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Dead vegetation along highway is a mystery

FLOWERY BRANCH - A row of dead trees and other vegetation along Atlanta Highway entering this South Hall city has puzzled area officials.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local students learn giving can be global

Some local students are learning lessons that aren't in the state curriculum but reach far beyond the walls of the school house.

September 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


School systems brace for more budget cuts

JEFFERSON - When it comes to budgets, Georgia school systems may not have seen their bottom line shrink for the last time.

September 29, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Speed limit increased on stretch of I-985 north as construction winds down

Motorists now can pick up the pace legally on Interstate 985's northbound lanes at exits 16 and 17.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier’s level likely to peak soon

Lake Lanier is still on the rise - but maybe not for much longer.

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students help schools affected by flood waters

Spout Springs Elementary fifth-grader Amy McDonald, 11, can only imagine what it might be like for flood waters to destroy her school.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Census: Nearly 22 percent in Hall without health insurance

When it comes to health insurance, most Hall County residents - and Americans for that matter - are covered, at least according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Time may be running out for Dawsonville day care

DAWSONVILLE - Ann Mullinax covered her face with her hands when she learned she likely will have to close her child care center in downtown Dawsonville.

September 28, 2009 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Belk’s sale benefits nonprofit groups

A national department store is looking to help local nonprofit organizations raise funds this fall.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson to sell College Street property

JEFFERSON - After an opposing vote failed, the Jefferson City Council has approved selling a parcel of property located at 55 College St.

September 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville State College earns national research grant

Chemistry students at Gainesville State College have a new opportunity to conduct laboratory research while earning their associate degree.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Corps: Dam held down flooding

Remember when the fuss over Lake Lanier used to be about water supply?

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen improving after stroke

A South Hall Middle School eighth-grader who suffered a stroke at a cross country meet two weeks ago is beginning to recover.

September 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Driver dies in single-vehicle wreck in Buford

The driver of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma died Monday morning after losing control of his vehicle on Shadburn Ferry Road in Buford, according to the Gwinnett County Police.

September 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


City marshal keeps police work in the family

Debbie Jones may not have been born into a family of law enforcement officers, but she certainly married into one.

September 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cleanup finally coming to Flat Creek

Funding to improve Flat Creek's water quality has finally been approved in what city officials called a "monumental" agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

December 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Male stabbed on East Ridge Road

A male was stabbed Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of East Ridge Road, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


BYOB painting concept comes to Gainesville

The Gainesville community now has another option of what to do on Saturday night, or Thursday or Friday.

December 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Free gun locks available for pickup through Friday

Gun locks are available for free at three Gainesville locations.

December 16, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville city schools to renovate district’s central office

The Gainesville Board of Education wants to improve the district's central office.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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