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Governor visits North Hall High to congratulate students on graduation rate

North Hall High School cheerleaders, band members and students painted in school colors loudly announced Gov. Sonny Perdue's entrance into a packed gym Tuesday morning. and everyone in the school rose for a standing ovation.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Traffic light signals hope to busy Duncan Corners intersection

At long last, a traffic light at Duncan Corners.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman "shaken up" after vehicle strikes porch at home off Old Dahlonega Highway

A woman was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center to be checked out Monday afternoon after she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the porch of a home on Old Dahlonega Highway, officials said.

October 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Cities discuss uses for Ga. transportation tax

Hall County's municipal leaders have transportation on their minds, whether it's by roads or trails.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lost buffalo found in White County family's pool

You pull open the swimming pool cover and expect to find water, and that's about it, not an unhappy 1,000-pound buffalo splashing about.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia College & State University lecturer presents ideas for educators

Much has changed in the classroom since Barbara Dixon was in grade school.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Officials searching for author of East Hall bomb threat

East Hall High School was evacuated Monday morning after a bomb threat was discovered written on a wall.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may sell old jail in Gainesville midtown

Hall County may sell the old jail facility in midtown Gainesville for a much needed financial boost.

October 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


McEver Arts Academy teaches its children through creative approach

Jaqueline Navarro weaved yarn together to resemble an old doll Monday.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Spout Springs Elementary may become county’s next charter school

Hall County Schools officials approved a proposal Monday night for Spout Springs Elementary School to attempt to become the county's next charter school.

October 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Stink bugs continue to foul up area

An Asian invasion of the bug variety doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon.

October 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Tour of kitchens raises money for teen pregnancy prevention

Some Hall County residents opened up their homes Sunday afternoon so visitors could sample good foods for a good cause.

October 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia College & State University lecture series

North Georgia College & State University continues a lecture series tonight with a look at how to teach students in the 21st century.

October 25, 2010 | | Local


Hall sees fewer teens in fatal car wrecks

Fatal car crashes with teen drivers fell dramatically during the past five years, according to a new federal report, and Hall County numbers show the same trend.

October 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students create recycling bins from recyclable materials

A Brenau University student project made entirely of used cans and bottles may soon be found on campuses across Hall County.

October 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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