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Student group honors 2 local businessmen

Jim Walters and Gus Whalen do more than just impact the local economy.

May 19, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Flowery Branch OKs Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch became the second government in Hall County to move ahead with a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeowner finds old artillery shell in crawl space

A North Hall property owner this morning found something a little startling in the crawl space of a vacant home under renovation - an old artillery shell.

May 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Valedictorian, salutatorian rules revised in Hall County

Students no longer have to be enrolled at their high school for their entire junior and senior years to be valedictorian or salutatorian in Hall County, thanks to policy changes that will take effect this summer.

May 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Exercise tests agencies in mass casualty scenario

FLOWERY BRANCH -A houseboat collides with another boat on Lake Lanier, about 200 yards from shore.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Schools get $1,500 from pole mixup

As budget woes build, a small silver lining emerged at this week's Hall County Schools Board of Education meeting.

May 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Firms interested in Glades reservoir plans

Nearly 30 engineering firms are interested in having some input in Hall County's Glades Farm project.

May 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local firefighters: Installed smoke detectors are safe

Gainesville Fire Department officials say smoke detectors they've been installing are safe, unlike those in Atlanta that were found to be defective.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


5 arrested in check forgery scheme

Gainesville police have arrested five Atlanta men in connection with a check forgery scam and, with more arrests likely to come, are warning metro Atlanta residents to keep a close eye on their bank accounts.

May 18, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Koyo Bearings USA holding job fair

Koyo Bearings USA will hold a job fair Saturday to recruit for an expansion that will add 50 employees to its Dahlonega plant.

May 18, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawson County commission districts may be redrawn

Recent census numbers have Dawson County officials looking at the possibility of redrawing the county commission districts.

May 18, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Hall official delves into school funds

A new statewide commission with a Hall County representative will investigate how Georgia's public schools are funded.

May 18, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dry conditions send Lanier to a lower level

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Rivers basin, which includes Lake Lanier, is experiencing drier than normal conditions for this time of year, causing lake levels throughout the basin to be below normal.

May 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community dock meeting will be held at West Hall Middle

The location for Tuesday's informational meeting concerning community dock permits has been changed to West Hall Middle School, 5470 McEver Road, Oakwood.

May 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Fire strikes East Hall home Tuesday

An East Hall home was damaged by fire Tuesday afternoon.

May 17, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Investigator details June shooting at mobile home party

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


One dead, two injured in Forsyth crash

July 14, 2017 | | Local


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