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Students showcase knowledge at reading bowl

A heated competition across the state starts with children picking up a new book.

January 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools prepare for winter weather

Getting children safely to school is difficult in cold weather, with or without snowfall.

January 06, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Gainesville City Council denies Lake Knickerbocker housing request

Gainesville City Council rejected a couple's request Tuesday to change an original zoning to allow a fourth residential lot on Lake Knickerbocker, a high-end neighborhood off the Chattahoochee Golf Club.

January 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire displaces seven in Buford

Seven people were displaced by a fire this evening in the 200 block of South Street NE in Buford, according to Gwinnett County fire officials.

January 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville, Dawsonville Krogers raise more than $42,500 to fight hunger

More than $40,000 was contributed to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger campaign between the Krogers in Gainesville and Dawsonville, with another $2,500 going to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

January 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


One shot during dispute over money in northeast Forsyth

January 06, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Authorities searching for missing Buford man

A Buford man has been reported missing, according to Gwinnett County authorities.

January 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to swear in police chief tonight

Carol Martin will take the oath of office as Gainesville's full-time police chief tonight when the City Council meets. Martin has been the interim police chief since late August.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula completes its downtown ‘streetscaping’

The city of Lula in northeastern Hall County has completed its downtown "streetscape" project.

January 05, 2015 | | Local


Attorney says jealousy should have played larger role in murder trial

ATLANTA - Whether jealous rage should have played more of a role at a Gainesville man's 2010 murder trial was argued Monday by attorneys before the Georgia Supreme Court.

January 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission chairman stresses planning to deal with growth

"This county's getting ready to go," Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum said Monday night. "Whether you're ready or not."

January 05, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


S. Hall subdivision moving ahead with fewer homes

Plans to develop an 89-lot subdivision spanning the Hall and Gwinnett county line have been scaled back after a Winder-based developer met with local residents seeking to reduce the project's density.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Outdoor education, other courses proposed for Gainesville High

Gainesville High School courses next year could include advanced outdoor education, masonry and a reading and writing support class.

January 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall officials waver on choosing new credit card vendor

The Hall County Board of Commissioners might delay a vote this week on whether to hire a new vendor to handle processing of credit and debit card payments.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Volunteers needed for upcoming CASA training

Volunteers are needed to look after the best interest of local abused and neglected children.

January 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


West Hall seventh-grader wins county spelling bee

After many rounds of intense competition, Emily Wood won the Hall County School District spelling bee with the correct spelling of "goatee."

January 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lakeview to honor Addi Bales' fight against cancer Friday

Cancer is a tough opponent.

January 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Warren Lee Hill executed for killing fellow inmate

January 27, 2015 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


Hall County blames audit delay on housing grant

A housing program with strict reporting standards is to blame for Hall County missing a deadline to submit its annual audit to the state, according to local officials.

January 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Last year's 'snowmageddon' pushed improvements

North Georgia may have dodged the snow-and-ice bullet so far this year, but officials say they're in better shape in case the region is blasted by a storm like the "snowmageddon" that struck on this day last year.

January 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Relay for Life moving to University of North Georgia Gainesville campus

The University of North Georgia Gainesville campus will host the 2015 Relay For Life of Hall County.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cumming man arrested after $25K in drugs found

A Cumming man was arrested Monday and charged with trafficking methamphetamine in Oakwood after investigators found 250 grams of the substance.

January 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Road crews monitoring winter weather in mountains

Winter weather affected roads in the Gaps of Lumpkin, Towns, Union and White counties this morning, but snow has stopped falling and crews are now just monitoring the situation.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect identified in hit-and-run that injured homeless bicyclist

A suspect in a hit-and-run that sent a homeless man to the hospital in critical condition has been identified by Oakwood police as Deboris Joshua Owens, 26, of Gainesville.

January 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Clermont elections set for Nov. 3

Clermont Town Council has set its 2015 election for Nov. 3.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Georgia's senators introduce Fair Tax Act of 2015

Georgia Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson recently introduced the Fair Tax Act of 2015, which seeks to eliminate income taxes, abolish the Internal Revenue Service and enact a national sales tax.

January 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs Nov. 3 election

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK on Monday night to a Nov. 3 election filling four council seats.

January 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall prepares for new theater while East Hall still waits

North Hall musicians, singers and thespians will soon have a state-of-the-art performing arts center, but East Hall performers will have to wait longer for the same facility.

January 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville man accused of rape at Hall campground

Investigator Scott Ginn testified Monday that a 60-year-old Gainesville man raped a 20-year-old woman with an intellectual disability.

January 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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