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Lula wants Hall County's help to pave dirt road

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will hear a request from the city of Lula at its work session this morning for help paving a dirt road that has been in disrepair since 2001.

June 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Public hearing set on Oakwood's comprehensive plan

Oakwood City Council plans to hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. Friday on a partial update of its comprehensive plan.

June 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson's Freedom Festival celebrates nation’s birthday early

The 4th of July is coming a little early in Jefferson.

June 21, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Radon educator says cancer-causing gas is common in Georgia homes

Though radon may sound like something from another planet, it's actually a dangerous substance found throughout Hall County.

June 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Expert: Candidates benefit from name recognition in early polls

If the primaries in the Georgia governor's race had been held earlier this month, John Oxendine would be facing Roy Barnes on Election Day, according to an opinion poll.

June 21, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Fast boats and powerful engines for Father's Day

Ralph Scharle of Buford had his pick of Father's Day outings.

June 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers help keep West Jackson Fire Department going

BRASELTON - Running into a burning house may not seem like a good idea to most people, but as local fireman Joel Keith said, "Somebody's gotta do it."

June 21, 2009 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Food inspector works to make sure restaurants keep clean

Laurie Wentworth spends most of her days trying to prevent people from getting sick when they go out to eat.

June 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Barrow County practices emergency responses

WINDER - Emergency responders scrambled to the scene of an anthrax-carrying plane earlier this month in Barrow County. Except this wasn't a real situation, it was a drill that had been planned for about a month to test preparedness.

June 21, 2009 | By Leanne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Bad air can make you feel bad, too

If you're having trouble breathing in the summer, it's not just the heat that's stifling you.

June 21, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Jackson commission split on training facility plans

JEFFERSON - The plans for Jackson County's Fire Training Facility have been in the works for about nine years, and one more step in the process got approval from the county commission at this week's meeting.

June 20, 2009 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Cell phones offer emergency link

Under the struggling economy, fewer people have the access they need to emergency services.

June 20, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission wants to keep contracts in county

When it comes to assigning county projects, the Hall County Board of Commissioners wants to do its best to give work to local companies.

June 20, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Born Learning Trail dedicated for late philanthropist Nalley

What does 4-year-old Lindsay White like to do when she's playing outside?

June 20, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Emergency workers squeeze fatherhood into odd work hours

For the past 17 years, if there has been a fire in Hall County, there is a good chance Lt. Bobby Reed was there on the front lines battling the flames.

June 20, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Local couple aims to get fathers more involved in their kids’ lives

Today, some 64 percent of African-American children live in single-family homes in Georgia.

February 14, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Zumba Go Red event raises funds for women’s cardiac health awareness

For Cheryl Brown of Flowery Branch, Saturday's Zumba Go Red event was more than a fundraiser for the American Heart Association.

February 14, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Downed tree in roadway hampering traffic in North Hall

A downed tree in the roadway is hampering traffic at Ga. Highway 283 and Old Dahlonega Highway in North Hall County.

February 14, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Fatal crash involving teen is second of week in Forsyth

February 14, 2015 | Times regional staff | Local


District attorney still hopeful to fill posts after staffing bid denied

Though relief is not coming as soon as he would like, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said he looks forward to the favorable chances to add needed courthouse personnel.

February 14, 2015 | Nick Watson | 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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