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Boys & Girls Clubs, food bank give healthy after-school snacks

The kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County got a healthy after-school snack Monday on the first day of the Munch Bunch program, sponsored by the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood rejects request for offices on annexed land

OAKWOOD - Plans for professional offices in an established West Hall neighborhood stalled Monday night.

September 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heavy rain still likely tonight; Lanier up 2.31 feet

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Hall and surrounding counties, but their may be a glimmer of hope.

September 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


THE LATEST: Lanier up 2.5 feet since Sunday, still rising

Here are the latest developments as a result of the heavy rainfall in Northeast Georgia:

September 21, 2009 | From staff reports | Local




Georgia Supreme Court to review death sentence case

Donnie Cleveland Lance suffered from lingering brain injuries caused by an old gunshot wound and drunken car wrecks when he went on a rampage in Jackson County in 1997, fatally shooting his ex-wife's boyfriend with a shotgun before beating her to death with the gun, according to his lawyers.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain can't dampen ceremony as Masons dedicate cornerstone

CLERMONT - At 96, nothing was slowing down Carl Ridley, including the vision he had for a cornerstone at Clermont Masonic Lodge No. 512.

September 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau exhibit unveils life of Fossey, who researched gorillas

It is one thing to read books about the work of researchers in other countries, watching documentaries or even hearing a lecture as part of a classroom experience.

September 20, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Group ranks cell phones by radiation emissions

Is your cell phone hazardous to your health? The short answer is "not as far as science has determined."

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jackson school officials look to trim $2 million deficit

JEFFERSON - The Jackson County School System is implementing an energy management plan and looking at other measures to tackle its $2 million deficit.

September 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Fleet supervisor keeps fire trucks rolling

Ricky Walden is the chief mechanic for some of Hall County's most important vehicles.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health care expo set for Oct. 7

No health care debate here, as far as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is concerned.

September 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meetings set to discuss two new parks

The plans for the North Hall park will be presented at a public meeting on Oct. 1 at Mount Vernon Elementary School.

September 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Speakers rally the faithful

OAKWOOD - Two Republican hopefuls for Georgia governor joined a half-dozen other conservative speakers in taking to the pulpit Saturday for a combination of religion and politics aimed at educating and rallying Christian conservatives on national and state issues.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Possible routes stir up dissent

After a careful walk down the rain-slickened slope, Ben Parker stands on the community boat dock in North Hall and scans Lake Lanier.

September 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Bill to fund Georgia transportation has a rough ride so far

The transportation funding bill in the Georgia legislature has had a bumpy ride so far, and the grumbling isn't just coming from people outside the Gold Dome.

February 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall targets $1.3M deficit in housing program

Since 2009, nearly 60 abandoned or foreclosed homes in Hall County have been purchased, renovated and sold to low-income families under the federal grant-funded Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

February 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


YMCA’s indoor triathlon draws big crowd of athletes who defy age

Angie Beccue, Health and Wellness Director at the J.A. Walters Family YMCA, is always seeking to keep people motivated to state active.

February 28, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Freezing rain possible overnight in area

Saturday's welcome day of sunshine and milder temperatures will give way to a chance of freezing rain overnight as March comes in more like a lion than a lamb.

February 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer job-seekers flock to Lanier Islands

Seasonal job seekers gathered Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands, where more than 400 positions need to be filled.

February 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands looks to fill 100 summer jobs at Saturday event

If you're wondering about how to make an extra buck this summer, Lanier Islands Resort may have your answer.

February 28, 2015 | By Caroline Watts intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Jayla Williams chosen for top honor at Hall Boys & Girls Clubs

When Jayla Williams walks into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, she knows she's following in her father's footsteps.

February 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Duplex fire temporarily displaces 8 residents

A small kitchen fire Friday forced eight people out of their home to stay with relatives until repairs are made.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County fire officials warn of donation scam

Hall County Fire Services have received reports of impostors attempting to take donations.

February 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Turnout sporadic in first week of early voting for Hall County SPLOST

Turnout during the first week of early voting on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, was sporadic, with snowy weather and government closings likely limiting the number who showed up to the polls.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Business-led committee behind push for SPLOST

The Hall Progress 2015 Committee, a group of local business leaders, is spearheading a campaign to pass SPLOST VII.

February 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


5 people arrested in what authorities call a North Ga. meth trafficking ring

Five people from across North Georgia were arrested Tuesday in the continued "dismantling of a local methamphetamine trafficking network," authorities said, that is suspected of handling more than 10 pounds of the drug.

February 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fathers and daughters dance the night away

A popular song started blaring and girls screamed, starting to move to the music.

February 27, 2015 | | Local


'Tale of two cities’ makes decision to close schools tough

In Gainesville and Flowery Branch on Thursday, the overnight snow quickly turned to slush and what little ice remained on the pavements had melted by mid-morning.

February 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




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