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Hall commissioners save money by rejecting contract

Hall County is saving about $13,000 after officials changed their minds on a contract for concrete blocks to be used in construction of the new correctional institute.

August 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Weather postpones life jacket giveaway

A life jacket giveaway by Hall County Fire Services that was set for 1 p.m. Friday at Bolding Mill Park was postponed due to weather.

August 02, 2014 | | Local


Those in need can get free school supplies today and Sunday

School supply giveaways are set for today and Sunday ahead of the start of school Thursday for Gainesville students and Friday for Hall County students.

August 02, 2014 | | Local


‘Suspicious’ device benign, officials say

No threat was found from a suspicious device responsible for the closure Friday morning of a South Hall County road.

August 02, 2014 | | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs open their doors

August 02, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Shoppers fill up carts for savings during tax-free holiday

Tax-free weekend is here and parents looking to save money on electronics, clothes and school supplies are hitting stores to get their kids ready for school.

August 02, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Seniors of Tower Heights get new community center

After more than a year of planning and renovation, the seniors of the Tower Heights community have their new community service center.

August 02, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


Paddlers stir high hopes of reviving Olympic venue

The future of the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue might be written in this week's USA Canoe/Kayak Sprint National Championships.

August 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County denies claims in damage suit

Hall County has denied allegations lodged by resident Don Stroud in a lawsuit seeking compensation for damage to his property.

August 02, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gwinnett authorities seek ID of man who died in hospital

Gwinnett County authorities are looking for help identifying a man who died Friday after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Life jacket giveaway postponed

A life jacket giveaway by Hall County Fire Services that was set for 1 p.m. today at Bolding Mill Park has been postponed due to weather.

August 01, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities identify ‘suspicious’ device at Spout Springs Road

No threat was found from a suspicious device responsible for the closure of a South Hall road this morning.

August 01, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


A ride that gives ‘Goosebumps’ during movie filming

A car towed a trailer across Boling Bridge as a helicopter hovered on the other side of the green beams filming the action for the upcoming movie "Goosebumps," based on the R.L. Stine youth fiction series and featuring Jack Black.

August 01, 2014 | Scott Rogers | Local


Tour gives teachers fresh outlook on rivers

Myers Elementary teacher Tiffany Johnston has a new perspective on the decadeslong water-sharing conflict between Georgia, Florida and Alabama, often referred to as "water wars."

August 01, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville giveaway fills bookbags with hope

About 60 parents and children waited in line Thursday for free bookbags and school supplies at the office of Harrison Square Apartments.

August 01, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


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Granddaughter of Gen. Longstreet dies at age 84

Jamie Louise Longstreet Paterson, a Gainesville native and granddaughter of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, died on Aug. 5.

August 13, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Experts shed light on health care law

Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville.

August 13, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County still pressing Gainesville to annex 'islands'

Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Two Hall County schools placed on state’s alert list

Two Hall County schools are on the state's radar as a result of a lack of progress in student achievement over a three-year period.

August 13, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Planning board tables talk of Broad Street abandonment

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.

August 13, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Actress Lauren Bacall dies at 89

NEW YORK - Lauren Bacall, the slinky, sultry-voiced actress who created on-screen magic with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have Not" and "The Big Sleep" and off-screen magic in one of Hollywood's most storied marriages, died Tuesday at age 89.

August 12, 2014 | By Ryan Parker And Dennis Mclellan Los Angeles Times | Local


Group alleges illegal religious practices at Chestatee High School

August 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Roads group balks on Ga. 347 funding

Funding for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands hit a bump Tuesday, when a roads planning group decided to hold off assigning money for the project.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge: Board must hear fired deputies’ case again

A ruling by the Civil Services Board to reinstate two Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies who were fired after an inmate escaped must be voted on again.

August 12, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County schools enroll refugee children

Eleven Central American refugee students have enrolled at Chicopee Woods Elementary, with another five expected to enroll soon.

August 12, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


National Guardsmen help tackle Honduran drug violence

Lawlessness stemming from rising drug trafficking and violent gang attacks has resulted in thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Central America in recent months, seeking refuge.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


CASA info session set for today; class begins Aug. 26

The Hall-Dawson CASA program will have an informational meeting today, and its training will officially begin Aug. 26.

August 12, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Varied businesses scolded by board for underage drinking

A diverse group of businesses was disciplined Thursday by the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners for underage alcohol sales.

August 12, 2014 | From Times regional staff | Local


The Local Agenda: Board to address Cherokee Bluffs project’s budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday to approve a $2.8 million project budget for Cherokee Bluffs Park.

August 12, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula skips to phase 3 in downtown project

Lula is playing leapfrog as it prepares to open bids on the third phase of an effort to spruce up downtown.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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