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Professor: Liberty is costly and raises questions

A hefty price tag is attached to liberty. That's why so many questions surround U.S. national security today and its policy priorities, a historian said Thursday.

February 25, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall County’s first female public official dies at age 91

Kathleen Murphy, the first female to be elected to public office in Hall County, died Wednesday. She was 91.

February 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Georgia Ports Authority hires former Hall finance director

Former Hall County Finance Director Michaela Thompson has accepted a job with the Georgia Ports Authority.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County board votes for ballfields at Cool Springs Park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at Thursday's board meeting to build competition baseball fields on the Cool Springs Park property and keep the tax assessor's and tax commissioner's offices in downtown Gainesville when the county relocates to the Liberty Mutual Building next year.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Students’ essays to be part of Memorial Day display

Dennis Smalley said he doesn't recall the number of times the Huey helicopters he served aboard were shot down or crashed during the Vietnam War.

February 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Kids share opinions on Cool Springs Park

The grown-ups who run Hall County decided the fate of Cool Springs Park on Thursday night. But local kids who will be most affected by that choice shared their thoughts earlier that morning.

February 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Middle East expert: End is near for Gadhafi

The Gainesville head of an international relief organization said Wednesday he believes Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi's regime could topple within a couple of weeks.

February 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents worried about rising fuel costs

Chad Browning parked his white Jeep next to the gas pump, got out of his vehicle and made a face as he looked at the per-gallon price.

February 24, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Interstate shut down from spotty grass fire

A spotty grass fire caused a lane of Interstate 985 at the Hall/Gwinnett county line to be shut down for a while Wednesday night.

February 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Keep Hall Beautiful celebrates new space

Keep Hall Beautiful's board members and staff stretched out a string of plastic bags, bottles and aluminum cans in front of Gainesville's City View Center Wednesday afternoon.

February 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work on Central Hall trail could start in December

Construction could begin in December on the first two sections of the Central Hall Multiuse Trail, a planned 14-mile paved path that eventually would loop between downtown Gainesville and the Oakwood/Gainesville State College area.

February 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business leaders, Latino advocates speak out against immigration bills

A Senate committee on immigration heard hours of impassioned testimony Tuesday about how proposed immigration legislation would adversely affect the business community.

February 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Washington remembered as ‘America’s hero’

Strong wind gusts extended the flags symbolizing the United States and its fight in the American Revolution.

February 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall Republican party rejects former county commissioner

Former Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks has been kicked out of the Hall County Republican Party.

February 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group discusses better ways to help homeless

Several Hall County groups that help homeless people are joining forces to tackle the problem and prevent duplication.

February 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Riverside honors community giants Wilheit, Cleveland

Riverside Military Academy's Alumni Hall, housing the Gainesville school's elegant mess hall, was filled Thursday evening with cadets and Gainesville civic and business ...

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Venue multipurpose center opens doors in South Hall

One group of folks certainly excited about newly opened The Venue at Friendship Springs in South Hall is nearby active-adult community Village at Deaton Creek.

August 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DEA ruling on marijuana frustrates activists

Better count Hall County resident Katie Harrison among the millions of Americans stung by the Drug Enforcement Administration's decision on Thursday to keep marijuana ...

August 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Night of Awareness set for Saturday at First Baptist

Proceeds from a Saturday night barbecue dinner at First Baptist Church will benefit local programs that help hungry children and women recovering from sex trafficking.

August 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in critical condition after assault under Queen City bridge

Gainesville Police are investigating an assault Wednesday night on a man under the Queen City Parkway bridge.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Cleveland man's death as homicide

Authorities are investigating a Cleveland man's death as a homicide after his body was discovered at his home.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


School enrollment flat in Hall County, up in Gainesville

So far this year, Hall County schools have about the same number of students and Gainesville schools have about 200 more than they did at ...

August 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Newly unified Christian school ready for new start

The new Lanier Christian Academy's campus is buzzing with activity before its first day of school - ever.

August 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


3-foot alligator retrieved from pond in neighborhood near Cumming

An alligator is a long way from the swamps where the reptiles are often found after it was reportedly spotted in a body of water ...

August 11, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local




Two West Hall football players charged with shoplifting

Two West Hall High School football players are accused of taking smartphone accessories from a Flowery Branch department store, police said.

August 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities seek to ID wireless store robbery suspect

Authorities are seeking help in identifying a man suspected in a robbery at A Wireless in the 4700 block of Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman with flesh-eating bacteria suing Northeast Georgia Health System

Gainesville-based Northeast Georgia Health System is accused of medical malpractice in a lawsuit involving a Gwinnett County woman who suffered amputations as part of her ...

August 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lekotek Gainesville location to serve more families of children with disabilities

A little boy named Camden sat on the floor in front of a computer game. He watched and laughed as a character in the game ...

August 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Georgia's university system chancellor retiring; Wrigley named interim

The leader of Georgia's university system announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the year, closing a term of more than ...

August 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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