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South Hall theater group plans permanent home

FLOWERY BRANCH - Fifth Row Center has performed on several stages through its two-year history, but the South Hall community theater wants to conduct business and hold classes in one location.

May 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


In need of cash, Hall County gets creative

As tax revenue continues to dwindle, local governments are coming up with creative ways to bring in a little extra cash.

May 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


For many seniors, plans, hard work, come together at graduation

Many local high school seniors have one more week of classes before they turn their tassels, but preparation for graduation ceremonies began months ago.

May 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New chief of the Gainesville Police Department gets to work

With a father who was police chief in two Southwest Georgia towns, it might seem Brian Kelly was always on track to follow in his footsteps.

May 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man who robbed South Hall bank still at large

A bank robber remains at large after a Saturday morning heist at a Buford bank, and the suspect may be connected to a bank robbery from earlier in the week.

May 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


A stormy night is likely in Northeast Georgia

Areas of Northeast Georgia could experience strong scattered thunderstorms Saturday night.

May 15, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau Academy teacher charged with sexual assault

A Brenau Academy teacher has been arrested on charges of fondling a student, the second Brenau employee accused of a sexual crime against a student in the past seven months.

May 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Man gets 18 years for hitting deputy with car

Chanju Dryden got a second trial, but the end result was the same.

May 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County may move government offices out of downtown

Hall County is considering moving its government offices out of downtown Gainesville.

May 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fewer pickups, just as much trash

There is less than a month left of a pilot program to study how once-a-week backdoor trash collection works in Gainesville.

May 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Chamber throws beach bash

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce played host to its annual Gala and Beach Bash Friday evening at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue.

May 14, 2010 | | Local


Students improve reading skills with folk tale performances

What happened when the Three Little Kittens met the Little Red Hen?

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students get firsthand account of Holocaust

Herbert Kohn experienced the Holocaust in Germany when he was a child, and on Friday he told C.W. Davis Middle School students what happened when he was their age.

May 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Federal grant helps keep lake’s water clean

A federal grant is helping a local marina make life easier for its clients and also improving the quality of Lake Lanier, one wastewater tank at a time.

May 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Suspect arrested in connection with shooting, armed robbery

U.S. marshals on Friday arrested a Gainesville man wanted since last week in connection with a May 4 shooting and armed robbery, authorities said.

May 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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