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Can there be a bug worse than kudzu?

Kudzu has long been considered a nuisance in the South, but the bug that has recently been spotted in North Georgia munching on the prolific plant may prove to be even more of a pest.

December 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Life in the shadow of industry

Just after daybreak, birds begin singing near the houses on Desota Street as they do anywhere else in Gainesville.

December 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


School option offers some a faster track to graduation

If you cannot customize kids to an education, customize an education to them.

December 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Christmas cheer comes to Clermont

Santa Claus jumped into his red suit Saturday morning to lead the way at the second annual Clermont Christmas Parade.

December 05, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Holiday event to close Green Street on Sunday

Christmas on Green Street will literally take place on Green Street this year, not just to the sides.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


On-time bill payment down from last year for Hall County property taxes

Fewer people paid their Hall County property taxes on time this year than in 2008.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man calls Internet hoax just a game

A pair of anonymous videos posted on the Internet credited to the "catchmekiller" got Andrew Scott Haley plenty of attention.

December 05, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Office event urges parents to catch up on child support payments

With Christmas just around the corner, the Division of Child Support Services is urging parents to give what they can to provide a happy holiday for their children.

December 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local LDS church shows off hundreds of nativity displays

Nativity scenes can be found all around the world but each scene is unique to its culture.

December 04, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Flowery Branch seeks meter readings data

Flowery Branch officials followed through on a charge from their governing body Friday to try to obtain information from Gainesville through an open records request rather than pay the new fee for it.

December 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


A few flakes this morning, more to the north possible

The weather this weekend may be a little bit frightful.

December 04, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Schools event honors local superintendent, reporter

Paul Shaw, superintendent of White County Schools, was chosen Friday as Superintendent of the Year by the Georgia School Boards Association.

December 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County woman dies in wreck

A 48-year-old woman has died as a result of injuries suffered in a head-on collision Wednesday night in north Forsyth.

December 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Physics class tests knowledge with fragile object

Some of the egg-launching contraptions Lakeview Academy freshmen tested Thursday were a smash hit. Others weren't such good eggs.

December 03, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


CDC says no signs that H1N1 vaccine causes rare syndrome

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a vaccination for the H1N1 flu was available, many people became concerned that the new vaccine would cause major medical issues - specifically Guillain-Barré syndrome.

December 03, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Hall County, Gainesville City schools to discuss making up snow days

Last week's winter storms meant happy students and possibly less happy parents.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Board of Commissioners to discuss lingering issues today

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will address several lingering issues when it meets for a work session today.

February 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


3 people escape East Hall fire unharmed

Three people escaped uninjured from an early Sunday house fire in East Hall.

February 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Area high schools excel in AP courses

Some of the most advanced students in the state are from Hall County and Gainesville schools.

February 22, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lessons learned directed response to ice storm

With only a dusting of snow and warming temperatures, Hall County dodged another round of treacherous winter weather Friday night and Saturday morning, days after a major ice storm toppled trees, ripped down street lights and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes.

February 22, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Power failure led to medical issues for some

When the power goes out, the time on the air supply ticks down for those dependent on in-home oxygen.

February 21, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Cleaning chimneys can reduce fire risk

As cold weather continues to grip North Georgia, homeowners forced inside may begin to notice more how their homes could use a good sweep or vacuuming.

February 21, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Local Disabled American Veterans’ chapter gives back

Electric wheelchairs are scattered through an area of the Gainesville warehouse, some intact and some clearly needing parts.

February 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


No more ice, just rain in forecast for weekend

North Georgia was braced for a second winter storm Friday night, but forecasts of ice accumulation didn't materialize in most areas.

February 21, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood, Buford to use sales tax for routine projects

For some of the smaller cities in Hall County, sales tax revenue means assistance in routine infrastructure maintenance.

February 21, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Challenged Child and Friends school holding open houses to welcome community, boost awareness

February 21, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Study says the poor bear the brunt of sales tax hikes

Georgia's poorest residents will pay a larger share of their income this year in state and local taxes than the wealthiest earners, according to a new study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonprofit Washington think tank.

February 21, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Forsyth County man indicted, charged with making homemade explosive devices

A 24-year-old Forsyth County man has been indicted on one count of unlawful handling of explosive devices for a November incident at his parents' home.

February 20, 2015 | By Kayla Robins Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville approves $50K for ice storm cleanup

The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.

February 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall man convicted of shooting teenager in leg

A Hall County man was convicted Friday in Superior Court for firing four times at another man at City Park.

February 20, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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