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Councilman learns what it takes to be a firefighter

George Wangemann knows what it takes to be a firefighter.

October 19, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


North Georgia instructor photographs Haitian life

On a trip to Haiti in September, Jim Loring met a woman named Guerda, who was in Port-au-Prince when January's devastating earthquake flattened much of the city.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Unchained Tour encourages residents to support community

The outdoor amphitheater at the Northeast Georgia History Center provided just the intimate setting that the performers with the Unchained Tour were looking for.

October 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Perdue celebrates company’s opening in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Jackson County officials Monday to mark the opening of Systemax's new TigerDirect retail store, which is expected to create 400 jobs in the Jefferson area over the next five years.

October 19, 2010 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Joint planning money falls through

Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Braselton and Buford have lost out on a federal grant that could have provided as much as $1 million to pay for a joint planning effort.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wauka Mountain teaches kids in different ways

All schools aim to create smart kids, but one Hall County school is using what staff refer to as "eight kinds of smart" in each of its classrooms.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville schools extends scope of anti-bullying rule

Gainesville City Schools approved a new policy on bullying Monday that expands the definition to include bullying through new media forms. It also would ban it at all school levels.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County schools plan more hirings

Race to the Top, stimulus, Title I and jobs bill dollars add up to nearly $10 million in federal funds for Hall County schools, according to a Monday announcement.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State transportation chief talks about funding issues

Georgia's roads chief was in Gainesville Monday talking about funding challenges the state faces in transportation and a couple of options voters face that might bring some relief.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture aims to inspire leadership

During tough economic times, local, state and national organizations are in need of good leaders.

October 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wachovia almost a memory

This weekend, the local Wachovia transition to Wells Fargo should be nearly complete.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood keeps tax rate the same

For the 11th straight year, Oakwood will have the same tax rate.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU forms search committee for new president

Susan Herbst, University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, announced Monday the appointment of the North Georgia College & State University Presidential Search Committee.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local




Flowery Branch balloon festival takes off in popularity

Saying that the Harvest Balloon Festival in Flowery Branch was a pretty big deal over the weekend, may be an understatement.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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