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Oakwood City Council to firm up Nov. 3 election

Oakwood City Council is expected to take actions tonight toward setting its general election on Nov. 3.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Krisel left job with state to pursue ‘rigor’

Sally Krisel agreed to meet Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield for lunch at Luna's restaurant three years ago thinking he was going to offer her a job as another run-of-the mill administrator of gifted studies.

July 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Pregnant women encouraged to eat some varieties of fish

Contrary to popular belief, it's OK to eat shrimp and other seafood during pregnancy.

July 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


American Revolution comes alive at History Center

The history of the Revolutionary War came alive Sunday afternoon at the Northeast Georgia History Center, complete with visits from three of the nation's founding fathers.

July 12, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


James Mathis, business and community giant, dies at 84

To the Hall County community, he was a business and philanthropic giant - a man with a big vision and generous nature.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Classic car fans turn out for charity event

A mix of classic and new cars of all different models lined the upper parking lot of Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville behind Belks on Saturday morning and early afternoon.

July 12, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Steel birds flock to Cracker Fly-In

The skies were buzzing Saturday over Gainesville.

July 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Is alternative medicine safe? Doctors, homeopaths disagree

Zicam recalls leave many consumers wary of homeopathic remedies, but local users of alternative medicine say there's a bigger picture.

July 12, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Justice delayed by budget cuts

Court officials and attorneys say mandated cuts to the state judicial budget are making the wheels of justice move slower than usual.

July 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


CRCT scores up for local schools

School-level results for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests were released this week, and most local schools show improvement from last year's scores.

July 12, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County EMT delivers a miracle

Sometimes having a baby makes you so excited you can't sleep.

July 12, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Amicable split for Hall's animal agencies set for fall

July 1 has come and gone, but the Humane Society of Hall County and Hall County Animal Control have yet to go their separate ways.

July 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Launching Thursday: One Small Step, One Giant Leap

A generation of Americans has come of age with an image burnished forever in their memories: A grainy, black-and-white TV shot of a shadowy man climbing down a ladder on the night of Sunday, July 20, 1969.

July 11, 2009 | | Local


Arborist: Gainesville’s holly tree will survive

It looks like Gainesville's most famous holly tree will persevere.

July 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Park staffing at lake stretched thin

With Lake Lanier's water levels back near average, its boat ramps and beaches are open, the campgrounds are full and vacationers are out in full force.

July 11, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Artists share works at annual Art in the Square

A picture-perfect Saturday greeted visitors as area artists set up shop in the downtown Gainesville square for the 11th annual Art in the Square festival.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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