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Skaggs: Hall County set for annual Farm City Breakfast

Many may find it hard to believe, but Agriculture is among the largest industries in Hall County. Hall County agriculture accounted for more than $275 million in farmgate income in 2006. And in Georgia, Agriculture is the number one industry by far, representing more than $10.5 billion in farmgate income in 2006.

November 12, 2007 | Billy Skaggs | Local


State park loses some fall vacationers

MOUNTAIN CITY - It's a law of physics: Water runs downhill.

November 12, 2007 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Family loses home to fire

A young family of four lost their home and belongings early Wednesday morning in a fire on C. Loggins Road.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Board of Education votes to approve bonds

The Hall County Board of Education voted Wednesday to approve two bond issues, one that will cover future construction and another the refinancing of a 1997 bond issue projected to save the school system $689,002 over seven years.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Latino Youth Conference set for November 17

The fourth annual Latino Youth Conference is set for 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17 at Gainesville State College.

November 12, 2007 | | Local


Philanthropist rewarded: Smithgall receives North Georgia Community Foundation award

Lessie Smithgall, who with her late husband, Charles, created a media empire that included the establishment of The Times, was honored Wednesday as the North Georgia Community Foundation's Philanthropist of the Year.

November 12, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Local


City: Church can’t rent space from business

FLOWERY BRANCH - Lakeland Baptist Church Pastor Brian Rhodes came to the Flowery Branch City Council meeting Wednesday morning with five members from his church at his side, and they all left disappointed.

November 12, 2007 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Hall County employees who light up might pay extra for health insurance

County employees who use tobacco might soon find themselves paying more for health insurance.

November 12, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Happier trails could be on the way to South Hall

With the help of a state grant, a South Hall park might soon be getting a makeover.

November 12, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Suspected gangsters, three others indicted

Five suspected gang members were indicted by a Hall County grand jury this week on charges they were involved in shootings at two occupied homes during a mid-August crime spree.

November 12, 2007 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More help has arrived for Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County

Hall County has a new set of hands on the Boys & Girls Clubs movement.

November 12, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Bid or play golf; it all helps kids

On Thursday some 250 golfers will tee off for a cause at Chateau Elan.

November 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Alpharetta violates watering ban, pays fine to Lake Lanier Association

They have said they were not in the business of paying themselves, but city officials from Alpharetta bought themselves some pretty good press Tuesday.

November 11, 2007 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County sewer projects get $13 million boost

Hall County has been awarded $13 million for sewage system infrastructure improvements. The two Clean Water State Revolving Fund loans, awarded by the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority, will help finance construction of sewer infrastructure to provide wastewater services to the Mulberry Creek and Calvary Church Road areas.

November 11, 2007 | Ashley Cox | Local


Hall county fire department gets kid friendly gadget

Hall County Fire Services recently was awarded a $5,000 Heritage Grant through the Fireman's Fund and Papa John's Pizza, which was used to purchase "Buzz E. Smoke Alarm", a robot smoke detector that talks, sings and changes expressions as he talks to kids about fire safety.

November 11, 2007 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville man pleads not guilty to grandmother's stabbing death

A Gainesville man indicted in June in the death of his grandmother has pleaded not guilty, according to the Hall County district attorney's office.

September 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal, Collins make campaign stop in Gainesville

Two Gainesville leaders seeking re-election made a joint campaign stop Friday in Gainesville.

September 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Brenau University honors master nurses

Brenau University honored six Northeast Georgia nurses Thursday at Featherbone Communiversity for their compassion, care and expertise.

September 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Farmers market coming to Newtown

Beginning next year, Newtown community residents will have access to even more locally grown produce than what currently grows in the Ruby Wilkins Community Garden.

September 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group seeks opportunities for the disabled

All About Developmental Disability advocates asked the public Thursday to "be the voice" for people with developmental disabilities.

September 26, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Rabid beaver had contact with human in Hall County

A rabies alert has been issued for the Looper Lake Point area in North Hall County after a person had contact with a rabid beaver.

September 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Fallen trooper honored with highway marker 37 years after death

The call came over the radio, a 10-7 (out of service) and 10-42 (end of tour of duty) for Georgia State Patrol Trooper Tyrone Collier Dillard. It was a call that gave a dignified sign-off for Dillard, who died while directing traffic Feb. 3, 1977, on U.S. 129.

September 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners deny request to close Beards Road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a request Thursday night to abandon a 1,200-foot portion of Beards Road in South Hall and intends to pave the dirt road instead.

September 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two suspects indicted in West Avenue shooting

An alleged drug deal ending in the death of the man police say was the dealer has led to two men being indicted on felony murder charges.

September 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville homeless man indicted on murder charges

A Gainesville homeless man was indicted Tuesday on two counts of felony murder, having allegedly slammed another homeless man's head against a metal guardrail.

September 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Metro Gainesville jobless rate down in August

The metro Gainesville unemployment rate for August fell to 6.7 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7 percent in July, Georgia Department of Labor announced today.

September 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Middle school students collect, present insects

Wednesday was the day for Directed Studies' annual Bug Extravaganza in the media center of North Hall Middle School. Students had to collect at least 25 insects over the summer for the independent study project and research their scientific classifications and names. The event also featured musical presentations as well as entomology presentations by the students and buggy treats to eat.

September 25, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Six computers stolen from Oakwood Wal-Mart

Oakwood police are asking for any information in the theft of six computers from a local Wal-Mart.

September 25, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall fire marshal elected to state association post

Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle traveled to Macon last week to represent only Hall County, but he came back as an advocate for 118 more counties.

September 25, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Governor’s race ads drive campaign spending

ATLANTA - Georgia voters who are tired of political advertising this year should count small blessings: It could always be worse.

September 25, 2014 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


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