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Still stroking the keys to life

Some memories from her long life are fading, but ask Merle Bean to play a song on the piano and watch as her eyes brighten and her hands brush gracefully across the keys

February 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Packer, Steeler fans Super psyched for big game

Wisconsin native Tim Fons missed the birth of his first child to attend a Green Bay Packers game.

February 05, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Rabid goat confirmed in North Hall

A rabid goat was confirmed in the Baker Circle area of North Hall on Saturday, the second confirmed case in Hall County this year.

February 05, 2011 | | Local


Georgia’s resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow

Georgia's resident groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, may not have seen his shadow this week, but that doesn't mean winter is ready to give up its grip any time soon.

February 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Safe Rides to offer free transportation to drinkers on Super Bowl Sunday

They're common around New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July, anti-drunken driving campaigns urging people to pick a designated driver, pass off the keys and stay off the road.

February 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Man accused of stealing thousands of gallons of motor oil from area dealers

A Greer, S.C., man accused in Hall County of stealing motor oil refused extradition this week, as investigators in three states continue scrutinizing similar thefts at car dealerships and auto shops dating back at least a year.

February 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Student rebounds from a stroke

Two years ago, Alberto Diaz, 15, suffered a stroke on the West Hall High School track that left him battling for his life.

February 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may raise ambulance fees to boost funds

Hall County could be raising the costs of ambulance services, a move that will put its charges in line with other counties and provide a boost to the county's general fund.

February 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Pedestrian bridge will go up soon

The skyline along Jesse Jewell Parkway will continue to change dramatically this month as construction on Gainesville's pedestrian bridge begins.

February 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville State decision sparks silent protest

With black tape stretched over their mouths, several members of the Gainesville State College community stood in silent protest Friday afternoon of what they say is a blatant act of censorship by college administrators.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


A day for smiles

Nine-year-old Kristian and his sister, 6-year-old Madison, sit quietly in the hallway of a doctor's office, their eyes shifting from side to side, taking in the scene.

February 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Students create colorful art for troops in Afghanistan

Teens from West Hall High School are using art to say thanks to U.S. troops overseas.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speaker urges women to take control of their own finances

Cindy Winder Wall will tell you that at least one bumper sticker motto holds some truth.

February 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch advances road improvements

Flowery Branch made some headway Thursday night on two long-awaited road projects.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ala. governor: Don’t build reservoirs

Negotiations in the tri-state water war may flow again soon after Alabama's governor said Thursday that Georgia shouldn't build new reservoirs.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Some Hall Democrats still cool to Clinton despite Sanders' backing

Hall County Democrats responded with mixed emotions after Bernie Sanders' endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, with some ready to back the presumptive nominee for ...

July 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Middle schools represented in Stock Market Game

Gainesville Middle School and North Hall Middle School each sent teams to the 26th annual Stock Market Game Awards Luncheon on May 3 in Atlanta.

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘Crowdsourcing’ aims to give Hall teachers ‘best ways’ to instruct students

"Crowdsourcing" could be - eventually - the impetus for teachers to routinely share information about how best to teach material to students. That is the goal of ...

July 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


University of North Georgia to hold ribbon-cutting for new residence hall July 28

The University of North Georgia will officially recognize its new, four-story residence hall, The Commons, with a ribbon-cutting on the Dahlonega campus at 10 a ...

July 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Law enforcement, auto agencies warn against driving while playing Pokemon game

A 1990s video and trading card game has been revamped for modern smartphone users, but its use may pose a safety concern.

July 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot 3 times in chest after argument

A Gainesville man is accused of shooting another man after an argument, according to authorities.

July 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sunday blue law to remain despite Lula alcohol changes

Lula officials are moving closer to placing a referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether they want to approve changes to the city's ...

July 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Law in effect allowing electroshock self-defense on public college campuses

Foxhole Guns and Archery owner Jon Lipscomb said he's seen a slight uptick in stun gun sales since a recent Georgia law change, but ...

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man charged with assaulting woman with brass knuckles

A Hall County man is accused of holding a woman against her will and breaking several bones with brass knuckles, according to authorities.

July 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Host families sought for Japan-America Grassroots Summit

A dozen or so families are being sought in Hall County and Gainesville to host participants in the annual Japan-America Grassroots Summit in October.

July 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


4 Hall educators to be honored at career, technical education event

Four Hall County educators, all in career and technical education, will be honored Tuesday as state award winners at the group's annual conference.

July 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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