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3 libraries to benefit from $16,500 Cargill donation

The Hall County Library System is getting a much-needed financial boost for projects at three of its branches.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Many jobs and industries will remain in Hall County

The individual parts that make up a community is what allows Hall County to continue to grow as a whole, local officials say.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


North Hall High band director replaced

North Hall High School has a new band director.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County wreck kills 1

DAWSONVILLE - Authorities are investigating a fatal wreck Tuesday morning on Ga. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Dawson County that involved a motorcycle and a Dawson County maintenance truck pulling a trailer.

June 15, 2010 | By Frank Reddy and Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Program teaches employable green skills

A new partnership between the Georgia Department of Labor and Lanier Technical College is helping both the environment and the local work force.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville parents welcome latest addition — Bronze Star

The Bronze Star is typically awarded for a heroic effort or achievement during military operations.

June 15, 2010 | Kristen Morales | Local


Gainesville product will help clean up oil spill

They've been waiting for weeks, struggling to get the proper officials' attention.

June 15, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood votes to rebid wastewater project

The Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to start over and rebid work on the Upper Mulberry Creek Wastewater System.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County school board considers SPLOST, approves tentative budget

The Hall Countys school system is focusing on the money.

At its monthly work session Monday, the Board of Dducation approved a tentative budget for fiscal year 2011, approved a huge technology project and started discussing the possibility of a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax referendum.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Staff take pay cut, future teachers may lose heart

As furloughs hit schools around Gainesville and Hall County, little thought is given to the support staff who work in the schools - the cafeteria workers, custodians and bus drivers.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Band director had relationship with student, officials say

The North Hall High School band director, who resigned just days before the end of the school year, left after school administrators confronted him for having an "inappropriate relationship" with a female student, according to Hall County Schools officials.

June 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tom Graves sworn in on Capitol Hill as 9th District representative

Tom Graves, who was sworn in Monday night in Washington, D.C., to serve the 9th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, is anxious to get to work.

June 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


11 charged in gang fight that left 1 man dead

Eleven people - many of them teenagers and alleged members of rival gangs - are in jail without bond for their involvement in a fight that left a 23-year-old Gainesville man dead.

June 15, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County Sheriff's commander trains in Israel

Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Ramone Gilbert saw firsthand the kinds of security threats Israelis face on a constant basis.

June 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Educators hope to avoid 'loss of learning'

Furlough days for local schools tend to bring pity on the teachers, but several administrators are focused on what may happen to their students.

"We worry about where our children are going to be," said Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer. "Will they be at home by themselves? What will they eat?"

June 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | 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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