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With community garden, Newtown leaders hope to encourage healthier living

With some shoveled soil and a big vision for the future, the seeds have been planted for growth, health and life in Gainesville's Newtown neighborhood.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Grant allows local homeless program to expand

New grant money will extend the services one Gainesville organization can provide for those who are homeless and have a disability.

July 30, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Dawsonville man found drowned in home pool

Emergency officials say a Dawsonville man drowned Thursday evening while swimming in the pool at his house.

July 30, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall loses ex-board member, ‘good man’

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has offered its condolences and honored the public contributions of former commission chairman Hugh K. Turk, who died Thursday at age 85.

July 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula wastewater treatment plant to be done by Christmas

LULA - The wastewater treatment plant under construction in Lula is about halfway done, and officials say it will be up and running by Christmas.

July 29, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Housing market sees some improvement

Although the economy isn't out of the woods yet, the local housing market is showing signs of improvement.

July 29, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Shooting ‘disturbing’ to Cornelia residents

Debra Plaster of Demorest said folks in Habersham County aren't used to the kind of local news they heard a week ago when a pizza restaurant employee was shot during an armed robbery in the small town of Cornelia.

July 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood students may face lengthy commute

What used to be a stone's throw or two from Oakwood Elementary School now will mean a ride down busy Mundy Mill Road for students living off Oakwood Road - at least for a few months.

July 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New teachers who got jobs look forward to school year

Facing tough budget cuts in schools, few would-be teachers are finding new jobs.

July 29, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Car washes must recycle water in Gainesville

A new ordinance presented at the Gainesville City Council work session Thursday would make recycling water a requirement for new car washes, but local car washing businesses may already make it a priority.

July 29, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


3 people charged in armed robbery, assault

Two men and a 16-year-old boy have been charged with forcing a man to hand over his wallet at Summit Street Apartments Wednesday night.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


4 charged with pandering

Four people were arrested by the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad on charges of pandering, authorities said Thursday.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


3 accused of committing indecent acts in Hall County

Three people were arrested at Lula Park Thursday afternoon on charges of committing indecent acts, authorities said.

July 29, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Mecum’s successor as marshal nominated

Dick Mecum's long career in law enforcement is likely winding to a close.

July 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Graves authors bill to stop health care reform funding

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill in the House of Representatives on Wednesday to stop health care reform law funding - though its chances of success are questionable.

July 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | 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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