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Some $750 million invested in Hall County road projects

OAKWOOD - Nearly $750 million has been invested in Hall County road projects - either completed in the past year or so, under way or in the works, a state official said at a transportation forum Tuesday afternoon.

February 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County looks to stiffen penalties for selling alcohol to underage buyers

Businesses beware: The Hall County Board of Commissioners may begin cracking down on those who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Peeping Tom gets 5-year-sentence; judge doesn't like unsupervised release

In eight years, Terry Grant progressed from videotaping women in public places to making harassing phone calls to exposing himself to repeatedly peering into the windows of a woman's house at night.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Kannapell is building on her future

Gainesville STAR student Claire Kannapell wears many hats. She's an intellectual, an electric bass player, a soccer player, a human rights activist and as of late, she's also an artist. And she has a quirky sense of fashion to boot.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Residents call new Jackson County bridge necessary, but detours are inconvenient

Several dozen Jefferson residents have reviewed plans to replace a bridge on Galilee Church Road, and many have one word to describe the proposal: inconvenient.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Olson is a born mathematician

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson was a born mathematician, according to his Chestatee High School calculus teacher Darrell Skogman.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Two charged with shooting up cars with BB gun

Two Gainesville men are accused of stealing a BB gun and going on a crosstown shooting spree, damaging as many as 30 parked cars.

February 24, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Olson, Kannapell named STAR students

Top high school seniors from Gainesville and Hall County schools were recognized Tuesday at a luncheon for STAR students and teachers.

Chestatee High senior Matthew Olson was named Hall County's system STAR student at the event sponsored by the Gainesville Kiwanis Club. Olson chose Darrell Skogman as his STAR teacher.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


See smoke off Ga. 365 on Tuesday? It's a prescribed burn

A prescribed burn by the Georgia Forestry Commission on Tuesday caused some smoke near the area of Ga. 365 and White Sulphur Road.

February 24, 2009 | Kristen Morales | Local


Census count key to federal funds, Hall officials told

Hall County is already preparing for the 2010 U.S. Census.

February 24, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Deputies arrest man following Ga. 82 wreck that killed 1

An early Sunday morning accident in which a vehicle apparently left the road and struck several trees on Ga. 82 near the Barrow/Jackson county line resulted in one man's death and another man's arrest.

February 24, 2009 | By Allie Jackson Times regional staff | Local


Developer's lawyer wants Hall commissioners added to lawsuit

The attorney for the Midtown developers involved in a legal battle with Regions Financial Corp. over a 25-year-old easement filed multiple motions to counter the lawsuit against the developers Friday. One motion asks a judge to add two local elected officials to the list of plaintiffs in the lawsuit.

February 24, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson eliminates more ‘islands’

The Jefferson City Council has taken another step to eliminate islands of county property within city limits.

February 24, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Diesel deal could save Hall County schools half a million dollars

The Hall County school system has locked in a six-month fuel contract that could save the system about $500,000.

February 24, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


YMCA inspires children to collect goods for animals

The economic slump is forcing more people to surrender their pets to the Hall County Animal Shelter, but the recession is also shrinking the amount of money available to care for the animals until they're adopted.

February 24, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


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Rehabilitation organization celebrates 45 years

It's not easy to get a job these days, but the task is considerably more difficult for people with disabilities.

October 24, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Gainesville schools are changing grading practices

Gainesville schools have changed the way they grade middle school students, but the change is not a drastic one, according to Sarah Bell, the district's chief academic officer.

October 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville Civic Center hosts mother-son Halloween dance

From pirates to rock stars and everything in between, area mothers and sons donned their best Halloween costumes Thursday for a night of dancing at the Gainesville Civic Center. The mother-son dance served as a way for family members to bond with one another, while also continuing a tradition that has gone on for the past 11 years. Every costume from the funny to the scary was seen, as attendees showed off their dance moves for all to see.

October 24, 2014 | Alison Marchman | Local


Hall officials want more info on rail crossing before making next move

The controversy over whether to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing continues unabated after the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night delayed a decision on abandoning the road.

October 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


First ladies reminisce about time in Governor's Mansion

Some people might expect life in the Governor's Mansion to be stuffy or formal, but Georgia's first ladies say it was filled with laughter and family.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Morning wreck injures 4 in North Forsyth

Two adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a near head-on collision at the entrance to Silver City Elementary School by the Forsyth-Dawson County line.

October 23, 2014 | | Local


Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Tumbling Circle controversy brings 1968 tragedy to mind

Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Accident history of railroad crossing in dispute

Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.

October 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hospital must pay $8.4 million after boy’s injury at birth

A jury has ruled Northeast Georgia Medical Center must award $8.4 million to the family of a boy who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy following an injury at his 2008 birth.

October 22, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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