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Commissioners OK zip line canopy tour

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a zip line canopy tour in North Hall.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community group reaches out to city, county ‘islands’

If you live on a street where some houses are in the city of Gainesville and some are in Hall County, it can be hard to know which elected officials to turn to.

October 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Children are silent victims of domestic violence

The equivalent of at least one classroom packed full of Hall County school children live in homes plagued by domestic violence.

October 08, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


New parking deck won't open for Mule Camp

In a last-minute announcement, Gainesville officials said Thursday the city's new downtown parking deck will not be ready for patrons at this weekend's Mule Camp Market.

October 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Simmons won't appeal ban from school board election

Gainesville Board of Education member Kelvin Simmons did not file an appeal following the city's decision that he is ineligible to seek re-election this fall.

October 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


‘Biggest Loser’ couple share their tips at wellness expo

Amy and Phil Parham know just how difficult it can be to lead a healthy life while trying to balance work and family commitments.

October 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Trial pits Hall chairman against fellow farmers

Hall County Commission Chairman Tom Oliver has challenged the leadership of one of the state's largest farming cooperatives in a legal battle that has made its way to a Hall County courtroom.

October 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Deal discontinues business agreement with state

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and his business partner, Ken Cronan, have chosen not to continue a 20-year-long business deal with the state.

October 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Civil justice event coming to Jackson Courthouse

The Supreme Court of Georgia's Committee on Civil Justice will be host to an event Friday at the Jackson County Courthouse.

October 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Bradford street to close for railroad work

Work to replace railroad tracks will lead to the closure of Bradford Street at the railroad crossing from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the city of Gainesville announced Wednesday.

October 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Weekend shooting deaths in Buford ruled murder-suicide

The shooting deaths of two people on West Rock Quarry Road in Buford this weekend have been ruled a murder-suicide.

October 07, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Talk is taxes, environment at Flowery Branch meeting

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch and state officials talked about rising property taxes and burdensome environmental regulations, among other issues, in a meeting Wednesday at the city's historic train depot.

October 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students brave weather on Walk to School Day

Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students braved the rain and hoofed it to school Wednesday morning to celebrate Walk to School Day.

October 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Murder suspect sentenced in federal court

A Maysville man may never be tried in connection with an August 2007 murder in Banks County, but 10 shotgun shells got him 15 years in prison on federal weapons charges Wednesday.

October 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school tax rate falls

The Gainesville school board adopted a 1.3 percent smaller property tax rate Wednesday, but most homeowners still will see an increase in their property tax bill this fall because the state did not fund the Homeowner's Tax Relief Grant this year.

October 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Gainesville's downtown square bigger draw than ever

While it's no secret the downtown square is Gainesville's centerpiece, the last year has proven what a major draw it is for residents and tourists alike.

January 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Cumming response sends state attorney general to sidelines

January 18, 2015 | BY KELLY WHITMIRE Times regional staff | Local


Meeting set to bridge 'dividing line' between community, law enforcement

A group of church and community leaders plans to talk this week with area law enforcement on ways to improve relations and "build partnerships."

January 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hundreds of Boy Scouts gather at Scoutland for Winter Camporee event

This weekend, Boy Scout Troops from Hall, Jackson and Barrow have come together at Scoutland campgrounds north of Gainesville for the 2015 Chattahoochee District Winter Camporee.

January 18, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


The 2 police families of Carol Martin

A math teacher, an accountant or a police chief - of those career options, Carol Martin said she never imagined herself becoming the third.

January 18, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local




Area Agencies offer aid for uninsured immigrants

An estimated 398,000 undocumented immigrants currently live in Georgia, according to a report released Thursday by The Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., and most of them lack health insurance.

January 17, 2015 | C. I. Abercrombie | Local


Schools across Georgia launch Milestones tests

The word "assessment" might make students, parents and even some teachers nervous.

January 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Cannabis oil advocates upset by change in Georgia bill

Proponents of medical marijuana were left feeling deflated last week when politics unraveled parts of a state bill aimed at regulating use of the drug in limited form and scope.

January 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall businessman Bobby Poole owned last full-service gas station

Bobby Poole, a Gainesville businessman and active community member who owned the city's last full-service gas station died Friday at age 83.

January 17, 2015 | C. I. Abercrombie | Local


South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park on track to open this spring

Construction is ongoing at South Hall's Cherokee Bluffs Park in Flowery Branch.

January 17, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


State might allow districts to choose traditional math courses

January 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


5 people infected after rabid cat attacks in Lula

Lula and surrounding areas are still on alert after a cat that tested positive for rabies was found to have bitten five people, perhaps more.

January 16, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Attorneys for Hall County Schools respond to prayer lawsuit

Attorneys for Hall County Schools and others named in a U.S. District Court lawsuit filed an answer Friday related to religion in schools.

January 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville City Council set to tackle spending needs

It's all smiles this time of year when Gainesville officials "retreat" to a neighborhood meeting hall and take their first meaningful steps toward balancing next year's budget.

January 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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