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Lula to get lease to keep Rafe Banks Park open

At a special meeting Monday night, Lula City Council and Hall County agreed to a 25-year lease agreement to keep Rafe Banks Park open.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Brazil investigating Gainesville man in sex tour scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is investigating allegations that a Gainesville fishing tour operator was using expeditions in the Amazon to cover up the sexual exploitation of underage indigenous girls, the country's minister for women's rights said Monday.

July 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Man arrested after 12-year-old girl reports kidnapping attempt

A 43-year-old homeless man has been charged with trying to abduct a 12-year-old girl outside a Gainesville business.

July 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Young teen charged in Memorial Park Drive burglary

A 13-year-old boy has been charged in Friday's burglary of a home in the 2100 block of Memorial Park Drive. The child was arrested following an investigation at the home.

July 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Glades project may be delayed by up to 2 years

Hall County officials could be waiting as long as two years for a permit to build the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Community bids farewell to Fair Street

As Larry Jackson walked through the halls of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School one last time Sunday at the Farewell to Fair Street event, all he could remember were good times.

July 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lula considers leasing park from county

Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin was enjoying a Fourth of July picnic at Rafe Banks Park in Lula when he said county officials showed up to close the park.

July 10, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Planning board set to OK stream buffer exception

Gainesville planning officials on Tuesday will recommend the city make an exception to a buffer rule that is designed to prevent wetland erosion and keep city water clean.

July 10, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lanier Golf Course rezoning talks continue today

The pursuit of a compromise in the court-ordered Lanier Golf Course rezoning continued Friday as the owners responded to neighbors' proposed terms for an agreement.

July 10, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


History Center event promotes fun, safety on Lake Lanier

Featuring contests, crafts and ice cream, the Family Day event at the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville explored fun at Lake Lanier.

July 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three South Hall juveniles accused of arson

Three South Hall juveniles suspected with intentionally starting fires near their subdivision are being held in the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center.

July 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


12-year-old girl brings cheer to nursing home

Like many 12-year-olds, Hannah Yarbrough's teeth are wrapped in corrective braces.

July 09, 2011 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville man paddles 106 miles on Oconee river

When Alan Kendall moved to Dawsonville nearly five years ago, his draw was Lake Lanier.

July 09, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


County has slim pickings for administrator

The search for a Hall County administrator is stretching deep into summer, as commissioners scour Hall and surrounding counties for qualified candidates. And they're less than a month away from when the interim administrator is set to leave.

July 09, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


State legislators mum on county’s budget debacle

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners first called a public hearing on a plan to reduce an $11.5 million budget shortfall, state Rep. Carl Rogers signed up to speak.

July 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Truck still in sinkhole as heavy machinery comes to scene

A 55,000-pound truck is still stuck in a sinkhole this morning in the parking lot of Diamond Auto Spa in Oakwood.

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girl from Hall still missing, 2nd girl found

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert as they continue the search for a girl who went missing in Alpharetta on Saturday night and previously went ...

January 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeschooling primer scheduled for Thursday

Parents interested in personally taking on their children's education are invited to a homeschooling open house Thursday to learn the ins and outs of ...

January 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson Drive coming soon

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has given its OK to renaming Touchdown Drive outside Gainesville High School to Deshaun Watson Drive.

January 17, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicken Salad Chick restaurant coming to North Lake Square

A unique food option is coming to Dawsonville Highway. Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open by the beginning of June at the North Lake ...

January 17, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall clinic doctor accused of ‘questionable’ touching during exams

The staff physician at a Hall County-run health clinic for employees is no longer working there after allegations of "questionable" touching were reported by more ...

January 17, 2017 | By Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com | nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


The great divide between rural Hall and metro Atlanta in Trump’s America

LULA - Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur ...

January 17, 2017 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Girl previously missing from Hall disappears again

A girl who went missing from Hall County in July and was later found safe has disappeared again with another girl in Alpharetta.

January 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Martin Road residents report missing signs

Residents in the Martin Road community of South Hall said some 20 signs regarding the planned expansion in the area have gone missing.

January 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools focus on student achievement

Coming on the heels of one of its schools being labeled "chronically failing" by the state, Gainesville school board officials will hear a report tonight ...

January 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hobby Lobby to open in Dawson County in February

January 16, 2017 | Times regional staff reports | Local


126 marijuana plants seized from north Forsyth home

January 16, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


March honors, seeks to continue work of Martin Luther King Jr.

With each passing year the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday takes on an urgent new meaning.

January 16, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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