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Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street architect interviews today and Thursday

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education plans to interview two architects vying for the $19 million reconstruction of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community market starts this weekend

Rebekah Langhoff, 11, lines up yellow and green "bling" beads in one hand, while her mother, Wendy Pittman, fingers blue and pink cracked glass beads inside a plastic organizer. Together the two are meticulously planning the color scheme of a beaded lanyard.

March 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Oakwood Police get donation of stuffed animals

Police work is not hard all the time. A little softness goes especially a long with way with one group of upset residents.

March 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Forecast: Soggy week ahead for Hall

More rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Hall County area and could linger throughout the work week.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont mayor, council members may get raises

Clermont's mayor and council members may see their first raise since 1995.

March 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sewer plant fixes will reap savings for Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch has completed energy-saving improvements to its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College beefs up green effort with bike share

New bikes will soon make their debut at North Georgia College & State University and campus officials hope they will jump-start a sustainability movement.

March 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Georgia State Patrol investigating South Hall wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle wreck off Hog Mountain Road in South Hall.

March 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch explores long-term road project options

Flowery Branch plans to start informally talking with property owners in the path of potential road projects to see if they would be interested in selling their land, at some point, to the city.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Krippel brings energy, ideas to Brenau leadership position

Nancy F. Krippel understands the power hope wields in a college classroom. As dean of adult and graduate studies and associate dean of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., she has enjoyed sharing her own story in order to lift others.

March 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Flowery Branch may enact new stormwater annual fee

Built on a hill, downtown Flowery Branch has bore the brunt of unforgiving rainfalls.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders admire beauty of Paso Fino horses at open house

It's no coincidence that Paso Fino horses are known for their "fine step" - it's the translation of their name.

March 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


A century with Lessie Smithgall

Lessie Smithgall keeps an antique clock on the mantle in her living room.

March 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shooting reveals perils of police life

The foot chase had ended, he thought. It was dark, wooded, 2 a.m. and the Atlanta carjacker whom Woodrow Tripp ran after as a city cop appeared hurt and motionless at the bottom of a shallow ravine.

March 26, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall political observers weigh in on Democratic Convention's shaky start

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Testimony: Brass knuckle assault suspect thought mother was abused by victim

A Hall County man is accused of beating his mother's caregiver under the suspicion the mother was abused, according to testimony Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Athens Highway at Barrett Road reopened after commercial fire

Athens Highway at Barrett Road has been reopened after a commercial fire shut down the road for about two hours.

July 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County teachers get $100 cards to buy school supplies

Hall County classroom teachers will be able to buy $100 worth of school supplies for their classrooms and students, thanks to a renewal of an ...

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man withdraws guilty plea, gets new trial in Tadmore Park shooting death

A man sentenced to life in prison without parole after a murder plea has successfully withdrawn his guilty plea and will have his case heard ...

July 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street School puts pause on IB program, will refocus on state standards

Fair Street School will change its focus this year - placing its emphasis on the Georgia Milestones and "pausing" on its International Baccalaureate program.

July 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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