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New county parks director ready to take on projects, new facilities

Hall County Parks and Leisure Director Greg Walker has only been on the job for a week, but said he is already excited about the projects ahead of him.

July 22, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County under smog alert

If you're thinking of mowing the lawn today, maybe you should reconsider. Today is another "orange" day for Hall County's air quality, meaning the concentration of particulate matter that creates smog is higher than normal and not safe for sensitive people.

July 22, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Organizers postpone Sunday concert at YMCA

The Christian music concert planned for Sunday evening at the Georgia Mountains YMCA in Gainesville has been postponed, according to event organizers.

July 22, 2008 | Edie Rogers | Local


Blue Ridge lawmaker will challenge Speaker Richardson

A Republican state representative from Blue Ridge announced Friday that he would challenge Speaker Glenn Richardson for the top post in the Georgia House.

July 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


GBI agent kills man wanted in robbery

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent shot and killed the suspect in Thursday's robbery of a Dahlonega bank during a foot chase Friday in Helen after the suspect pointed a toy pistol at officers, authorities said.

July 22, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall County, Gainesville law officials honored

Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed Hall County Sheriff Steve D. Cronic to the board of commissioners of the Sheriff's Retirement Fund of Georgia, in an announcement made Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


New signals aim to help curb traffic in Gainesville

Two new traffic signals were activated this week in an effort to decrease traffic delays near the interstate on U.S. 129.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


County's 27th rabies case confirmed

Hall County's 27th rabies case was confirmed on Wednesday, after a raccoon came into contact with a dog.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Brenau, Philadelphia college join forces for physician assistant program

Leaders from Brenau University and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will sign an agreement this afternoon to jump-start a five-year accelerated program at Brenau for physician assistant studies.

July 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Flowery Branch gives first OK to new historic district

FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Wednesday morning to new historic district boundaries in the city.

July 21, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver’s license mix-up ends in arrest of principal

A top administrator at Gainesville Middle School was arrested last week on a charge of driving while unlicensed. But her husband, a member of the Gainesville City Board of Education, said the arrest was the result of a mix-up between the Department of Driver Services and the Social Security Administration.

July 21, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Latest drought report still bad for North Georgia, Southeast

Recent rains in July have done little to ease the drought across the Southeast, with dry conditions persisting in Northeast Georgia and the region.

July 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rabies clinics are slated for August

The Humane Society of Hall County is holding a series of rabies clinics in August.

July 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man sentenced for drug conspiracy

An alleged middleman in a deal for more than 15 pounds of cocaine outside a Gainesville liquor store was sentenced by a federal judge Wednesday to six years, three months in prison as his family members wept.

July 21, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools have new boss

Merrianne B. Dyer was named interim superintendent of Gainesville schools with a unanimous school board vote Wednesday.

July 21, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Ga. 347 improvements are funded once again

In an emergency meeting Friday, the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization funded Ga. 347 improvements, a reversal from its vote earlier this week.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Prayer controversy prompts community reaction

August 15, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Credit union tallies $15K for injured firefighters’ fund

In nearly a month since a ladder truck fell, residents of Hall County have raised more than $15,000 for three injured Hall County firefighters.

August 15, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County moving on health clinic without Gainesville

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 Thursday to proceed with opening a pharmacy and health clinic to serve county employees.

August 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man sentenced to 6 months in Social Security benefit thefts

Federal prosecutors said a South Georgia man has been sentenced to six months in prison for stealing children's Social Security benefits.

August 14, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Handgun training event looks to put a stop to human trafficking

A handgun training event, "Taking Aim at Human Trafficking," will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in Gainesville.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


The Medical Center Foundation seeks golf tourney beneficiary

Plans are in the works to select a beneficiary for the 2015 Medical Center Open Golf Tournament.

August 14, 2014 | Times staff | Local


Population may not grow as fast, new estimates show

Hall County's population might double by 2040, not triple, as is forecast in Hall's current long-term transportation plan.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safety work set on Union Church Road

Plans are moving forward to improve safety on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside confers first entrepreneurial leadership award

Riverside Military Academy took the first step Thursday in establishing a scholarship fund for families who cannot afford tuition without financial assistance.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville considers raising water rates

Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville: 4th side of downtown square for sale

Plans to develop the fourth side of the downtown Gainesville square have fallen through and the property owner is now looking to sell the site.

August 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schools struggle with religious expression on campus

For faculty at public schools, there is a fine line between the right to express personal religious belief and the need to respect the range of beliefs held by students.

August 14, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Helmet giveaway promotes bike safety

Five area organizations teamed up to make a safer community Wednesday in Clermont. The main attraction under the Clay E. Gailey Park pavilion was free bicycle helmets for kids from Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County. Safe Kids coordinator Kim Martin said the organizations gave away about 50 helmets between 4 and 6 p.m. Clermont parent Jonathan Sargent was driving by with his daughters and spotted the event. "They love to ride bikes, almost every day," Sargent said of daughters Brooklyn, 9, and London, 6. "Brooklyn was so excited to get a new one because she's outgrown hers." Six ...

August 13, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


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