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Aquatics Center provides cool relief over weekend

Summertime isn't quite here yet, but the water jets and the winding slides of the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center's Splash Zone signaled Saturday that swimming time has arrived for area kids.

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson man in critical condition after shooting

A Jefferson man was in critical condition Saturday after being shot in the leg in a South Hall home during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Friends gather today to celebrate fantasy author’s life

Tom Deitz enjoyed posing the question: "What if?"

May 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools’ tools teaching tech-savvy generation

HOSCHTON - Students in Lacey Jakes' first-period math class at Osborne Middle School went over their homework and walked through some practice problems as a review before their quiz on Monday.

May 03, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Water recycling system up and running in South Hall

Hall County is now in the reuse water business.

May 03, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


New transit buses may fit in tighter budget

Hall Area Transit officials want to live up to the Red Rabbit's name and multiply the bus service's brood.

May 02, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rising tide lifts renovated Lake Lanier Islands resort

BUFORD - Virgil Williams is equally excited about two things: the opening of the renovated Lake Lanier Islands resort and the rising water level of Lake Lanier.

May 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jefferson man in critical condition after shooting

A Jefferson man was in critical condition this morning after being shot in the leg in a South Hall home during a domestic dispute, authorities said.

Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland said 31-year-old Nicholas Causey was shot multiple times about 9:15 this morning inside a home in the 7200 block of Litany Court off Spout Springs Road.

May 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Wreck on bridge earlier this year causes DOT to remove ospreys' home

The Georgia Department of Transportation removed an osprey nest Thursday morning from the top of Bolding Bridge on Ga. 53.

May 02, 2009 | Ashley Bates | Local


Possible successors for Deal lining up

Among the 500 well-wishers at the kickoff of Nathan Deal's bid for governor were a number of potential candidates to succeed him in the U.S. House.

May 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Man critically hurt in family fight

A North Hall man was in extremely critical condition Friday night after being struck in the head with a stick during a fight with his stepbrother, authorities said.

May 02, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Evans wastes no time, declares bid for Deal’s seat

Former State Transportation Board chairman Mike Evans has become the first announced candidate to succeed Nathan Deal in Congress.

May 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Jackson County residents help protect others from dangerous dogs

The scene has all the makings of a courtroom drama.

May 01, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Jefferson residents hope to get more dramatic

In addition to the traditional children's activities and adult fitness classes, the Jefferson Parks and Recreation Department is adding something new this summer - a theater workshop.

May 01, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Happier trails for mountain bikers

Just in time for warm weather, the Chicopee Woods Mountain Bike Trail System's renovations offer new trails for avid bikers and first-timers alike.

May 01, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Schools respond to Blue Bell recall

With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.

April 22, 2015 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Square plantings showcase new garden

Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch equine, cattle expert named Farmer of the Year

A fourth-generation family farmer known across the country for her cattle and equine expertise is Hall County's 2015 Farmer of the Year.

April 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A world of differences among environmental issues

While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Federal aid to offset local costs of ice storm clean up

President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.

April 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont Town Council ponders possible alcohol resolution for Nov. 3 ballot

The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Charter Career students craft sustainable products for market, spa

At Lanier Charter Career Academy, horticulture students grow herbs while cosmetology students work in the school's onsite salon.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Groundbreaking event for new athletic park takes place at Brenau University

Construction is underway on a future Brenau University athletic complex.

April 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners considering $61,000 tennis court repair contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider awarding a $61,000 contract to demolish and rebuild a tennis court in the Village at Deaton Creek subdivision when it meets Thursday night.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Council approves lease agreement with Kubota

The Gainesville City Council approved a lease agreement Tuesday with Kubota Manufacturing of America, granting the company access to city-owned land in exchange for site improvements.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Road: Planning group gives its OK to "complete streets"

A group of area planners has given its OK to a policy that requires considering all modes of travel in road construction.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


District attorney drops charge against grieving father

Charges have been officially dropped against a grieving father arrested April 12 for trying to put up safety barriers at his daughter's wreck site.

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall planning commission OKs mobile home relocation

The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.

April 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


US 129 passing lane changing to turn lane Tuesday

Ga. 11/U.S. 129 is scheduled for a face-lift Tuesday.

April 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Child advocates gather for memorial garden dedication

Nineteen years ago, Investigator Gerald Couch began his work on a case involving a 19-month-old beaten and killed by his babysitter.

April 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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