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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


GDOT making money from 511 signs

The Georgia Department of Transportation has found a way to help its budget and motorists simultaneously.

August 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville City Schools convocation focuses on new grading system

The debate about grading for Gainesville City Schools was the focus of a convocation for teachers Wednesday.

August 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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