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Area schools ponder showing Obama’s speech

As controversy swirls over President Barack Obama's planned televised speech Tuesday to students across the nation, local school districts are deciding how to handle it.

September 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Keeping a close watch on sexual predators

No free man is as closely watched by Hall County authorities as Michael Eugene Cromer.

September 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Complete list of area qualifiers for municipal races in Northeast Georgia

The following are candidates for Northeast Georgia.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Web site lends a voice to the US health care debate

With all of the debates centering around proposed health care reform, it's hard for some people to determine what's truth and what's fiction - especially if they can't read the bill.

September 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


School board member faces qualification challenge

Longtime Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may not be on the school board election ballot this fall because of a new state anti-nepotism law.

September 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall’s star wrestler helps others get ‘Made’

Professional wrestler A.J. Styles had a busy morning planned, between appearances on two TV sets and a lineup of speaking engagements - all before lunch.

September 04, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Couple get prison in meth case

A man who operated a crude methamphetamine lab inside a mobile home a few feet from where toddlers slept was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday.

September 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall offices closed 2 days next week

The Labor Day holiday will have government offices throughout the area closed on Monday, but Hall County workers are taking an extra day off as well.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Will patrons heed call of football?

As the college football season ramps up, local business owners are counting on plenty of rambling and barking fans to ease their recession woes.

September 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Westfall named Clermont postmaster

Chuck Westfall was named postmaster of Clermont, effective Aug. 29.

September 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Rabid skunk found in North Hall

A skunk found in the Pea Ridge area of North Hall has tested positive for rabies, according to Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control.

September 04, 2009 | | Local


Expect lots of traffic, heightened enforcement for Labor Day

Travel officials predict that Georgia's roads will be clogged with Labor Day holiday travelers, and area law enforcement agencies are preparing to handle the extra traffic.

September 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Parents convicted of manufacturing meth

A cramped South Hall trailer where three young children lived with their parents also was home to a toxic methamphetamine lab, a jury determined Thursday.

September 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water strategist sees hope in deal with Alabama

Georgia Power President Mike Garrett, directing the state's efforts to settle a water dispute with Alabama and Florida, said Thursday he was "guardingly optimistic that we can do a deal with Alabama."

September 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meet the superfans: Riverside official steps in to cheer on players

Juan Christiansen is the dedicated fan for the parents who can't be.

September 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | 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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