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'God and Country' rally at Poplar Springs Baptist Church hits on political, social issues

Through speeches, music and videos, more than 100 people filled a South Hall church Sunday afternoon for a two-hour rally to support "God and Country."

June 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton’s $2.6 million budget boosts election, police budgets

BRASELTON - The 2010 budget for Braselton shows decreases in almost every department as the town prepares for smaller revenue collections. But an upcoming election in November means an increase in that budget.

June 28, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER AND KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Braselton hopes new hotel boosts funding to visitors bureau

BRASELTON - The town of Braselton remains hopeful that revenues will increase in the coming fiscal year as a new hotel prepares to open its doors.

June 28, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Public safety director keeps it light

Marty Nix may work in a serious business, but he doesn't take himself too seriously.

June 28, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Some seek higher power for better health

George Wangemann had followed what he thought was basically healthy eating, aside from the occasional samplings of sweets and carbohydrate-rich foods.

June 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gurley created a softball legacy in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - It seems like an unlikely place, but life has come full circle for DeMaris Gurley several times over on the high school softball diamond.

June 28, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Study says dry fall and winter lead to dearth of spring tornadoes

A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia could explain how drought conditions in the fall and winter may affect tornado activity the following spring.

June 28, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville still plans water lines to Belmont

Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said the city utility is still moving forward with plans to provide water service to the residents of Belmont, despite Hall County's recent discussions with Jackson County water officials.

June 28, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall authorities ID motorcyclist killed Saturday

A motorcyclist killed in a head-on collision Saturday on McEver Road has been identified as Douglass Cole, 39, of Sugar Hill.

June 28, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Iron girl Amanda Duncan has an iron will

Amanda Duncan doesn't run by the street any more. It isn't that she's fearful; she just doesn't.

June 27, 2009 | Katie B. Davis | Local


New fiscal budget year, with same challenges for schools

As the sun sets this week on the most trying fiscal year educators can recall, superintendents and legislators brace for the dawn of fiscal year 2010, which begins Wednesday.

June 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson's Freedom Festival dishes out old-fashioned fun

JEFFERSON - In an age when everyone seems to be clamoring for the newest model of gizmo or gadget, there are still people clinging to good old-fashioned fun.

June 27, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local tattoo artists welcome regulation, aim to clean up industry's image

To many tattoo artists, skin is a blank canvas and every tattoo tells a story.

June 27, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County receives less revenue from state court fines

Through good economic times and bad, one source of revenue most county governments can count on to remain constant is court fines. That's not the case in Hall County.

June 27, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Atlanta Street and the front lines of poverty, crime

The signs are everywhere around Peppers Market, at the corner of Atlanta Street and EE Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

June 20, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia State Championship races through Lula

Competitive bicyclists descended on Lula Saturday for The Georgia State Championship Road Race.

June 20, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


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


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