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Rabies cases continue to increase

The rabies situation in Hall County has gone from bad to worse.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Schofield receives state group’s leadership award

The Georgia Association for Gifted Children has honored Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County school system, with its annual leadership award.

March 31, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


No evidence of foul play found for man whose remains were discovered

GAINESVILLE - Gainesville police have released the name of a Gainesville man whose skeletal remains, but little else, were found in a wooded area last week.

The police department, with the help of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, identified the skeleton as Parker Edward Teaver Jr., a 54-year-old Gainesville resident.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Memorial service will be a time to reflect on area’s losses

Rainy days make Emily Harper nervous. Especially this time of year.

March 31, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Storm put woman’s life into perspective

Editor's note: Martha Trusty had to take cover when her Newtown Drive home was hit by the tornado that ripped through North Hall County 10 years ago today. She shares her experiences in her own words.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Get Fit Stay Fit run promotes health, builds camaraderie among co-workers

Organizers couldn't be happier with the turnout for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Get Fit Stay Fit 5K run/walk.

March 31, 2008 | By Karina Garcia | Local


Major sewage spill blamed on line block

Recent road work on Dixon Drive may have contributed to a major sewage spill Wednesday afternoon.

March 31, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man guilty of exploiting his teen bride

A Hall County jury forced to view the most personal of photos of Jerry Dwayne Peck came away convinced of his guilt.

Peck, 49, was convicted Thursday night on charges of exploiting his 18-year-old wife in a series of sexually explicit photographs taken when she was 17.

March 31, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Former coach describes overwhelming scene at North Hall High School

All Greg Williams wanted to do on March 20, 1998, was fix things the way they had been the day before.

March 31, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Education hearing set for Thursday

JEFFERSON - Brian Burdette, the State Board of Education member representing the 10th Congressional District, plans to hold a public hearing on education issues from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Johnson High Pride Day is April 19

Johnson High School has set Johnson Pride Day for April 19.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


6 arrested in 'Lula Boys' street gang case

Four members of what authorities have called the "Lula Boys" were arrested Wednesday on simple battery and gang charges, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Gang Task Force.

March 31, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Lula girl wins first place for Ag Day essay

Madison Saxon of Lula Elementary School placed first in this year's Ag Day essay contest for third- to eighth-graders.

March 31, 2008 | | Local


Gainesville awards sewer contracts

GAINESVILLE - As early as September, more residents north of Thompson Bridge will be able to tap into the Gainesville sewer system.

March 30, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teen bride's explicit photos used in case against husband

A 49-year-old man accused of exploiting his 18-year-old wife in a series of sexually explicit photographs taken when she was 17 bared all to a Hall County jury Wednesday in a bid for acquittal.

March 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Most local schools improving, according to state measurement

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools have improved in the past year, according to the state's new scoring guidelines.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


$8 million approved for Brenau construction projects

Brenau University is prepared to move forward with $8 million in campus construction projects after the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority on Monday approved issuing revenue bonds to pay for the developments.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rabid raccoon found in North Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Northwoods Road area of North Hall County after a rabid raccoon came in contact with a dog.

April 21, 2014 | | Local


Lula to consider council member pay, reimbursement

Lula is looking to set limits on unforeseen compensation and reimbursement of expenses.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT updating state rail plan

The Georgia Department of Transportation is updating the state's long-range rail plan, which affects Hall County, with its heavy freight traffic, Amtrak passenger service and proposed commuter and passenger rail lines.

April 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Saturday yard sale to raise funds to fight cancer

The Times Relay for Life team is hosting a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.

April 21, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Performance scores to be released for area schools

Individual school scores could possibly go down this year, but that's ultimately a good thing according to state officials.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: UNG considered top underrated Georgia college

The University of North Georgia Nighthawks were proclaimed the most underrated college in the state by a business news website.

April 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Voter registration deadline is today

Today is the voter registration deadline for the May 20 primary election.

April 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Area breast cancer education events offer weekend of awareness

Two area events this weekend are striving to provide free education and awareness on breast cancer.

April 21, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Panter ready for ‘nervous’ run a year after Marathon bombing

For his part, Dr. Allan Panter couldn't say whether his wife, Theresa, should run in this year's Boston Marathon - as he's not the one logging the miles by foot.

April 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many like changes to state’s health insurance plan

State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.

April 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


People’s pontif earns praise from religious leaders

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Weather Service aims for more accurate tornado warnings

False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.

April 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Celebrating Mother Earth

Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.

April 19, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


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