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Chinese classes part of schools' new world focus

Until recently, the only Chinese many Hall County students understood likely was read from a take-out menu.

September 25, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Healthy Monday: Hall takes steps to ensure residents can get dose of flu vaccine

There's no excuse for not getting a flu shot this year.

September 25, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Winder man killed in motorcycle wreck

Georgia State Patrol has identified the man killed in a Saturday motorcycle wreck as Christopher Todd Childers, 44, of Winder.

September 25, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Military wife’s fundraiser spreads Christmas cheer

Maxine Sullens is a 1-year-old who loves her daddy.

September 24, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hurricane’s winds can’t stop baby from coming

It was bad enough to be in downtown Houston when Hurricane Ike swept through Texas last week, leaving more than 2 million people without power. It was even worse to be waiting to go into labor at any time.

September 24, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall dedicates 2 new fire stations

On Saturday, Hall County Fire Services celebrated the opening of its two newest fire stations, No. 2 and No. 15, with a building dedication ceremony in Clermont.

September 24, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Celebrating 25 years of Cabbage Patch smiles

CLEVELAND - They threw a big birthday party Saturday in the Cabbage Patch.

Lovers of the Cabbage Patch Kids of all ages marked the puffy-faced dolls' 25th anniversary in Cleveland at an event outside BabyLand General Hospital with cake, rides, giveaways and an appearance by the man who started it all.

September 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Beans and bugs: Flowery Branch draws hungry crowd

FLOWERY BRANCH - Crowds hungry for hot rides and hotter chili gathered Saturday on historic Main Street for the fifth annual Car Show and Chili Cook Off.

September 24, 2008 | | Local


Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 129

One person was killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon on U.S. 129, officials said.

September 24, 2008 | | Local


Schools unite to duel diabetes

Some might think it strange Kim McNitt steals into her daughter's room in the dead of night and pricks her big toe, drawing just a dot of blood.

Some might think it stranger her 13-year-old daughter doesn't even stir.

September 24, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Vandalism in North Hall further divides schools

The Gainesville-North Hall football rivalry took an ugly turn this week.

Spray-painted graffiti was discovered Friday morning at an elementary school near North Hall High School, three days after similar vandalism was found at Gainesville High and on the same day the schools' football teams faced off at The Brickyard at North Hall.

September 24, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Corps seeks input for Lanier operational plan update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold five public meetings in October on updating operational manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

September 23, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Senate president pro tem predicted state's budget shortfall

The Republican leader of the state Senate predicted the state of Georgia's sliding revenues could lead to a $2 billion budget shortfall.

September 23, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Library system asks how it can serve community’s needs

Everyone knows there are libraries in the community, but many may not be aware of the diverse services offered through the Hall County Library System.

September 23, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Newtown Florist Club celebrates anniversary

Today, the Newtown Florist Club celebrates not only its 58th anniversary, but 30 years of fighting for environmental justice.

September 23, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Lesson seven: Kick, hands, kick, hands

Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Alto man sentenced to 25 years in child molestation case

An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.

July 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County yet to feel state revenue windfall

State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville fan program eases seniors’ swelter

Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.

July 17, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Demolition of Lanier Plaza begins, to take 2-3 weeks

Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Wreck injuries not life-threatening

All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | | Local


Perdue, Kingston visit Hall County, try to woo voters

David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.

July 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


End of course tests show area high schoolers struggling in math

Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.

July 17, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Former Flowery Branch woman who sent ricin gets 18 years in prison

TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

July 16, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Art as science as life

A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.

July 16, 2014 | | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




New law: Move right or get a ticket

A new law makes not moving over to another lane when there's faster traffic behind you an offense for which you could get a ticket.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Lesson six: Breaststroke is the best stroke

My Monday swim lesson was enough for me to never again want to get into the pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center.

July 16, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Poultry lab now looking at fall opening

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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