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Library director wants to keep more branches open

Money is tight, and library closures are likely. Still, the director of Hall County's Library System is hopeful he can continue to serve the majority of county residents.

June 08, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


World Language Academy approved to add grade levels

World Language Academy fifth-graders can now continue their bilingual studies, thanks to a charter amendment approved Wednesday.

June 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


New poultry lab construction in Oakwood set for August

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network is close to starting work on a $13.5 million replacement of aging offices on Oakwood Road.

June 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 students from Hall named Georgia Scholars

Every year, fewer than 100 students meet the rigorous requirements to be named Georgia Scholars. This year, Hall County had two - Sally Justus of West Hall High School and Kyle Reynolds of Chestatee High School.

June 08, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Skateboarder is killed in accident

A 16-year-old skateboarder died Monday night after he was struck by a vehicle on Ga. 53 near Dawsonville.

June 08, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Forsyth issues boil water advisory for northeast part of county

Forsyth County has issued a boil water advisory for northeast portions of the county.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Police identify train victim

Timothy Glenn, 42, of Summerville has been identified as the man struck and killed by a train while he walked on railroad tracks in Gainesville.

June 08, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


No one hurt in North Hall mobile home fire

Hall County firefighters battled a mobile home fire overnight in North Hall County, Fire Chief David Kimbrell reported in a news release.

June 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Man hit by train, killed in Gainesville

A pedestrian died after he was struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks in Gainesville, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday night.

June 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


County’s budget problems leave parks’ fate uncertain

If you build it, they will come.

June 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students learn about tourism, hospitality at summer camp

Taylor Secor had never climbed an outdoor rock wall before, but that didn't mean he wasn't going to try.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Camp Merrill gets new commander

For Lt. Col. Robert "Bob" A. O'Brien, Tuesday's leadership change at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega also marked a homecoming of sorts.

June 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alligator could have been sent to wildlife refuge

While some are questioning why Georgia Department of Natural Resources euthanized an alligator found this week in Hall County, the owner of a nearby wildlife refuge says the animal could have been brought there.

June 07, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Family mourns historic home lost in blaze

Matt Mixon walked around the mall in a daze this week, unsure how to piece his world back together.

June 07, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Most Hall schools score well on graduation tests

Scores released Monday show that most Hall County schools fared better than the state on graduation tests this year.

June 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Man accused of stealing car at church

A Woodstock man has been charged with stealing a car from the premises of Oakwood Baptist Church on Saturday

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau students publish book on homelessness in Gainesville, Hall County

Editorial and feature writing students at Brenau University will release a special publication, "The Brenau Facing Project: Facing Homelessness in Gainesville & Hall County," at 6 ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of stabbing another man, biting his shoulder

Authorities say a Snellville man bit a man on the shoulder and stabbed him in the neck after forcing his way into a home on ...

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Murrayville man shot, killed woman

A Murrayville man shot a woman to death on Nov. 29, according to warrants in the case.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of intentionally starting house fire, hindering firefighters’ efforts

A Hall County man is accused of intentionally starting a house fire last month and preventing a firefighter from putting it out.

December 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 28-year Hall career, former chief deputy building Lanier Tech police department

A familiar face around Hall County, Jeff Strickland is months into building his second police department in his own backyard at Lanier Technical College.

December 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


24th annual ride from Frazier's helps needy kids have toys

Surely Santa Claus won't be stopped by rain, sleet or snow. But every so often he needs a little help getting toys from point ...

December 04, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Children show benefits from pre-K as they grow, study shows

It's easier for a child to learn to hold a pencil if they first know how to build a tower with Legos.

December 04, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local


Gainesville man joins pipeline protests in North Dakota

Some 400 years since the first Thanksgiving, Cole Chambers spent his holiday sharing necessities with the Native Americans protesting at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

December 04, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Gourd Girls’ celebrate 40 years in Sautee craft shop

While wandering through The Gourd Place on Thursday, Priscilla Wilson showed off some of her art.

December 04, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


SLIDESHOW: Pretty trees feed kids’ needs at Challenged Child fundraiser

Some 350 people were expected to attend Saturday's Festival of Trees at The Loft at Scott's in downtown Gainesville.

December 03, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


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