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‘Mark Twain’ takes to stage on Thursday

The first time actor Dave Ehlert played Mark Twain, he channelled his grandfather - a "crotchety old man from Denmark" - and gave him a Southern accent.

January 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Fire at West Hall home extinguished

Hall County fire officials are investigating a Sunday blaze at a home in the 4300 block of Cherokee Trail in West Hall.

January 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Winter storm scrambles Deal's inauguration plans

Nathan Deal's first focus today is safety.

January 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Johnson High grad is flying high at the Pentagon

For someone who has spent a career flying helicopters, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Brian Bartlett has needed to adjust to an earthbound assignment.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Brenau to offer ‘early college’ credit at Academy

By now, college students at Brenau University are familiar with seeing 16-year-olds in some of their classes.

January 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Arsenic case dismissal leaves questions, resentment

There's a reason why Louis Stowers is nicknamed "Stump." As a young football player new to the game, Stowers followed his coach's exact orders. He stopped anyone who came directly at him; no more and no less, even as the other team dashed around him.

January 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Servants give their hearts to those in need on day of service

Larry Collins' voice grew strong as he spoke into the microphone shortly before lunchtime.

January 08, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

Hall budget concerns highlight State of County address

There's at least one fact that all five Hall County commissioners supported Saturday. This year's budget is going to be one of the toughest yet.

January 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall County students improve in national test scores

Hall County students saw slight improvement on a national standardized test this year.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Supporters to hold annual memorial service for Gen. Longstreet

Every week or so, visitors to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's Gainesville grave leave behind an item of some kind, perhaps a cigar or a candle.

January 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bulls will provide a show this weekend

An often-quoted saying about bull riding is "it's not if you get hurt, it's when." But for David Barton of South Carolina, the thrill of riding outweighs the danger.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local

Norton: Hall County economy now on upswing

Despite the "pain around us," Hall County is in a state of stability and economic recovery, a local real estate expert said Thursday.

January 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local

Gainesville makes room for the future

Jeff Kline sorted pieces of wood, copper and concrete Friday as he and Billy Minton tore down part of Gainesville's old public safety building.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall County commission cautiously moves ahead

After a lively meeting Thursday, Hall County commissioners are cautiously moving forward as they form relationships and head to what could be more contentious meetings next week.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Gainesville man indicted for selling inmates case information

A federal grand jury indicted a former Gainesville resident on charges accusing him of buying and selling information to other inmates in prison, with instructions they use the knowledge to deceive prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta said.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local

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Options for Enota school construction both involve leveling existing garden

After nearly a year of controversy, the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy is not part of either building plan likely to be considered ...

October 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

5 people hurt, 2 seriously, in wreck on Jesse Jewell Parkway

Five people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a two-car collision on Ga.369/Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Florida claims water wars dispute with Georgia unlikely to be settled before trial

Settlement talks appear to be crumbling between Georgia and Florida before an Oct. 31 "water wars" trial between the states.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public safety monument placed at Roosevelt Square

With a crane putting a 16-ton monument snugly into place Tuesday, workers now can go full steam completing improvements to historic Roosevelt Square in downtown ...

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Old Reunion entrance now part of planned active adult community

With 385 acres now in hand, a developer now can move ahead on developing an 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood tax revenue to stay same with higher millage rate

Oakwood City Council adopted a millage rate that would keep tax revenue the same for 2017 on first reading Monday night.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Vote on Mincey Marble plant expansion set for Thursday

The proposed rezoning needed for a West Hall manufacturer to build a new plant drew only silence Monday at a work session of the Hall ...

October 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Cats injured in fire recovering

Laura Burns considers herself lucky. Even after a recent house fire destroyed her home and possessions, all of her family is safe, and in her ...

October 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Woman accused of leaving child in car near water at Lanier Islands

A Dacula woman is accused of leaving her 6-year-old son in a car at Lanier Islands with the keys in the ignition and the vehicle ...

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Crews from Northeast Georgia help restore power on coast

Power crews from Northeast Georgia are helping restore power along the East Coast after Hurricane Matthew affected hundreds of thousands of residents.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville names 2 new staff leaders

Gainesville has a new chief financial officer and administrative services director.

October 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

Gainesville man charged with convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man is accused of firing his gun twice Friday during an armed robbery at a Gainesville convenience store.

October 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Annual walk raises funds for Alzheimer’s research

North Georgia residents are invited to don a purple shirt and walk the streets of Gainesville to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

October 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

FedEx may come to Braselton

FedEx is considering Braselton in Jackson County "as a potential location for a package distribution center," a statement from the company said Monday.

October 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday

Tuesday is the voter registration deadline for this November's elections.

October 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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