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Many brush fires fueled by carelessness

A pile of burning leaves can grow wild faster than it takes someone to grab a drink or use the bathroom. And that's exactly how brush fires usually occur, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said.

February 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Looming HOPE cuts have families looking for new aid

Like many parents with college-bound kids, Melody Taylor of Cumming is keeping an eye on Gov. Nathan Deal's proposals for the HOPE scholarship.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Hall County school board reviews lean 2012 budget

Money was the main focus at the Hall County school board's annual retreat Saturday.

February 27, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Officials say Mountains Center needs upgrades to bring business back

When it first opened more than 30 years ago, the Georgia Mountains Center was Gainesville's shiny new magnet to lure convention business.

February 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Few trickle in for early SPLOST voting

Fewer than 1 percent of eligible Hall County voters have decided so far whether to renew the special purpose local option sales tax for education.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Glades Reservoir project could get somewhat leaner

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to cut costs on the Glades Reservoir project by finding a better price for engineering services.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Native takes lead at Hall extension

A new coordinator has been named at the Hall County Extension.

February 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Gainesville officials want to fill shops on square

Gainesville City Council members are turning their eyes toward downtown retail, urging city staff and Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce employees to fill empty storefronts.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Library system offers zoo pass, other nontraditional items

Along with books and movies, a free trip to the zoo is now in circulation at Hall County's libraries.

February 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Club honors student for overcoming obstacles

Qymane Brawner, 17, has overcome many obstacles in his short lifetime.

February 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Young Man and Woman named for their service

The Gainesville Jaycees honored Davis White and Hart Wilheit Payne on Thursday night as Young Man and Young Woman of the Year.

February 26, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local

Gainesville finds surplus after safety building completed

The effects of Gainesville's new public safety building continue to reverberate through the city's departments.

February 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Wreck diverts traffic on E.E. Butler; no one seriously hurt

Gainesville Police officers are directing traffic around a wreck on E.E. Butler Parkway this morning.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Suspicious letter sent to Gainesville business was false alarm

A Gainesville business that received a suspicious letter learned the threatening post was a false alarm.

February 25, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Former Braselton policeman will not appeal his termination

A Braselton police officer is leaving the department instead of appealing his termination.

February 25, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local

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Hall County girl raises funds for friend’s cancer cure

When first-grader Malone Bennett heard her friend Brecklynn Allgood was sick, she wanted to help.

October 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau plans ‘Beyond Talking Points’ forum on election

Two well-known women with experience and knowledge about the impact women, minorities and young people have on American politics will speak at a program at ...

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Job fair Wednesday at Lanier Tech

Lanier Technical College will host Career Fair 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Widening work to begin on Ga. 13

Clearing will begin soon for the widening of Ga. 13 from Sawnee Avenue in Gwinnett County to Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 in Hall County.

October 14, 2016 | | Local

Bus involved in fatal Gilmer County crash left from Forsyth County Senior Center

October 14, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS | Local

Community foundation honors three Hall County men for service

Selfless, aspiring visionaries: this is how three Hall County men were described as they were recognized Thursday night by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

October 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

187-lot subdivision on Spout Springs Road gets approval

A 187-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall can move forward now that rezoning was approved by the Hall County Board ...

October 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Mincey Marble expansion approved by Hall commissioners

Mincey Marble got the go-ahead Thursday night to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road, over the objections of many area residents.

October 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Sheriff’s Office seeks Flowery Branch armed robbery suspect

An armed robbery suspect demanded cash Sunday from a Pure gas station employee in Flowery Branch, according to authorities.

October 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Artists’ market set for Saturday at Brenau Downtown Center

An artists' market is being held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Brenau Downtown Center in conjunction with the Georgia ...

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville likely to buy insurance building

Gainesville City Council is likely to agree Tuesday to buy the Turner, Wood & Smith building, 100 Brenau Avenue, for $1.52 million.

October 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registrations set record at deadline

The final day of registering to vote in Georgia brought a flood of voters either registering or updating their registration.

October 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Christmas movie crew wrapping up in Dahlonega

Moses McKinzey texturized fake snow around an ice skating rink in Dahlonega's Hancock Park on Wednesday night as a film crew of about 150 ...

October 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Sheriff’s Office hosting criminal justice Explorer program

From grade school to college age, people interested in law enforcement have an opportunity for a hands-on program with the Hall County Sheriff's Office ...

October 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Hall Fire Services raising funds to support burn survivors

Hall County Fire Services is joining other fire departments throughout Georgia in the Annual "Give Burns the Boot" drive, benefitting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

October 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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