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Meetings set to discuss two new parks

The plans for the North Hall park will be presented at a public meeting on Oct. 1 at Mount Vernon Elementary School.

September 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Speakers rally the faithful

OAKWOOD - Two Republican hopefuls for Georgia governor joined a half-dozen other conservative speakers in taking to the pulpit Saturday for a combination of religion and politics aimed at educating and rallying Christian conservatives on national and state issues.

September 20, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Possible routes stir up dissent

After a careful walk down the rain-slickened slope, Ben Parker stands on the community boat dock in North Hall and scans Lake Lanier.

September 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent college grad proud of successes

Before Kimberly Hulsey was 3 years old, doctors informed her parents she had a "pervasive developmental disorder."

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


First ‘Challenged Child’ gives back to community

The driveway to Challenged Child and Friends bears the name of the school's first student, Randy Owens.

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Wilson learned a lot as an ‘and Friend’

Emily Wilson began spending her days at Challenged Child and Friends when she was just 6 weeks old.

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School helped woman become a ‘normal mommy’

Donna Aldridge now feels like a "normal mommy."

September 20, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville preschool marks 25 years of helping families

The miracle of a newborn child is heralded with joy and celebration. But where do parents turn for help when their little miracle has a disability?

September 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Club members bound by a love of books

In a small, plain room at the Blackshear Place Library, a handful people gathered in what would appear to an outsider as a typical business meeting.

September 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Despite move indoors, Heart Walk was a success

The foggy and muggy weather didn't bring down the spirit of American Heart Association Heart Walk participants Saturday morning at Riverside Military Academy.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


A decade later, Nix's murder still a mystery

Ten years have passed since 18-year-old Elaine Nix made a call from a convenience store pay phone and was never heard from again.

September 19, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain expected to continue into Sunday and beyond

Any pause in the raindrops over the next few days may be brief, with more likely to start the work week.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Natural gas ‘expert’ will examine your energy bill

Natural gas customers in the Atlanta Gas Light service area can take their gas bills to the Hall County Extension office Monday to discuss how to lower them with a natural gas educator.

September 19, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Sunshine Seniors offer lessons on food that’s good for you

The Sunshine Seniors are all about good taste - and food that's good for you, too.

September 19, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Church’s ‘Emporium’ lends a hand to women in need

At the annual Heart & Hands Emporium, every purchase changes the world - even just a little bit.

September 19, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


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Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Coyote sightings in Gainesville raise rabies fears

Residents around Riverside Drive and Island Drive in Gainesville have reported sightings of a possible rabid coyote, an animal whose population is on the rise in North Georgia.

June 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




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