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17th annual cookout honoring safety officials draws thousands

What began 17 years ago as a covered dish picnic for fire and police employees has morphed into a community event complete with entertainment, long food lines and political speeches.

July 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Voice transportation concerns at July 14 hearing

It's easy to gripe about roads and traffic while driving.

July 06, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Interest increases at Cresswind at Lake Lanier

Residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier, formerly Seasons on Lanier, are excited to see interest in their neighborhood pick up following a period of uncertainty.

July 05, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Friends, families celebrate Fourth of July at fireworks shows

Friends and families fanned out across Hall County Sunday for a sunny and warm Fourth of July filled with cookouts, music, cooling off with a dip in Lake Lanier and, of course, fireworks.

July 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sheriff's office investigates shooting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting Sunday night in the 1900 block of Garden Drive.

July 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Holiday weekend continues with few accidents

The Fourth of July holiday continued to be calm for area law enforcement.

July 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville trash pickup altered by holiday

Residents in the city of Gainesville will have their garbage service delayed by one day in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

July 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Interstate 85 work planned for this week

Interstate 85 motorists should plan on seeing some construction work in the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road area Tuesday and Wednesday.

July 04, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall schools taking transfer applications

A handful of elementary school students may get a chance to attend a new school if space is available.

July 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local student earns scholarship to Huntsville camp

Will Strickland has wanted to be a Marine Corps fighter pilot since he was age 7.

July 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


South Hall cities come together to seek grant

Four cities typically pushing their own agendas in South Hall have joined together to pursue a federal grant that would force them to look beyond their boundary lines.

July 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Quiet day on Lake Lanier and on area roads Saturday

Saturday was a calm day for law enforcement in the midst of the July Fourth holiday weekend.

July 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Government offices closed for holiday

Government offices in Gainesville and Hall County will be closed Monday to observe the Independence Day holiday.

July 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


It’s Christmas in July for local butchers

For many residents, Fourth of July celebrations aren't complete without throwing some meat on the grill.

July 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Times seeks V-J Day memories

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 03, 2010 | | Local


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2 dogs treated for smoke inhalation from fire at northwest Hall home

Two dogs were found and treated for smoke inhalation as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze at a singlewide mobile home off Price Road at ...

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Homestar honored as ‘Outstanding Georgia Business’

Gainesville-based direct mortgage lender Homestar Financial Corporation was recently awarded the "Outstanding Georgia Business" title by Secretary of State Brian Kemp and state Rep. Terry ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trio of zoning decisions back on Hall County commissioners' docket

Three zoning requests have been reviewed so many times now that there are more than a few people who hope this week brings the last ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


How to get your favorite senior a scholarship and feature in The Times’ graduation section

The Times is looking for seniors with great personal stories to feature in the annual graduation section and be considered for a $500 scholarship from ...

April 24, 2016 | | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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