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Volcanic ash extends Clarkesville couple’s trip to Scotland

Scotland has been nice, but it's time to get home.

April 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Look for the smokin’ rooster at today's festival

The multicolored monument in the Shehans' front yard is more than a dedication to our area's poultry pride.

April 24, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Woman convicted of robbing sickly 65-year-old woman

A woman was convicted of robbery by intimidation for forcing a sickly woman to give her money in a case tried this week in Hall County Superior Court.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two men convicted of drug trafficking

A traffic stop for an illegal U-turn led Oakwood police to find nearly a quarter-pound of cocaine with a street value of $10,000 in 2008.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two churches busy with acts of service

Two area churches will be separately fanning across Hall County today to beautify, clean up and participate in other community service activities.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly release honors crime victims rights

Dozens of butterflies fluttered their wings and took to the skies Friday, a symbol of freedom and hope for victims of violence shackled by the bonds of trauma.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville man indicted in fatal wreck

A Gainesville man accused of causing a fatal multicar wreck while under the influence of methamphetamine was indicted on felony vehicular homicide charges this week.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New plant could create more than 200 jobs in Gainesville

A new ZF Industries plant in Gainesville is expected to create 215 new jobs. The $90 million, 250,000-square-foot facility will build transmissions for wind turbines.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panelists discuss link between environment, spirituality

The tenets of science, economy and religion often seem at odds, but scholars in all three fields gathered Thursday night for a discussion on the relationship between each study and the environment.

April 23, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Hall gives residents a tour to help appreciate the planet

In honor of Earth Day, Leigh Ann Yaskulka decided to bring her sons to the Hall County Recycling Center to show them where their recyclables go after they are picked up from the curb.

April 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chamber pitches a Fit to keep Hall healthy

There was a band, a little cornhole, a T-shirt design contest and a sold-out pizza stand.

April 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jury lowers Hall County property appraisals

A Hall County jury this week overturned the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors' appraised values of 58 vacant lots at a Braselton subdivision in a court case that the plaintiffs believe should set a precedent for similar appraisals.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court ruling backs former school board member

A federal judge has sided with Kelvin Simmons over a state law that barred him from seeking re-election to the Gainesville city school board, but the ruling was too late to make a difference for Simmons.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Old Veterans of Foreign Wars post hopes to move forward

A Gainesville veterans group hopes to put aside past organizational woes and move forward with new energy, possibly hoping to lure some service members returning from deployment.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to review Gainesville water rate study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners listened to thoughts from a former commissioner before approving a review of Gainesville's Water and Wastewater Differential Study.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Oakwood OKs McEver Road rebuild

Long-awaited work on a 2-mile stretch of heavily traveled McEver Road in Oakwood is inching closer to a projected summer start.

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia's Richard Oates awarded as distinguished administrator

Dr. Richard Oates, interim provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia, was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Administrator Award ...

February 08, 2016 | | Local


Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'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


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