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Spout Springs Library debuts 'Born to Learn' trail

Spout Springs Library officially became the home of Hall County's third Born Learning Trail on Thursday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

October 29, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Longtime theater supporter dies

When the Gainesville Theatre Alliance production of "Ragtime" opened in 2002, theatergoers were greeted in the lobby by student projects honoring local leaders.

October 29, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Inspirational music instructor dies

Jimmy Cutrell, a beloved instructor who had struggled with a disabling spinal condition since 2008, died Wednesday. He was 66.

October 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Taser maker issues advisory

The foil-covered targets used by law enforcement agencies for the trademarked Taser-brand electric shock guns have a bull's-eye on the chest area of a human silhouette.

October 29, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal says water meeting 'is a beginning'

While a meeting between lawmakers from Georgia, Florida and Alabama did not end the tri-state water wars Wednesday morning, U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, said it was a start.

October 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Corps’ dock permit lottery excites select few

BUFORD - With her hopes high, Diane Teaver drove to Buford on Wednesday morning, stopped at Starbuck's Coffee and settled in at a meeting room at the Spring Hill Suites Hotel.

October 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial shows off for state educators

A bus load of educators from across the state stopped at Centennial Arts Academy to get a look a what's working in Georgia schools.

October 29, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Dawsonville: New Gas station planned for Ga. 400

Officials with RaceTrac convenience stores are putting the finishing touches on a site plan for a new gas station along Ga. 400.

October 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hoschton city clerk resigns

HOSCHTON - Several city officials confirmed Wednesday that Hoschton City Clerk Kristen Mahan has resigned her post.

October 28, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


College students seeking knowledge across nation, globe

These days, dental student Kaley Peek spends much of her time indoors studying.

October 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local tech schools leading the surge in enrollment

Allen Johnston knew exactly what he wanted to do after he lost one of his jobs - hit the books.

October 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Regions to close 121 branches

A Regions Bank branch in Gainesville is one of 121 Regions branches that will close early next year.

October 28, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Child serves as key eyewitness to Oct. 5 shooting

A 7-year-old boy re-enacted for police a fatal shooting he said he witnessed at a Gainesville public housing project, according to court testimony Wednesday.

October 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lumpkin's Steve Gooch wins seat on DOT board

Steve Gooch, the former chairman of the Lumpkin County Commission, was elected as the third person to serve out the rest of a five-year term representing the state's 9th Congressional District on the state Department of Transportation board.

October 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


DOT exec reflects on completed I-985 improvements

OAKWOOD - Traveling to see Russell McMurry speak Tuesday morning got a lot easier thanks to just-finished improvements he has overseen the past three years.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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3 people escape East Hall fire unharmed

Three people escaped uninjured from an early Sunday house fire in East Hall.

February 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools excel in AP courses

Some of the most advanced students in the state are from Hall County and Gainesville schools.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lessons learned directed response to ice storm

With only a dusting of snow and warming temperatures, Hall County dodged another round of treacherous winter weather Friday night and Saturday morning, days after a major ice storm toppled trees, ripped down street lights and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes.

February 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power failure led to medical issues for some

When the power goes out, the time on the air supply ticks down for those dependent on in-home oxygen.

February 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cleaning chimneys can reduce fire risk

As cold weather continues to grip North Georgia, homeowners forced inside may begin to notice more how their homes could use a good sweep or vacuuming.

February 21, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local Disabled American Veterans’ chapter gives back

Electric wheelchairs are scattered through an area of the Gainesville warehouse, some intact and some clearly needing parts.

February 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


No more ice, just rain in forecast for weekend

North Georgia was braced for a second winter storm Friday night, but forecasts of ice accumulation didn't materialize in most areas.

February 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood, Buford to use sales tax for routine projects

For some of the smaller cities in Hall County, sales tax revenue means assistance in routine infrastructure maintenance.

February 21, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Challenged Child and Friends school holding open houses to welcome community, boost awareness

February 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study says the poor bear the brunt of sales tax hikes

Georgia's poorest residents will pay a larger share of their income this year in state and local taxes than the wealthiest earners, according to a new study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonprofit Washington think tank.

February 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth County man indicted, charged with making homemade explosive devices

A 24-year-old Forsyth County man has been indicted on one count of unlawful handling of explosive devices for a November incident at his parents' home.

February 20, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Downed tree, explosions delayed firefighters’ efforts at large house fire

Firefighters had to clear a downed tree, shuttle water, work in frigid temperatures and beware of exploding ammunition as they battled a large house fire late Thursday night.

February 20, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Case moves forward for man accused of shooting at police

The case against an Oakwood man accused of firing a sawed-off shotgun in the direction of Oakwood Police moved on to Superior Court on Friday morning.

February 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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