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Hall ready for Hollywood cameras, stars

Hall County is one of the first communities in the state to be designated a "camera ready community" - a title that will hopefully bring in film and TV crews for years to come.

October 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ex-Hall sheriff Mecum retires as U.S. marshal

Richard Mecum, former Hall County sheriff, is retiring today from his position as U.S. marshal.

October 08, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dahlonega teen shot, killed in Mexico

A Dahlonega native was shot and killed while traveling to visit family in Mexico last week.

October 08, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local


Hall, Gainesville school officials say bus drivers are trained well

Local school transportation officials say parents of Hall County and Gainesville students should feel reassured about their children's commute to school following a fatal bus crash earlier this week.

October 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Boling Bridge stays open tonight; DOT project ‘slightly ahead of schedule’

Boling Bridge motorists will get a reprieve tonight from a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance project.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to close on land for government buildings

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to go forward with buying about 7 acres of downtown property for a future city government complex.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 injured in I-985 accident

Three people were injured in an accident Thursday afternoon on Interstate 985 northbound when the SUV they were in overturned.

October 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Violence and victims come in many forms

Victims of domestic violence may not look how you expect.

October 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Boling Bridge opens early to traffic

The State Route 53 Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier at the Hall-Forsyth County line was finished early over the weekend and is now open.

October 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Shore Sweep trash collection up this year

Volunteers ended up collecting 31 tons of debris and trash from Lake Lanier during the Lake Lanier Association's 22nd annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 24.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expo offers remedies for health issues

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce pulled out all the stops for its fourth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health and Wellness Expo.

October 06, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Construction crews break ground on Varsity Jr. in Dawsonville

Construction crews broke ground Friday on the new Varsity Jr. restaurant, which will sit on 2 acres along Ga. 400 in Dawson County.

October 06, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance unit could be home in November

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company could return home from Afghanistan in November.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford Dam Road now to close Monday for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed the closing of Buford Dam Road for repairs to Monday.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Physician from Bangladesh on mission for women

Taslima Nasrin wants to help the millions of oppressed women in the world.

October 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | 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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