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West Hall High School junior collects shirts for needy in El Salvador

As other teens her age rummage through their drawers to try on outfits, Alex Smith, 16, has been emptying hers and inspiring others to do the same.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cyclists pedal to help young men’s home

Eight men cycled into River Forks Park on Keith Bridge Road in Gainesville on Monday afternoon, hoping to make a difference.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Power’s $11 rate hike request draws concern

Georgia Power Co. asked the Public Service Commission to raise rates by nearly $11 at a public hearing Monday in Atlanta.

October 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Schools aims to fix last year’s graduation problems

Gainesville City Schools officials are taking an early look at ways to resolve issues that hampered last May's graduation ceremony at Gainesville High School.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Proposal: No city debt for Gainesville public servants

At the end of the month, anyone with debt to the city must pay up before serving on a board or committee.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 Atlanta men face drug charges in Hall County

Two Atlanta men were booked at the Hall County Jail on drug charges Friday, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.

October 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plane crash survivors return to U.S.

A Jackson County couple who survived an August plane crash on a small island off the Colombian coast is now in Miami, where the husband is scheduled for another surgery today.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


College students slow to catch onto Red Rabbit buses

The new Red Rabbit Route 7 started up more than a month ago, and numbers show that ridership is lagging.

October 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Life Chain event draws about 200 to busy Gainesville intersection

About 200 people spread out Sunday afternoon on sidewalks at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways to demonstrate against abortion.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Llama competition spotlights ‘intelligent animals’ abilities

They are fuzzy. They are cute. And owners of them say that you cannot have just one.

October 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Blue Sky Concert series set for Wednesdays in October

October is here, meaning it's time for the fall edition of the Blue Sky Concert series.

October 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire Prevention Week puts focus on residential safety

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters will remind students how to "stop, drop and roll" during the next few days for National Fire Prevention Week.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Brenau President Ed Schrader named to national board of independent colleges

Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, was named Wednesday to the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing resources

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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