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Oakwood has mixed reaction to fire department

Within the past few weeks Oakwood City Council members have tossed around the idea of establishing a city fire department, but the reaction to that possibility seems to be mixed.

October 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville schools plan shows need for more classrooms

The Gainesville City Schools system is facing major changes over the next few years.

October 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Annual abortion protest draws a crowd to busy intersection

In his first year at the anti-abortion event, St. Michael Catholic Church Deacon Ken Lampert felt a bit uncomfortable holding a sign for an hour at one of Hall County's busiest intersections.

October 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall tax bill payments due today

The first installment of Hall County taxpayers' bills is due today - at the latest.

October 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Northeast Georgia: Gainesville's curbside leaf pickup begins today

Beginning today, Gainesville residents can put out leaves to be removed by vacuum machines.

October 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Schools focus on teaching tolerance of religion

Johnson High School sophomore Michael Bookwalter, 17, had a math test two weeks ago. He didn't feel ready for it.

October 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Faith-based clubs led by students

Religion is a touchy subject in the public school system.

October 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Roar of engines thrills Petit Le Mans fans

With bright blue skies and cool temperatures, fans packed the stands and lined the fences Saturday for the annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton.

October 02, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Layoffs lead to empty offices in Hall

The look of the county's Development Services building is not unlike the sight of a man recently shrunken whose clothes are still the same size.

October 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


YMCA starts operations in Oakwood

Starting out in community buildings and abandoned old homes, the Georgia Mountains YMCA has planted its foot in Oakwood - and, for the first time, South Hall.

October 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pets, owners visit Laurel Park for animal shelter fundraiser

Pet lovers and owners bonded with their pets while celebrating a love for animals Saturday at Laurel Park in the second Lake Lanier Pet Fest.

October 01, 2011 | Megan Gill | Local


Donations pour in for deputy’s family

Since being born at only 24-weeks, Katelyn Jo Haban has defied odds for survival and has gradually progressed, as has the raffle being organized to support her family.

October 01, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Fatal accident briefly closes Thompson Bridge Road

One person was killed in an a wreck on Thompson Bridge Road in North Hall County Saturday morning, causing the road to be closed for a brief time.

October 01, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Students’ learn about firefighters, service

Students at Riverbend Elementary's Advanced Scholars Academy know a bit about what it's like to be a firefighter.

September 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Confusion rampant over campaign filings

A quick browse of the list of those owing fines to the state's ethics commission turns up the names of a number of local elected officials.

September 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Barron, Georgia’s first female Blackhawk pilot, honored in Gainesville

With eyes on Memorial Day, retired Army Lt. Col. Terry Barron intended to present the Peach State Bank with a flag that flew with her ...

May 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: West Hall High conducts commencement ceremony

West Hall High School conducted its 2017 commencement ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | | Local


Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

East Hall High had 214 seniors graduate in its commencement Thursday at Free Chapel Worship Center.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Memorial Day weekend travelers will take to the road in large numbers enticed in part by gasoline prices that have steadily remained in the low ...

May 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Not even a fractured vertebra in Johnson High senior Cameron McCarthy's neck could keep him from reaching his goals.

May 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Dual enrollment programs growing at UNG, Lanier Tech

More Georgia high school students are going to college, taking advantage of a new program that lets them enroll in tuition-free college courses earning high ...

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it's been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

To say Christie Taylor has excelled as a student would be an understatement.

May 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

May 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark "Smitty" Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating "the old-school tobacco store."

May 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

May 24, 2017 | | Local


School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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