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Author Greene shares stories of rural Ga. with North Hall students

North Hall High School students met with an award-winning author Thursday to hear stories about the Civil Rights movement in a rural, isolated south Georgia community.

March 21, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local




Kiwanis Club honors Gainesville residents for service

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club, a youth-oriented service group, honored two Gainesville residents for civic engagement at its annual awards banquet this week.

March 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Home burns after explosion; no one hurt

March 20, 2014 | | Local


Bradford Street still closed as crews clean up repair area

Crews are patching and cleaning up an area on the downtown square following a sinkhole repair made overnight.

March 20, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Interest growing slowly in STEM programs

The inaugural year of North Hall High School's STEM Academy had a bit of a shaky start.

March 20, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Gainesville man sentenced in motorcycle drug sting

A Gainesville man was sentenced Monday in federal court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.

March 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Marijuana, guns, child welfare bills await votes on final day of state legislature

ATLANTA - With just one day of voting left, state lawmakers in Georgia face decisions on whether to expand the places where people can carry guns, whether to create a medical marijuana program for the ill and how to overhaul the child welfare system.

March 20, 2014 | By Ray Henry Associated Press | Local


Badge and Bar: May trial date set in car dealership slaying

A Hall County judge has set a May 5 trial date in the December 2012 shooting death of a Gainesville man at a car dealership.

March 20, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Gainesville works to fast-track intersection makeover

Improvements to one of Gainesville's busiest intersections - Jesse Jewell at Queen City parkways - might come sooner rather than later.

March 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-Flowery Branch official Swafford to seek Senate seat as Libertarian

Amanda Swafford, a former Flowery Branch councilwoman, has been nominated as the Libertarian Party of Georgia's candidate in the U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

March 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall elementary students learn life-saving water skills

Just a few weeks ago, Landon Webber was afraid of the swimming pool.

March 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Brenau gala to celebrate 135 years, Downtown Center

It's an event 10 years in the making.

March 19, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Court begins hearing motions in Peppers Market slaying

The first of several dozen defense motions were heard Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused of murder.

March 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Man accused in Ingles robbery now also accused in CVS heist

A Braselton man being held on drug and robbery charges has been accused in the February 2013 robbery of an Oakwood CVS, authorities said Tuesday.

March 19, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


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Hall County stays beautiful with Great American Cleanup

Volunteers will hit several areas of Hall County on Saturday as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.

April 09, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Crash cuts power for thousands in S. Hall

Power was restored by 8 p.m. Tuesday to thousands of customers who were left without power when a car collided with a power pole, according to Jackson EMC.

April 08, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Department of Labor to help Magnolia fill jobs in Baldwin

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Magnolia Windows and Doors fill a number of manufacturing jobs from 2-5 p.m. April 17 at 1000 Pyratich Drive in Baldwin.

April 08, 2014 | | Local


Sunny skies to return to area

Almost 3.5 inches of rain was recorded Monday at the National Weather Service's station at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

April 08, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to hear last of budget presentations

Gainesville City Council will meet Thursday morning to hear the last of the departmental budget presentations for the coming 2015 fiscal year.

April 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Student, golfer Smith dies at 17

Averi Smith's motto was "No tears, all smiles."

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


University’s 3-D printer helps children with disabilities

Nicolas Holbert rode Chaco around the stable enclosure, circle after circle, as physical therapy students held onto him on each side to keep his head stable.

April 08, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


King’s Hawaiian to add 450 jobs

The smell of dinner rolls wafting over Oakwood is about to grow stronger as King's Hawaiian plans to expand its production facilities and hire 450 new employees over the next two years.

April 08, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Governor reports $3.9M in cash for re-election bid

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal reported $3.9 million in cash for his re-election bid on Monday, after raising about $84,000 in 11 days after the legislative session ended.

April 07, 2014 | BY CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY Associated Press | Local


Clermont recycling business asks for 2nd chance

Ben Jackson readily admits he got off to the wrong start.

April 07, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


UGA to pay homage to Masseys

Gainesville poultry icon Abit Massey and his family are being honored Friday as the University of Georgia's 2014 Alumni Family of the Year.

April 07, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Class Notes: Hall students can now apply for transfer via open enrollment

Students inside the Hall County School District who want to transfer to another county school can apply now through April 22.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Hall County offices to observe Victims’ Rights Week with ceremony

A brief ceremony outside the Hall County Courthouse this week will honor crime victims.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Showers kick off the week

An umbrella is needed for the first three days of the week, but sun and warm temperatures should return in time for the weekend.

April 06, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Document shredding event slated for Friday

The Times and Document Destruction Services will combine for a document shredding event Friday to benefit Hall County Relay for Life.

April 06, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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