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Hall school system increases security measures

In the wake of the vandalism of 14 Hall County school buses last week, the school system has hired night guards and rearranged security cameras to ward off further crime.

July 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville almost finished with waterline upgrades

The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is closer to reaching its goal of replacing all of the city's old water pipes.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents speak out against Price Road project

A large group of North Hall residents came to the Hall County Planning Commission meeting Monday clad in red to support preserving their rural way of life.

July 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Enforcing license requirements boosts Jefferson’s budget

Keeping a closer eye on businesses that violate local ordinances has helped the city of Jefferson improve its bottom line.

July 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ruling that limits water withdrawal stuns supporters of Lake Lanier

Area lake advocates expressed shock and disappointment Monday over a federal judge's ruling last week that the withdrawal of drinking water was not the primary force in Lake

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Camp, Hall of Famer team up for kids with special needs

Evan Siver rounds first base, stomps on second, storms past third and zooms toward home plate as dozens of peers cheer him on.

July 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Live-in boyfriend charged in death of special needs child, 6

CUMMING - Forsyth County sheriff's investigators have charged a 20-year-old man in the beating death of a 6-year-old special needs child.

July 20, 2009 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Moonwalk Memories | JIM BLAHNIK: Helped prepare for flight contingencies

In 1969, the U.S. government wanted to take three men, strap them into a 363-foot-tall rocket filled with almost a million gallons of fuel and send them to the moon.

July 20, 2009 | By Melissa Weinman The Times | Local


Boating party doubles in size at Lake Lanier

BUFORD - Ten feet higher, 200 more boats.

July 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Missing airplane found, pilot dead

The wreckage of a missing plane containing the body of the pilot was located late Sunday afternoon in a rugged area of the mountains of North Carolina.

July 20, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Hall County native settling in as Oakwood city clerk

OAKWOOD - Tangee Puckett has gone from potty business to city business, and so far she has liked the transition.

July 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Downtown Jefferson offers a $25 deal: Dinner, a play, then dessert

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Community Theatre group has turned their inaugural performance into a true community affair.

July 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson County school system facing $1.6 million debt

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County School System will be heading toward the new school year with a little more than $1 million in debt, according to school financial officials.

July 19, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Work will interrupt Gainesville water service for about 6 hours today

Work by the Gainesville Public Utilities Department will interrupt water service on Buffington Farm Road between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. today in order to complete water main improvements in the area.

July 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


4-year-old still in critical condition after lake rescue

A Clarkston girl was in critical condition Sunday after she was pulled the previous day from Lake Lanier by bystanders.

July 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cleanup finally coming to Flat Creek

Funding to improve Flat Creek's water quality has finally been approved in what city officials called a "monumental" agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

December 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Male stabbed on East Ridge Road

A male was stabbed Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of East Ridge Road, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


BYOB painting concept comes to Gainesville

The Gainesville community now has another option of what to do on Saturday night, or Thursday or Friday.

December 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Free gun locks available for pickup through Friday

Gun locks are available for free at three Gainesville locations.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools to renovate district’s central office

The Gainesville Board of Education wants to improve the district's central office.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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