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Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech team wins literacy spelling bee

They went back and forth for eight rounds, sending words across the stage. In the end, it was a tricky "y" disguised as a vowel that spelled the end for one team.

April 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


City managers discuss regional cooperation

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked Tuesday morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission concerned about BYOB at music venue

The Shy City Jazz Lounge wants to bring some dancing to Athens Street, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners has a few requirements before approving a business license.

April 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Plea near in case for ex-clerk of courts in Dawson County

A financial discrepancy appears to have delayed the guilty plea federal prosecutors were expecting Tuesday morning in the tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud case against an ex-Dawson County official.

April 27, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


2 finalists chosen for NGCSU president

Georgia's Board of Regents will choose between two highly qualified but very different candidates for the top position at North Georgia College & State University.

April 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Youth Service Award presented to retired teacher

In a room full of about 170 guests, Kiwanis Club of Gainesville's Eddie Hartness presented retired Gainesville High School teacher Mary Ellen Murray with the annual Youth Service Award Tuesday night.

April 26, 2011 | Rachel Jackson | Local


Students present passions at mentorship event

Children are often asked what they want to be when they grow up. In Hall County, a group of high school students was asked that and then given the opportunity to do it.

April 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


3 accused of stealing copper and metal from air conditioners

Gainesville Police Department has charged three people in connection with air conditioning thefts at businesses and vacant homes mostly in the Thompson Bridge Road area.

April 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


South Hall cities map growth plans

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked this morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Much effort goes into preparing for state-required CRCT

Much like the proverbial village that it takes to raise a child, it takes that same village to prepare for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test.

April 26, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hoschton residents discuss neighborhood watch program

When a series of break-ins and an armed robbery hit Lisa Bradley's neighborhood, she decided it was time to fight back.

April 25, 2011 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Clermont author writes children’s book about tornado

A local children's book author is marking the anniversary of Gainesville's deadly 1936 tornado with her own memorial - a book that will teach kids about the historical event.

April 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


School board OKs new abstinence-based class

Gainesville High School students will have a new abstinence-based program next school year.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Architect chosen for new Fair Street school

An Alpharetta architectural firm was chosen Monday night to design the new Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wilheits' North Hall home destroyed in fire

Fire destroyed the expansive lakeside home of community leaders Philip and Mary Hart Wilheit.

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Sheriff’s Office investigating stolen flags in Gainesville subdivision

The American flag has been flying in front of Matthew Youngelman's home since he moved to Summer Creek Estates off Lee Land Road.

November 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Water main break causes traffic delays

Georgia Department of Transportation crews worked to repair a water main under Ga. 11/U.S. 129 near Casper Drive on Monday night, leading to ...

November 29, 2016 | | Local


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