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Hall public safety workers honored for acts of heroism

Heroes often don't consider themselves heroes.

December 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Oakwood to extend sewer to restaurant

Work could begin soon on an effort to extend sewer from Ga. 53/Winder Highway to Smokehouse Barbecue & Catering off Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway and Poplar Springs Road.

December 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dreams of a white Christmas are all wet

Chances are slim we'll see a White Christmas this year. With temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the mid 60s, the likelihood of snow is looking bleak.

December 18, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Couple gives back by feeding community

Yvonne and King Gore have fed a lot of families over the last eight years.

December 18, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Sunday alcohol sales take a break on Christmas Day

Gainesville and Oakwood don't allow Christmas Day liquor bottle or package sales, meaning an interruption in the cities' new Sunday sales laws.

December 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials lobby for vote on liquor sales

While Hall County voters will get a chance to weigh in on Sunday beer and wine sales at grocery and convenience stores, they won't get a choice yet on whether to allow liquor stores in unincorporated parts of the county.

December 18, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall schools to waive restrictions on personal electronics

Personal electronics have been used for instruction in Hall County classrooms for several years now, but one thing has stood in the way: the State Code of Georgia.

December 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire destroys Lula mobile home, but no one injured

Fire destroyed a doublewide mobile home on the 5600 block of Hemlock Street in Lula Sunday.

December 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Advocate for sake of a child

Eight years ago, Harvey Nowland received a letter in the mail telling him about Court Appointed Special Advocates. It was the beginning of his dedication to abused and neglected children.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Spirits soar through the bars

The inmates of Hall County Correctional Institution had special presentation for the members of First Baptist Church at their annual Christmas worship service.

December 18, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


The Deals’ day of good deeds

The gifts are all wrapped and ready to be handed out at Good News at Noon in Gainesville.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Tragedy drives move toward texting ban

While driving home from college for Christmas break two years ago, 18-year-old Caleb Sorohan took his eyes off the road for a second to check a text on his cellphone. That second cost him his life.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


White Sulphur students moving those muscles

What started as an after-school fitness club at White Sulphur Elementary School has flourished into a schoolwide undertaking.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Age showing on Lake Lanier bridges

Farms and pastures once dotted Hall County's landscape - that is until the 1950s, when the U.S. government began building Lake Lanier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT: 10 of Hall’s bridges needs replacing

The two bridges not only sit at opposite sides of Hall County, but they are opposites on a state rating scale that indicates structural integrity and other factors.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall superintendent aiming for larger employee pay raises

Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield said a recent 3 percent cut in expenses could pave the way for a 2.5 percent raise for ...

April 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Authorities: Woman distracted by radio causes wreck that snarls Dawsonville Highway traffic

A woman distracted by her radio caused a wreck that backed up Dawsonville Highway traffic for most of Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

April 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man found hiding in pharmacy by cleaning staff

A Gainesville man was found hiding under a table inside a Gainesville pharmacy, police said.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

April 26, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen."

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Who doesn't like puppies?

April 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall County Schools officials have canceled more than 20 field trips to the downtown Atlanta area amid traffic and safety concerns since a portion of ...

April 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

April 25, 2017 | | Local


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