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Retirement benefits may return to Hall County

Employee retirement benefits could be the first thing to be reinstated as Hall County struggles to peel off austerity measures it started almost three years ago to battle the recession.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville council hopes to add more ‘pocket’ parks

Gainesville neighborhoods may see more green space soon.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Bell hopes Harvard seminar offers new ideas in water war

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell is shipping out to Boston on Friday to learn new ways to tackle one of the county's toughest issues - water.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Officials to face public on Glades Reservoir

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will host a public meeting on the progress of the Glades Reservoir after its 9 a.m. work session today.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville airport runway gets fresh asphalt

Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport is getting a small facelift this week.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Truett-McConnell to add dorm, expand dining hall, classroom building

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland plans a major expansion on its campus, totalling about $8 million.

October 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Service to help those who have lost an infant grieve, recover

Angela Ewerf's daughter, Emily, was a stillbirth. Ewerf also experienced two miscarriages. Now she is hoping to help others who have experienced the same kind of loss.

October 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Oakwood keeps tax rate flat

The Oakwood City Council approved the tax rate for 2011 - with no increase - at a first reading Monday night.

October 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center shows life in the 1800s with 'Harvest of History'

Families took a step back in time at the Northeast Georgia History Center as they participated in "Harvest of History," this month's Family Sunday event.

October 10, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


New home on the way for Gainesville soldier's family

Raising $60,000 in seven days may seem like an impossible task for some, but it turned out to be a piece of cake for Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

October 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


NGCSU lecture focuses on getting creative

North Georgia College & State University continues a lecture series tonight with a look at creativity and art.

October 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Sea Scouts are back in Hall County

The formation of Lake Lanier in the 1950s provided an ideal launching for Sea Scouts, an arm of the Boy Scouts' Venturing program, in Hall County.

October 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shot fired through trailer wall killed man in '77

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking into a decades-old murder that is surrounded by mystery.

October 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 weekend house fires reported in Hall County

There were two house fires reported in Hall County over the weekend.

October 10, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Board to discuss Hall's Facebook page, rules

If you like your local government there's a new way to show it - on Facebook.

October 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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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


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


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