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Hall library to sit up with the dead

A group of brave souls will reach out to the dead this Friday the 13th. But rather than using candles and crystals, they'll be armed with a library catalogue and a keen sense of curiosity.

May 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Regents officially name Huckaby as new chancellor

ATLANTA -The Georgia Board of Regents has tapped a retired university administrator and veteran political operative to become the system's new chancellor in the hope that tapping a trusted hand with close ties to the state's political powerbrokers can smooth strained relations with lawmakers.

May 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Local residents, agencies assist tornado victims

On April 27, tornadoes ripped through the Southeast killing more than 300. The next morning, Dahlonega resident Taylor Wallace with the American Red Cross was in Pickens County assessing the damage.

May 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Flowery Branch could OK Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch appears headed for a Nov. 8 vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the square

Thursday's Cinco de Mayo celebration was a party on the square.

May 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Badges for Baseball is a hit with kids

Thursday marked the beginning of a very meaningful relationship between the Gainesville Police Department and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County with the Badges for Baseball program.

May 05, 2011 | Joe Beasley | Local


Jefferson council moves reservoir project ahead

Plans to provide water to Jefferson are flowing ahead after a decision last month by the Jefferson City Council to condemn a 3.5-acre tract of land at 345 Fields Road.

May 05, 2011 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Breast-feeding information event is on tap for Saturday

Some say it should only be done in private. But on Saturday, breast-feeding will get a very public audience.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


DNR official: Parks are state assets

As the state struggles with a shrunken budget, Georgians should recognize parks as financial assets, not monetary drains, Becky Kelley, a director with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said Thursday on a visit to Gainesville.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawsonville council not interested in Sunday alcohol sales

While no vote has been taken, Dawsonville's city council doesn't seem to be sold on the idea of Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

May 04, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Elachee plans nature-based preschool

Elachee Nature Science Center is drafting plans for a nature-based preschool that would be the first of its kind in the Southeast.

May 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Officials collect more than 6 pounds of drugs

More than 6 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

May 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lake group rolls out credit card

Lake Lanier Association's newest fundraising tool comes in the form of plastic.

May 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blue Sky concert series provides cool warmth

A cool breeze and warm sun started off this spring's Blue Sky Concert series perfectly.

May 04, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Senator wants health exchanges addressed

The state should address health exchanges despite opposition to the federal Affordable Care Act, Sen. Renee Unterman, R- Buford, told the Hall County Chamber of Commerce's Healthcare Committee Wednesday.

May 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Rezoning OK paves way for 250-plus-home Oakwood subdivision

A 123-acre development off Martin Road in Oakwood will now be strictly residential, as Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to remove 23.6 acres ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall designs resources for teachers to use for total solar eclipse

With the total solar eclipse expected Aug. 21, Hall County teachers are getting digital resources developed by school district educators to help them teach students ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall school board responds to Charlottesville violence with initiative to promote ‘what unites us’

After a moment of silence to remember the people of Charlottesville, Va., amid the violence there over the weekend, Hall County school board members funded ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Supreme Court upholds murder conviction in 2013 Peppers Market shooting

The Supreme Court of Georgia justices unanimously upheld Joseph Scott Williams' murder conviction Monday in the June 2013 fatal shooting at Peppers Market in Gainesville.

August 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


White County graduate killed, 3 others injured in South Dakota wreck

An end-of-summer trip turned tragic last week for four White County High School graduates when a wreck on a South Dakota highway killed one and ...

August 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Martin Road interchange project awarded to contractor

Construction of a controversial new interchange off Interstate 985 at Martin Road in South Hall is now set.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boling Bridge lane closing at 11 a.m. every weekday this week

Construction on Boling Bridge will close a single lane of traffic on Ga. 53 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day this ...

August 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Federal money sought in South Hall project for developmentally disabled adults

Construction could start later this year in South Hall on an 84-unit residential complex for developmentally disabled people, as federal financing is being sought for ...

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outside food limits, more exercise contribute to more healthy schools in Hall County

Parents don't bring cupcakes in for celebrations at McEver Arts Academy. In fact, other than lunches brought from home, there isn't a lot ...

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall official keeping eye on Gwinnett Transit study

Phillippa Lewis Moss believes Hall County commuters clearly want to get to Gwinnett County and Atlanta, "and the reverse commute is also true."

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Neighbors air complaints in Forsyth about weekend Lake Lanier house rentals

August 13, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


New conservative political group forms in Hall

A new conservative group has formed in North Georgia, the Lanier Republican Assembly, and it shares some of the same leadership as the Hall County ...

August 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Meth, marijuana drive drug trade in Hall County

Mitchell Posey knows his fellow agents will never be able to end the drug trade. Whenever one player gets taken down, another one picks up ...

August 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall schools recruit trained Labrador to sniff out drugs on campuses

At just 14 months old, Murph is easily the youngest employee in Hall County Schools.

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Photo slideshow: Contra dancers put their best feet forward

If you've been hankering to glide across the dance floor, montly contra dances are offered the second Saturday each month at First Baptist Church ...

August 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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