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Area forestry staff fight Okefenokee fires

Six employees of the Georgia Forestry Service's Gainesville office are among about 175 people keeping the state's second-biggest fire since 2007 under control at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia.

May 15, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Economy weighs on grads’ plans

The recession started when they entered high school in 2007.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton residents join Adopt-a-Stream

The Mulberry River might not be one of Georgia's more well-known, but its waters still impact much of the state.

May 14, 2011 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Islands targets visitors with new attraction

Riding off the success of the 2010 opening of Sunset Cove, Lake Lanier Islands Resort will unveil a new adult and family entertainment district this summer.

May 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Runners give their all in soldier’s memory

More than 300 runners turned out Saturday for the second annual Some Gave All 5K Road Race in honor of fallen Lula soldier Maj. Kevin Jenrette.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Everhart re-elected state GOP chairwoman

MACON - In a rebuke to new Gov. Nathan Deal, Georgia Republicans on Saturday elected Sue Everhart to another term as state party chairwoman over Deal's hand-picked candidate.

May 14, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press | Local


Gainesville students surpass state on graduation tests

Gainesville High School students again surpassed state scores in all areas of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

May 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dance club may spark new policy in Hall

An Athens Street business can welcome jazz and dancing for now, but not alcohol.

May 14, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall man sentenced to 12 years for car thefts

Brian Bailey, 23, of Hall County was sentenced Friday to 12 years in prison without parole for his role in a series of car thefts in late 2009.

May 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Middle schoolers guzzle milk to get Falcons visit

Chris Gibbs' feet danced across three decades as he seamlessly transitioned from one move to another on the cafeteria floor.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Genealogists look up their ancestors in Hall library event

When Theresa Anderson married her husband, Paul, she went to work digging up dirt on her new family.

May 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Racing school holds open house

BRASELTON - Skip Barber Racing in Braselton soon will be the main headquarters for the nationally recognized racing school, and on Thursday it got to show off what that means.

May 13, 2011 | MATT MAUNEY Times regional staff | Local


Group to launch recall effort

A group of Hall County residents are starting their efforts to recall Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz.

May 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Brenau leader appointed to state board

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Jim Barco of Gainesville to the Private Colleges and Universities Authority on Friday.

May 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Man charged with child molestation in Hall County

Hall County sheriff's investigators say Weyman Edward Wheeler, 48, has been having sex with a 15-year-old girl since February.

May 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power's lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

May 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools' tentative budget for 2017-18 includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

May 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

May 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


14-year-old charged with aggravated child molestation

A 14-year-old Hall County boy has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

May 22, 2017 | | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in Murrayville community

Officials have confirmed a case of rabies in the Murrayville community, the fifth case this year in Hall County.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Second man charged in pair of armed robberies

A second man wanted in connection with two armed robberies May 13 was arrested Saturday afternoon after fleeing law enforcement in a vehicle and later ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested a Gainesville man on two charges, including rape, in connection with an incident May 15 in the ...

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man faces a child molestation charge based on allegations that he molested a child "repeatedly" over a period of nearly two years.

May 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville brewery expects big boost with direct sales come Sept. 1

Head-high pallets of hand-bottled beer rolled out of the loading bays at Left Nut Brewing Co. for the first time last week.

May 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Butterfly Release held in Gainesville

Friends of Gainesville Parks and Greenways held the 21st annual Butterfly Release Sunday afternoon at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville. The group released 1,500 ...

May 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula to unveil proposed budget Monday morning

Elected Lula city officials will get a first look at their fiscal year 2018 budget at a special called work session scheduled for Monday.

May 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Oakwood pool set to open under private management

Oakwood's city pool is set to open for the summer season Saturday under new private management after a five-year run with the Georgia Mountains ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home, workshop engulfed in overnight fires

Authorities responded to a pair of fires late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Hall County.

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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