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Brenau Barbecue & Banjos comes to tasty finish

Both backyard braggarts and professionals at cooking barbecue came together Saturday at the Brenau University amphitheater to compete in the first Brenau Barbecue & Banjos festival.

May 30, 2009 | Megan Gill | Local


Students pursue the American dream

When Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa spoke at Gainesville State College on April 3, more than 400 students came to the Oakwood campus to hear the formerly illegal migrant worker speak of his climb to the pinnacle of American success as an award-winning neurosurgeon.

May 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Neighborhood watch success a mixed bag

Two neighborhoods with the same goals were at different stages when residents gathered Saturday for separate cleanup efforts.

May 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cooley house is one of last remaining structures from Martin Institute

JEFFERSON - With its stately white columns and red brick exterior, the Cooley house in Jefferson looks like a very pretty house on a very quiet block.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Veterans struggle to get by

LULA - Miguel O'Casio seemed to be doing fine.

May 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Young burn victims get support from firefighters, each other at Winder facility

WINDER - The young, new arrivals to the summer camp with the Native American name that evokes "cool water" can be shy at first.

May 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rain moves out; warmer weather moving this way

Get it while the getting's good.

May 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Support group plans picnic, games to lift spirits of soldiers’ loved ones

With husbands and fathers having just left for military deployment overseas, a group supporting families here at home are hoping to lift spirits with some food, fun and games.

May 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two Hall students are National Merit Scholar Finalists

Two schools in Hall County have turned out National Merit Scholar Finalists.

May 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Two injured in Thursday wreck remain critical but stable

Two elderly people who were airlifted Thursday from an accident on Thompson Bridge Road remained in critical but stable condition Friday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

May 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Owner of horse involved in fatal wreck still not found

Authorities still have not identified the owner of a horse that was struck by a motorist Thursday on U.S. 129, killing the driver and the animal.

May 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch man arrested while tending to pot patch

Hall County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Flowery Branch man they say was tending to a patch of pot plants off Howard Road Friday.

May 30, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


PetFest promises fun for everyone — and their pets

If you own a pet, are a pet lover or just like to admire animals from afar, you may want to head over to The Birdhouse in Braselton today for the Humane Society of Jackson County's annual PetFest.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State tries to get communities ‘Work Ready’

State officials have come up with a new initiative designed to help unemployed Georgians improve their marketable skills.

May 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Grillers get their game faces on

Barbecuing is a sweaty sport, so competitors make sure to bring a cold beverage and a comfortable chair.

May 29, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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SPLOST money would help N. Hall cities mainly with parks and infrastructure

The money isn't huge, especially spread over five years, and would be used mainly for routine projects, but it's vital nonetheless, said government officials in the cities of North Hall County.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: State board says yes to traditional math options

Georgia public schools can now teach the math most people know best.

February 23, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Marco’s Pizza opening on Thompson Bridge Road this week

The fastest-growing pizza company in the U.S. will soon be open in Gainesville.

February 22, 2015 | Caroline Watts The Times | Local


Habersham sheriff, deputy wounded in shooting

Habersham County Sheriff Joey Terrell and a deputy were shot and wounded Sunday in Clarkesville, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

February 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville woman delivers baby during ice storm

Alexa entered the world last week while most of Hall County was in the dark.

February 22, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, Gainesville City schools to discuss making up snow days

Last week's winter storms meant happy students and possibly less happy parents.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners to discuss lingering issues today

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will address several lingering issues when it meets for a work session today.

February 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


3 people escape East Hall fire unharmed

Three people escaped uninjured from an early Sunday house fire in East Hall.

February 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools excel in AP courses

Some of the most advanced students in the state are from Hall County and Gainesville schools.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lessons learned directed response to ice storm

With only a dusting of snow and warming temperatures, Hall County dodged another round of treacherous winter weather Friday night and Saturday morning, days after a major ice storm toppled trees, ripped down street lights and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes.

February 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power failure led to medical issues for some

When the power goes out, the time on the air supply ticks down for those dependent on in-home oxygen.

February 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cleaning chimneys can reduce fire risk

As cold weather continues to grip North Georgia, homeowners forced inside may begin to notice more how their homes could use a good sweep or vacuuming.

February 21, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local Disabled American Veterans’ chapter gives back

Electric wheelchairs are scattered through an area of the Gainesville warehouse, some intact and some clearly needing parts.

February 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


No more ice, just rain in forecast for weekend

North Georgia was braced for a second winter storm Friday night, but forecasts of ice accumulation didn't materialize in most areas.

February 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood, Buford to use sales tax for routine projects

For some of the smaller cities in Hall County, sales tax revenue means assistance in routine infrastructure maintenance.

February 21, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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