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New Flowery Branch Festival features art, music

Being an artist doesn't mean you have to be perfect.

After all, sometimes it is when you choose to draw outside the lines that you create something amazing.

August 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Cold cases: Rage leads to a ‘horrific scene’

The man friends called "Amigo" was found dead in his boarding room by housemates on Aug. 20, 1991, though police weren't called until the next day.

August 02, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Golf course gets a break in the heat

At Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course, intense summer heat brings new challenges when it comes to preserving the greens.

August 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Hall schools put extra emphasis on Chinese language

Hall County School officials saw the value of teaching Chinese to pre-kindergarten students, and now four elementary schools get to take on the challenge.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Spout Springs repairs done in time for school traffic

Just in time, as planned.

August 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

These sleeping pooches now relax on comfy beds

Call it a touch of home in an otherwise unfamiliar place.

The Hall County Animal Shelter has finally finished outfitting all of its 177 dog pens with cot-style beds.

August 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Dawsonville Council may re-examine sign code

The Dawsonville City Council could be looking to "patch up" sections of the historical district's sign code during its meeting today.

It's a measure that Mayor Joe Lane Cox feels is necessary given the recent onslaught of campaign signs from the July 20 primary.

August 01, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local

Gainesville students could see changes with report cards

Students at Gainesville schools may see changes in their report card this year.

The school board will decide tonight whether grades should be more "standards-based," including more descriptive feedback and more chances to improve.

August 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Proposed Howard Road extension’s future is ‘uncertain’

The economic downturn has forced Gainesville to shelve conceptual plans for the Howard Road extension, which would connect Ga. 365 to U.S. 129/Athens Highway, said traffic engineer Dee Taylor.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Fire guts home in Lula

A fire that may have been caused by lightning gutted a home in Lula Sunday, but no injuries were reported.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

2 accidents injure 3

A pair of vehicle accidents led to three injuries Saturday.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Chestatee River diving bell has been restored and is ready for display

DAHLONEGA - Who said history can't get a makeover?

July 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Final resting places for sale, a surplus during recession

The recession has caused many people to sell their jewelry, cars and homes in an effort to make ends meet. Now cemetery plots are among the unexpected items popping up often in classified ads.

July 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Company seeks OK for quarry expansion

Maybe not as rocky as the mined materials in its quarry off Candler Road, but the road to Monday's Hall County Planning Commission meeting has not been a smooth or straight one for Hanson Aggregates Southeast.

July 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall drug unit targets vice crimes

Tiny Lula park, which has a history as a meeting place for casual sexual encounters, was the scene of more arrests last week when four men were charged with indecent exposure or criminal trespass.

July 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

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Jackson EMC warns members of phone scam

The power utility Jackson EMC is warning its members of a phone scam attempting to con customers into paying phony bills.

October 21, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Authorities believe child started early morning Gainesville fire

Authorities said they believe a 5-year-old started a fire early this morning at the Harrison Square apartments.

October 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Phil Niekro, 44 teams celebrate 20 years of golf tournament

In the early days of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, attorney Lydia Sartain recalled a young boy coming in to the Gainesville nonprofit.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall man charged with beating 64-year-old man

A Hall County man is accused of hitting a 64-year-old man repeatedly in the face, authorities said.

October 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halftime Heroes: Family, tradition part of band DNA at East Hall

Family comes up over and over when talking with band members at East Hall High School.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville's plans to buy insurance building move forward

The Gainesville Redevelopment Authority on Thursday approved a bond resolution to help fund the acquisition of the Turner, Wood & Smith building to make way for ...

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Boys & Girls Clubs, Fair Street celebrate after-school programs

For hundreds of Hall County and Gainesville children, it's important to keep the lights on after school.

October 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Lakeview Academy kicks off construction of new middle school building

Two years of planning and fundraising led to an official start of construction for a new middle school classroom building at Lakeview Academy on Thursday.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Wreck that injured Flowery Branch teen’s mother leads student to organize road safety event

The Rally for Road Safety at Lanier Charter Career Academy this Saturday has a direct link to a traffic accident in March.

October 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Browns Bridge closing for 2 weekends for repairs

Browns Bridge, one of Hall County's few links to neighboring counties over Lake Lanier, is slated to be closed for repairs the next two ...

October 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Suspect in September fatal shooting arrested

Authorities have arrested the suspect in the September shooting death of a Gainesville man.

October 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville woman arrested in church burglary case

A Gainesville woman has been arrested in the Corinth Baptist Church burglary in August, when more than $3,000 worth of musical instruments and equipment ...

October 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

North Georgia Heart Foundation teaches thousands CPR

In North Georgia, only about 8 percent of people who suffer cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive.

October 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Area residents, relief workers respond to Hurricane Matthew damage

Hurricane Matthew's disastrous spin up the East Coast, particularly the Carolinas, has triggered a huge humanitarian response from Georgia relief workers, faith-based groups and ...

October 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

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