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Burn ban begins May 1

A burn ban goes into effect May 1 for 54 counties, including Hall, Banks, Dawson, Forsyth and Lumpkin.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Applications up in Oakwood for rezonings, annexations

OAKWOOD - Judging by rezoning and annexation applications in this South Hall city, industrial activity is on the move again, signaling an uptick in the sluggish economy.

April 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

2 nontraditional schools ready to enroll students

Two local schools that offer students a nontraditional classroom experience are looking for new pupils.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Final lecture in Great Decisions series targets global crime

Globalization of the world's economy has fostered the growth of transnational crime, according to a professor from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Foundation teaches local students about penning music

A group of Gainesville High School students got the chance to sit down and create music with local songwriters and performers Monday as part of the John Jarrard Foundation's First Verse program.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

WNEG station struggles to keep going

University of Georgia-owned television station WNEG faces the real possibility of being taken off the air mere months after it started programming from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University's student-run newspaper The Red & Black reported on Monday.

April 19, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist For The Times | Local

Gainesville school board updates policies

Gainesville City Schools Board of Education took the opportunity Monday to hear an update on the system's finances and update several of its policies.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Hall commissioners discuss 3 new resolutions

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell brought up three potential resolutions to discuss with the board at Monday morning's work session.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Gainesville may raise taxes

For the first time in four years, Gainesville officials are considering raising taxes.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Man found guilty of murder

Barring a successful appeal, Hugo Moguel Tepanca will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting a 23-year-old man outside of a Gainesville home.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Life-saving duo gets just rewards

When a toddler was in grave danger, Casey Brown and Brian Bain, friends since pre-K, sprung into action without saying a word.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Bear on the Square festival showcases regional culture

If you saw a bear walking through your town, would you stop and look at the fuzzy creature?

April 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Belton Bridge Park to get makeover

A remote North Hall park with a violent history has been temporarily closed.

April 18, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville trash plan pilot study begins

A pilot program of reduced trash services begins today, meaning for the next eight weeks residents can only expect their garbage to be picked up once a week.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Church dedicates brand-new organ

Through the songs of Johann Sebastian Bach and other well-known composers, First Presbyterian Church got a taste Sunday of its brand-new organ.

April 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

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Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man dies in South Forsyth crash

A Gainesville man succumbed to injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday at McFarland Parkway and Ga. 400 in South Forsyth County.

November 18, 2015 | By Kayla Robins | Local

Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

West Hall High holds vigil for Paris victims

The French flag, alongside the American flag, hung against the front glass doors at West Hall High School, illuminated by flickering candlelight.

November 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 ways (and counting) you can help others this holiday season

The following are a few ways to help your neighbor this holiday season. If you have information about such an effort, email the details to ...

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Georgia politicians debating Syrian refugee issue cite national security, compassion

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to halt the resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the country over ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Murder convict asks for new trial in Peppers Market shooting

Video evidence and a trial attorney's effectiveness were at the center of testimony Tuesday in a motion for a new trial for a man ...

November 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Chicopee kindergarten teacher named teacher of the year for Hall County

A kindergarten teacher at Chicopee Woods Elementary School is the top educator this year in the Hall County School District.

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Industries of the year honor their teams' work

Whether the industry is big or small, many company leaders feel there's one common denominator that makes a business successful: having good people.

November 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

With floodwaters gone, cleanup at homeless camp begins

The homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville are finally drying out after floodwaters swamped their encampment following recent heavy rains. Now the ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lula house fire causes major damage, no injuries

No injuries were reported as a 4,100-square-foot house in the 5000 block of Latty Road in Lula was 75-percent damaged in a fire Monday ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

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