It once was the time for pots of black coffee, lots of sharpened pencils and a trusty adding machine.
Sewer is a dirty business, but a lucrative one. Now that Hall County is armed with new Public Works and Utilities Director Ken Rearden and his 35 years of experience in wastewater utilities, the county is ready to explore the possibility of creating its own public utilities department.
The drizzle on Saturday morning didn't keep dozens of runners from taking part in the inaugural Run For Recovery 5K put on by local attorneys.
Record gas prices haven't pushed Hall Countians to adopt drastic routine changes, but some have resorted to logging time behind the wheel in a more gas-efficient ride to conserve spending.
Gainesville motorists are paying about $3.35 per gallon for gasoline, but who's to blame?
The first signs of preparation for the upcoming Canadian canoe/kayak Olympic Team Trials were taking shape Saturday at the Lake Lanier's Clarks Bridge rowing venue, as course builders pressure-washed buoys and laid down steel cables for the upcoming May 3-4 event.
It may have looked like the scene of a terrible tragedy, but it was only practice if the real thing ever happens.
When gasoline prices first began to climb about three years ago, people were mainly concerned about the cost of driving. They compensated by eliminating unnecessary trips or switching to more fuel-efficient cars.
Annual job performance reviews dating back to 2003 indicate that Deborah Mockus, former director of Hall County Parks and Leisure Services, generally performed well as a department head until 2007. Mockus said she left her position with Hall County in March after Jim Shuler, county administrator, suggested she "look for a job" elsewhere. But Shuler said he recommended Mockus explore her job options in January due to her poor job ...
DAHLONEGA - The blowing of a ram's horn heralded the arrival of a milestone in the seven-year history of Dahlonega's Shalom B'harim Jewish congregation Saturday.
Helen Fire Chief Bert Smith was indicted by the White County grand jury earlier this week on charges of reckless driving and failure to obey an authorized person directing traffic.
A benefit run will be held April 27 at North Hall High School, with proceeds going to the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program and the North Hall Drama Boosters' Club.
The Times' ongoing coverage of the drought has won first place for community service in the Georgia Associated Press Association awards competition, one of 16 awards won by the newspaper. The Times took home more awards than any newspaper of any size in Georgia, including six first-place awards for writing and photography. The winners were honored Saturday at a luncheon in Atlanta.
Book lovers who want to bring new life to their favorite dog-eared copies can get free estimates for repairs at Bible and Old Book Repair Day set for Tuesday at the Hall County Library System's headquarters.
A neighbor and a relative of Gladys Smallwood both insist they called social service agencies to get help for the 79-year-old woman prior to her death from suspected neglect, but officials with both the state Division of Family and Children Services and Division of Aging Services say they could find no record of those calls.
Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to pull $490,333 from its sewer fund to pay for emergency repairs related to May 19 floods.
If one drop of rain doesn't fall on Hall County until mid-August, the area would still have a surplus of rain for 2013.
Gainesville City Council is expected to hold an unscheduled meeting Thursday morning before its regular work session to vote again on amending its code to reduce the advertising requirements for annexations started by a local government.
The victim of a fatal single-vehicle accident early Sunday on Cleveland Highway has been identified as a Gainesville man.
Hall County commissioners will consider closing a railroad crossing on Tumbling Circle and abandoning the right of way at their Thursday evening meeting.
The Oakwood Police Department is working on a case against a Gainesville man involving a newspaper the department believes he fraudulently created called the Gainesville Observer.
A second Lula man in less than two weeks has been arrested on charges of manufacturing marijuana.
Two inches of rain has fallen so far today at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, and more may be on the way, according to the National Weather Service.
Hall County firefighters rescued four campers stranded on the Chattahoochee River on Monday morning.
The steady stream of family, friends and former students provided a visual, living timeline for the life of 80-year-old Curtis Segars.
Clearing has started on a new access road to the Hall County Government Center at 2875 Browns Bridge Road.
Lynnett Farmer was walking outside to check on her garden Wednesday afternoon when she heard a distinctive rattle coming from a ditch a few feet away.
Budget season may be winding down for Hall County's bigger governments preparing for fiscal 2013-14, but in cities such as Lula, Gillsville and Clermont, such number crunching typically flies well under the radar.
A $13,000 grant will be used to train "teachers as advisors" at Gainesville High School.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department plans to do a new study of its water and sewer rates later this month.