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Gainesville Middle School uses aquatic center to give swimming lessons

Nearly 40 people drowned in Georgia waters so far this year, but new swim classes at Gainesville Middle School aim to teach students skills that some day could save their lives.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Band’s positive message rocks

Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland may not exactly be known for rock 'n' roll, but that's exactly what it will get next week.

September 16, 2009 | Shannon Casas | Local


China-US trade tensions could hurt poultry industry

Trade tensions with China and threats of tariffs on U.S. poultry imports into China threaten consequences for the state's poultry industry.

September 16, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Saul's celebrates 70 years of serving the area

A downtown clothing store celebrates decades in business this year by continuing its family tradition of customer service.

September 16, 2009 | BY Coulter Burch news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hall County schools earn top honors

Two Hall County schools are among five schools statewide being recognized today for excellence in international education.

September 16, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jefferson water users complain about higher bills

JEFFERSON - In June, when the state Environmental Protection Division lifted the two-year outdoor watering ban, most Georgia residents rejoiced.

September 16, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall wants to form water authority with Gainesville

Hall County is hoping to work with Gainesville officials to build a water treatment plant to serve the Glades and Cedar Creek reservoirs.

September 16, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shore Sweep set to clean up Lake Lanier on Saturday

This year, Shore Sweep volunteers won't have to stray as far off Lake Lanier's shoreline to pick up trash and other debris.

September 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia files notice to appeal judge's ruling on Lake Lanier

ATLANTA - Georgia officials have filed a formal notice indicating they will appeal a federal ruling that could restrict Atlanta from its main water supply.

September 16, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Lanes reopened on Ga. 13 at Hilton Drive

A drainage pipe under Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway at Hilton Drive in Gainesville collapsed Wednesday, likely brought on by rainy weather this week.

September 16, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Settlement brings Hoschton out of red

HOSCHTON - Hoschton has escaped another year without having to enact costly methods on residents to help deal with the city's increasing debt.

September 15, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Relive history through visit to Hurricane Shoals

Tucked away in Jackson County between Jefferson and Maysville lies Hurricane Shoals Park.

September 15, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Two-story shopping center planned in South Hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - A two-story shopping center, a rare sight in Hall County, is planned off heavily traveled McEver and Lights Ferry roads in South Hall.

September 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


GHS is No. 1 and its fans won't forget it

It only took three weeks into the 2009 high school football season for the rest of the state to realize that the Gainesville Red Elephants are the best team in Class AAA.

September 15, 2009 | Jonathan Zopf | Local


Event’s soup-filled bowls raise money, awareness of hunger issue

A gray, rainy Tuesday seemed like a good day for a hot, steaming bowl of soup.

September 15, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


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Death sentence upheld in Lumpkin County strangling case

The Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the murder conviction and death sentence of a Lumpkin County man who strangled his former girlfriend in 2001.

February 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Family displaced by North Hall fire

A man and three children have been displaced after their North Hall home was destroyed by fire Sunday night.

February 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Thousands still without power from ice storm

An ice storm has knocked down trees in North Georgia, blocking roadways and knocking out power for tens of thousands while making travel conditions hazardous.

February 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Public safety, road concerns top Hall SPLOST priorities

When it comes to special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County government gets the lion's share of revenue, and that's no small matter.

February 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Oakwood considers restricting parking in front yards

Oakwood wants front yards, not car graveyards, in its neighborhoods.

February 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


State wants to increase use of senior centers

Changes may be coming to senior centers across the state in order to boost participation, and area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about what those changes should be.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Teachers’ association honors teachers of the year

No one understands the work teachers do better than former teachers.

February 15, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Sheriff’s Office breaks ground on its new headquarters

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said he looks forward to moving into the new headquarters by the end of the year and out of the cramped spaces and cold offices on Main Street.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Icy mix possible today, but how much will we get?

Hall County may endure some icy weather today, but the event may be short-lived thanks to a warming trend expected to push afternoon temperatures above freezing.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Push is on for Hall County sales tax vote

Though the votes won't be counted until March 17, the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects across Hall County may be decided before then.

February 15, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County may be a long shot as high-speed rail stop

Slower speeds, fewer round trips, less ridership and budget shortfalls are projected if existing rail through Hall County is chosen among three options for proposed Atlanta-Charlotte, N.C. passenger rail service, a report issued by state and federal officials shows.

February 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Concerns arise amid bribery allegations against former Hall County Sheriff's deputy

The recent indictment of a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy has raised questions about the future of cases in which he was involved.

February 15, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Local officials take wait-and-see approach over proposal for failing schools

Local school officials are still assessing the plan announced Wednesday by Gov. Nathan Deal to tackle the problem of Georgia's chronically failing schools.

February 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Local


Foster care training process frustrates some

With hundreds of children needing foster care homes in North Georgia, Sara Griffith of Murrayville decided she wanted to be part of the solution.

December 07, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


From foster to forever: Some parents seek adoption

With big dreams come the possibility of worst nightmares.

October 19, 2014 | Bekah Porter | Local


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