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In need of cash, Hall County gets creative

As tax revenue continues to dwindle, local governments are coming up with creative ways to bring in a little extra cash.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


For many seniors, plans, hard work, come together at graduation

Many local high school seniors have one more week of classes before they turn their tassels, but preparation for graduation ceremonies began months ago.

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New chief of the Gainesville Police Department gets to work

With a father who was police chief in two Southwest Georgia towns, it might seem Brian Kelly was always on track to follow in his footsteps.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man who robbed South Hall bank still at large

A bank robber remains at large after a Saturday morning heist at a Buford bank, and the suspect may be connected to a bank robbery from earlier in the week.

May 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


A stormy night is likely in Northeast Georgia

Areas of Northeast Georgia could experience strong scattered thunderstorms Saturday night.

May 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau Academy teacher charged with sexual assault

A Brenau Academy teacher has been arrested on charges of fondling a student, the second Brenau employee accused of a sexual crime against a student in the past seven months.

May 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man gets 18 years for hitting deputy with car

Chanju Dryden got a second trial, but the end result was the same.

May 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County may move government offices out of downtown

Hall County is considering moving its government offices out of downtown Gainesville.

May 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fewer pickups, just as much trash

There is less than a month left of a pilot program to study how once-a-week backdoor trash collection works in Gainesville.

May 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chamber throws beach bash

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce played host to its annual Gala and Beach Bash Friday evening at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

May 14, 2010 | | Local


Students improve reading skills with folk tale performances

What happened when the Three Little Kittens met the Little Red Hen?

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students get firsthand account of Holocaust

Herbert Kohn experienced the Holocaust in Germany when he was a child, and on Friday he told C.W. Davis Middle School students what happened when he was their age.

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal grant helps keep lake’s water clean

A federal grant is helping a local marina make life easier for its clients and also improving the quality of Lake Lanier, one wastewater tank at a time.

May 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Suspect arrested in connection with shooting, armed robbery

U.S. marshals on Friday arrested a Gainesville man wanted since last week in connection with a May 4 shooting and armed robbery, authorities said.

May 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


COMING SUNDAY: The Class of 2010's Risk Takers

There is an element of risk in everything we do. But some people embrace it more than others.

Join The Times and gainesvilletimes.com on Sunday for a special multimedia report as we celebrate the Class of 2010 and the students who dare to take a risk. You'll meet a dozen or so local high school graduates who are ready to take their lives to the next level. They've already envisioned their goals after high school, and they are boldly marching down the path to get there.

May 14, 2010 | | Local


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'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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