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Chamber sees 'bump in growth' for Hall County

OAKWOOD - Existing industry in Hall County is seeing a "bump in growth," a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce official told South Hall business leaders Tuesday.

August 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man faces felony drug charges

A 42-year-old Dawsonville man was arrested Monday after he was accused of shooting an intruder who authorities say was attempting to take marijuana plants from his property early Sunday.

August 30, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Graves seeks public's input

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves will hold town hall meetings this week in Northeast Georgia to discuss issues and hear from residents in the 9th District, which includes Hall County.

August 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Teachers learn how to use LEGOs as educational tool

LEGOs are more than just plastic bricks these days. Now, they're ways to get kids interested in math, science and creative writing.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 traffic signals on Atlanta Highway may be removed

Gainesville officials may evaluate in the coming weeks whether two traffic signals on Atlanta Highway are still needed.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Economy factors into college enrollment

When the economy went down, Lanier Technical College's enrollment went up.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gwinnett judge to review Lutz recall

A judge from Gwinnett County has been chosen to review the merits of an application to recall Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


America Remembers 9/11: How has your life changed?

It started as a beautiful fall day in lower Manhattan. The crystal blue sky gave no hint of the horror that was about to be unleashed. Soon Islamic terrorists hijacked passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and then the Pentagon in Washington. In the skies over Pennsylvania, passengers fought back, forcing their plane to crash in a field, not some unknown target in Washington.

August 30, 2011 | | Local




Flowery Branch taxes could go up to pay for city lights

Flowery Branch officials want to hear from residents on a proposal to recover the costs of the city's street lights.

August 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lottery sales boosted by many who don’t use education programs

HOPE is a burden carried mostly by Georgia's lower income, its uneducated and its minorities.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


For a lucky few lottery players, small investments mean big payouts

Vernon Broom started playing the lottery about 12 years ago. Four years ago, he bought a $2 Jumbo Bucks scratch-off ticket at Petrofast Food Store in Gainesville.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tight budget forces some corps park changes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to close three Lake Lanier recreation areas and alter the schedule of two others, including one in Hall County, in 2012.

August 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Longstreet to be remembered at site of Manassas battle

The Longstreet Society's president says the group plans to "cheat" a little in this year's annual seminar, which has the overarching theme of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

August 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coin group in town to collect currency, metals, antiques

Your loose change may be more valuable than you think.

August 29, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


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Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State’s shift in requirements for gifted, ESOL teachers called ‘a step backward’

Recent guidelines from the Georgia Department of Education which local officials say appear to relax requirements for teachers of gifted education and English to Speakers ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Operation Southern Shield to target speeders next week

Drivers who exceed the speed limit are warned to slow down or be prepared to get pulled over.

July 15, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Local theater company gets state funding

Gainesville Theatre Alliance made the cut Monday to receive one of more than 100 grants from the Georgia Council for the Arts.

July 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford prison employee sentenced in drug smuggling case

A kitchen employee at Phillips State Prison in Buford was sentenced for her role in a drug-smuggling scheme with inmates, according to court documents.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


RISE program helps students retain knowledge in summer

Donning green caps and gowns, more than 100 elementary school students received certificates in the gym at Fair Street International Academy Friday. There was a ...

July 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Learning takes center stage at First Baptist summer camp program

Theodora Afantchao of Togo, West Africa, has a $10,000 scholarship waiting for her when she graduates from Gainesville High School in a few years.

July 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Collins ‘Sunshine’ bill would slow down federal rulemaking process

A second bill from Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, taking aim at federal regulations is headed to the floor of the House of Representatives.

July 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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