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Special Olympian gets national recognition

Katy Wilson is many things - daughter, sister, friend and advocate to name a few. One thing she is not is a "retard."

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Experts speculate birth rate dropped due to recession

The poor economy didn't keep first-time dad Jerry Mays and wife Fe from having a baby Wednesday. They felt it was just time.

August 16, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local

Work in Honduras orphanage a family mission

A missionary's life can be tough enough overseas, just getting used to a new climate, strange foods and different routines.

August 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Chances are, Ponzi schemer won't get maximum sentence

A grid of numbers on a sheet of paper will play a big part in how much time Wendell Spell serves in prison for the biggest fraud in Hall County history.

August 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Plans call for a cross-county connector

Motorists who have ever wondered how to quickly get from Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road to Ga. 365 - or vice versa - one day may have their answer.

August 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

New commandant views Riverside as a 'special place'

Last week was a busy one for Riverside Military Academy's new commandant.

August 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local

Neighborhood residents yearn for change

Christine Hudson is tired of waiting to see the Black and Cooley drives community revitalized.

August 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Jackson County leaders tackle finances at retreat

MAYSVILLE - The Jackson County government doesn't anticipate making any more cuts through the end of the calendar year, officials say, but the county may face some challenges with the 2010 budget.

August 15, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

Student is ‘Learning to Lead’ with a passion to help

Christal Dimas is an accomplished leader, but she isn't content.

August 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall may switch regional alliance

When things aren't working out, sometimes it is best to try something different. At least that's Hall County's view.

August 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Stimulus may pay for Hall County broadband network

Hall County is hoping to earn a federal grant to acquire its own broadband Internet system.

August 15, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Panel agrees: Lanier ruling could hurt all of state, not just Atlanta

ATLANTA - All of Georgia, not just metropolitan Atlanta, will suffer the effects of a federal court decision that Lake Lanier was not designated by Congress as a source of drinking water, government officials and legal experts stressed at a conference Friday.

August 15, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Federal stimulus to spend $126 per person in Hall County

A snapshot of spending so far from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act shows that Hall County ranks near the state average in per capita spending and slightly below the national average.

August 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Search goes on for Blairsville woman feared kidnapped

A woman who authorities believe was kidnapped near her Blairsville home remained missing Friday as authorities widened their search and interviewed sex offenders in a four-county area.

August 15, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Price Road development rejected by Hall commissioners

Hall County commissioners voted 4-0 Thursday night to deny a request for a large development on Price Road.

August 14, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local

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Ga. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

October 02, 2015 | By Michele Hester | Local

Golf tournament raises $281,881 to fight drug overdose deaths

A record was set on the golf course Thursday, but it wasn't the lowest score or a hole-in-one.

October 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Flowery Branch may ban some outdoor drop boxes

Outdoor drop boxes may be allowed in Flowery Branch, but only those related to the property they're on.

October 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Ask the Times: Texting and driving is hard charge to mark

Question: Does local law enforcement actually enforce that ban on texting while driving?

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Junior League thrift sale begins with double-price event

Hundreds of chairs, dozens of sofas, countless boxes of clothing and piles of knick-knacks and necessities, from televisions and toasters to Christmas stockings and coasters ...

October 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau homecoming parade set for Saturday

Brenau University's homecoming parade will begin circling the "Brenau Mile" at 4 p.m. Saturday.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s Office kicks off health initiative in schools

The tire-flipping Hall County Sheriff's Office sergeant and fellow law enforcement are leading an effort of healthier choices for school children.

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Burn ban lifted in Hall County

As of Thursday, Hall County residents can again burn yard debris with proper permits.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Health Expo offers free screenings, focus on older residents

Next week's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Deputy honored for protecting victim, children in domestic dispute

Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jason Bailes recalled one of the closest calls for Deputy Matthew Norman and others responding to a domestic dispute ...

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Options available to those who don’t receive tag renewal notice

Delays in mailing motor vehicle tag renewal notices for those drivers with October birthdays finally got some explanation late this week.

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

9 proposals to improve downtown Gainesville

A new concept plan for downtown Gainesville focuses on the area's potential and how it can meet the desires of millennials and Generation Xers ...

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

10 local tradesmen honored during Master Craftsmen event

In partnership with Lanier Technical College on Thursday, officials honored 10 skilled tradesmen from around the county who, according to Hall County School District Superintendent ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Local church celebrates 5,000th blood donation

After taking a machine gun bullet to the leg on April 9, 1945, in Erbach, Germany, Kennedy Smartt was soon thereafter touched by the kindness ...

September 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans group donates hospital beds to nursing home

The Gainesville-based veterans group made Curt Pritchett's day.

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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