Fire Services were dispatched to a Mount Vernon Road home Sunday evening after an explosion hurt two people and rendered the 1,000-square-foot structure unsafe.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


S. Hall church delivers food, other items to area families

OAKWOOD - No, the circus didn't come to Blackshear Place Baptist Church this weekend.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Online searches benefit Hall animal shelter

The Hall County Animal Shelter now has a way for people to donate money without ever spending a penny of their own.

March 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Online database may better prepare emergency personnel

First responders are trained to jump into action during an emergency. Soon, they'll have quicker access to crucial information before they jump.

March 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


16-year-old dies in wreck

A 16-year-old was killed and two other teens were injured in a Friday night car wreck on Elizabeth Lane in South Hall.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County area under tornado watch

Hall and surrounding counties are under a tornado watch until 11 p.m., according to the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.

March 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Experiencing nature from a treetop view

Zipping through the trees while dangling from a thin metal cord is a wild ride, but you might just learn something while you're up there, too.

March 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Russia is topic of NGCSU lecture series

Russia and Its Neighbors will be the topic of this week's North Georgia College & State University's Great Decisions lecture series, an annual discussion program produced by the Foreign Policy Association.

March 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Military displays at Riverside academy include Black Hawk helicopter

Ever wonder what it is like to see a Black Hawk helicopter up close?

March 27, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Kids best cops again in annual match at Chicopee center

The cops went up against the kids again on the firing line Saturday, and there was little doubt who would come out on top.

March 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Times staffers put themselves to test

In the kiln of the Georgia summer heat, Sgt. Greg Cochran tried to take my doughy physique and make it into something.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputies soon must run, punch, pull to prove they can perform job well

"Get this guy off of you," Sgt. Greg Cochran repeated while positioned behind a punching bag. "He's trying to hurt you."

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agent Orange victims: ‘50 years later, we’re still battling’

The hum of aircraft overhead signaled to American fighters on the ground that another herbicide spraying was on its way.

July 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax: Will you pay more or less?

Few things are as continually contentious in Hall County as reassessments on property values. The issue flared up again last month as the Board of Commissioners debated a budget for the 2016 fiscal year and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County welcomes Fourth with parades, pyrotechnics

How to celebrate American Independence?

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Now legal, fireworks sales go off big in Gainesville

Jason Sillay couldn't keep fireworks on the shelves Saturday.

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Kindergartener Addi Bales is home and cancer-free

After 32 chemo infusions, 18 blood transfusions, seven tube placements and four surgeries, during a total four months of in-hospital stay, 6-year-old Addi Bales is home and cancer-free.

July 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gift puts Brenau ‘over the top’ in equipping labs

With four generations of Clevelands seated in the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, Brenau President Ed Schrader thanked the family for its continued support Friday in funding the physical therapy school.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Texts to 911 not available in Hall County

Can you send a text or picture to the Hall County 911 Emergency Communication Center? How about other 911 Emergency Communication Centers across the country, maybe in bigger cities?

July 03, 2015 | | Local


Patriotism braves the storm at annual concert

A day of rain wasn't enough to stop visitors from enjoying the sounds of freedom Friday night as the Northwinds Symphonic Band's annual Patriotic Pops concert.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Chris Dorsey likes woodworking. He loses himself in the familiar motions of shaving, carving and sanding along the grain. The fresh-cut wood is intoxicating. The scent steadies his mind.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Pizza shop workers get help with car damage

Mellow Mushroom on Green Street in Gainesville held a fundraiser Friday for its employees whose vehicles were damaged last weekend by an oak tree that fell in the parking lot.

July 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Storms could fizzle the sizzle this holiday

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors: bring an umbrella.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Increased holiday travel means greater law profile

Most July Fourth travelers are getting to their destinations by car, and the Georgia State Patrol is ready for them.

July 03, 2015 | From Times staff and wire reports | Local


Light the fuse: July Fourth events in North Ga.

Fourth of July weekend events

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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