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Bear on the Square festival showcases regional culture

If you saw a bear walking through your town, would you stop and look at the fuzzy creature?

April 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Belton Bridge Park to get makeover

A remote North Hall park with a violent history has been temporarily closed.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville trash plan pilot study begins

A pilot program of reduced trash services begins today, meaning for the next eight weeks residents can only expect their garbage to be picked up once a week.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Church dedicates brand-new organ

Through the songs of Johann Sebastian Bach and other well-known composers, First Presbyterian Church got a taste Sunday of its brand-new organ.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Movie crew moves around lake, films in Cumming

CUMMING - Lake Lanier and Mary Alice Park were bathed in sunlight. A light spring breeze rustled the trees.

April 18, 2010 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Residents give input on DOT project

DAWSONVILLE - Georgia Department of Transportation officials say renovations to Dawson County's busiest intersection could begin within the next 18 months.

April 18, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Plans under way for annual Memorial Day parade

World War II veterans, including Pearl Harbor survivor Mack Abbott of Gainesville, will lead Paul E. Bolding American Legion Post 7's Eighth Annual Memorial Day Parade on May 31.

April 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


A little league legend: Longtime coach takes part in annual celebration at City Park

Gene Marlow's first pitch to his grandson Saturday ushered in a new season in Little League baseball in Gainesville, a sport he's been a part of for nearly half a century.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Body found is likely a suicide, police say

A man died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday night at the Lake Lanier Club Apartments off Dawsonville Highway, Hall County coroner's office officials said Saturday.

April 18, 2010 | | Local


Students take their turn in directing

With the help of a few high school students, the Da Vinci Academy spring musical has turned into a true student production.

April 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fitting tribute for fallen heroes

Retired Navy veteran Ron James wants all U.S. troops serving overseas to know they are supported by people back home.

April 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Hall County DFCS office shrinks

Hall County's office for the state Division of Family and Children Services is about 30 percent smaller than it was two years ago, with fewer case managers, supervisors and fewer total positions either filled or vacant, according to public records.

April 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s office gets creative with budget

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has found a way to buy new patrol cars without increasing its budget a dime - by having area drug dealers finance the purchases.

April 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rotary Club constructs ramps for residents who need them

ALTO - Annette Free said her husband, Tommy, used to "piddle out in the yard" at their home off Ga. 365 in Hall County near the Habersham County line.

April 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to close two parks for paving work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close two of its parks for paving work.

April 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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