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Bookstore opens to ‘open doors’

The Next Chapter Bookstore at the Main Street Market in downtown Gainesville was full of chatting and laughter Friday as Gainesville residents picked out books to add to their home collections.

August 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lanier Tech graduates its largest GED class

More than 800 GED students graduated from Lanier Technical College's Adult Education Program on Friday night, the school's largest number yet.

August 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fishing fans flock to Lake Lanier event

While most think of fishing as a leisurely weekend activity, for some it is an exciting competitive sport.

August 06, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Helicopter crash in Lumpkin kills 2

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying two occupants that was missing since Monday night was found Friday in a heavily wooded area of Lumpkin County. There were no survivors.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Habitat to rebuild burned home for soldier and family

An announcement Friday morning signaled a new beginning for Army Spc. Michael Walker, who came home from a deployment in Afghanistan only to find his family's East Hall home burned to the ground.

August 06, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Unit trained to prevent jail riots

On Christmas Eve 1987, an uprising at the Hall County jail brought out every available officer to quell the rioting and put out the fires, literally, as 30 agitated inmates took over a cell block.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Excitement flows along Lanier as tourney begins

Everything fell into place for this weekend's FLW Outdoors' Forrest Wood Cup.

August 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax trial wallops Hall legal budget

If there is one thing Hall County has learned from the recession, it's that the unexpected will happen.

August 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wounded Marine recovering at home in Braselton

Bullets flew by overhead just before 24-year-old Josh De Avila felt the impact in his back.

August 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood Elementary teachers get “amazing” new lounge

Oakwood Elementary School is getting a morale boost.

August 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Vehicle tags may carry sticker shock

When you go to renew the tag for your vehicle, you may be surprised to see that it costs more than it did last year.

August 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Burglars make off with electronics from Church at Dahlonega

Pastor Paul Bates knew something was amiss as soon as he walked into the Church at Dahlonega Tuesday afternoon.

August 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Toddler severely burned by grease

A 1-year-old Hall County girl was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after she accidentally poured hot grease on herself this afternoon, officials said.

August 05, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


'Super Bowl' of fishing begins today on Lake Lanier

The super bowl of bass fishing starts this morning on Lake Lanier, putting Hall County in the national spotlight.

August 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Georgia's notary fees skyrocket suddenly

Last week Hall County Deputy Clerk of Court Rosa Gallaga called up more than 40 people with pending applications for notary public commissions to give them fair warning.

August 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Buford man seeks immunity from charges in South Hall shooting

A Buford man charged with shooting another man in his leg and jaw last year is seeking immunity, claiming he was justified to do so.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UGA students seek solace, mourn 4 lost in crash

One of two survivors of a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students earlier this week remained in critical condition Friday, a hospital ...

April 29, 2016 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


No obvious signs of trauma on body recovered from Lake Lanier

A man whose body was pulled from Lake Lanier on Thursday afternoon had no obvious signs of trauma, authorities said.

April 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brainstorming sessions on Enota elementary move set for Saturday

Gainesville City Schools will host two community "brainstorming" meetings at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy on Saturday morning to hear comments about the elementary school's ...

April 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park drawing major national, international events

The nation's greatest canoe and kayak athletes will flock to Gainesville this weekend to compete in one of the biggest challenges they may face.

April 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


North Hall High hosts open house in new performing arts center

The newest halls at North Hall High School buzzed with excitement Thursday evening, as the school held an open house in its new performing arts ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville schools budget proposal includes pay increase for all employees

Gainesville City Schools' proposed budget includes a 3 percent pay increase for all employees.

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Possible retaining wall, its cost outlined for Enota garden

Maintaining most of the garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy could require a retaining wall to shield it from construction of a new school, and ...

April 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Body of missing DeKalb County firefighter found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities discovered the body of a missing DeKalb County firefighter in Lake Lanier on Thursday, authorities said.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Riverside Military Academy selects William J. Gallagher as president

Riverside Military Academy's Board of Trustees has selected retired U.S. Army Col. William J. Gallagher as its ninth president.

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County Fire Services lieutenant terminated following arrest

A Hall County Fire Services lieutenant was terminated following an arrest Wednesday, according to county officials.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demorest woman injured in crash that killed 4 UGA students

A Demorest woman was injured in a Wednesday night crash that killed four University of Georgia students, according to Georgia State Patrol.

April 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta over thrown salt shaker

Police say they arrested comedian and actor Katt Williams just outside Atlanta after he threw a salt shaker at a restaurant manager.

April 28, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Hall population forecast to grow 64 percent overall, become 42 percent Hispanic by 2040

Hall County's population will grow by 64 percent to a little more than 328,000 by 2040, according to a forecast by the Atlanta ...

April 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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