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Board to discuss Hall's Facebook page, rules

If you like your local government there's a new way to show it - on Facebook.

October 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville pilot killed in plane crash had 'passion' for life, flying

Timothy Blake had a passion for life and a passion for flying.

October 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Columbus Day closings planned

Hall County's administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed today for an employee furlough day.

October 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Military academy session draws interested students

More than 200 people visited Riverside Military Academy on Sunday to determine many young men's futures.

October 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Civl War general’s lasting influence remembered

Ever wish you knew more about Gainesville's past?

October 10, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall County Schools start pilot fitness program

Hall County physical education teachers began a pilot program Friday that will give parents direct information about their child's health.

October 09, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Beulah Rucker museum looking to add outdoor touches

Beulah Rucker Museum and Educational Foundation leaders are looking to eventually add some ambitious, green-friendly touches to the complex off Athens Highway in Gainesville.

October 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sherrod shares her story of redemption

On Saturday night, Shirley Sherrod had a story to tell - one that began long before she was requested to resign from her position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

October 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cancer survivors hook a new lease on life

Grab your rod and pink hat - it's fishing time.

October 09, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Gainesville pilot dies in Lawrenceville plane crash

A Gainesville man died Saturday when his small plane crashed near the Lawrenceville airport.

October 09, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Mule Camp Market puts artists, family fun on display

Woodstock artist Marlene Hopkins saw a steady flow of customers admire her metal sculptures, most of which were made from recycled refrigerant canisters, on Friday.

October 09, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Environmental issues discussed at club anniversary

Newtown will have a happy ending, but it'll take unity and possibly some lawyers, an environmental engineer said at a conference Friday.

October 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Student’s aunt stunned at shooting

A Dahlonega native who was shot and killed while traveling in Mexico last week met his local family members for the first time last year.

October 09, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man continues family tradition

Most little boys play with building blocks at one point or another, but Brian Daniel wasn't just playing - he was getting practice.

October 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Poll shows Americans like community colleges

The vast majority of Americans feel it is better for some students to go to community college instead of a four-year school, according to a new poll by The Associated Press and Stanford University released Tuesday.

October 08, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | 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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