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The numbers are in — winter definitely was cold and wet

It's not your imagination. This winter was colder and wetter than usual, and your power bill is probably proof of it.

March 08, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local


How to determine if that census taker is real

As census takers begin knocking on doors, it's important to know the real federal employees from the scam artists.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Some parks will have begin to have fees

Beginning this year, the Corps of Engineers will charge day-use fees at some of its Lake Lanier parks that previously did not include these fees. Lower Pool East, Lower Pool West, Old Federal Day Use, Long Hollow, Keiths Bridge and Thompson Bridge parks will now charge $4 per vehicle.

March 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Work could begin next year on new visitors center

Construction could begin July 2011 - a year later than expected - on a regional visitors center at Interstate 985's Exit 16.

March 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some commissioners want county audit

At least two Hall County commissioners are calling for a detailed audit of the county's finances following an admission Monday from Chairman Tom Oliver that he had been authorizing payment of county funds to former Gainesville City Manager Carlyle Cox as a consultant.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County, cities discuss division of services

Jackson County officials are in the process of deciding who will provide what services to which areas.

March 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


County may make deal over library

The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed ways to compromise with the city of Clermont on the library issue at its work session Monday.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


School club sends thank-you messages to Army Reserve unit

FLOWERY BRANCH - A high school hospitality club has expanded its role this year to show gratitude to another service group, the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company.

March 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Budget cuts still loom for Hall school board

Possible state budget cuts are keeping Hall County school officials on their toes.

March 08, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forsyth County, golf club owners may head to court

Barring any sudden developments, a legal battle between Forsyth County and the owners of Lanier Golf Club could play out in court as early as this spring.

March 08, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Lanes reopened on I-985 following wreck

A one-vehicle accident on Interstate 985 near Friendship Road in Buford closed the expressway's southbound lanes around noon today.

March 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Georgians show the thrasher’s no chicken

It seems dirty campaigning has infiltrated all levels of office, even that of the state bird.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville Lutheran church celebrates 50 years

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church celebrated its 50th year Sunday with a lighted cake, the congregation singing "Happy Birthday" and the return of former pastors.

March 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools to be visited by auditors

Auditors will visit two Gainesville schools this week to investigate last month's Criterion-Referenced Competency Test erasure analysis that found an abnormally high number of erased and changed answers on last spring's test.

March 08, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Census results may alter districts, delegates

Political representation: It's what the census is all about.

March 08, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Hall County's surviving World War II veterans

Editor's note: The following are veterans who responded to calls for information about World War II.

August 30, 2015 | | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘When life gives you lemons ...,’ one woman's way to give back

Two years ago, as she sat in a bed at Emory University Hospital recovering from a bone marrow transplant, Kelsey Bishop picked up her smartphone.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


‘We celebrated. Big time:’ Gainesville’s Vance was in Okinawa when war ended

Bill Vance was anxious to join the action.

August 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Churches form partnership to recruit, help foster parents

When Liz Coates saw the plight of foster care in Hall County, she said she knew the congregation at First Baptist Church in Gainesville needed ...

August 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Dancers cut a rug, for fun and a cause

Ten local celebrities partnered with professional dancers and competed in the Dancing for a Cause fundraiser Saturday night at the Chattahoochee Country Club.

August 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Public safety departments match grill skills at Laurel Summer Fest

What's the secret to good barbecue?

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


First Presbyterian Mission Expo encourages community volunteers

"Things that a lot of people dread, like a sink full of dishes, or raking leaves or sweeping up the porch, those are things that ...

August 29, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Expo gathers local women to network, shop, sell

Hundreds of women showed up Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center, where they visited with health advocates, got massages, learned about local businesses and shopped ...

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Inaugural Women’s Expo celebrates ‘girls day out’

Think of today's inaugural North Georgia Women's Expo as "a very purposeful girls' day out," says event emcee Valerie Simmons-Walston.

August 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Law agency seeks medication for drug overdoses

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is training its officers to administer a medication that reverse the effects of opiate drug overdoses.

August 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall, Gainesville schools tout new modular units used for needed classrooms

One of the key necessities for a school to function is sufficient classroom space.

August 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Health law fees hitting Hall County hard

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but it's come with a price tag that Hall County government is helping ...

August 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gate fees going up at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands is increasing its gate fees from $10 to $15 effective Oct. 1.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


You heard it here: Superintendent relieved not to be rowing in LA

Here's a few things we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

August 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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