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Mentorship program is opening eyes and minds

Some may have decided on a career path while others chose a new route for their future, but each learned something about themselves - which was the ultimate goal.

April 28, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Group’s fundraiser bee tests teams with tough words, humor

It came down to a fierce competition, but in the final round, the Lanier Tech "A Bee C's" won with the one-two punch of "philogyny" and "regisseur" at the Gainesville-Hall County Alliance For Literacy's spelling bee Tuesday night.

April 28, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Golf course still trying to reach the green

For consecutive years now, revenues at the Chattahoochee Golf Course have declined.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Money a major factor in seniors’ college plans this year

By the end of the week, local high school students must decide where to spend their next four years, and for many the decision is coming down to money.

April 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Meeting challenges for a quarter century

Twenty-five years ago, occupational therapist Jean Willers helped a classroom of six pre-school age children with physical and developmental disabilities in space donated by First Baptist Church of Gainesville.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Scattered showers in area could bring hail, high winds

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement warning of isolated thunderstorms bringing pea-sized hail and 45 mph winds in counties including Hall, Jackson, Banks and Forsyth until 7:15 p.m.

April 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gwinnett police officer arrested in Hall for DUI

A Gwinnett County police officer was arrested in Hall County over the weekend on a DUI charge, officials said today.

April 27, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Chamber nudges Hall, Gainesville toward water deal

The leader of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is calling for Gainesville and Hall County officials to settle their issues over the county's future water supply with an independent facilitator.

April 27, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Puppets liven up North Hall theater class

This week, a group of North Hall High School students will take what they learned in a classroom and present it in living color to an audience.

April 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Study shows government is missing out on sales tax revenues

The members of the Joint Local Government Association have agreed to work together to do whatever it takes to get their fair share of sales tax dollars.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County Schools to end fiscal year in black

Hall County school officials believe the district should end the fiscal year on June 30 in decent financial shape, with revenues exceeding expenses by as much as $7 million.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorney has big plans for prominent location

As the walls came tumbling down on an old car wash at a prominent Gainesville intersection yesterday, Mike Weaver was watching.

April 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Local government association kicks out Hall County

Hall County has been kicked out of the Joint Local Government Association.

April 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schofield defends school board’s stance on Jones

Hall County's schools chief spoke Monday night in defense of the Hall County Board of Education's position concerning whether to close Jones Elementary School as a cost-saving measure.

April 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Confederate Memorial Day ceremony honors veterans

A crowd packed Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall on Sunday for a ceremony remembering Confederate veterans and honoring their descendants.

April 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Avita opening women’s treatment program

A group that offers multiple services in Hall County is opening a new residential addiction treatment program for women off Airport Road in Gainesville.

January 28, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Police: Suspects manipulate machine to steal lottery tickets

A day after the largest Powerball drawing ever, three suspects in Oakwood are accused of manipulating a convenience store's lottery ticket machine to get ...

January 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


WomenSource to host Girl Power workshop

Girls today often feel pressured to dress or act a certain way, because of pressure they feel from friends, movies, social media or simply the ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


GOAL winner plans to help veterans thanks to health care education

Growing up in a small village in Costa Rica, Evelyn Johnson didn't have an understanding of the U.S. armed forces, or military life ...

January 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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