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High traffic weekend is already busy

The Labor Day travel period got a running start Friday in Hall County as a car fire on Interstate 985 backed up traffic near Exit 16 and an early evening one-vehicle wreck critically injured a woman in her 30s.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forecasters: 3 inches of rain to hit Labor Day

Robert Garcia, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said after today, the chances for a clear and sunny Labor Day weekend on the lake don't look too good for Hall County.

September 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville offers rebates for energy use upgrades

If you've been thinking about making your home or office more energy efficient but haven't because of the cost, the city of Gainesville may be able to help.

September 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Finnish exchange student learns American culture in Gainesville

Tua Hytonen had never shopped in a Walmart or attended a football game. She's never been camping in an RV or studied U.S. government.

September 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Tag office packed ahead of holiday

Genard Keith, after 45 minutes in a plastic chair in the hallway of the Joint Administration building, acknowledged that on a Friday afternoon, he'd been waiting "too long for a tag."

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Raccoon confirmed as rabid in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Emory Griffin road area of East Hall County after a raccoon in the area was confirmed as rabid.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


2 Hall cities set for contested races as qualifying ended Friday

Voters can look forward to some contested races in November after multiple candidates qualified Friday for seats on the city councils in Flowery Branch and Clermont.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hawkins to run for Collins' state House seat

Lee Hawkins, a former state senator from Gainesville, announced today that he plans to run for the state House seat currently held by Doug Collins.

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Vehicle fire shuts down exit 16 off Interstate 985 at Atlanta Highway

All lanes have reopened after a car fire under the overpass at exit 16 on Interstate 985 temporarily shut down one lane.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall's home fields: Bobby Gruhn Field has winning memories

The year was 1959.

September 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Rep. Collins is candidate for U.S. House

Doug Collins, a state House member from Gainesville, on Thursday became the first to officially proclaim himself a candidate for Georgia's new seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

September 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Community fondly remembers 6th-grader who died from Wednesday wreck

North Hall Middle School has an empty seat and many aching hearts this week after a sixth-grader there died from injuries sustained in a wreck Wednesday morning.

September 02, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Brenau University could lease Georgia Mountains Center

The Georgia Mountains Center in downtown Gainesville may soon become part of the Brenau University campus.

September 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch moves toward street light charge

Flowery Branch is moving forward on a possible plan to charge residents for street lights, perhaps as a fee tacked onto property tax bills going out this fall.

September 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drought worsens in Georgia, Hall County

Dry weather conditions have gotten worse in Hall County, which is now in moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor's report released Thursday.

September 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Film industry on a roll in Georgia

Georgia's film industry is gaining momentum as it hosts hits from Netflix's "Stranger Things" to AMC's "The Walking Dead," and the state ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Commissioners approve first phase of new shooting range construction

An ambitious, million-dollar project to build a new gun range for the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the FBI was approved by the Hall ...

July 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Police training on shooting simulator

After pulling over a suspected drunk driver, Gainesville Police Officer Griggs Wall tells the man to stay in the car to no avail.

July 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Daniel: ‘Absolutely confident’ Enota will be finished for 2018-19 school year opening

The president of the construction firm building the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy said Thursday night he is "absolutely confident" the building will be completed ...

July 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Patients pour out love for their doctor with surprise party

After a long day of seeing patients at his OB-GYN practice on Enota Street, Dr. Kent Miller was not all too happy when his wife ...

July 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


White House announces 3 federal judge nominees in Georgia

Three Georgians are among 11 intended federal judge nominees announced by the White House.

July 13, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Contractor picked for $1.6 million Gainesville sewer upgrade

Aging and corroded sewer pipes identified through routine maintenance will be retrofitted using trenchless technology that officials say will make the sewer lines efficient with ...

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lula faces vote on county service agreement

The mayor of Lula this week called on city council members to "remain firm" and not approve a new service delivery agreement with Hall County.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Parents, students, teachers, staff and residents of the surrounding community have an opportunity to get updated information and ask questions about the construction of the ...

July 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Official: 125 families await public housing

More than 100 families are on a waiting list for public housing in Gainesville, a number lower than it's been for the past decade.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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