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Enota plans annual Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will observe its 12th Walk to School Day on Wednesday, joining students from all 50 states and several other countries in the annual event.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

More Latinos register to vote in Hall County

Hall County continues to see a surge of new Latino voters as the Oct. 11 registration deadline for this fall's elections draws near.

September 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

This weekend is tax-free weekend for certain energy-saving products

Georgia is holding a tax-free weekend on energy-saving products with WaterSense or ENERGY STAR labels from Friday through Sunday.

September 28, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Annual downtown event to benefit childhood tumor research

The Owenby family wants to provide Gainesville residents with a fun night out while raising funds for children's tumor research.

September 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

New retail, hotel, high-rise tower planned in Mall of Georgia area

The already commercially crowded Mall of Georgia area near Buford is poised to get a lot busier over the next few years.

September 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay raises proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal.

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Decatur man acquitted of Lanier Islands shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday party but found him guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in tall weeds off the busy road.

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lumpkin County Parks & Recreation Department, located at 365 Riley Road in Dahlonega.

September 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both years.

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

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Flowery Branch seeks historic board’s OK for new City Hall

Before turning dirt on the new Flowery Branch City Hall, the South Hall city is planning to get a blessing for the project from an ...

October 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Dahlonega man killed after motorcycle hits cow

A Dahlonega man was killed when his motorcycle struck a cow early Monday morning in Northeast Hall County.

October 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Motorcyclist dies in crash in Cumming

October 18, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes | Local

Creel reports answers to board member’s Enota questions

Gainesville Superintendent Wanda Creel briefly reported on six potential items suggested by board member Sammy Smith.

October 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gainesville school board opposes Opportunity School District amendment

The Gainesville Board of Education opposed the proposed Opportunity School District constitutional amendment Monday night.

October 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Gillsville man charged with aggravated battery

A Gillsville man is accused of breaking a man's jaw earlier this month in Hall County, according to authorities.

October 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

West Hall High School students pack more than 50,000 meals as service week starts

It was organized, if a bit chaotic at first - the first part of Spartan Service Week at West Hall High School on Monday.

October 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

75-acre subdivision proposal in West Hall tabled

A proposed 75-acre subdivision near Lake Lanier in West Hall was tabled Monday at the Hall County Planning Commission meeting.

October 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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

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