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East Hall man recalls days at Woodstock

These days, Robert Krainson paints and tends to his garden on three acres of countryside between Gillsville and Lula.

August 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools to get Thanksgiving week off

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education has made state mandated furlough days more palatable for teachers, students and parents alike.

August 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Piedmont College biggest ever freshman class starts

Piedmont College officials are thrilled to start this fall with the largest freshman class the small, liberal arts school has ever had, building on a 15-year trend of growth.

August 17, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Water service interrupted for improvements

Water service will be interrupted today along a few Gainesville roads until 4 p.m.

August 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Felts is face of Gainesville government

She does not vote on taxes. She likely will not show up if there is a problem with your sewer service. And she definitely will not be on the front end of the hose if your house is on fire.

August 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Congregation raises $3,000; pastor preaches from the roof

Jeff Yeary believes worshippers should enjoy themselves in the church.

August 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton to use bonds to pay for 6 downtown projects

BRASELTON - The Braselton Urban Redevelopment Authority voted last week to approve the issuance of bonds totaling $5 million to fund six planned projects in the downtown area.

August 16, 2009 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Healthy Monday: Some diabetics miss warning signs

Diabetes is a disease many are familiar with, but few recognize the symptoms in themselves.

August 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


DOT plans to pave Jefferson’s MLK Drive

JEFFERSON - Driving along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Jefferson is pretty much smooth sailing, until you hit the trouble zone.

August 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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


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Deputy struck by vehicle while directing traffic at school

October 28, 2014 | BY KAYLA ROBINS krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Oakwood budget hearing draws no residents

No one showed for Oakwood's public hearing Monday on the South Hall city's fiscal 2015 budget.

October 28, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Lake group privately hashing out water management plan

Jim McClatchey said he hopes a private water group can still produce its own water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

October 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Local Agenda: Early voting remains steady for 2nd week

As far as midterm elections go, Hall County voters appear to be taking advantage of early voting options.

October 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local priorities for 2015 General Assemby taking shape

The Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting Monday night in Buford with local government officials.

October 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer a workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


$565K grant to help Hall schools improve Wi-Fi access

Hall County schools have been awarded a $565,189 grant from the state to help cover the costs of upgrading the district's Wi-Fi infrastructure, district officials announced Monday at a school board meeting.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Kubota expanding, plans to create 650 jobs

Kubota Manufacturing of America plans to expand its headquarters in Gainesville, creating 650 jobs and investing $100 million into the project over the next several years.

October 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Students attend climate march in New York

Kayla Ballenger has been an environmentalist for as long as she can remember, so when she had a chance to attend the People's Climate March, a march on the United Nations Climate Summit in New York last month, the decision was easy.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Air Force vet, mom of 3 calls getting Habitat home 'emotional,' 'overwhelming'

At first glance, the newly rebuilt house, situated in a nondescript neighborhood called Wintergreen Court, doesn't look any different from every other freshly constructed home in the Flowery Branch area.

October 27, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Local


Ga. Senate debate: Nunn, Perdue spar over gridlock

October 27, 2014 | By BILL BARROW Associated Press | Local


Dogs dress up for charity

The 2014 Howl-O-Ween pet costume contest and parade Sunday brought furry friends and their owners to Laurel Park in Gainesville for the event sponsored by Hall County Parks & Leisure and the Hall County Animal Shelter. Contest categories included scariest, funniest, cutest, best owner/pet look-alike and best overall. After the contest, the pets were paraded around the park. Participants were asked to donate pet-friendly items such as newspapers or paper towels for the Hall County Animal Shelter.

October 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: Middle school programs of choice open for applications

Applications are now open for rising sixth-graders at the Da Vinci Academy and the Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy, Hall County's programs of choice for middle school students.

October 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Governor candidates clash on education, jobs, taxes

ATLANTA - The candidates for Georgia governor came to their third and final debate ready to attack, ramping up their accusations on education, taxes and the economy.

October 26, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


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