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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


Conference promotes incorporating technology in classrooms

Everybody can use technology.

July 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Architect offers Fifth Row Center his services

A California architect who designed film studios for film director George Lucas and a concert set for singer Madonna has offered his help to Fifth Row Center, a community theater group in Flowery Branch.

July 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Life vest station installed at Clarks Bridge Park beach

Two weekends ago Tosha Lowman nearly witnessed a tragedy on the banks of the Clarks Bridge Park beach at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Motorist rescued out of Lake Lanier

A Braselton man drove his car into Lake Lanier on Monday after traveling down an embankment off of McEver Road, according to authorities.

April 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 dogs treated for smoke inhalation from fire at northwest Hall home

Two dogs were found and treated for smoke inhalation as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze at a singlewide mobile home off Price Road at ...

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Homestar honored as ‘Outstanding Georgia Business’

Gainesville-based direct mortgage lender Homestar Financial Corporation was recently awarded the "Outstanding Georgia Business" title by Secretary of State Brian Kemp and state Rep. Terry ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trio of zoning decisions back on Hall County commissioners' docket

Three zoning requests have been reviewed so many times now that there are more than a few people who hope this week brings the last ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


How to get your favorite senior a scholarship and feature in The Times’ graduation section

The Times is looking for seniors with great personal stories to feature in the annual graduation section and be considered for a $500 scholarship from ...

April 24, 2016 | | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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