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Black Hawk helicopter pays a visit to West Hall

OAKWOOD - All eyes were on the skies Friday morning at West Hall High School, as a Georgia Army National Guard unit arrived in a Black Hawk helicopter.

May 06, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Asphalt tanker wreck causes mess, no injuries

What a mess.

May 06, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


The Times’ staff wins several advertising awards

The Times' advertising department won nine first-place awards for advertising excellence at the recent Georgia Press Association awards banquet.

May 06, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County could get OK for new reservoir by end of year

The county is inching closer to having a new drinking water reservoir, Hall County officials said Thursday.

May 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Healthier school meals, at a price

Just as soaring food prices and stagnant incomes have put the squeeze on family budgets, many of Georgia's school systems are in a similar bind.

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Accurate count of homeless is urged

Advocates for the poor met Friday in Gainesville's new Fair Street Neighborhood Center to discuss community issues that affect the poor and homeless in Gainesville-Hall County.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tour de Georgia brings fans to Road Atlanta

BRASELTON - Cyclists and couch potatoes alike turned up to see what professional cycling was all about in the Tour de Georgia's first visit to Road Atlanta, a track usually reserved for motorsport events.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


In the presence of history: Tuskegee Airmen share their story to keep legacy alive

Sometimes the country's first black military airmen receive a dull, two paragraph blurb in scholastic history books.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Damage to environment can be reversed, scientist says

The day after Earth Day, Gainesville State College professor Sudhanshu Panda offered his own version of an "inconvenient truth."

May 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


10th Hall student picked for honors program

Another Hall County school system student has been selected to attend the Governor's Honors Program this summer.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Arson hits vacant house in Oakwood

Arson damaged a vacant house Wednesday evening at Winder and Atlanta highways in Oakwood, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Tour de Georgia holds time trials today at Road Atlanta

The Tour de Georgia rolled into Road Atlanta today, giving cycling fans a chance to see a team time trial.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch aims to be more attractive to restaurants

Upscale restaurants may soon find Flowery Branch a more attractive place to do business.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff: Word is out there about new immigration program

The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Senate: Rename post offices after fallen soldiers

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed bills to honor two area soldiers who were killed in separate incidents in Iraq.

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced the passage of the legislation to rename the post offices in Lula and Cleveland. The bill now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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Gainesville schools begin implementing strategic plan

Gainesville schools have begun implementing their new strategic plan, and that plan is all about putting district goals in action.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


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