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Hundreds attend new library's grand opening

FLOWERY BRANCH - A crowd of about a thousand people enjoyed food and fun at Saturday's grand opening of the Spout Springs Library in Flowery Branch.

June 04, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Local


Keep the Memorial Day celebration safe

Law enforcement officers promise to be out in force this holiday weekend as the summer recreational season gets under way despite rising gasoline prices that could keep more people off the roads.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


So long school, welcome summer

Students at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy stepped out of school and into summer Friday when they were dismissed from their last day of classes.

June 04, 2008 | | Local


Clarkesville apiary buzzes with visitors

CLARKESVILLE - Carl Webb got into beekeeping as a hobby. By the end of the year, he and his wife, Virginia, will have harvested 20,000 pounds of honey.

June 04, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


South Hall High grads celebrate 50 years

The first graduates of South Hall High School will celebrate their 50th year with a reunion today, though they technically never attended the school.

June 04, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Little House a new haven for children

Representatives from the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children and the Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates broke ground Friday morning on a new combined facility called the Little House.

June 04, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Murder suspect denies shooting role

The man charged in the home invasion slaying of a West Hall retiree admitted to being at the victim's home on the day of the killing but denied going inside or shooting anyone, according to court testimony Friday.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Looking elsewhere for care: ER payment plan seeks to redirect nonemergency cases

If Northeast Georgia Medical Center's new payment policy works as planned, it could have a ripple effect on the rest of the local health care community.

June 04, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Police: Man’s fake IDs may be part of con

At best, Ronald Lee Elrod has an overactive imagination; at worst, he's a con artist, authorities believe.

June 04, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Most students ace end-of-course exams

Nearly all of area middle school students passed the End-of-Course Tests as part of high school-level classes.

June 04, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech student goes to state Student of the Year competition

Lanier Technical College student Karen Nowakowski has been named one of 12 semifinalists in the Technical College System of Georgia's 37th annual Student of the Year competition.

June 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Exhibit honoring fallen heroes comes to Gainesville

One was a Little League coach for his son's baseball and football teams. Another was a guitarist who recorded his own music. A computer geek, a bicycle racer, a triathlete champion - the diverse list of talents and passions goes on, but these men all had one thing in common: They were Georgia soldiers who gave their lives for America while in combat.

Portraits and stories of 40 soldiers are featured at the Northeast Georgia History Center from now until June 6 in the traveling exhibit, "Art from the Heart: Georgia's Fallen Heroes."

June 03, 2008 | | Local


Ready to walk: Seniors relish event with rehearsals, ceremonies

They've imagined it. They've dreamt about it. Now, it's time to don the cap and gown and take that big walk across the stage.

June 03, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Candler Road woman charged in animal abuse

A Gainesville woman accused of neglecting her dogs to the point that some were eating the carcasses of dead dogs inside a pen remained in the Hall County Jail Thursday.

June 03, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Two charged in Audio One armed robbery

Two people have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that happened Friday morning at an electronics store on Jesse Jewell Parkway.

June 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Michelle Obama stumps for Nunn in US Senate race

ATLANTA - First lady Michelle Obama debuted on the 2014 campaign trail Monday in Georgia, where Senate candidate Michelle Nunn is working to pick up a key seat for Democrats.

September 09, 2014 | By Christina A. Cassidy Associated Press | Local


US Senate candidates spar over immigration

Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chick-fil-A director, customers reminisce about S. Truett Cathy

Area Chick-fil-A customers on Monday remembered Chick-fil-A's founder for his business model and personal values. S. Truett Cathy died early Monday morning at 93.

September 09, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall looks to buy new firetruck

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall business code changes still in contention

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considers going charter

The Hall County School District is hoping to become a charter system next year, but it's a decision that hinges on the Georgia Department of Education's interpretation of just what a charter system is.

September 09, 2014 | | Local


State board member to address Common Core standards in Gainesville

A public hearing is set for tonight in Gainesville on Common Core standards in Georgia schools.

September 09, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Planning board to hear request for brewery today

Pap Datta hopes to turn Gainesville into the next hub of the craft beer industry, and he will ask the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tonight to rezone a brick warehouse along Maple Street, near Wild Wing Café, so he can launch Left Nut Brewing Co.

September 09, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


NY Times reporter comments on beheadings of journalists

Reporters covering dangerous areas of the world go through special training before they start working their first story overseas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigative reporter told a Gainesville audience Monday.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia ethics commission fires director

September 08, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall may play role in future passenger rail

Gainesville-Hall County figures prominently in passenger and commuter rail proposals in the Georgia Department of Transportation's new long-range rail plan.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two camping hot spots open this winter

Those who enjoy cool weather camping can rejoice: The Army Corps of Engineers plans to have two of its Lake Lanier campgrounds open through March.

September 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board raises superintendent's pay

Whenever the Hall County Board of Education has tried to give a bonus to Superintendent Will Schofield in recent years, he has turned it down.

September 08, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Senate candidates tackle the blame game

ATLANTA - Who's to blame for Washington gridlock?

September 08, 2014 | Christina A. Cassidy and Adam Beam Associated Press | Local


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