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VA seeks space in Hall County for a bigger clinic

OAKWOOD - The Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic at 3931 Mundy Mill Road opened 10 years ago with the plan to relieve overcrowded operations in Decatur.

September 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New language focus brings far East to South

Rice and won tons once were common dinner fare for Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield.

September 12, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Down economy forces the hands of hard-up burglars

In every recession since the 1950s, experts say, crime rates have risen as the economy slides.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Food Bank takes action against hunger

In support of Hunger Action Month, The Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Hall County distributed food to families Saturday at Hollis Transport & Logistics in Flowery Branch.

September 12, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Dragon Boats lure huge crowd to Lake Lanier

Louis Jonlee's Dragon Boat team didn't come all the way from New York City to Lake Lanier just for fun.

September 12, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Elachee plants the seed for science

Thirty years ago, a "new, green earth" was cultivated in Gainesville.

September 12, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Park plans, funding cause rift

It's not often that a county builds a new park. It's even less often that a county builds two at the same time.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dawson, Forsyth pays tribute to lives lost

Residents of Dawson and Forsyth counties paid tribute Friday to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the eighth anniversary of the event.

September 12, 2009 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON AND ELIZABETH HAMILTON Times regional staff | Local


9/11 ceremony quiets downtown Gainesville

Just as most people were frozen in place as they watched the events of Sept. 11, 2001 unfold, the traffic on Jesse Jewell Parkway stood still Friday morning.

Traffic was stopped by the Gainesville Police Department for two minutes in commemoration of the tragic event.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jefferson Rotary Club dedicates flagpole

JEFFERSON - For many Jefferson residents and officials, the American flag has become a symbolic reminder of Sept. 11, the thousands of lives that were lost and the sacrifice shown by the many public service workers who forged through the rubble of the fallen towers of the World Trade Center on that day.

September 12, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Carcasses of more than a dozen dogs found in Murrayville home

A quiet lakeside home in Murrayville became the scene of a nightmare animal cruelty case this week when law enforcement discovered the rotting carcasses of more than a dozen dogs left inside the home.

September 12, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dragon boat races highlight annual festival

Don't be shocked if you see dragons plying the waters of Lake Lanier today. It is only the 2009 Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival.

September 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Riverside's Jarrard receives Bronze Star for his combat duty

Maj. Kevin Jarrard, Riverside Military Academy's commandant of cadets, was awarded the Bronze Star on Friday at the academy's Cresting Parade.

September 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville, Hall officials woo jobs with business park

If you build it, they will come.

September 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man charged in fatal wreck

Moments before the white truck Andrew Jason Grier was driving crossed the center line of Browns Bridge Road and caused a fatal, multiple-vehicle collision on the morning of Aug. 18, someone called his employer to report his reckless driving, according to recordings provided by Hall County.

September 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville man charged with trafficking $40K worth of meth

Officials with Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested a 27-year-old Gainesville man Friday following an investigation involving more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

June 20, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Junior League has more room to feed the future

All good things need room to grow.

June 20, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


More non-Hispanics visit authentic ethnic eateries

Fernando de Aguero could tell Jay Blanton all about his favorite taqueria.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father’s Day takes on different meaning for new dad

Since the moment they found out Karen Jones was pregnant, friends and family flooded her and husband Dustin with baby care books and all manner of advice, but nothing could have truly prepared the couple for what was to come. Namely, the moment when they came home with their newborn daughter.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Ask The Times: Sorority houses closer to the street than some

The new sorority houses at Brenau on Prior Street spoil the look and feel of the college campus. Did the college have to get special zoning variances or exceptions to build them so close together and so close to the street?

June 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Decrease in Hall gang activity attributed to deportation program

The arrest last month of an alleged MS-13 gang member in Flowery Branch was one of the more recent appearances of the Salvadoran group in Hall County.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Some teachers spend summers right back at work

Teachers work hard from August through May.

June 19, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch plans for more art downtown

Flowery Branch City Planner John McHenry is looking for more ways to incorporate art into the downtown area.

June 19, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


Oakwood poultry producer Wayne Farms plans public stock sale

An Oakwood-based poultry producer is forging ahead with plans for an initial public stock offering.

June 19, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Dawsonville man guilty of murder, believed cellmate was the devil

Believing his cellmate was the devil, John Darrell Setchel grabbed 72-year-old Ronald Sailers off of the top bunk in the Hall County Jail and slammed his head into the ground until he died, prosecutors said Friday morning.

June 19, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New rules coming for commercial vehicles

To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.

June 18, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Brenau construction continues on schedule

Four stately homes with towering white columns line the west side of Prior Street, ready for their tenants to move in this fall.

June 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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