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Attorney uses Skype in court, nets national attention

A Gainesville lawyer has received national attention in the legal community for his use of the Internet-based technology called Skype to question an out-of-state witness during a criminal trial.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Oakwood sewer system to get national exposure

A national audience will learn later this year about Oakwood's unique sewer system.

February 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Heavy’ television star loses 100 pounds

Jill Adams of Gainesville was not the teacher she thought she could be.

February 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Tax, immigration bills concern Gainesville council

As state legislators begin debating controversial bills this week, Gainesville City Council members want to make sure their opinions are heard.

February 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


East Hall man focuses on future after Iraq injury

These days, Kevin Cannon works a full-time job driving a truck for a cable company before unwinding at his East Hall home with his wife, 3-year-old daughter and the family's cat and dog.

February 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicken pie supper always hits the spot

One school's fundraiser is such a long-standing tradition, it could probably set a record.

February 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Many brush fires fueled by carelessness

A pile of burning leaves can grow wild faster than it takes someone to grab a drink or use the bathroom. And that's exactly how brush fires usually occur, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Looming HOPE cuts have families looking for new aid

Like many parents with college-bound kids, Melody Taylor of Cumming is keeping an eye on Gov. Nathan Deal's proposals for the HOPE scholarship.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County school board reviews lean 2012 budget

Money was the main focus at the Hall County school board's annual retreat Saturday.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Officials say Mountains Center needs upgrades to bring business back

When it first opened more than 30 years ago, the Georgia Mountains Center was Gainesville's shiny new magnet to lure convention business.

February 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Few trickle in for early SPLOST voting

Fewer than 1 percent of eligible Hall County voters have decided so far whether to renew the special purpose local option sales tax for education.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Glades Reservoir project could get somewhat leaner

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to cut costs on the Glades Reservoir project by finding a better price for engineering services.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Native takes lead at Hall extension

A new coordinator has been named at the Hall County Extension.

February 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville officials want to fill shops on square

Gainesville City Council members are turning their eyes toward downtown retail, urging city staff and Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce employees to fill empty storefronts.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Library system offers zoo pass, other nontraditional items

Along with books and movies, a free trip to the zoo is now in circulation at Hall County's libraries.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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