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Local man delivers help across the world

Wherever a natural disaster occurs, Mike Freeman may soon arrive with a ShelterBox.

October 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Identifying illegal immigrants just got easier

Federal immigration authorities have started sharing biometric information with authorities in Hall and Whitfield counties to help identify criminal immigrants.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight work will close lanes on Interstate 85

Lane closures are set for next week on Interstate 85 as the Georgia Department of Transportation moves along on efforts to convert high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Donated land ensures access to Chattahoochee River

The Trust for Public Land celebrated the conservation of key access points to the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River at a press conference Friday in Cleveland.

October 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Vendors move indoors to offer produce

Gainesville residents lamenting the end of farmers market season can take heart - Market on the Square moved indoors Friday to offer its first fall and winter market.

October 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Future fuzzy for Forsyth County’s animal shelter

Read the full story...

October 15, 2010 | ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Thurmon Tanner growth has to wait

Oakwood has put a hold on any development plans for Thurmon Tanner Parkway through January, past when the project is set to be completed, so it can put together a corridor design plan.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charge dropped in case involving death of 2-month-old

Due to a lack of evidence, Hall County Magistrate Court officials have dropped a felony cruelty to children charge against Christopher Lamar Cantrell in an incident involving the death of a 2-month-old, according to public defender Brad Morris.

October 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Mount Vernon students get gutsy cutting up sharks

As students entered Cathy Dial's class, many pinched their noses to block out the unusual stench.

October 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall board votes to restart retirement benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to temporarily reinstate retirement benefits for employees at its meeting Thursday.

October 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


South Carolina man charged in chain-reaction wreck

A South Carolina man was charged with following too closely after a chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles Wednesday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway near the Forsyth-Hall County line.

October 14, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Child continues fight against blood disease, prognosis looks good

The future is looking brighter for a 3-year-old Gainesville boy who has struggled for two years with a rare blood disease.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


WomenSource speaker aims to de-mystify menopause

There's at least one life cycle that many women would like to avoid - menopause.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cedar Creek plant plans are flowing

Gainesville's plans for the Cedar Creek water treatment plant are moving forward with council members approving pre-construction services Thursday morning.

October 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Arsonist gets year in work release program

In 2008, a teenage Samuel Wardlaw set fire to his stepmother's Gainesville home.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Administrators propose South Hall reshuffling instead of new middle school

The Hall County School District's plan for accommodating new students appears to be a "back to the future" move that would scrap plans for ...

February 08, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pulitzer winner, Hall resident Leslie Bassett dies at 93

Leslie Bassett, a Pulitzer Prize for music winner who lived in Flowery Branch and Oakwood in his final years, died Thursday at the age of ...

February 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Officials mull traffic light on Spout Springs at Sterling on the Lake

A traffic light might be on the way sooner than later on one of Hall County's busiest roadways and at one of its largest ...

February 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Assault suspect still missing following afternoon chase

Authorities have called off a search for a man wanted in connection with a reported assault this morning southeast of Gainesville.

February 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Little Black Dress Initiative to raise awareness of poverty, low-income housing

It's considered a closet staple.

February 07, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From federal to local level, emphasis put on preventing overdoses

President Barack Obama has proposed $1.1 billion in new spending to fight an epidemic of heroin and prescription drug abuse that has taken its ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


'Somebody who cares': Mentors look forward to helping students

"The younger, the better," Jerry Lewis said about students to mentor at Gainesville Exploration Academy. He works with a fourth-grader.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Medical Center marks 65th anniversary of Hall County’s original hospital

It was Sept. 1, 1951, when the 90-bed Hall County Hospital opened its doors at 743 Spring St. in Gainesville

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Two years later, Oakwood woman’s family still seeks answers to slaying

The loved ones of Holly Fox Strickland will let Chinese floating lanterns fly this weekend to honor the memory of a mother killed two years ...

February 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Early voting in Georgia’s presidential primary starts Monday

Now it gets real.

February 07, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Stormwater silt still a problem at North Lake Square

Repairs and improvements to stormwater detention infrastructure at the new North Lake Square shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville have not stopped silt runoff ...

February 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local man sells model planes to afford future he never planned

Ray Lawson lived his life like there was no tomorrow.

February 07, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Business leaders honor trio of area pioneers

A neurosurgeon, a conservationist and a CEO walked into a country club Saturday night in Gainesville and walked out as the newest inductees of the ...

February 06, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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