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House fires shed light on overcrowding issues

When Hall County firefighters showed up to a predawn house fire at a single-story brick and wood frame home in the Chicopee Village earlier this month, they expected a family of four or five people at most would be living there.

January 17, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


What happens when a student has no place like home?

In the still of the night, Anthony Davis often finds himself staring at the ceiling of his family's temporary apartment at the Salvation Army in Gainesville.

January 16, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Town council makes plans to ease traffic at Duncan Corners

The Braselton Town Council has begun plans to turn a closed portion of Friendship Road into a private road with the hopes of easing congestion at a five-way intersection.

January 16, 2010 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Smithgall Woods hosts beekeeping course

Bees come in different shapes and sizes. They also come in honey and bumble.

January 16, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Study shows fragile tree coverage in Jefferson

The results are in, and although Jefferson's tree canopy is greater than that of many other cities, that could change with the removal of just one tree.

January 16, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County wants a cut of lake home rentals

Hall County officials are discussing changing the law to allow short-term rentals for homes on Lake Lanier, something Convention and Visitors Bureau President Stacey Dickson said will be a "game changer" for tourism in Hall County.

January 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Three convicted in Hall County drug cases

A Buford man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of multiple drug and traffic offenses.

January 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Islands resort dedicates new wastewater plant for coming growth

Inside a building meant for treating waste, the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority celebrated the possibility of new things Friday.

January 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Forsyth County residents butt heads on future of Bethel Park

Fred Baumann enjoys walking his dog at Bethel Park. He doesn't want people to look back years from now and wonder why Forsyth County didn't preserve access to the site on Lake Lanier.

January 15, 2010 | Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


Stimulus money covers Jefferson road project

JEFFERSON - Federal stimulus funds are officially at work in Jackson County on a roadway resurfacing project, according to Georgia Department of Transportation officials.

January 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall juvenile court trains volunteers to work with truant students

Walter Rucker can remember when a Gainesville city truant officer put the fear of God into teenagers playing hooky from school.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Parenting columnist to speak in Gainesville

The North Hall Community Education Foundation has scheduled an event Thursday featuring syndicated parenting columnist John Rosemond.

January 15, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Newtown Florist Club expands MLK holiday

After 40 years of celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream with a march through the streets of Gainesville, the Newtown Florist Club is shaking things up a bit.

January 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


East Hall teen injured in ATV accident

A 13-year-old East Hall boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today following a serious crash on an all-terrain vehicle.

January 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Ex-deputy indicted in child molestation case

A Hall County grand jury returned a child molestation indictment against a former internal affairs officer for the Hall County Sheriff's Office this week.

January 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Library system stifled on passport program

The Hall County Library System has been "stonewalled" by federal officials in its effort to launch a passport program.

August 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Local investment professional weighs in on stock market fall

Local investment professional Bob Willis has a message for anybody watching the stock market's steep decline over the past several weeks.

August 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Chattahoochee plan stokes fear downstream from Atlanta

WHITESBURG - State environmental officials will vote Wednesday to allow less Chattahoochee River water, at times, to flow below Atlanta, a proposal that angers downstream communities ...

August 25, 2015 | By Dan Chapman Associated Press | Local


Hall County deputy strikes ambulance

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy in pursuit of a suspect struck an ambulance Friday on Valley Creek in South Hall, leading to no ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville drug treatment center pays $20K in civil settlement

A Gainesville narcotic treatment program will pay $20,000 to settle allegations in federal court about not keeping complete and accurate records of the drugs ...

August 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Grimes guilty on all charges in attempted robbery, shooting

A Lawrenceville man was convicted Monday on all charges of entering a Gainesville apartment in October 2013 and holding a woman at gunpoint.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hoschton man fights to restore vision after fireworks accident

It was the Fourth of July, and Joel Porter and his friends decided to shoot off some of the new fireworks only recently allowed to ...

August 24, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Sawnee EMC announces 4-month period of lower rates

Sawnee Electric Membership Corporation announced Monday a change that should lower bills for most of its customers through the end of the year.

August 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for Father's Day revenge killing

Father's Day meant revenge for Saul Castillo. It was a day 31 years in the making.

August 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


School boards review E-SPLOST referendum

The wording of a referendum on a one-cent sales tax that could raise as much as $195 million is being reviewed by the local school ...

August 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Medical co-pays, premiums rising for Hall employees

Hall County employees will soon be paying higher co-pays and premiums for health care coverage, with some increases designed to drive workers to use the ...

August 24, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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