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Poultry laboratory won't be built in Oakwood after all

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters won't be built off Oakwood Road in Oakwood as has been long planned.

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown said Monday that he received an email around Christmas from a project manager saying that the planned $13.5 million building wouldn't be built on the site and that the state wanted a refund of sewer connection fees.

January 10, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman forms tennis team for at-risk youth

Chris Slate wants to serve those who got backhanded during their lifetimes.

January 10, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall commissioners waive penalties on tax installments

Call it a charitable spirit, smart politics or just an effort to make things right.

January 10, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall high schools may adopt modified 7-period schedule

Seventh period at Hall County high schools could be undergoing some changes for the 2012 school year, board officials announced Monday.

January 10, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Attorney remembered for service to health system

A mentor to some, a friend to more and a community champion for all of Hall County - W. Woodrow Stewart is a man to be missed.

January 10, 2012 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local




Man dead in fire identified; officials investigating

FLOWERY BRANCH - State and local authorities are investigating a Monday morning fire at a Railroad Avenue house, where a 57-year-old man was found dead.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier Islands amphitheater to get makeover

A Pendergrass company is set to begin work this month on improvements around Lake Lanier Islands' amphitheater.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Oakwood councilman wants tighter-knit community

OAKWOOD - Todd Wilson remembers the annual Oakwood city fair, with its greased pigs, funnel cakes and cotton candy.

January 09, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverbend Elementary may add tuition-based Pre-K

Officials at Riverbend Elementary School want to extend their Advanced Scholars Academy to pre-kindergarten students.

January 09, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire official concerned with fire increase

Hall County Fire Services has had a busy couple of weeks with an increase in residential fires as colder temperatures crept in.

January 09, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


County may get free lawn service

A proposed agreement between Hall County and a tractor-manufacturing company could be cutting costs as well as grass for the county.

January 09, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Commerce man dies in single-engine plane crash

David Joseph Rushlow, 50, of Commerce, was killed when his airplane crashed at the Jackson County airport today, said Jackson County Coroner Keith Whitfield.

January 08, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Home heating help is back

In an announcement likely to warm hearts and homes, the Ninth District Opportunity Inc. signaled it will resume its heating assistance program for low-income residents later this month.

January 07, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


A healthy goal: Keep kids moving

As standardized tests have become the norm in schools, so has holding fewer physical education classes in favor of more class time.

January 07, 2012 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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Local law enforcement taking more precautions with drug evidence

In the wake of new opioid overdoses, local law enforcement agencies are changing some protocols in how they interact with evidence.

June 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Poet brings verses of freedom to Juneteenth celebration

Gainesville-born poet Doris davenport decided long ago to lowercase the d in her last name as a statement of sorts about her independence of thought ...

June 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man accused of manufacturing explosives, marijuana

A Gainesville man is accused of manufacturing an explosive device and marijuana after components and plants were reportedly found by authorities.

June 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Demolition of old Hall jail ramps up

Demolition of the former Hall County jail on South Main Street in Gainesville is well underway, and requests for some of the historic bricks are ...

June 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Commenters oppose Hall tax increase in morning hearing, another hearing coming at 6 p.m.

Some of them frustrated by the one-two punch of assessment increases and higher taxes, a few dozen people turned out to the first public hearing ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Employee raises, law enforcement costs are driving Hall tax increase

Hall County's 26 percent tax rate increase - and its $6.7 million general fund spending jump - is mostly fueled by a 2.5 percent ...

June 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Turner, Wood & Smith buys city land for new building

An insurance company with ties to the community for more than 100 years plans to build a new office building next to the Frances Meadows ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New law creates tax-free savings accounts for disabled Georgians

Disabled Georgians will have access to tax-free savings accounts after the creation of Georgia STABLE.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Top Work-Based Learning programs get training in Hall

Georgia high schools are placing a greater emphasis on student opportunities for work experience in potential careers integrated into the school curriculum.

June 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Auto industry supplier bringing 200 jobs to Buford

Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday announced that Carcoustics, a supplier to the automotive industry, will create 200 jobs and invest $6 million in a new Buford ...

June 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Rep. Doug Collins calls shooting at congressional baseball practice ‘pure evil’

Ninth District U.S. Rep. Doug Collins was not at a congressional baseball practice just outside Washington where several people were shot Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 Georgia inmates remain on run after killing 2 prison guards

June 14, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Hall woman hopes to fund children’s advocacy group through thrift store

After hearing the heartfelt stories from children's advocates at Christmas, a Hall County woman said she is trying to keep the donations going year-round.

June 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall and its cities must agree on how to deliver services or lose out on state money

Hall County government officials say they are confident they will get a Service Delivery Strategy agreement done with the municipalities before a June 30 deadline ...

June 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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