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Tabled door to door ordinance becomes election issue

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to table an ordinance for door to door solicitation until Aug. 12, and it has become an issue in the race to become the next South Hall commissioner.

June 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gardens let growers share the love of fruits, veggies

For the children attending summer camp at the C.C. Cloud Youth Center, fresh fruits and vegetables are rarely on the dinner table.

June 25, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Mental health court celebrates milestones

It took Mike 20 years of up and down struggles with a bipolar condition before he was able to get a handle on his mental illness. And a trip to jail was the first step in his journey of recovery.

June 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Farmers market draws huge crowds in S. Hall

Flowery Branch has a new source for home-grown fruits and veggies.

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Teenager hit by boat in Dawson County dies

A metro Atlanta teen struck by a boat on Lake Lanier over the weekend in Dawson County has died.

June 25, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local

Women gear up for vehicle education

When Laura Haynes asked a group of women about their interests, the answer she got back was something a little unexpected.

June 24, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local

Wreck sends 2 injured to Atlanta by helicopter

Four people were injured Thursday when their southbound vehicle went off Lanier Valley Drive, struck a tree and overturned down an embankment, Gainesville Police reported.

June 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Divers recover body of man drowned in lake

Hall County divers on Wednesday recovered the body of a 67-year-old North Carolina man who drowned in Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

June 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Local school systems see ups, downs in CRCT results

Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores for Hall County Schools slightly increased from last year, but Gainesville City Schools saw drops in reading and English/language arts in most grade levels.

June 24, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Carolyn Crist | | Local

DOT hands out awards to area employees

The Georgia Department of Transportation has presented awards to area employees.

June 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Banks County native leads DOT in Northeast Georgia

After 26 years in the trenches, Todd McDuffie now leads the Georgia Department of Transportation's efforts in Northeast Georgia.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Changes to Gainesville city schools presented at conference

Gainesville City Schools needed a turnaround, and they've come a long way.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

College student with cancer wants to return to school in fall

For Robert James Upchurch, it's all about his love of football.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gwinnett judge to pick who hears Clermont library suit

The issue of whether Hall County commissioners abused their discretion in choosing not to build a library branch in Clermont won't be decided until it's determined which judge will hear it.

June 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville nudges tax rate to support fire services

Gainesville City Council raised taxes Tuesday for fiscal 2011 to help meet requirements under a federal grant for fire department services.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Chicopee kindergarten teacher named teacher of the year for Hall County

A kindergarten teacher at Chicopee Woods Elementary School is the top educator this year in the Hall County School District.

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Industries of the year honor their teams' work

Whether the industry is big or small, many company leaders feel there's one common denominator that makes a business successful: having good people.

November 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

With floodwaters gone, cleanup at homeless camp begins

The homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville are finally drying out after floodwaters swamped their encampment following recent heavy rains. Now the ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lula house fire causes major damage, no injuries

No injuries were reported as a 4,100-square-foot house in the 5000 block of Latty Road in Lula was 75-percent damaged in a fire Monday ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Chickens slow traffic on Green Street

Chickens slowed traffic in the heart of Gainesville, the poultry capital of the world, Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local students take cue from Missouri race protests

When protesters at the University of Missouri forced the school's president to resign last week after his perceived mishandling of racist incidents on campus ...

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Free Range Art’s first piece unveiled in downtown Gainesville

The Public Art Committee of Vision 2030 unveiled the first installation of its Free Range Art Project series on Monday afternoon in the Hunt Tower ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal says he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia

Several U.S. governors, including Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, are threatening to halt efforts to allow Syrian refugees into their states in the aftermath of ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local

Quiz: Learn more about your neighbors in Hall County

The U.S. Census Bureau is perhaps best known for its population estimates.

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Revised Lula sign ordinance set for public hearing

Reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, Lula is proposing changes to its sign ordinance that explicitly says it doesn't ...

November 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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