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West Hall High School junior collects shirts for needy in El Salvador

As other teens her age rummage through their drawers to try on outfits, Alex Smith, 16, has been emptying hers and inspiring others to do the same.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cyclists pedal to help young men’s home

Eight men cycled into River Forks Park on Keith Bridge Road in Gainesville on Monday afternoon, hoping to make a difference.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Power’s $11 rate hike request draws concern

Georgia Power Co. asked the Public Service Commission to raise rates by nearly $11 at a public hearing Monday in Atlanta.

October 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Schools aims to fix last year’s graduation problems

Gainesville City Schools officials are taking an early look at ways to resolve issues that hampered last May's graduation ceremony at Gainesville High School.

October 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Proposal: No city debt for Gainesville public servants

At the end of the month, anyone with debt to the city must pay up before serving on a board or committee.

October 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 Atlanta men face drug charges in Hall County

Two Atlanta men were booked at the Hall County Jail on drug charges Friday, according to Lt. Scott Ware with the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.

October 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


No tax hike for Oakwood, but little growth expected in 2011

OAKWOOD - No tax increase is planned for Oakwood in 2011, but with the economy still in neutral, the city isn't expecting any kind of spike in revenues either.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hall libraries add test prep, language software

The Hall County Library System is able to offer more test preparation and language learning services with the help of the Internet.

October 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Plane crash survivors return to U.S.

A Jackson County couple who survived an August plane crash on a small island off the Colombian coast is now in Miami, where the husband is scheduled for another surgery today.

October 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


College students slow to catch onto Red Rabbit buses

The new Red Rabbit Route 7 started up more than a month ago, and numbers show that ridership is lagging.

October 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Life Chain event draws about 200 to busy Gainesville intersection

About 200 people spread out Sunday afternoon on sidewalks at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways to demonstrate against abortion.

October 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Llama competition spotlights ‘intelligent animals’ abilities

They are fuzzy. They are cute. And owners of them say that you cannot have just one.

October 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Blue Sky Concert series set for Wednesdays in October

October is here, meaning it's time for the fall edition of the Blue Sky Concert series.

October 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Fire Prevention Week puts focus on residential safety

Gainesville and Hall County firefighters will remind students how to "stop, drop and roll" during the next few days for National Fire Prevention Week.

October 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall school board set to board on gun policy for security officer

Hall County Schools may soon have an employee with the authority to carry a handgun in the district office and on school campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Graham stays behind the scenes as Gainesville Parks and Rec’s deputy director

It's no coincidence that one has to turn into Community Way to get to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville.

July 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Summer vacation? Not for many teachers in Gainesville, Hall

Early one Monday morning this summer, Ronda Larned was working in her classroom at the new Mundy Mill Academy when Principal Crystal Brown walked in ...

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Helen's newest place to stay is off the beaten path of tourist traffic, sitting nestled between mountains.

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge William O’Kelley remembered for patience, respect, humor

ATLANTA - Friends, family and members of the legal community gathered Saturday in Atlanta to honor the life of Senior U.S. District Judge William C ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway Center awarded grant to help victims with legal representation

Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville was awarded more than $10,000 this month for a program helping low-income domestic violence victims find legal representation.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Goodbye gas? Electric cars are coming in greater numbers, variety

Hall County drivers don't seem to much care for electric vehicles. Maybe they should.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Photo slideshow: Yo, ho, ho; Poker Run pirates show their cards

Lake Lanier was overrun by pirates Saturday for the annual Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run in Flowery Branch on Saturday.

July 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Proposal seeks rezoning change in Oakwood from commercial to residential

Plans appear to be moving forward on a new subdivision off Martin Road at Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 - near a planned new interchange at Interstate ...

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County kids go to film school

Righting the wrongs of a lonely child-turned bully. Fighting a time-stopping villain after leaping from the two-dimensional world of a painting. Princesses getting attacked and ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville lawmakers to work on health care, construction committees

Gainesville's state representatives have landed seats on committees studying Georgia health care and construction.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau to expand art collection

Brenau University is expected to add more than 2,000 works of art to its collection with the pending acquisition of assets belonging to a ...

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County adds 4 new ambulances into service

Harking back to the era of horse-drawn transportation, Hall County Fire Services celebrated Friday the arrival of four new ambulances with a "push-in" ceremony.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville to weigh plans for 65 townhomes on South Enota

A Buford-based homebuilder is looking to get almost 22 acres rezoned to develop 65 townhomes on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Workers rescued from Cargill silo after lift malfunction

Two employees doing maintenance work inside a Cargill silo were helped down by Gainesville firefighters after their lift malfunctioned, according to authorities.

July 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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