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DOT work is on hold for holiday

Georgia motorists may curse the congestion, but at least they can celebrate freedom from road construction as they travel the state this July Fourth holiday.

June 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall budget proposal has no tax hike but cuts jobs

Just days before the new budget year starts, at least two Hall County commissioners say they have a new proposal for the county that won't raise taxes and won't shut down the parks department.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vote is on for new state license plate

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

June 29, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Georgia wins legal battle in water wars

An appellate court has overturned a 2-year-old decision that would have severely limited how Hall County, and much of metro Atlanta, could withdraw water from Lake Lanier.

June 29, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Longtime Dawsonville official dies at 92

A man who spent nearly four decades serving the city of Dawsonville died Monday at age 92 following a period of declining health.

June 28, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall school board to auction items

The Hall County school board is aiming to make a little bit of money this morning by auctioning off vehicles, lawn mowers and a host of other surplus items to the public.

June 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Cornelia man faces second vehicular homicide charge

A Cornelia man with an extensive criminal history was charged over the weekend with vehicular homicide for the second time since 2004.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Veterans group holding benefit for shipping ‘clinic’

A national veterans support group started by a Hall County native is sponsoring a dinner cruise on Lake Lanier Thursday to help fund a shipping event next month.

June 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer campers learn about pop art at Quinlan

For 10-year-old Caitlin Geiger, art camp is more than just a chance to get out of the house.

June 28, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Snakes a common problem in North Ga.

They say snakes are more afraid of you than you are of them - an easy claim to make when you're not the one standing face to face with a venomous copperhead.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Law pulls drugs off shelves

Look behind the counter of your neighborhood gas station and you just might be surprised at what you see.

June 28, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Lightning spawns home fires on Sunday night

A storm Sunday night spawned a couple of lightning strikes that caused home fires.

June 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Board makes no decision on Hall parks

A meeting of the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services board Monday raised more questions than it provided answers to the agency's ongoing budget struggle.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weekend drowning victim found near Buford Dam

Authorities searched for 1 1/2 days, sweeping an area surrounding Buford Dam, before finally finding a Forest Park man who drowned after attending a church baptism.

June 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge blocks portions of immigration law enforcement

A federal judge responsible for deciding the merits of Georgia's new anti-immigration law has agreed to temporarily block enforcement of some of the law's most embattled parts.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

January 12, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local




Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

January 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

January 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

January 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

January 11, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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