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Harry Potter world created for young fans at Blackshear Place

As avid Harry Potter fans eagerly await the next movie in the series ­- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which comes out Friday, - Blackshear Place librarians decided to join in the celebration.

November 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Famed collector auctions his cars

What took him a lifetime to put together, car collector Milton Robson disbanded in an auction Saturday afternoon at his sprawling ranch in southeast Hall County.

November 13, 2010 | By Steve Jack For The Times | Local


Celebrating cheap family fun

Bring on the balloons and treats - Mulberry Creek Community Center is officially 1 year old.

November 13, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Deer breaks into North Hall store

A deer stopped by North Hall Ace Hardware Saturday morning, but it couldn't stay long.

November 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pilot program aimed against obesity in kids

A new health program is slated to enter Hall County Schools next fall, making the system the first in the U.S. to pilot it.

November 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Antique buyers offer cash to residents with unique items

Whether it's gold, silver or a vampire-killing kit, the Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery buyers have put their hands on some valuable items.

November 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Restroom construction on track

Two months ago, Phuong Le faced the possibility of closing his seafood market, but now business is booming.

November 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall property taxes to be paid in 2 installments

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to approve collecting property taxes in two installments - finally.

November 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Local residents show support for Supreme Court justice

State Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias stopped by Gainesville on Friday morning in his campaign around the state for the Nov. 30 runoff.

November 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local job fair offers range of opportunities

If you're looking to land a seasonal job, or even full-time employment, you may want to make plans to take a trip to Gainesville State College on Tuesday.

November 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 rescued from deck during house fire

Firefighters rescued two people from the second story deck of a burning house about 10:30 a.m. Friday on J Martin Road in East Hall.

November 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


I-985 wreck injures 1; lanes now cleared

All lanes of Interstate 985 were blocked north of Exit 17 Friday night due to a major accident, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

November 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities arrest 2, still searching for 1 in armed robbery case

Hall County Sheriff's officers are still looking for a man they say helped rob an Atlanta Highway convenience store last week.

November 12, 2010 | | Local




East Hall High School gives ‘tribute’ to veterans

After taking a 20-foot jump from a helicopter when it was hit by enemy fire in Vietnam, Ralph Souther of Gainesville was flown to a hospital in Saigon.

November 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Ducks zoom across Lanier to deliver rich prize

All it took was two ducks and 10 bucks.

May 14, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


VIDEO: Lawman hauls a heavy load at Sheriff's Office job fair

Heavy-lifting Sgt. Greg Cochran with the Hall County Sheriff's office is back at it again, performing feats of almost superhuman strength for a crowd ...

May 14, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Flowery Branch students join others to create apps

Flowery Branch High School students, and three other schools, combined technology and compassion in an online project, "Mad about Mattering," seeking to "change the world ...

May 14, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville judge to speak at Vatican summit

A U.S. District Court judge from Gainesville will join a selection of other judges to speak at the Vatican for a summit on human ...

May 14, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cancer survivors, supporters march toward a cure in annual Relay for Life fundraiser

It's touched thousands of people in Hall County alone.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lane closures set next week on Spout Springs at I-985

Lane closures are expected through next week on Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch between the Interstate 985 southbound and northbound ramps, the Georgia Department ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Woman charged with ramming another car, injuring driver

A Gainesville woman is accused of ramming her car into another woman's car until it struck a power pole, police said.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials react to Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathrooms in schools

Local officials were among those at public schools nationwide who received an Obama administration directive Friday saying they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms ...

May 13, 2016 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Sardis principal buzzes hair to celebrate students for meeting reading goals

A raucous roar of cheering, stamping and squealing poured out of the Sardis Enrichment School gymnasium Friday morning.

May 13, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shooting case moves on to Superior Court

An argument in a Lula man's car preceded three gunshots to the chest and arms, a Gainesville Police investigator testified Thursday.

May 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hamrick, Figueras honored with Quality of Life award

Two community advocates and former members of the Gainesville City Council were praised and honored Thursday night as the Council on Aging presented its second ...

May 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


DFCS to add 175 staff members statewide

Another 175 child welfare staff members will join the Division of Family and Children Services in July as the number of regional foster homes has ...

May 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No tax increase in proposed $33.5 million Gainesville budget

Gainesville City Council will consider approving a $33.5 million budget when it meets in June that includes no tax increases or water/sewer rate ...

May 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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