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State Rep. Knox to run for insurance position

Forsyth County State Rep. Tom Knox announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for state Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner in 2010.

August 12, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Second suspect found guilty in terrorism case

A federal judge set an October sentencing date for a Dawsonville man convicted of conspiring to provide support to terrorists after the man's co-defendant was found guilty of similar charges Wednesday.

August 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal, Gingrey answer questions from concerned citizens at forum

Before she was chosen as one of the few people who asked a question at Wednesday's discussion of the federal health care reform bill, Peggy Hoynes of Dahlonega scrawled two statements on the notepad the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce provided to her.

August 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County to help Flowery Branch prioritize road projects

Flowery Branch will get a helping hand from Hall County to prepare for city road improvements.

August 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens still in hospital from gang shooting

It took 12 minutes for a panicked teenager to drive his four bleeding friends from an East Hall subdivision to a local hospital after a confrontation between rival gangs ended in gunfire early Sunday. By the time the driver reached Northeast Georgia Medical Center, one of his passengers was dead.

August 11, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Health care discussion could draw hundreds

When the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce first asked U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal to speak to the organization about health care reform, chamber president Kit Dunlap never expected it would become a public event with hundreds of people in attendance, she said.

August 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville Middle students find way around new school

Even as an eighth-grader and someone used to middle school routines, Cindy Pruett admitted to some nervousness Tuesday morning.

August 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


March of Dimes prepares for next year’s fundraiser

Not wasting much time resting on their laurels from a successful March for Babies in May, local March of Dimes supporters want to get teams interested in next year's event.

August 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Your sweet tooth can raise money for Children's Miracle Network

On Thursday, everyone gets a free pass to eat ice cream guilt free. Instead of focusing on the calories, just focus on the fact that your purchase is going to a good cause.

August 11, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pilot flies type of plane involved in Hudson River midair collision

Many are fearful of small airplanes after reports of fatal crashes, but Gainesville pilot Todd Peavy said it's often a fluke that causes accidents.

August 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Oakwood City Council denies liquor store permit

OAKWOOD - The Oakwood City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to deny an application for a package store on Atlanta Highway near Cresthill townhomes and apartments.

August 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reece trying once more for DOT board

At least one former state representative wants to be considered as the new 9th District representative on the State Transportation Board following the resignation of Dalton attorney Steve Farrow.

August 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County schools wrap up first day back

On the first day of school in 1987, when Nancy Smith first started teaching, students were wearing leggings, mohawks and other haircuts inspired by their favorite musical act.

August 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Traffic tie-ups mar first day for Hall County schools

FLOWERY BRANCH - Tyler Tanksley shook his head as he gazed at the traffic building up on Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

August 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs welcomes kids back to school

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County will hold a "Back to School Rally" for teens from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Positive Place Club gym.

August 10, 2009 | | Local


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Times staffers put themselves to test

In the kiln of the Georgia summer heat, Sgt. Greg Cochran tried to take my doughy physique and make it into something.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Deputies soon must run, punch, pull to prove they can perform job well

"Get this guy off of you," Sgt. Greg Cochran repeated while positioned behind a punching bag. "He's trying to hurt you."

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Agent Orange victims: ‘50 years later, we’re still battling’

The hum of aircraft overhead signaled to American fighters on the ground that another herbicide spraying was on its way.

July 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property tax: Will you pay more or less?

Few things are as continually contentious in Hall County as reassessments on property values. The issue flared up again last month as the Board of Commissioners debated a budget for the 2016 fiscal year and a possible tax increase.

July 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County welcomes Fourth with parades, pyrotechnics

How to celebrate American Independence?

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Now legal, fireworks sales go off big in Gainesville

Jason Sillay couldn't keep fireworks on the shelves Saturday.

July 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Kindergartener Addi Bales is home and cancer-free

After 32 chemo infusions, 18 blood transfusions, seven tube placements and four surgeries, during a total four months of in-hospital stay, 6-year-old Addi Bales is home and cancer-free.

July 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gift puts Brenau ‘over the top’ in equipping labs

With four generations of Clevelands seated in the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, Brenau President Ed Schrader thanked the family for its continued support Friday in funding the physical therapy school.

July 04, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Ask The Times: Texts to 911 not available in Hall County

Can you send a text or picture to the Hall County 911 Emergency Communication Center? How about other 911 Emergency Communication Centers across the country, maybe in bigger cities?

July 03, 2015 | | Local


Patriotism braves the storm at annual concert

A day of rain wasn't enough to stop visitors from enjoying the sounds of freedom Friday night as the Northwinds Symphonic Band's annual Patriotic Pops concert.

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area Iraq veteran struggles to get VA appointment

Chris Dorsey likes woodworking. He loses himself in the familiar motions of shaving, carving and sanding along the grain. The fresh-cut wood is intoxicating. The scent steadies his mind.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Pizza shop workers get help with car damage

Mellow Mushroom on Green Street in Gainesville held a fundraiser Friday for its employees whose vehicles were damaged last weekend by an oak tree that fell in the parking lot.

July 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Storms could fizzle the sizzle this holiday

For those looking to celebrate the Fourth of July outdoors: bring an umbrella.

July 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Increased holiday travel means greater law profile

Most July Fourth travelers are getting to their destinations by car, and the Georgia State Patrol is ready for them.

July 03, 2015 | From Times staff and wire reports | Local


Light the fuse: July Fourth events in North Ga.

Fourth of July weekend events

July 03, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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