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Newest library geared toward lifetime of learning

Doors to the new Spout Springs Library soon will open to reveal an imaginative world of princesses, frogs and castles for Hall County children.

May 14, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Chamber turns 100 with 'Celebration of the Century'

For those driving by on the street, it was just another night. But five stories up, an open parking deck was transformed into the setting for a lavish celebration.

May 14, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


No leads in slaying of West Hall man in home

A home invasion slaying remained unsolved Friday, some 24 hours after a retiree was found shot and killed inside his West Hall home.

May 14, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Water use increases but revenue is still down

As city officials expected them to do in the warmer months, Gainesville water customers have started using more water. That means Gainesville Public Utilities is making a little more money selling it, but water customers likely still face a rate increase in 2009.

May 14, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


An Olympic legacy: Canadian teams keep the torch burning on Lanier

In the beginning, the Lake Lanier Olympic venue was meant for great things, the most important being the legacy that creating an Olympic venue would leave for rowing and sprint canoe and kayak sports.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jackson Building is now up to code

An historic downtown building that was deemed unfit for residential or commercial use at the beginning of the year now has come into compliance with the city's demands.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Eighth-grader wins $650 scholarship in statewide essay contest

Rachel Glazer, an eighth-grader from North Hall Middle School, will be honored today at a banquet at the Georgia District Optimist Conference in Macon.

May 13, 2008 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Wounded Hall soldier recovering after surgery

An Army soldier from Hall County is recovering from his third surgery after a sniper shot him in Iraq five days ago.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Perdue orders agencies to cut energy usage

Last week, Gov. Perdue launched his "Governor's Energy Challenge," ordering all of Georgia's state agencies to cut energy usage 15 percent by 2020.

May 13, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


White County teen dies after alcohol-related cardiac arrest

Authorities are considering new charges against a White County man charged with furnishing alcohol to a high school student after the teen died from alcohol-related causes Thursday.

John Gunter, 17, a 10th-grader at White County High School, died at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Thursday morning, five days after being brought to the hospital, White County Sheriff's Chief Deputy John O'Brien said.

May 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


D.A. not charging couple with murder

A couple accused of neglecting an elderly Gainesville woman by depriving of her of food and medical care in deplorable living conditions for months prior to her death will not be charged with murder.

May 13, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bagwell, injured in Iraq, faces long recovery

It could take from six months to two years for a soldier from Hall County who was shot in Iraq to completely recover from his injuries, his mother said Friday.

May 13, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Judge rules sales tax vote was illegal

By Jennifer Sami

May 12, 2008 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Some customers face tough choices with prescription pricing plans

You're probably getting "sticker shock" these days every time you go to the grocery store or fill up your gas tank.

May 12, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Woman, son escape fire, thanks to smoke alarm

A smoke alarm may have saved the lives of two people who escaped a burning home in North Hall early this morning, a fire official said.

May 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch schedules hearing for downtown neighborhood proposal

A planned neighborhood may soon be coming to an area near downtown Flowery Branch with a few modifications from the original plans.

July 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall narrows focus to specific tax collections

The Hall County Tax Commissioner's Office has slowed its efforts to collect taxes owed on watercraft and personal property due to budget constraints and understaffing.

July 21, 2014 | Audrey Williams | Local


New amnesty law has limited impact in area

Despite Gov. Nathan Deal signing a medical amnesty bill three months ago, the new law allowing for immunities on arrests when a person seeks emergency services has not had many noticeable effects in the purview of law enforcement or medical staff.

July 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Officials: Hot car deaths avoidable

Accidents in which children die after being left in vehicles are more common than one might think. According to car safety expert Kimberly Martin, more than 40 children died in hot cars in the United States last year alone.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


County to consider vendor for retirement accounts

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will likely select a vendor to manage employee retirement accounts this week.

July 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gut check graduation

The Gainesville Jaycees sponsor and conduct the military-style camp to instill discipline and teach leadership qualities to a wide ranging group of Hall County middle school boys. Graduation was Sunday at Gainesville Civic Center. Ryan Sawyer, one of the program's main instructors, said "This program is about getting them to grow up and contribute to the community."

July 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: School board meets at new locale today

The Gainesville City School Board will have its regular meeting today at 6 p.m. in the municipal courtroom at the public safety complex on Queen City Parkway.

July 21, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Unidentified pregnant pedestrian killed in NE Hall County

A pregnant woman was killed late Sunday night as she crossed Ga. 365 near Mud Creek Road, according to law enforcement officials.

July 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Recent drownings bring back scary memories for Dahlonega man

About 10 people die every day in America from drowning.

July 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local




Parents cope with loss from fatal crash

Samuel Martin must drive past the scene of his son's death every day.

July 20, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Tech reorganization to help make programs consistent

Lanier Technical College has appointed its first dean of Allied Health as part of a reorganization designed to make instruction across its five campuses more consistent.

July 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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