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Decision on early school closings seemed ‘clear-cut’

Even before the first flake fell Sunday, Gainesville and Hall County school officials determined no classes should be held today.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Laser Frostbite boat series makes waves on breezy Lake Lanier

FLOWERY BRANCH - With a definite nip in the air, the 2011 Laser Frostbite kicked off the start of a two-month sailing series with a bustling crowd Sunday.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family Sunday event tells ‘A Sweet Story’

It's always been sweet to live in the South. At the Northeast Georgia History Center's Family Day event, "A Sweet Story," visitors got to make and sample sweet treats the old-fashioned way and learn a little bit of history, too.

January 09, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


‘Mark Twain’ takes to stage on Thursday

The first time actor Dave Ehlert played Mark Twain, he channelled his grandfather - a "crotchety old man from Denmark" - and gave him a Southern accent.

January 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Fire at West Hall home extinguished

Hall County fire officials are investigating a Sunday blaze at a home in the 4300 block of Cherokee Trail in West Hall.

January 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Winter storm scrambles Deal's inauguration plans

Nathan Deal's first focus today is safety.

January 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Johnson High grad is flying high at the Pentagon

For someone who has spent a career flying helicopters, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Bartlett has needed to adjust to an earthbound assignment.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau to offer ‘early college’ credit at Academy

By now, college students at Brenau University are familiar with seeing 16-year-olds in some of their classes.

January 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arsenic case dismissal leaves questions, resentment

There's a reason why Louis Stowers is nicknamed "Stump." As a young football player new to the game, Stowers followed his coach's exact orders. He stopped anyone who came directly at him; no more and no less, even as the other team dashed around him.

January 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Servants give their hearts to those in need on day of service

Larry Collins' voice grew strong as he spoke into the microphone shortly before lunchtime.

January 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall budget concerns highlight State of County address

There's at least one fact that all five Hall County commissioners supported Saturday. This year's budget is going to be one of the toughest yet.

January 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County students improve in national test scores

Hall County students saw slight improvement on a national standardized test this year.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Supporters to hold annual memorial service for Gen. Longstreet

Every week or so, visitors to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's Gainesville grave leave behind an item of some kind, perhaps a cigar or a candle.

January 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls will provide a show this weekend

An often-quoted saying about bull riding is "it's not if you get hurt, it's when." But for David Barton of South Carolina, the thrill of riding outweighs the danger.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: Hall County economy now on upswing

Despite the "pain around us," Hall County is in a state of stability and economic recovery, a local real estate expert said Thursday.

January 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all ...

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak ...

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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