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Golf course gets a break in the heat

At Gainesville's Chattahoochee Golf Course, intense summer heat brings new challenges when it comes to preserving the greens.

August 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall schools put extra emphasis on Chinese language

Hall County School officials saw the value of teaching Chinese to pre-kindergarten students, and now four elementary schools get to take on the challenge.

August 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs repairs done in time for school traffic

Just in time, as planned.

August 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


These sleeping pooches now relax on comfy beds

Call it a touch of home in an otherwise unfamiliar place.

The Hall County Animal Shelter has finally finished outfitting all of its 177 dog pens with cot-style beds.

August 01, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawsonville Council may re-examine sign code

The Dawsonville City Council could be looking to "patch up" sections of the historical district's sign code during its meeting today.

It's a measure that Mayor Joe Lane Cox feels is necessary given the recent onslaught of campaign signs from the July 20 primary.

August 01, 2010 | BY FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville students could see changes with report cards

Students at Gainesville schools may see changes in their report card this year.

The school board will decide tonight whether grades should be more "standards-based," including more descriptive feedback and more chances to improve.

August 01, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Proposed Howard Road extension’s future is ‘uncertain’

The economic downturn has forced Gainesville to shelve conceptual plans for the Howard Road extension, which would connect Ga. 365 to U.S. 129/Athens Highway, said traffic engineer Dee Taylor.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire guts home in Lula

A fire that may have been caused by lightning gutted a home in Lula Sunday, but no injuries were reported.

August 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


2 accidents injure 3

A pair of vehicle accidents led to three injuries Saturday.

July 31, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Chestatee River diving bell has been restored and is ready for display

DAHLONEGA - Who said history can't get a makeover?

July 31, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Final resting places for sale, a surplus during recession

The recession has caused many people to sell their jewelry, cars and homes in an effort to make ends meet. Now cemetery plots are among the unexpected items popping up often in classified ads.

July 31, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Company seeks OK for quarry expansion

Maybe not as rocky as the mined materials in its quarry off Candler Road, but the road to Monday's Hall County Planning Commission meeting has not been a smooth or straight one for Hanson Aggregates Southeast.

July 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall drug unit targets vice crimes

Tiny Lula park, which has a history as a meeting place for casual sexual encounters, was the scene of more arrests last week when four men were charged with indecent exposure or criminal trespass.

July 31, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


NE Georgia shows high rates of medically uninsured

Although working two part-time jobs helps Layla Jones pay her bills, it doesn't help her much when she has to visit the doctor.

July 31, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall schools share teachers through video connections

In Hall County schools, teachers may be in more than one place at a time this fall.

July 31, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Fire crews battle house blaze in North Hall

A woman who had just moved into a rental home in northern Hall County lost most of her possessions in a Friday afternoon fire.

August 19, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch man sentenced to life in prison for impregnating young girl

A Flowery Branch man was convicted by a jury Thursday for impregnating an underage girl and causing "excessive mental pain" to other children.

August 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Katt Williams charged with battery in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Katt Williams with misdemeanor battery over an altercation he had with a woman in a parking lot last ...

August 18, 2016 | Wire, Staff Reports | Local


Gainesville Housing Authority kicks off new after-school girls club

A roomful of little girls painted their nails, chased balloons and shared snacks after school.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical ...

August 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police: Gainesville man choked robbery victim, took cash

A Gainesville man is accused of putting another man in a chokehold last week in Gainesville and taking hundreds of dollars, police said.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Red Cross of Northeast Georgia helping flood victims in Louisiana

Simply getting to Louisiana to help flood victims was a long process for Jon Mayner.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula man killed while working on car

A Lula man was killed Aug. 11 when a Chevy Trailblazer he was repairing pinned him to the ground, according to authorities.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sleep Number store opening Friday at North Lake Square

Mandy Skinner knows buying a mattress isn't something most people love doing, but she said the process can be more enjoyable at Sleep Number.

August 18, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Most of Hall in severe drought, part of county still in extreme drought

Most of Hall County is in severe drought, but that's an improvement over a few weeks ago, when parts of North Hall were in ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


GO VIDEO:Visit these 4 country-cooking restaurants in Hall County

Savannah King takes you to four restaurants in Hall County that specialize in making a home-cooked meal.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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