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Educational trail for kids coming to Laurel Park

Parks, playgrounds and trails are a lifeline for many Hall County families looking to escape the hectic trappings of work, after-school activities and constant digital connectivity.

August 10, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


One injured in school bus wreck at East Hall

No students were injured in a Monday morning wreck involving a Hall County school bus at East Hall Middle School.

August 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee junior Shaw named to National Society of High School Scholars

Chestatee High junior Michael D. Shaw has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.

August 10, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


University of North Georgia STEM students get boost

Students at the University of North Georgia now have access to years of funds that could help them focus on and earn their degrees.

August 10, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Ollie's looking to hire 60 employees for opening

A retail store opening in late September in Oakwood is looking for 60 employees for setting up.

August 09, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Class Notes: UGA faculty touring Hall County on Monday

New faculty members from the University of Georgia will be in Hall County today, getting to know the inner workings of the state.

August 09, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group wants Georgia Power profits trimmed over nuclear plant

ATLANTA - Regulators should cut Georgia Power's profits as the cost of its new nuclear plant rises, making it a less attractive financial deal for the public, an environmental group said.

August 09, 2015 | By Ray Henry Associated Press | Local


Some Gainesville road projects in master plan taking shape early

Some early work is beginning on some key Gainesville roads projects, as part of a city transportation master plan completed nearly two years ago.

August 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former next-door neighbors from Gainesville reconnect on the job in New York

Two little girls sit together on the back porch.

August 09, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Gainesville, South Hall spar for new growth

The growth is coming. The growth is coming.

August 09, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County fixes septic issues at East Hall Community Center

Septic issues forced East Hall Community Center to close Sunday, but the issues have been resolved and the center will reopen at its normal time at 7 a.m. Monday.

August 09, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Cardiologist who helped start cath lab retires after 35 years

Dr. Robert Ferguson has been a cardiologist for 35 years. That's 3½ decades watching medical technology evolve. Three and a half decades "fussing at patients" to encourage them to live healthier lifestyles. And, 3½ decades doing what he couldn't live without: helping people.

August 08, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Heroin addicts look for life after the needle

Drug addiction can come on quickly. But acquiring a physical dependence takes time, commitment.

August 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ministry hands out bags of hope to local students

Gainesville Middle School eighth-grader Jamel Segar is among the local students headed back to class with a new book bag full of supplies thanks to the inaugural back to school giveaway hosted by the Roderick Hughey Ministries.

August 08, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


McEver Road fixes on hold for now

Repairs are on the way for a largely asphalt-worn 7-mile stretch of McEver Road in South and West Hall County, but patience is required.

August 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Access remains tricky as more patients register for cannabis oil

It's one thing to legally possess cannabis oil for the treatment of eight approved medical conditions. It's another thing to acquire it in ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Investigators search for cause in lake home fire

Hall County Fire Services investigators spent Tuesday night and Wednesday trying to discover the cause of a fire destroying a 5,000-square-foot home on Lake ...

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


SEC Banter: Tips to enjoy college football season

Summer's loosening grip and early hints of fall signal several important events: A return to routine, lengthened shadows cast by soaring Southern pines, and ...

August 26, 2015 | By Ben Prevost For The Times | Local


Negotiations for Gateway land underway

Negotiations to sell a prized lot at the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 are moving swiftly, with the Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority ...

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ad valorem tax rates to remain at 7 percent through 2018

Rates for the title ad valorem tax added in 2013 will remain at 7 percent through 2018.

August 26, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Treatment Center responds to fine, DEA oversight

Administrators of a Gainesville narcotic treatment program responded Wednesday to concerns that methadone was leaving the door unchecked.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New restrictions on fireworks coming to Gainesville, Hall

Now that fireworks are legal in Georgia, Hall County is moving to prohibit shooting them off in local parks.

August 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Race focus of meeting at church Thursday

The Newtown Florist Club will meet with local law enforcement Thursday for a community conversation on racial profiling and interactions with police.

August 26, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire destroys lake home in Hidden Harbor

A blaze destroyed a large lake home Tuesday night in Hidden Harbor subdivision on Lake Lanier.

August 25, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs ‘wellness champion’ leading state, district in health

Tom Adam knows the lunch line isn't the only place kids get nourishment at school.

August 25, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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