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Tabled door to door ordinance becomes election issue

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to table an ordinance for door to door solicitation until Aug. 12, and it has become an issue in the race to become the next South Hall commissioner.

June 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gardens let growers share the love of fruits, veggies

For the children attending summer camp at the C.C. Cloud Youth Center, fresh fruits and vegetables are rarely on the dinner table.

June 25, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Mental health court celebrates milestones

It took Mike 20 years of up and down struggles with a bipolar condition before he was able to get a handle on his mental illness. And a trip to jail was the first step in his journey of recovery.

June 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Farmers market draws huge crowds in S. Hall

Flowery Branch has a new source for home-grown fruits and veggies.

June 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teenager hit by boat in Dawson County dies

A metro Atlanta teen struck by a boat on Lake Lanier over the weekend in Dawson County has died.

June 25, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Women gear up for vehicle education

When Laura Haynes asked a group of women about their interests, the answer she got back was something a little unexpected.

June 24, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Wreck sends 2 injured to Atlanta by helicopter

Four people were injured Thursday when their southbound vehicle went off Lanier Valley Drive, struck a tree and overturned down an embankment, Gainesville Police reported.

June 24, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Divers recover body of man drowned in lake

Hall County divers on Wednesday recovered the body of a 67-year-old North Carolina man who drowned in Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

June 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local school systems see ups, downs in CRCT results

Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores for Hall County Schools slightly increased from last year, but Gainesville City Schools saw drops in reading and English/language arts in most grade levels.

June 24, 2010 | By Mimi Ensley and Carolyn Crist mensley@gainesvilletimes.com | ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


DOT hands out awards to area employees

The Georgia Department of Transportation has presented awards to area employees.

June 23, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Banks County native leads DOT in Northeast Georgia

After 26 years in the trenches, Todd McDuffie now leads the Georgia Department of Transportation's efforts in Northeast Georgia.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Changes to Gainesville city schools presented at conference

Gainesville City Schools needed a turnaround, and they've come a long way.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


College student with cancer wants to return to school in fall

For Robert James Upchurch, it's all about his love of football.

June 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gwinnett judge to pick who hears Clermont library suit

The issue of whether Hall County commissioners abused their discretion in choosing not to build a library branch in Clermont won't be decided until it's determined which judge will hear it.

June 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville nudges tax rate to support fire services

Gainesville City Council raised taxes Tuesday for fiscal 2011 to help meet requirements under a federal grant for fire department services.

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Firefighters battle mobile home fire in northwest Hall

Hall County firefighters tackled a mobile home fire and adjacent woodland fire Monday afternoon in the northwestern section of Hall County.

April 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 killed in Kelly Bridge Road head-on collision

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Community mourning toddlers killed in Lumpkin fire

The Dawson and Lumpkin communities are mourning the deaths of two toddlers who died in a mobile home fire Monday afternoon.

April 18, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Gainesville's Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport renovations continue

The venerable Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville continues to undergo renovations in keeping with growing demand and expectations.

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Commissioners aim to ease traffic problems at Mount Vernon Exploratory School

The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants changes in the traffic flow at Mount Vernon Exploratory School, but county school officials believe most of the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State's first youth-focused wildlife management area may come to White County

Young people who love hunting with a parent or those who want to give the sport a try may have more opportunities to do so ...

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Lights Ferry Connector could now open for traffic May 6

The new Lights Ferry Connector in Flowery Branch is now projected to open to motorists May 6, following some delays involving granite pavers at the ...

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two people seriously injured in head-on collision in Gainesville

Two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition after an early Sunday head-on collision between two vehicles in Gainesville.

April 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Louver Shop brings 216 jobs to new Gainesville plant

Jim Tortorelli walks through his 300,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and points out an employee by name.

April 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


‘It’s been a good ride:’ Carl Rogers reflects on 22-year tenure in state legislature

Carl Rogers doesn't have to say a word to describe his 22-year career in the state legislature.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Virtual, Edgenuity provide online instruction for Gainesville students

Gainesville City Schools offer online courses to students through two programs, but the system does not provide online instruction itself.

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County schools expand online course offerings

Online courses are about to be a larger part of Hall County schools, increasing from five courses to 13 and now to perhaps "in the ...

April 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


As alcohol becomes big business, Gainesville ponders pouring policies

There are perhaps two ways that continued changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance can be viewed: The code is either falling apart or it is ...

April 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crime victims' advocates applaud tougher sentences, better support

Stronger sentences and greater support for victims are two heralded achievements from criminal justice stakeholders over the past 20 years.

April 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Bluegrass Farm Jam could take root, grow in future

ALTO - Could there be anything more beautiful than the sound of upbeat twangy bluegrass and the smell of pork being lovingly smoked on a beautiful ...

April 16, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


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