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Advocate for sake of a child

Eight years ago, Harvey Nowland received a letter in the mail telling him about Court Appointed Special Advocates. It was the beginning of his dedication to abused and neglected children.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Spirits soar through the bars

The inmates of Hall County Correctional Institution had special presentation for the members of First Baptist Church at their annual Christmas worship service.

December 18, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


The Deals’ day of good deeds

The gifts are all wrapped and ready to be handed out at Good News at Noon in Gainesville.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Tragedy drives move toward texting ban

While driving home from college for Christmas break two years ago, 18-year-old Caleb Sorohan took his eyes off the road for a second to check a text on his cellphone. That second cost him his life.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


White Sulphur students moving those muscles

What started as an after-school fitness club at White Sulphur Elementary School has flourished into a schoolwide undertaking.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Age showing on Lake Lanier bridges

Farms and pastures once dotted Hall County's landscape - that is until the 1950s, when the U.S. government began building Lake Lanier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT: 10 of Hall’s bridges needs replacing

The two bridges not only sit at opposite sides of Hall County, but they are opposites on a state rating scale that indicates structural integrity and other factors.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners find calm after stormy year

The year played out like a Hollywood buddy comedy for the Hall County Board of Commissioners - quarreling over differences in the beginning, some teamwork along the way and mutual respect at the end.

December 17, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gingrich leads as Georgians worry about jobs

Jonathan Hood feels that Newt Gingrich represents his ideals.

December 17, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rating bridges not quite like grading school papers

If school grades worked like the bridge rating system does, students would be much happier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman, 90, sentenced to jail for failing to clean property

For two decades, the Hall County Marshals Office has been trying to get Charlene Coburn to clean her property.

December 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


State association honors Hall assistant public defender

Travis A. Williams never lacks motivation in the courtroom.

December 17, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Charter academy plan in the works

The gears are turning to get a new regional charter academy in North Georgia.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


‘Shop with a Cop’ gives families an early holiday

Jessie and Isela Perez weren't sure they would have a Christmas this year.

December 16, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Most Hall GOP leaders cool to nonpartisan elections

Hall County seems to like the elephant in the room.

December 16, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville Middle School teacher of simple battery stemming from a hallway incident with a student that was ...

June 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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