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Oliver inquiry may wrap up next month

An investigation into Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver using county money to pay a consulting company owned by a former Gainesville city manager could be wrapped up by late September, officials said.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fuller to hear Clermont library case

Hall County Superior Court Judge C. Andrew Fuller will preside over a lawsuit filed by the town of Clermont against Hall County after another judge ruled he should not be recused.

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Boling Bridge to close for up to 8 weekends

Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway will close for up to eight weekends this fall as workers repair beams across the structure.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Authorities say pool drowning was accidental

Authorities have ruled the July 29 drowning of a 34-year-old Dawson County man was an accident.

August 03, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Donated Kias rev up technology programs

Automotive technology students at Lanier Technical College and North Georgia Technical College will see a substantial addition to their classes this fall - a new Kia Sorento.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Habitat wants to build on its work force

With two homes in various stages of completion, Habitat for Humanity of Hall County needs a few more hands on deck.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Teachers prepare for back to school

The back-to-school countdown has begun, and teachers are scrambling to prepare their rooms.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Recycling encouraged as trash pickup proposals scrapped

As Gainesville City Council members officially rescinded plans to change residents' trash service Tuesday, Councilman Bob Hamrick called for renewed efforts at encouraging recycling in the city limits.

August 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


GBI: Suspect in Cornelia shooting has been captured

A Loganville man wanted in connection with an armed robbery and shooting of a Cornelia restaurant employee was captured outside a Newton County convenience store Tuesday night.

August 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Georgia Tech helps Hall deliver advanced math

Leah Granger could earn four college math credits before she graduates high school.

August 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


United Way wrapping up school supplies campaign

The Hall County community has stepped up to make going back to school less intimidating for some local children.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Gainesville councilman invites residents to meetings

Residents on Ridgewood Avenue and Riverside Drive likely received a hand-written invitation last week - not to a birthday party or a wedding shower, but to a Gainesville City Council meeting.

August 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Baby zedonk puts spotlight on wildlife preserve

She may have come from humble beginnings, but a baby zedonk has quickly become the star at Chestatee Wildlife Preserve in Dahlonega.

August 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Program aims to reduce crashes with big trucks

They're giants on the road.

August 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Planning commission urges no quarry expansion

A group of southeast Hall residents won the first battle over whether a quarry operator can get government OK for a 113-acre expansion of its property.

August 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | 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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