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Bear prompts partial closing on Appalachian Trail

Every March and April, more than 1,000 people set out from Springer Mountain near Amicalola Falls State Park, attempting to "thru-hike" the entire 2,175-mile Appalachian Trail.

April 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


$4 million in property taxes still unpaid

Hall County property taxes were due in December, but 2,753 bills still have yet to be paid.

April 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stimulus money will help repair 2 Jackson County dams

Two Jackson County dams have been selected to benefit from federal stimulus funds.

April 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Arson suspect sheds ankle bracelet in South Ga.

CUMMING - An arson suspect who also faces drug charges in two counties appears to have skipped town rather than return to jail.

April 07, 2009 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Stimulus funds breathe new life into local clinic

A Gainesville clinic will get a much-needed infusion of cash from the $787 billion federal stimulus bill signed by President Barack Obama in February.

April 07, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Spring delivers deadly sting

In 2008, the weather was nearly perfect and the family owned enterprise had one of its best quality harvests ever.

April 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Annexation hearing called for Thursday by Hall Commission

On Thursday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will open the floor for Gainesville officials and anyone else who wishes to speak about the city's annexation.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ethics complaints filed against 2 Hall commissioners

Hall County resident Douglas Aiken has filed an ethics complaint against Hall County Commissioners Tom Oliver and Billy Powell.

April 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wheelchair athletes will compete for national title

The North Georgia Screamin' Eagles power soccer team is rallying the community for support as the wheelchair athletes prepare for their second national championship try in two years.

April 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville seventh-grader will be student ambassador to China this summer

At the age of 12, Morgan Mercer's passport has gotten more use than those of most adults twice her age.

April 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Foreign visitors coming to Hall

Diplomatic and business officials from 20 countries will descend on Northeast Georgia next week for the 23rd annual VIP tour.

April 06, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Three are charged in scam targeting illegal immigrants

Gwinnett County Police have arrested three Snellville residents they say were involved in a scam that targeted illegal immigrants and tricked them into paying a $260 fee with the promise of a job.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tips sought in Jefferson arson case

State officials are still without a suspect in a nearly month old arson case in Jefferson.

April 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Lumpkin man charged in arson at pharmacy

Lumpkin County Sheriff's officials have taken out an arrest warrant for a man they say is responsible for an arson at the Dahlonega Rite Aid last month.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Official: Vagrants likely caused fire in abandoned building

Gainesville fire fighters put out a small fire at a vacant structure on the old ferris wheel property Monday afternoon.

April 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Ga. governor candidates spar over ethics during 2nd debate

October 20, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Officials: West Hall Middle administrators manipulated test data

Two former administrators at West Hall Middle School were censured for manipulating Adequate Yearly Progress numbers in 2010, officials confirmed this month.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Class Notes: UNG partners with neurological facility

Students at the University of North Georgia will soon have internship opportunities at a special facility for patients with neurological disorders.

October 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Talk of merging Hall, Gainesville governments reignites

The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


$750K grant to fund Department of Juvenile Justice service program

The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice received a $750,000 federal grant for a re-entry program, with the intent to have a pilot program identified by next month.

October 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in Atlanta Highway house fire

No one was injured in house fire Sunday evening on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, fire officials said.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville center to provide counseling for abused boys

Nearly one in 10 children will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cagle faces challenge from Democrat Stokes in quest for 3rd term

Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pay is main morale issue for Gainesville firefighters

Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.

October 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Wind keeps balloon festival grounded Saturday

Saturday was a bit too breezy for the hot air balloons to fly during the fifth annual Harvest Balloon Festival at Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch, but that didn't stop the fun. Wind and weather permitting, the balloons will try again beginning at 8 a.m. today.

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Poor give more in Hall County

Despite their deeper wallets, wealthier Georgians give less to charity than their lower-income neighbors, a study shows.

October 19, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


Broken Bonds: Where do we go from here?

October 19, 2014 | BY NICK WATSON and BEKAH PORTER | Local


Hall County officials questions learning in the age of assessment

For Will Schofield, the question about testing is not whether it has value, but when enough is enough.

October 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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