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Officials give tips on dealing with deer

To help residents of the Riverside Drive area feel more comfortable about dealing with the deer population in their neighborhood, Gainesville city officials have promised to make a list of trustworthy hunters.

February 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch OKs rezonings on McEver, Gaines Ferry

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to approve a batch of rezonings and annexations that would pave the way for several commercial and manufacturing uses.

February 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Restraint, seclusion rooms in schools discussed

Don and Tina King are on a mission to see that what happened to their son never happens to anyone else's child.

February 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Openings spark flood of applicants for Hall fire service

When Hall County Fire Services announced it would be hiring for the first time in a year and a half, the interest was overwhelming.

February 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Firefighters battle suspicious brush fires along I-985

Hall County firefighters from three stations battled several suspicious brush fires scattered along the side of Interstate 985 in South Hall Thursday afternoon.

February 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Linder delivers harsh words on stimulus bill, U.S. Department of Education

BRASELTON - A year after President Barack Obama signed the stimulus bill into law, U.S. Rep. John Linder shared his thoughts on the plan, the health care debates in Congress and other issues facing national leaders today with the Braselton Rotary Club.

February 18, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Work under way to repair I-85 sinkhole near Ga. border

E.R. Snell Contracting of Snellville began work this morning to repair a sinkhole off Interstate 85 near the Georgia border.

February 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Olympian connects with local students

Even when speaking with an Olympic athlete vying for gold in the 2010 Winter Games, kids still say the darnedest things.

February 18, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Lula celebrates money from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

One year after President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, officials gathered at the construction site of Lula's future wastewater treatment facility to point out the many things the federal money has made possible.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville CRCT investigation spurs a local look

Gainesville city school officials will move forward with an investigation into last week's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found two system schools had an abnormally high number of erasures on last spring's test.

February 17, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Forsyth County interested in buying water from planned reservoir

Hall County has received a letter of commitment from Forsyth County to purchase water from the future Glades Reservoir.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jefferson consignment sale all about good deals

JEFFERSON - As the mother of two, Rebekah McDowell knows how quickly children can outgrow their clothes and how expensive it can be to buy new ones.

February 17, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville police build database with new fingerprint system

The age-old forensic craft of fingerprint identification just got a 21st century upgrade in Gainesville.

February 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Some residents oppose development possibilities

Mike Baker moved nearly a year ago to Bell Drive in South Hall because of the surroundings.

February 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Refunds going out for vehicle tax overcharge

Georgia residents with January and February birthdays soon may receive a surprise gift.

February 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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