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Rep. Deal differs on ideology in Obama’s address

Two members of Georgia's congressional delegation gave President Barack Obama's address to Congress and the nation Tuesday night a thumbs-up for its style but were less impressed with its substance.

February 25, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Some $750 million invested in Hall County road projects

OAKWOOD - Nearly $750 million has been invested in Hall County road projects - either completed in the past year or so, under way or in the works, a state official said at a transportation forum Tuesday afternoon.

February 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looks to stiffen penalties for selling alcohol to underage buyers

Businesses beware: The Hall County Board of Commissioners may begin cracking down on those who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peeping Tom gets 5-year-sentence; judge doesn't like unsupervised release

In eight years, Terry Grant progressed from videotaping women in public places to making harassing phone calls to exposing himself to repeatedly peering into the windows of a woman's house at night.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kannapell is building on her future

Gainesville STAR student Claire Kannapell wears many hats. She's an intellectual, an electric bass player, a soccer player, a human rights activist and as of late, she's also an artist. And she has a quirky sense of fashion to boot.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Residents call new Jackson County bridge necessary, but detours are inconvenient

Several dozen Jefferson residents have reviewed plans to replace a bridge on Galilee Church Road, and many have one word to describe the proposal: inconvenient.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Olson is a born mathematician

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson was a born mathematician, according to his Chestatee High School calculus teacher Darrell Skogman.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Two charged with shooting up cars with BB gun

Two Gainesville men are accused of stealing a BB gun and going on a crosstown shooting spree, damaging as many as 30 parked cars.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Olson, Kannapell named STAR students

Top high school seniors from Gainesville and Hall County schools were recognized Tuesday at a luncheon for STAR students and teachers.

Chestatee High senior Matthew Olson was named Hall County's system STAR student at the event sponsored by the Gainesville Kiwanis Club. Olson chose Darrell Skogman as his STAR teacher.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


See smoke off Ga. 365 on Tuesday? It's a prescribed burn

A prescribed burn by the Georgia Forestry Commission on Tuesday caused some smoke near the area of Ga. 365 and White Sulphur Road.

February 24, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Census count key to federal funds, Hall officials told

Hall County is already preparing for the 2010 U.S. Census.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deputies arrest man following Ga. 82 wreck that killed 1

An early Sunday morning accident in which a vehicle apparently left the road and struck several trees on Ga. 82 near the Barrow/Jackson county line resulted in one man's death and another man's arrest.

February 24, 2009 | By Allie Jackson Times regional staff | Local


Developer's lawyer wants Hall commissioners added to lawsuit

The attorney for the Midtown developers involved in a legal battle with Regions Financial Corp. over a 25-year-old easement filed multiple motions to counter the lawsuit against the developers Friday. One motion asks a judge to add two local elected officials to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

February 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson eliminates more ‘islands’

The Jefferson City Council has taken another step to eliminate islands of county property within city limits.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Diesel deal could save Hall County schools half a million dollars

The Hall County school system has locked in a six-month fuel contract that could save the system about $500,000.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Derby draws dreamers to Clark’s Bridge Park

When it comes to the annual Rubber Duck Derby, that wind coming off the lake can work for you or against you.

May 16, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Income mobility for poor children ranks average in Hall

When it comes to the ability of a child raised in a poor family to move up the income ladder as he or she enters the working world, Hall County is a better place to live than 42 percent of all U.S. counties.

May 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Central American refugees find hope in Hall County

Fabricio Funes left Honduras carrying nothing but a toothbrush, some money and medicine in a backpack.

May 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer’s (almost) here, and safety push heats up

It already feels like summer with temperatures in the 80s, just a week before Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of the season.

May 16, 2015 | Times staff and wire reports | Local


Crowds gather for the annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival in Lula

Onlookers lined both sides of Main Street in Lula Saturday morning, as the 39th Annual Railroad Days Parade and Festival began the day's events that celebrate the rich railroad history of Lula.

May 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


‘Heart in the fight against cancer’

If Jeff Farmer had a dollar for every time he's circled that old college track in Oakwood.

May 15, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Myers Elementary School celebrates annual Patriotic Day

Not many schools celebrate Memorial Day, because school is usually out for the summer by the last Monday in May.

May 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


America’s newest citizens swear allegiance in Gainesville

America's legacy as an immigrant nation waved proudly from the federal courthouse in downtown Gainesville on Friday morning as 54 individuals from more than 30 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens, swearing their allegiance to Old Glory.

May 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Police investigate slaying in Buford home

Gwinnett County police are investigating the slaying of a man was found shot to death at a home in Buford.

May 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man convicted in fatal boat wreck released from jail after settling with Sheriff’s Office

The Forsyth County man involved in a 2012 boating accident that killed two Buford boys has been released after settling a lawsuit with the Hall County Sheriff's Office, the man's attorney confirmed Friday afternoon.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Jackson inmate took truck keys from shop, warden says

Inmate Michael Lillibridge got the keys to a Jackson County government-owned truck and drove away from a work detail, according to Jackson County Correctional Institute Warden Johnny Weaver.

May 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County remembers Kelly Nash

Alan Nash caught a glimpse of the plaque for his late son's memorial, a sign to stand before Kelly Nash's bench at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Final members of SPLOST citizens committee nominated

Gainesville City Council is poised to approve three nominations to the first-ever citizens committee overseeing how special purpose local option sales tax revenue is spent.

May 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall Chamber celebrates businesses, volunteers, leaders at annual gala

What sets Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce apart from the rest?

May 14, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Police: Drugs man gave friend weren’t oxycodone but something much stronger

Pills sold between two friends, according to a Gainesville Police investigator, led to one 23-year-old's death.

May 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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