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County considers outsourcing some departments

Outsourcing may be next in the line of big changes that have come to Hall County in the last month.

January 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Elachee has new osprey exhibit, courtesy of DOT

The Georgia Department of Transportation and Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville have created an exhibit telling the story of the osprey, a fish-eating bird of prey that has taken up residence annually on Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier.

January 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville High celebrates Blue Ribbon Award

The U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award is a major honor that's hard to come by, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Norton: North Georgia pressing on ‘through the jungle’

During his annual Native Intelligence forecast, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. stressed that "hope is not a business plan" and that despite economic uncertainty, opportunities are available to those brave enough to take a risk.

January 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Flowery Branch readies for future snowstorms

Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew told the City Council Thursday night he is looking at certain ways to prepare for the next snowstorm, including having a "standing agreement" with a contractor to clear roads.

January 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former banker guilty in banking fraud case

A former Cornelia banker pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a conspiracy charge related to fraud at the Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust he once led as its executive vice president and chief credit officer.

January 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Portion of Memorial Park Drive closes due to collapsed roadway

Part of Memorial Park Drive closed Wednesday after a portion of the road collapsed. Motorists should expect delays in the area today as repairs are made.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Chamber honors industries for impact on local economy

Three area companies were named as industries of the year Wednesday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

January 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Untapped resources exist for affordable housing

The car was traveling at 60 mph when the crash happened. After six weeks in a coma, David Ball woke up with his hip broken in 13 places and a blood clot in his brain.

January 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Hall prepares to abandon park plans

Construction on the Cool Springs park was just getting started, but the park may never see completion.

January 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville council members encourage help for homeless

A few Gainesville City Council members are encouraging the community to help the city's homeless population, especially during cold weather.

January 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Art teacher on the mend after shooting

A Dawson County art teacher is recovering after he was reportedly shot by his wife Sunday night at their Lumpkin County home.

January 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Astronaut teaches students about heights they can reach

Riverside Military Academy cadets were given a glimpse into space travel Wednesday from a man who's been there.

January 19, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Cause of a mobile home fire confirmed

Firefighters confirmed an unattended space heater caused the fire that destroyed most of a residential mobile home in the 3000 block of Clarks Bridge Road and tied up traffic along the Lake Lanier route late Tuesday afternoon.

January 19, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

State senator is sued after bank failure

State Sen. Jack Murphy of Cumming, chairman of the state Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, has less than three weeks to respond to a civil lawsuit filed against him and seven other executives and directors of the failed Integrity Bank.

January 19, 2011 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local

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Oakwood increases tax rate slightly to keep revenue the same

Oakwood's tax rate is going up just to keep property tax revenues the same.

October 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Here are important facts about flu in 2016-17

The Hall County Health Department offered a drive-thru flu shot clinic Monday at the J.A. Walters YMCA, and the department is among many groups ...

October 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Nov. 2 meeting set for Martin Road traffic study

A Nov. 2 meeting has been set to discuss traffic alternatives to Martin Road as part of plans to build a new, nearby Interstate 985 ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fiery North Hall crash injures deputy, inmates

A Whitfield County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign, injuring herself and two inmates in a fiery North Hall wreck Monday morning, according to ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch man will lead state’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

A Flowery Branch man has been named director of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Man sells handcrafted instruments at Gold Rush Days

Gourds are a strange fruit.

October 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Jeff Stowe, Angela Middleton battle for District 4 seat in Hall County

Democrat Angela Thomas Middleton will challenge incumbent Republican Jeff Stowe for the District 4 seat on the Hall County Board of Commissioners this election season ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Connecting homeless to help a challenge ahead of deadline to leave encampment

The goodwill of local nonprofits, shelters and missions may be up to the task of supporting the area's homeless, but meeting the need on ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

75-acre West Hall subdivision proposal goes before Hall planners

A 75-acre subdivision is being proposed near Lake Lanier in West Hall.

October 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Leah Nelson is chosen new Times advertising director

Leah Nelson, a media veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, has been named the advertising director for The Times.

October 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Conditioned Air Systems offers employees health incentives to stay fit

Many health insurance companies offer incentives to keep their clients healthier. Conditioned Air Systems Inc. in Gainesville has taken this idea to another level.

October 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

South Hall voters get contested state House race

This election season, Democrat Michelle Jones will give incumbent Republican Emory Dunahoo his first challenge in State House District 30, which represents areas of South ...

October 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Smoke Alarm Blitz volunteers put fire safety on front burner

"It's all about saving lives out here."

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Family Treatment Court enters 10th year of giving graduates a fresh start

Losing custody of her 2-year-old son Lincoln is what Lindsey Elrod describes as the "worst thing I had ever experienced."

October 16, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Crafty couple offers dressy designs at Harvest Balloon Festival

Do you have a tiny superhero or princess in your family who needs a costume for Halloween, or an empty wall in your home that ...

October 16, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

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