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Growth is up and climbing, slightly, in South Hall

South Hall, a bastion of growth slowed by the economic downturn in recent years, has begun 2011 on an upbeat note.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Co-founder of Betty's Country Store in Helen died Sunday

Betty Fain was known for her country store, now a downtown Helen institution, but she was remembered for being a caregiver.

January 03, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Church unveils street sign honoring longtime preacher, school chief

New Holland Baptist Church has on its property a couple of memorials to the late Henry Grady Jarrard, including a Hammond organ dedicated in his memory in October 1973, after his passing.

January 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman’s death remains mystery after 31 years

Hall County sheriff's investigators are asking for help to solve a murder mystery that happened more than 30 years ago.

January 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Holiday ends quietly after one area death, Saturday deluge

Another holiday season is in the books, this one was marred by a fatal South Hall wreck and a soggy New Year's Day.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


City implements changes to trash pickup

Gainesville's trash pickup changes start today, and officials want to help the transition run smoothly.

January 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Library, park top year’s 1st agenda for commission

Hall County commissioners will start off the new year with a bang Thursday, taking a likely vote to move the North Hall library from Nopone Road to the town of Clermont.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Library programs touch on varied topics

The library is for more than books and quiet reading.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Inaugural day of service to begin in Gainesville

Community service projects are scheduled to begin across the state Saturday as the lead-off to Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's swearing-in ceremony Jan. 10.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Regional roads group meets this week

As a road paver for the Hall County government, Jerry Neace said he is familiar with regional transportation issues.

January 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools find new way to track homeless students

They may sleep in hotels, shelters or on the sofas of friends or relatives.

January 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


New state laws affect taxes, roads

The start of 2011 will usher in several new state laws.

January 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Mall doctor’ takes on Lakeshore’s renewal

Debbie Overholt calls herself "the mall doctor."

January 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


'Polar Bears' start 2011 with a cold plunge

A cool, rainy day in January is not the ideal time to take a dive into Lake Lanier, you would think.

January 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Year’s first baby delayed a bit – by pizza

Salvador Zuniga wasn't thinking about the time when he and his wife drove to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

They'd just eaten a late pizza dinner and planned to suffer through Maria Louisa Zuniga's initial labor contractions at home as long as possible.

January 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | 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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