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Hall fire chief heads up state group

As a member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs executive board for the past eight years, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has gotten to know public safety officials hailing from the tiniest of small-town volunteer departments to the largest, most complex agencies.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More than 200 undocumented students plan to attend state public colleges

The state Board of Regents announced Wednesday that of 50,000 new students stepping into Georgia's public colleges this fall, 242 are undocumented.

August 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Letter released in Kristi Cornwell case

The full contents of a letter that could be a crucial clue in the search for Kristi Cornwell's disappearance were released Wednesday on the one-year anniversary of the Blairsville woman's disappearance.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Handel concedes GOP nomination to Deal

Karen Handel has conceded the Republican nomination to Nathan Deal.

August 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools works to create geographic information courses

A handful of Da Vinci Academy students got their hands on geographic technology last year, and now students across the county may be able to take similar classes.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Kennedy installed as headmaster at Lakeview convocation

The first day of school at Lakeview Academy is entrenched in tradition.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Planners give U.S. 129 widening top priority

An area planning group voted Tuesday to make widening a 6.72-mile portion of U.S. 129 between interstates 985 and 85 a top priority if funding becomes available.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch mulls impact fees

Development impact fees, once all the rage among governments to help pay for infrastructure, haven't made as much noise in a tanked economy.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County soldiers face more charges in weekend incident

Charges continue to mount for three enlisted soldiers who authorities say tossed training grenades into a crowd of people at a Dawsonville parking lot early Sunday morning. No one was hurt in the attack.

August 10, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Victim in fatal golf cart crash identified

A woman who died as a result of a golf cart crash at a campaign event for U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has been identified as 45-year-old Beverly McDowell of Gainesville.

August 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


3 soldiers in jail after bomb scare

DAWSONVILLE - Three enlisted soldiers from Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega were booked Monday morning on dozens of charges, including domestic terrorism, after authorities say they tossed explosive devices into a crowd of people in a Dawson County parking lot.

August 10, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood brothers produce turkey calls

As third-generation cabinet makers, Kenneth, Jerry and Tommy Roberts say they know what it means to deliver a quality product.

August 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood approves $2.1 million sewer line construction

A long-awaited sewer project got Oakwood City Council's OK Monday night.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


On 1st day back, students tackle new challenges

Claire and Courtney Kelley are set. Decked out in back-to-school clothes that color coordinate their flip-flops with their shirts and watches, the North Hall County girls were ready to tackle new classes and new challenges Monday.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Blue Angel shares his story

Scott "Yogi" Beare, a member of the elite Navy Blue Angels, told the story of his life Monday, from his rocky adolescence to his ascent through the ranks as a Naval aviator.

August 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Gainesville woman charged in undercover prostitution investigation

A Gainesville woman is accused of soliciting three undercover agents to have sex for money, according to authorities.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Nude man asked to leave park, later tries to hurt deputies

A Jefferson man allegedly seen nude at Lake Lanier campgrounds is accused of attempting to hurt two deputies trying to detain him, according to authorities.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula residents will get to vote Nov. 8 on liquor sales at restaurants, other establishments

It looks like a liquor vote is coming to Lula.

July 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver killed after head-on wreck

One driver was killed after a Tuesday afternoon wreck on Ga.53/Winder Highway in Braselton.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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