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Billboards push anti-drug message

Face it: Hall County has a drug problem.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Private colleges see enrollment numbers drop

As many public colleges and universities anticipate an autumn with record high enrollment, local private institutions are keeping an eye on their enrollment figures, which are running slightly behind last year's.

July 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


A lesson in confidence

For a few days each summer, the Gainesville Jaycees hope to make a positive difference in the lives of boys in Hall County.

July 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Judge's ruling on Lake Lanier spares Gainesville, Buford

Saying the use of Lake Sidney Lanier has strayed too far from its original stated purpose, a federal judge has given the city of Atlanta three years to win congressional approval to continue withdrawing drinking water from the lake.

July 18, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


C.C. Cloud Youth Center offers youngsters more than just a daytime hangout

It's an unlikely location for a youth-focused community center - tucked away behind a gas station, in the middle of an industrial area and adjacent to an auto-repair shop.

July 17, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Old Flowery Branch home gets new look, with plans set for a temp agency office

FLOWERY BRANCH - For more than a century, the two-story home on Atlanta Highway at East Main Street had served as a boardinghouse and family home.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


El Niño’s effect may be minimal

El Niño may be back this fall, but climatologists aren't yet predicting big weather changes.

July 17, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work to close one northbound lane of I-985 next week

One northbound lane of Interstate 985 in Oakwood will be closed three days next week while state Department of Transportation crews work.

The left, or inside, lane will be closed from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday while crews build the road's shoulder, replace guardrails and pave the slopes in the median.

July 17, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Moonwalk Memories | GENE CORDELL: Worked on satellites used to map the moon

Gene Cordell has a lifetime of fascinating stories to tell, but his face really lights up when he talks about the U.S. space program and his role in it.

July 17, 2009 | By Edie Rogers The Times | Local


Moonwalk memories | PAUL W. SCHMID: In the firing room for every manned flight from 1961 to 1997

It was a pivotal moment in world history, a time when imaginations were stirred and our full attention was given to three men shooting toward the moon.

July 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recyclers locked in at closing time

Cars of at least four people who dropped by the county recycling center just before closing time Wednesday were locked in for nearly an hour by a county employee who left for the day.

July 16, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal stands firm against health care overhaul

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville opposes proposed legislation to reform America's current health care system.

July 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


John Burl Hulsey, businessman and veteran dies at 91

John Burl Hulsey, a prominent Gainesville businessman and decorated veteran of World War II, died Thursday following an extended illness. He was 91.

July 16, 2009 | By Harris Blackwood For The Times | Local


Gainesville sewer work will shut down road next week

Mabry Road will be closed next week to traffic between 3509 Mabry Road and Old Flowery Branch Road in Gainesville from Tuesday to Friday, July 24, in order to complete sewer improvements in the area.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Man’s body found in wooded area in Gwinnett

The Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking help in identifying an adult male whose body was found in a wooded area Wednesday night in Buford.

July 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Badge & Bar: Hall hopes to dismiss excessive force lawsuit

Hall County's representation in a civil suit brought by a former Hall County Jail inmate hopes to dismiss the case, saying the county can't be held liable for a jailer's actions.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County reviewing Gateway Centre marketing plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is likely to sign off tonight on an updated marketing plan for the Gateway Industrial Centre in hopes the business park is finally ready for build-out.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville wants peek under Green Street to fix traffic, drainage problems

Everybody knows what's on top of Green Street in Gainesville: cars and more cars.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County, Lumpkin County narcotics squads seize $120K in marijuana, meth

Authorities said a 62-year-old man has allegedly distributed 2 pounds of illegal narcotics a week in Hall County and three neighboring counties.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New website to help Hall parents assist kids with math homework

Hall County parents who are unsure how to help their children with math homework will soon have a tool to make it easier.

January 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Will Schofield, Dick Yarbrough named to education reform commission

Gov. Nathan Deal has named 33 state education experts, including Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield and columnist Dick Yarbrough, to the state Education Reform Commission.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch woman charged with arson, insurance fraud

A Flowery Branch woman was charged Tuesday with first-degree arson and insurance fraud in connection with allegedly setting a fire at her home.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax criticism grows as agreement nears in Hall County

Criticisms are growing as Hall County and area city officials prepare to sign off on an agreement about what projects to fund if voters approve a special purpose local option sales tax in March.

January 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Russell McMurry named new DOT commissioner

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected Tuesday to be its new commissioner, effective immediately.

January 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High graduation to take place at City Park

The Gainesville City Board of Education on Tuesday night recognized students for their presentations during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

January 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula planning meeting hinges on councilwoman’s recovery

Lula City Council has put off a Jan. 28 planning session until Councilwoman Vicky Chambers, who was seriously injured in a Jan. 10 wreck, can participate.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Roads: Roads planning group to get 2040 plan update today

The consultant helping the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Hall County area's lead transportation planning agency, is set to give an MPO committee a status report this morning on the 2040 plan update.

January 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs receives 40 laptops from UnitedHealthcare

For an underserved youth, practicing mathematics or reading skills outside the classroom can be difficult.

January 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Career Coach plans visits to 2 Hall County sites

The Workforce Development Career Coach plans visits within the next week to two sites in Hall County.

January 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Gainesville police commander Harold Black dies at 86

After serving his country as a Marine in Korea, Harold G. Black came back to Gainesville and served the community for 32 years.

January 20, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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