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Start of summer brings crowds to Lake Lanier

Like a college sports team that always draws the big recruits, it seems Lake Lanier can always be counted on to attract large summer crowds.

May 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen drowns at Burton Mill Park in South Hall

The first big holiday weekend of the summer season at Lake Lanier produced the first tragedy when a teenager drowned Saturday at Burton Mill Park in South Hall County.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Parade will disrupt traffic Monday

Monday brings the annual Memorial Day parade that is a delight for spectators but can cause headaches for motorists.

May 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Kids get a shot at the great outdoors

Today's kids may use their thumbs more than their arms and legs, but that doesn't mean they wouldn't put down the controller for a real bow and arrow or fishing pole.

May 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Officials warn drivers to be safe this weekend

Amid poolside barbecues, family vacations and day trips, officials are reminding residents to stay safe on the roads.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Sheriff’s office, DNR prepare for busy holiday on Lake Lanier

As the mercury on the thermometers stretches higher, it can mean only one thing for Lake Lanier law enforcement - time to scrape the cobwebs off the citation books.

May 27, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Opinions mixed for privatized landfill

Once Hall County commissioners vote on a final budget in upcoming weeks, they'll turn their eyes to the county's landfill fund.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County faces hard calls on budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners now has three choices to consider for the 2012 fiscal year: drastically cut expenses, raises taxes or fall somewhere in the middle.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reading instructor takes junket to learn new methods

Ava White knows how to teach slow readers, and she wants to help Hall County's students on a large scale.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Fallen trees cause damage, power outages

Storms whipped through the region Thursday night bringing some much needed rain but also some damage and power outages.

May 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Wreck in Dahlonega kills man, 76

A two-vehicle wreck Friday afternoon west of Dahlonega killed a 76-year-old resident of Ben West Road.

May 27, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Brenau Academy changes give kids head start in college

When students begin class at Brenau Academy this fall, they will not have the option to take typical high school level courses. Instead, they will be dual-enrolled at Brenau University.

May 27, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Alumni remember Lyman Hall High after 65 years

Peggy Roper-Phillips can remember her high school graduation like it was yesterday.

May 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grant helps to fund midtown trail

Hall County has received $645,000 in state transportation grants intended to "enhance communities and improve quality of life."

May 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cleveland shooting injures father, son

Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of a father, 47, and son, 27, both of whom are in the hospital with serious injuries.

May 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Police: Man accused of falsely reporting robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of falsely reporting a robbery earlier this month on Cleveland Highway in Gainesville, police said.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham couple plead not guilty to 340 animal abuse charges

A Habersham County couple pleaded not guilty to 340 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty stemming from the April seizure of more than 400 animals from ...

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Deputy, adults, child injured in exchange of gunfire in East Hall

A deputy was shot and multiple adults and a child injured in an exchange of gunfire in East Hall around midnight Thursday.

June 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed tax increase brings opposition at public hearings

Those who turned up to Hall County's two public hearings on Thursday were clear: They don't want a tax increase.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville water project to connect 130 properties

By this time next year, more than 100 homeowners who are currently getting their water from wells will be connected to the city of Gainesville ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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