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County’s Solid Waste Division goes smoke-free

Hall County's landfill and compactor sites will go smoke-free Monday, banning tobacco use for all staff, employees, visitors and customers.

October 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tornado warnings change to sunny skies as Halloween approaches

Although severe weather across the nation brought tornado watches and warnings to Georgia the first half of the week, forecasters say skies will be clear for Halloween weekend.

October 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County to discuss sheriff’s computer system

DAWSONVILLE - Pick almost any day each week and you'll find Dawson County's information technology department working on the sheriff's records management system.

October 27, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Festivals and leaves bring in tourists

When fall festivals and activities dot the landscape of Northeast Georgia, it's not only fun but good for the local economy, too.

October 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man returns after helping in Pakistan relief trip

A Gainesville man who heads an international humanitarian aid group has returned from Pakistan, where historic floods this summer displaced as many as 1.2 million people.

October 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2nd bomb threat this week interrupts Hall school

Nothing suspicious was found after a second bomb threat in three days in the Hall County school district, this time at Johnson High School.

October 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Downtown concert canceled due to weather threat

Today's Blue Sky Concert in Downtown Gainesville, featuring Jameson Grounds and Lunch from 2 Dog, has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

October 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bomb threats handled seriously, school officials say

Even if a bomb threat Monday at East Hall High School was the work of a prankster, school officials say they will not take the incident lightly.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Sale of old county jail has ‘excellent prospects’

With 502 beds, the old Hall County jail is a bit larger than the typical real estate listing.

October 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County Sheriff's cruiser ignites; deputy hurt

A Jackson County Sheriff's patrol car erupted into flames Monday morning when a deputy was responding to a call north of Jefferson.

October 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech opens new Forsyth center

Lanier Technical College held the grand opening of its long-awaited Forsyth Conference Center & Healthcare Building on Tuesday.

October 26, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Vehicle break-ins are on the rise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is seeing an increase in vehicle break-ins, and officers are reminding residents to lock their car doors in every location.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Da Vinci Academy is 1st stop for education excellence tour

History came to life at Da Vinci Academy on Tuesday as more than 100 people stopped in Hall County as part of the annual Bus Trip Across Georgia education innovation tour.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch man goes to extremes to find work

Perhaps an example of how far the economy has fallen, David Gibbons of Flowery Branch resorted Tuesday afternoon to handing out resumes on street corners in downtown Gainesville.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Inmate captured after manhunt that put some schools on lockdown

Hall County sheriff's investigators found an inmate who walked away from the work release facility on Barber Rod in southern Hall County this morning.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Olympic anniversary event set Saturday in Atlanta

A 20th anniversary celebration of the 1996 Summer Olympics is set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Olympic Park, featuring live entertainment, Olympic athletes ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Medical Center physician places first dissolvable stent in Georgia

A Northeast Georgia Medical Center cardiologist implanted the first dissolvable heart stent in a patient Monday, a new treatment option for coronary artery disease approved ...

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


'This ship hasn't sailed': I-985 exit foes not backing off

Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala's describing state plans for an Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road as a ship that "has left the ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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