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Hall leaders to review use of county-owned vehicles

In a continuing effort to cut local government costs, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will review county vehicle use in the coming days.

August 05, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Avita employee pleads guilty to taking funds

A guilty plea last week ended the case against a former employee of a nonprofit agency who was accused of improperly using funds to allow dozens of children to participate in extracurricular activities.

August 05, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Kids enjoy day of wet fun before school starts next week

Their bookbags are already packed, there's bread and peanut butter in the pantry to make sandwiches and new outfits are picked out, ready to go on Monday morning.

August 05, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Democrats to celebrate Obama's 50th birthday

Democrats across Georgia are using the president's birthday as an opportunity to get their party going.

August 04, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Officials identify drowned woman

Hall County officials confirmed Thursday that a 25-year-old woman found Wednesday night in Lake Lanier died as a result of drowning.

August 04, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


YMCA bids to run Hall parks department

Hall county officials now say they are working on a Plan B option for the future operation of the county's parks department.

August 04, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council gives OK to zoning change

Flowery Branch officials batted down concerns Thursday night that property rezoned for light manufacturing and industrial uses last year would be affected by the creation of a heavy uses category.

August 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School buses return to the roads Monday

Hall County residents should leave plenty of extra time to get to work Monday morning.

August 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Which is preferred: Snowstorms or record-setting heat?

Record high temperatures this summer have led North Georgians to search for ways to stay cool.

August 04, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville may use 2 different ward maps

Finding a needle in a haystack might be easier than creating a redistricting map that pleases both Gainesville City Council and Gainesville City Schools Board of Education members.

August 04, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Deal sells bankrupt property in Habersham County

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has sold property that housed a failed family sporting goods business, helping him chip away at personal debt of more than $1 million.

August 04, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


Wednesday night drowning victim identified

A 25-year-old woman who was missing for more than an hour after last seen on her dock was later found drowned Wednesday night, officials said.

August 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Prescription drugs take toll on Ga.

When it comes to dangerously addictive drugs, the real killers aren't in baggies or dirty needles sold on street corners. They're in prescription bottles, doctors' offices and medicine cabinets throughout Hall County.

August 04, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs decline to partner on Hall parks

If Hall County outsources its parks program to a local nonprofit, it won't include a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

August 04, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2 charged with trafficking cocaine

Hall County sheriff's deputies charged two individuals Tuesday with trafficking cocaine, according to a news release from the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.

August 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

East Hall High had 214 seniors graduate in its commencement Thursday at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Memorial Day weekend travelers will take to the road in large numbers enticed in part by gasoline prices that have steadily remained in the low ...

May 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Not even a fractured vertebra in Johnson High senior Cameron McCarthy's neck could keep him from reaching his goals.

May 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Dual enrollment programs growing at UNG, Lanier Tech

More Georgia high school students are going to college, taking advantage of a new program that lets them enroll in tuition-free college courses earning high ...

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it's been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

To say Christie Taylor has excelled as a student would be an understatement.

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Imagine, as a pedestrian, not having to run for your life when crossing Green Street.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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