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Census reflects Georgia’s growth

The U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2010 census Tuesday, revealing that the United States is now a country of more than 300 million and Georgia is a state of nearly 9.7 million.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


West Hall High student gets $220,000 scholarship

West Hall High School senior Malcom Moon said he has always set his sights on fame, possibly by becoming an actor.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Celebrating a new tradition

As she stepped off the plane from Vietnam, 11-year-old Amy Bui looked past signs that made no sense and faces unlike her own. At the arrivals gate, she saw someone holding a piece of paper with her family's name on it.

December 22, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


EPD certifies need for Glades Reservoir

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division on Thursday certified a need for the Glades Reservoir, ensuring that Hall County can move forward with its application for a federal reservoir permit.

December 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia Power increasing its rates

Georgia Power customers will see an increase in their electricity bills beginning this January.

December 22, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


St. Nick brings cheer to babies in hospital

Santa came early on Monday night to visit babies who entered the world early.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stabbing victim wounded herself, sheriff's officials say

A Flowery Branch woman who claimed she was stabbed in the stomach last week actually stabbed herself, Hall County sheriff officials said.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 charged with possession of drugs, firearms

Two Clermont residents were arrested Monday on various drug and weapons charges, according to a Multi Agency Narcotics Squad news release.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire damages South Hall home

A fire damaged a home in South Hall early Tuesday morning, but no one was injured.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville fire station gets room to grow

Gainesville's oldest fire station could receive a makeover soon.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall literacy center back on track

A group effort to build an adult literacy center in South Hall has been revived.

December 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pixies bring Christmas to families in Denmark

Christmas in Denmark isn't about Santa or the elves. It's about the pixies.

December 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Some Cornelia residents to benefit from water line replacement

Cornelia has about $500,000 in hand to replace undersized and substandard water lines for about 500 low- and moderate-income residents.

December 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


North Georgia’s technical colleges rank high for growth

A few of the fastest-growing two-year colleges in the nation can be found in North Georgia, according to a new report from Community College Week Magazine.

December 21, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County looking to thwart car tag cheats

Hall County is looking under every rock for ways to pull in a little more revenue this year.

December 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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