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North Hall Middle teams with Chestatee Wildlife Preserve

Seventh-graders from North Hall Middle School spent their Tuesday morning asking questions and taking notes alongside tigers, bears and cockatoos.

September 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall County Schools planning early college campus

Dual enrollment isn't always an option for those high school students who don't have access to a car.

September 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Gainesville City Council OKs tax increase

Gainesville City Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to approve a property tax increase to pay off debt and support local parks.

September 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Oakwood holding public hearings on tax rate

Oakwood is proposing to keep its 2016 tax rate the same as it is this year, but that still means higher taxes for those who have seen property values rise through reassessment.

September 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Reward offered in search for jewelry store robbery suspects

FBI agents believe a suspect from a Dawsonville jewelry store robbery in August are connected to similar robberies in Panama City Beach, Fla., and Bluffton, S.C.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Authorities: Man charged with impersonating an officer

A Gainesville man is accused of walking around Raven Street on Friday while carrying a revolver and a gold badge, according to authorities.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Jury to hear 2014 West Avenue murder case

A Gainesville man will begin his trial today in Superior Court regarding the 2014 death of a man on West Avenue.

September 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

‘The Help’ author speaking, signing in Forsyth

Kathryn Stockett, author of "The Help," will speak and hold a book signing at 7 p.m. today in the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center, 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Cumming.

September 14, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local

Committal hearing postponed in Lanier shooting

A Decatur man's committal hearing regarding accusations by Hall County authorities about a shooting at Lake Lanier was postponed Monday.

September 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Lego exhibit takes shape at garden

A Lego exhibit will open Saturday at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, A Smithgall Woodland Legacy, in Gainesville and run through Jan. 3.

September 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Oakwood passes ordinance banning panhandling, ‘urban camping’

Oakwood became the second South Hall County city this month to pass an ordinance cracking down on "aggressive" panhandling and people regularly camping out in public places, such as streets and sidewalks.

September 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Board lists new South Hall school as top priority

A new school is needed in the southern portion of Hall County, according to officials.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Survey shows growth in local health care industry

Health care is big business in Northeast Georgia - now more so than ever.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Learn more tonight about proposed tax increase for Gainesville residents

Gainesville City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposed property tax increase to pay off debt, including on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012.

September 14, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cellphones are a new classroom staple

Backpacks are no longer filled with calculators, CD players or pocket dictionaries. Today, all those things can fit in the palm of a student's hand.

September 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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Ask the Times: Texting and driving is hard charge to mark

Question: Does local law enforcement actually enforce that ban on texting while driving?

October 01, 2015 | | Local

Junior League thrift sale begins with double-price event

Hundreds of chairs, dozens of sofas, countless boxes of clothing and piles of knick-knacks and necessities, from televisions and toasters to Christmas stockings and coasters ...

October 01, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau homecoming parade set for Saturday

Brenau University's homecoming parade will begin circling the "Brenau Mile" at 4 p.m. Saturday.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Sheriff’s Office kicks off health initiative in schools

The tire-flipping Hall County Sheriff's Office sergeant and fellow law enforcement are leading an effort of healthier choices for school children.

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Burn ban lifted in Hall County

As of Thursday, Hall County residents can again burn yard debris with proper permits.

October 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Health Expo offers free screenings, focus on older residents

Next week's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Deputy honored for protecting victim, children in domestic dispute

Hall County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jason Bailes recalled one of the closest calls for Deputy Matthew Norman and others responding to a domestic dispute ...

October 01, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Options available to those who don’t receive tag renewal notice

Delays in mailing motor vehicle tag renewal notices for those drivers with October birthdays finally got some explanation late this week.

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

9 proposals to improve downtown Gainesville

A new concept plan for downtown Gainesville focuses on the area's potential and how it can meet the desires of millennials and Generation Xers ...

October 01, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

10 local tradesmen honored during Master Craftsmen event

In partnership with Lanier Technical College on Thursday, officials honored 10 skilled tradesmen from around the county who, according to Hall County School District Superintendent ...

October 01, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Local church celebrates 5,000th blood donation

After taking a machine gun bullet to the leg on April 9, 1945, in Erbach, Germany, Kennedy Smartt was soon thereafter touched by the kindness ...

September 30, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Veterans group donates hospital beds to nursing home

The Gainesville-based veterans group made Curt Pritchett's day.

September 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Downtown plan to be unveiled today

The Gainesville City Council will get its first look at a new downtown strategic plan when it meets this morning.

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Delay of tag renewal notices causing confusion

That feeling when the motor vehicle tag renewal notice shows up in the mail around your birthday - it's kind of like getting coal in ...

September 30, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State patrol: Passenger in fatal crash charged with leaving scene

The passenger in the car with a driver killed in a North Hall wreck Friday morning was charged with leaving the scene of the accident ...

September 30, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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