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Piracy a foreign concept to some in US, historian says

Somalian pirates, the real-life version of childhood story time, have captured the world's attention and were a large draw to a local lecture Thursday night.

March 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Women recall breaking down election barriers

It never occurred to Jane Hemmer that it was unusual to be a woman running for Hall County commissioner in 1986.

March 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch evaluates health insurance options

Flowery Branch is looking at nearly a 25 percent hike in employee health insurance costs if it keeps its current plan.

March 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foster care helps shelter animals get adopted

Amanda Threadgill said she's not adverse to opening her home to strangers.

March 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Braselton woman, 74, killed in head-on accident

A 74-year-old woman was killed from injuries sustained during a head-on wreck Thursday involving her vehicle and a dump truck.

March 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Teen arrested after fight involving theater prop

A disagreement over a wheelchair prop escalated into a brawl that hospitalized a Johnson High School drama student and resulted in criminal charges against another student.

March 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville aiming at marketing to businesses

Gainesville officials are looking for ways to market the city as a competitive location for businesses to build.

March 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall leaders hope state keeps film tax credit

Hall County leaders hope momentum continues to build after the area landed a few TV and film projects thanks to state tax incentives aimed at the industry.

March 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch considers allowing cash bars

Cash bars may be allowed soon in Flowery Branch.

March 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


First lady reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' to class

An audience decked out in handmade striped red hats listened carefully before answering Sandra Deal with a resounding "No!"

March 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may double its population by 2040

If Hall County doubles in population over the next 30 years - as an estimate released last week projects - experts say there's no time to push back planning for the surge.

March 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Camp immerses students in French language

When Gainesville High School senior Lindsey Watts explained the rules of volleyball to friends at camp last month, she was tongue-tied.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Truett-McConnell students arrested after 'superhero' dash

There was no heroes' welcome for a group of costumed college students who raced across a high school soccer game in Cleveland.

March 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Firefighters investigating North Hall home blaze

A North Hall man could only watch as fire torched his home and a camper Wednesday afternoon.

March 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 education sales taxes helped schools grow

Schools were bursting at the seams in 1997 when Hall County voters said "yes" to the first sales tax to fund education.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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United Way summer reading program to begin Saturday

There's a simple but essential way for parents to ensure the success of their children, according to the United Way.

May 19, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Police investigating shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that occurred around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on Atlanta Street.

May 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Colorful ceremony sets stage for Pan Am paddling events at Olympic Park

Some of the world's best athletes and their coaches, friends, families and fans filled the Brenau University Pearce Auditorium on Wednesday evening for a ...

May 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Comedian Katt Williams remains free on bond after Hall court hearing

A motion to revoke Katt Williams' bond was dismissed this afternoon after the state's witnesses did not appear at the hearing.

May 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Public defender Brad Morris re-appointed to post

Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris was re-appointed Wednesday to another four-year term.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


With 2 council members absent, Oakwood reverses decision on apartments

Oakwood City Council on Monday night approved a proposal to build 84 apartments that would be rented based on income, reversing an earlier vote by ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia police chief: Plan for emergencies, report suspicions

Know what to do in an emergency - a tornado or an armed person shooting on campus - and if a person or behavior is suspicious, call ...

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


More workers may become eligible for overtime under new federal rule

More than 4 million U.S. workers will become eligible for overtime pay under rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration.

May 18, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Centennial Arts Academy groundbreaking set for Thursday

Centennial Arts Academy will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the school.

May 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Pan Am opening ceremonies today at Brenau

The world of competitive paddling returns to Lake Lanier this weekend with the Pan American Championships canoe and kayaking event, set Thursday through Sunday at ...

May 18, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Rape charge dismissed in 2015 case

A Lithia Springs man had the sexual assault allegations against him dismissed Tuesday after the examination of pretrial evidence, according to authorities.

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


One of first two black Gainesville Police officers remembered for paving way to future

When Frank Hooper was just a 6-year-old hanging around the Gainesville Police Department, he always remembered seeing Earnest Eugene Earls Sr., a well-respected officer working ...

May 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bus shelter art project gets OK from Gainesville City Council

City Council gave the go-ahead Tuesday to Hall Area Transit's plan to begin displaying works of art on or around Gainesville Connection bus shelters ...

May 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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