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Gainesville State student’s ambition rises to Mars

Most of John Luecke's nights are spent as a truck stop cashier. But during the day, the 50-year-old college student said he is absorbed with the idea of space exploration - especially of Mars.

September 28, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Census survey shows bright spots for Hall County

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey indicates Hall County's economy is showing signs of recovery.

September 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forecasters say wet weather unlikely to continue

The wet weather that started this week might not return for a while.

September 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Junior League sale supports local groups

Hordes of shoppers looking for some of the best deals in Gainesville will travel downtown this week to the Georgia Mountains Center.

September 28, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Midtown bridge bid comes in below budget

Gainesville officials are slowly moving forward with the pedestrian bridge that will span Jesse Jewell Parkway, still holding to the timeline of completing the project by July.

September 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oprah Winfrey Network auditions for “My Time”

Moms and dads in Gainesville may finally be able to achieve their dreams.

September 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Economics professor shares predictions at lecture

The economy isn't getting better any time soon, a North Georgia College & State University professor said Monday.

September 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall School board grapples with deteriorating buildings, lack of money

Hall County school officials said Monday they understand the frustration when it comes to the appearance and safety of some of the district's oldest school buildings.

September 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch officials: Time not right for impact fees

Flowery Branch doesn't plan to pursue development impact fees, for now.

September 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man dies after falling from deer stand

A South Hall man died this afternoon after he fell from a deer stand behind his home.

September 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 teens charged with armed robbery

Two Gainesville teenagers were charged with armed robbery Saturday after confronting a pizza delivery man with a knife.

September 27, 2010 | | Local


Flowery Branch seats open for qualifying

Qualifying is under way for two Flowery Branch public offices, including mayor.

September 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities withhold case facts hoping for a lead in ’92 suffocation death

Almost 18 years ago, Warren Beryl Wilkins was found dead inside his home. Hall County Sheriff's investigators still want to solve the case.

September 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ex-Hall roads leader now has transportation tax in his sights

ATLANTA - Todd Long's professional road led from Hall County to Atlanta, where he now helps plan for Georgia's future transportation needs.

September 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County surplus sale proceeds buys 8 snow plow attachments

Fall has just begun, but Hall County road crews are already prepared for winter storms.

September 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Authorities suspend search for kidnapping suspect

Multiple law enforcement agencies spent Tuesday tracking a suspect with outstanding warrants of kidnapping and child cruelty.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather cancellations, schedule changes

Public schools

February 09, 2016 | | Local


Witnesses detail man's final hours before drug death in murder trial

A Flowery Branch man's desire to try LSD ended in his 2013 death, according to testimony Monday.

February 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Hall junior organizes clothing drives to benefit homeless

At first glance, Claire Kelley is a normal teenager. She is a junior at North Hall High School, she works as a lifeguard at the ...

February 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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