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North Hall school to get Race to the Top money

A Hall County charter school is slated to receive some of the money handed down in a $19.4 million competitive grant program, according to an announcement by Gov. Nathan Deal today.

August 08, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville residents question proposed council map

Monday's community meeting on redistricting raised questions about the proposed boundaries of Ward 3 and how those lines will affect black voting strength within the ward.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Turning Point offers help for addicts in new apartments

In a halfway house that feels more like a jail than a place of recovery, addicts dream only of escaping and face a cold world once they leave.

August 08, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


2 injured in I-985 accidents

Two people were transported to the hospital Monday afternoon from a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 southbound that left one lane closed for about a half hour, Georgia State Patrol reported.

August 08, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Downtown Hoschton zoning laws getting new review

Work to revamp Hoschton's zoning ordinance continued last week with a focus on the city's downtown development overlay district.

August 08, 2011 | BY KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville school resource officers back in schools today

With the new school year set to begin today, teachers and students are not the only people preparing.

August 07, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Alcohol sales training program set

Alcohol vendors and servers in Hall County can learn alcohol serving laws and how to spot a fake ID at a program scheduled Thursday.

August 07, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Dahlonega residents see stray dog as community gem

For most stray animals, life on the street is lonely and difficult, never knowing where to find food or shelter.

August 07, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Workshop to focus on future plan for city

Again this week, Gainesville residents will have the chance to have their say on a future plan for the city.

August 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County not alone in budget crunch

Hall County may have a tough budget, but it's in good company.

August 07, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Accident shuts down I-985

A section of northbound Interstate 985 was shut down around 8:30 Sunday night from a rollover accident that sent a man to a local hospital.

August 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


'Shaving cream' effort helps save lives in Afghanistan

Through a common, everyday household item, not a high-tech device with a big Pentagon price tag, area residents can help save military lives in one of Afghanistan's deadliest regions.

August 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau Academy starts its new life Aug. 29

College might be starting early for Brenau Academy girls this year, but classes are going to start later than usual.

August 07, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Backup plan for Hall County parks is in works

Hall County's leaders still won't say exactly what will happen to taxpayer-funded recreation programs in the county at the end of the month, but they say they aren't going to let Parks and Leisure Services completely disappear.

August 07, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


As classes begin, Hall school board looks ahead

The school year is just starting, but Hall County Schools Board of Education members already have projects in the works to discuss at Monday's work session.

August 06, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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