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Grant may help pay for trails at North Hall Park

A state-funded grant could pay the majority of costs to construct a recreational trail at North Hall Park, but Hall County would still be responsible for up to $22,000.

November 14, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Tour of Lanier reveals hazards as water level falls

FLOWERY BRANCH - The boat pulled up to the island in the middle of Lake Lanier, its occupants stopping to let a canine passenger roam free for a few minutes on the barren stretch of land.

November 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vigil to shed light on Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer's Association estimates that 5.4 million people currently suffer from the disease, with 14.9 million family members and friends providing 17 billion hours of unpaid care.

November 13, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Woods Mill provides way to get back on track

When Merrianne Dyer first became superintendent of Gainesville City Schools, one particular issue attracted her attention: the number of freshmen repeating their ninth-grade year at Gainesville High School.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lanier Charter serves students of all breeds

The Hall County school system has graduated 15 percent more seniors than ever before in the past five years.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


South Hall sewer expansion on the way

The nation's economic downturn seems to have had one positive outcome on South Hall County: It has helped government leaders put sewer plans together without pressures of residential and commercial development.

November 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health fair fills gap for uninsured

As health care costs have increased significantly in recent years, more families are struggling to receive the care they need.

November 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall sets 6 p.m. curfew for sex offenders

School-aged children aren't the only people who must abide by a curfew.

November 12, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Special-needs, repeat students recorded as dropouts

All high schools in Hall County and Gainesville met the graduation rate needed for Adequate Yearly Progress in 2011.

November 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson tries to lure whiskey maker

Dawson County officials hope Dawsonville's storied moonshine history will be a factor if Jack Daniels considers leaving Lynchburg, Tenn., in the wake of a possible barrel tax.

November 12, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Election chief Sosebee sheds her interim title

It's official: Charlotte Sosebee is the Hall County elections director.

November 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Veterans get a big thank you from area residents

Wearing the white Gold Star Wives hat signifying she is a military widow, Kathryn Goudelock of Gainesville took her place at two Veterans Day events Friday.

November 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


World record-breaking attempt raises funds for Meals on Wheels

The more than 100 people on a Meals on Wheels waiting list may get some help from another set of wheels today.

November 11, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Seven escape Gainesville mobile home fire unharmed

A mobile home fire off Mountain View Road in Gainesville Friday morning displaced several members of a family.

November 11, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Schools stress gratitude, respect, appreciation for veterans

The character word at Spout Springs School of Enrichment this month is "gratitude."

November 11, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane Society raising money for expanded, improved play areas for dogs

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is closing in on its fundraising goal for the Howard-Oliver Bark Park, which will expand and improve the play ...

March 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Midtown project draws support and skepticism

S&H Uniform Service owner Ricky Stone has been running the family business for more than 35 years.

March 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Shifting travel policies make Afghan student uncertain she can return to Brenau

This summer, Brenau University student Razia Hussaini plans to fly home to Afghanistan. But she is unsure about making the return trip.

March 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Grady Young Foundation awards 16 scholarships to local students

Sixteen young people were recognized Saturday evening by the Grady Young Foundation, Inc. for their hard work, good academic standing, positive attitudes and commitments to ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Johnson junior eager for capital adventure on Washington Youth Tour

In a few months, Cecelia Tatro will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the first time and she can hardly wait.

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Birds of prey get their day at Elachee's Raptor Fest

Buster Brown is addicted to falconry. To him, the sport is more than just hunting with a bird; it's about the care of the ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gun safety, community ties are main targets at annual BB gun event

Saturday morning began with a bang at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center as children and law enforcement officials lined up with BB guns in a friendly ...

March 18, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


J.C. Penney closing 5 stores in state, none in North Ga.

NEW YORK - Five stores in Georgia, but none in North Georgia, among the 138 locations J.C. Penney announced Friday it will shutter in the ...

March 18, 2017 | Staff and wire reports | Local


Rollover crash leads to arrest, one serious injury

A Dahlonega man has been charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash Friday night on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville that injured all ...

March 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat home dedication marks first for Gainesville High

Darla Gibson hugged more than a dozen high school students who showed up Friday to dedicate her dream house at the Habitat for Humanity subdivision.

March 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

A grand jury returned a more serious charge of attempted murder for a Gainesville man accused of shooting an acquaintance multiple times.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the chest, leg and face, according to authorities.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Excelling and making a difference was a common theme among the five women who shared their stories with attendees of Brenau University's fourth annual ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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