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County chairman addresses controversies

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver spoke about the state of the county at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Thursday while addressing a few recent controversies.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall to seek local lawyer

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to seek a Gainesville-based firm for the county attorney position to replace Bill Blalock, who was ousted from the job earlier this month.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chairman Oliver keeps his voting powers

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver will keep his power to make and second motions and deliberate actions after an effort to strip those powers failed Thursday.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Consultant: Gainesville's retirement plan in good shape

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chickens: from A to Z

ATLANTA - A quick walk through the International Poultry Expo reveals the life of a chicken from A to Z. From breeding to hatching to processing to deboning to marinating, it's all on display this week.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tour to teach about streams

On Saturday, Justin Ellis will try to patch what he sees as a disconnect between land owners and the natural world around them.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lutz inspires recall

After less than a month in office, Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz has inspired a recall effort.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Today marks the signing of end to war in Vietnam

With the stroke of a pen 28 years ago today, the U.S. military involvement in Vietnam was over and peace had come to the Southeast Asia region - at least on paper.

January 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buy Local event attracts business

Hall County's local businesses know how to catch eyes.

January 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reservoir rules not expected to impact Glades

New rules for reservoirs likely will not have an impact on the planned Glades Reservoir, though environmental groups are not pleased with the changes.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Snow days makeup plan doesn’t please everyone

Making up a week of snow days is no easy task for Hall County Schools. And the decision of just how to do it has drawn mixed reactions from the community.

January 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. politicians not impressed with State of the Union address

Despite a tone of bipartisanship Tuesday night, Georgia politicians were not impressed with President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Nopone Road library site has a hazy future

After voting to move the North Hall library to Clermont earlier this month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering what to do with the land where it was planned on Nopone Road.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


More than 19,000 expected at poultry expo

Poultry lovers from around the world have flocked to Atlanta this week for the 62nd annual International Poultry Expo.

January 25, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Man dies in boat accident on Lake Lanier

June 13, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Hotel, restaurant, apartments on busy Gainesville planning agenda

Gainesville's residential and commercial growth continues to surge, judging by items under consideration Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of health science students nearly doubles since 2011-12

Health science has become a focus in Hall County Schools - just as the industry is among the most popular fields for employment in the Hall ...

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family Promise house in Flowery Branch still needs work

Work is moving along, although slowly, in church-based efforts to repair a Flowery Branch house that will be used as transitional housing for Family Promise ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Save Georgia's Hemlocks issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls

Deadly, invasive insects are threatening hemlocks at Anna Ruby Falls near Helen. And to stem the tide and treat the trees against the pest, volunteers ...

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 children died, 4 others injured in Saturday wreck in South Hall

Three children were killed in a two-vehicle wreck that injured four others Saturday morning at Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 and Talmo Road in South Hall ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many ...

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ...

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers hammer away at a new habitat

Several employees of Wells Fargo volunteered their time Saturday to work on a Hall County Habitat for Humanity house at the Copper Glen subdivision in ...

June 11, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Battle of the Bands a showdown of sound under summer sun

Four groups of Georgia musicians took the stage at Lake Lanier Island's Sunset Cove on Saturday under the burning June sun and traded tuneful ...

June 11, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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