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Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street architect interviews today and Thursday

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education plans to interview two architects vying for the $19 million reconstruction of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community market starts this weekend

Rebekah Langhoff, 11, lines up yellow and green "bling" beads in one hand, while her mother, Wendy Pittman, fingers blue and pink cracked glass beads inside a plastic organizer. Together the two are meticulously planning the color scheme of a beaded lanyard.

March 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Oakwood Police get donation of stuffed animals

Police work is not hard all the time. A little softness goes especially a long with way with one group of upset residents.

March 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Forecast: Soggy week ahead for Hall

More rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Hall County area and could linger throughout the work week.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont mayor, council members may get raises

Clermont's mayor and council members may see their first raise since 1995.

March 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sewer plant fixes will reap savings for Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch has completed energy-saving improvements to its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College beefs up green effort with bike share

New bikes will soon make their debut at North Georgia College & State University and campus officials hope they will jump-start a sustainability movement.

March 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Georgia State Patrol investigating South Hall wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle wreck off Hog Mountain Road in South Hall.

March 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch explores long-term road project options

Flowery Branch plans to start informally talking with property owners in the path of potential road projects to see if they would be interested in selling their land, at some point, to the city.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Krippel brings energy, ideas to Brenau leadership position

Nancy F. Krippel understands the power hope wields in a college classroom. As dean of adult and graduate studies and associate dean of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., she has enjoyed sharing her own story in order to lift others.

March 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Flowery Branch may enact new stormwater annual fee

Built on a hill, downtown Flowery Branch has bore the brunt of unforgiving rainfalls.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders admire beauty of Paso Fino horses at open house

It's no coincidence that Paso Fino horses are known for their "fine step" - it's the translation of their name.

March 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


A century with Lessie Smithgall

Lessie Smithgall keeps an antique clock on the mantle in her living room.

March 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shooting reveals perils of police life

The foot chase had ended, he thought. It was dark, wooded, 2 a.m. and the Atlanta carjacker whom Woodrow Tripp ran after as a city cop appeared hurt and motionless at the bottom of a shallow ravine.

March 26, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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