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Gala celebrates Hall community leaders and volunteers

While a lot has changed in 103 years, one thing has remained the same - Hall County continues to thrive because of the nurturing efforts of community members.

May 12, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County may put Sunday sales, liquor up for vote

Coming soon to a Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting: a discussion of Sunday alcohol sales.

May 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Connell won’t stay beyond interim

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to have interim County Administrator Jock Connell pull together a list of candidates for the county's top job.

May 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville may reconsider Sunday alcohol referendum

DAWSONVILLE - At least two Dawsonville officials are feeling heartburn over an item discussed at the May 2 City Council meeting.

May 12, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Weather is hot but will cool down

It's a good-news, bad-news thing concerning the weather.

May 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Red Elephant March’ to make debut at band concert

For the last six weeks, the Gainesville High School Marching Band has been hard at work, practicing for tonight's concert, which will include something different.

May 11, 2011 | Joe Beasley | Local


Event promotes safety for children

Competition was fierce in the "smoke detector rally," a race to see which team of students could change smoke detector batteries the fastest.

May 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


N. Hall charter school would attract out-of-county students

Initial planning is under way for a charter school at North Hall High School that would draw students from several area counties.

May 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Fraud sentence again delayed for ex-Cornelia bank exec

A judge has again pushed back the sentencing hearing for a former Cornelia bank executive who pleaded guilty to using customers and family members in a multimillion-dollar fraud conspiracy.

May 11, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Area experts say Gingrich brings substance but baggage

A second Georgian has joined what is likely to be a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

May 11, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Hall schools top grad test averages

Hall County students again surpassed the state average in all areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

May 11, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Squirrel in W. Hall causes power outage

A squirrel's adventure into Jackson EMC's Oakwood substation left 1,200 customers without power Tuesday morning.

May 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Times journalists honored with national award

Two journalists at The Times have been honored with a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Journalism for their series on the Chattahoochee River.

May 10, 2011 | | Local


Jefferson man gets fitted for high-tech prosthetic leg

A Jefferson man has traded up for a new and improved artificial limb.

May 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kelly notes progress in 1st year as police chief

Brian Kelly can't believe he has served at the helm of Gainesville's police department for a year already.

May 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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State Department of Education to host Every Student Succeeds Act meeting

Area residents can learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and offer comments to the state Department of Education at a public meeting between ...

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins and IRS trade letters of complaint

Staffing shortages at a local tax office have prompted a bit of a tit-for-tat between U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, and the Internal Revenue ...

August 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Department of Justice special ed lawsuit has no effect here yet

Neither Hall County or Gainesville school district expects to be affected by the recent Department of Justice lawsuit about students with disabilities.

August 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State child care agency investigating Buford day care center

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning said Friday it is investigating a complaint about a Buford day care center and a child getting ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Temporary fix coming soon for faulty fire hydrants in North Hall

The city of Gainesville is working to bring more than three dozen North Hall fire hydrants back to working order, after efforts to extinguish a ...

August 26, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Graffiti-covered houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat covered in graffiti saw its last day on Lake Lanier's waters Friday before making its way to a salvage yard

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Food stamp losses slow in Hall, pick up in neighboring counties

The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is ...

August 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Good News Clinics raise funds, celebrate volunteers at annual dinner

The banquet hall at First Baptist Church in Gainesville roared with gasps and laughter Thursday evening.

August 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams receives well wishes as construction continues on smart home

Built into the walls of Sean Adams' new home are the well wishes and prayers of his friends and family, thanking him for his military ...

August 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Halftime Heroes: Flowery Branch band drums up passion

Flowery Branch High School's marching band has two senior drum majors: one who only started band so his mom would let him play baseball ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family fun day aims to bring awareness of homelessness

If Deondre Williams had his way, every community in the country would hear his message about homelessness.

August 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall firefighter, sister taking essentials to Louisiana flood victims

When Hall County residents Stacey Boling and Damon Migliore heard of the devastation from flooding in Louisiana, it wasn't a distant place suffering. It ...

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power restored after outage knocks out traffic signals, businesses in downtown Gainesville

A power outage knocked out several traffic signals Thursday in Gainesville along both E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways and affected other downtown sites ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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