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Clermont's legal fight over library vote could be costly

It may be a case of David vs. Goliath, but Clermont officials say they are prepared to take on the county in a likely costly legal battle over the location of a North Hall library.

March 13, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bass, barbecue and sweet tea at Laurel Park

Gainesville native Richard Shaw has a few secrets, and they can all be found in his cooking.

March 13, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Man admits setting fire to house

A Hall County man called 911 to tell operators he had set his house on fire, and by the time firefighters arrived, it was fully engulfed in flames, officials said. No one was hurt.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Class helps divorced parents work together for kids' sake

One man's ex-wife denies him access to their 10-year-old child out of spite. A woman's 9-year-old daughter has taken on the adult role of peacemaker and mediator, passing messages between father and mother.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Teens sign pledge to not text or talk behind the wheel

Joey Leonard, 17, was driving while texting on a cell phone with a friend when he glanced down for an instant and took his eye off the road.

March 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Bill aims to increase class sizes

A bill promising local school districts more flexibility in a time of economic hardship is making its way to the floor of the state House of Representatives.

March 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Free dental care draws big crowd

A Gainesville dental office opened its doors Friday to offer free care to more than 80 people in need.

March 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Spike in burglaries sparks interest in neighborhood watches

Joan Alford's neighborhood watch has been active for a few years, but recently it regained focus as burglaries increased in the down economy.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jefferson school planning difficult without final state budget

Traditionally, school boards use annual retreats as an opportunity to make plans for the following school year and beyond.

March 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Pedestrian hit, killed

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a pickup truck backing out of a driveway in Oakwood, officials said.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Rotary awards schools superintendent Will Schofield

Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield has been honored with the Gainesville Rotary Club's Guardian of Ethics Award.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Former Hall County school superintendent H.F. Johnson dies

H.F. Johnson Jr., former superintendent of Hall County schools, died Thursday. He was 71.

March 12, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Arrests made in Spring Road, Atlanta Highway burglaries

Hall County Sheriff's officials on Friday announced three arrests made in two separate burglary arrests.

March 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


DOT offers some mixed news about roads

OAKWOOD - A bleak revenue picture, made worse by expenses piling up from bad winter weather beating the roads, cast a pall over the Georgia Department of Transportation's annual forum Thursday.

March 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public will have chance to weigh in on trash plan

Gainesville residents will have a chance to tell the City Council what they think about a proposal to cut their trash collection service.

March 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Gainesville School Board takes no action on Creel’s contract at retreat

Nearly two hours of a closed meeting Saturday led to no action on Gainesville schools Superintendent Wanda Creel's contract, but the board issued a ...

August 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dressed to kill, aimed to heal: Hope and Healing gala funds family service needs

The ninth annual Gala for Hope and Healing benefitting the Children's Center for Hope and Healing was a scene straight from the Roaring '20s ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Search continues for missing male on Lake Lanier

The search effort for a man missing on Lake Lanier since Friday continued Saturday night, officials said.

August 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Night of Awareness event offers aid to hungry children, sex trade workers

The third annual Night of Awareness event was held Saturday, at First Baptist Church to support the SS Revolution Ministries and to help raise money ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Child transported to hospital after vehicle crashes into home in East Hall

A vehicle crashing into a home overnight Saturday in East Hall County sent a child to the hospital with injuries and caused extensive damage to ...

August 13, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police to offer active shooter response seminar

Following some high-profile shooting events around the country, Gainesville Police will host a civilian response seminar Wednesday on how to respond in these dangerous situations.

August 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents can share a cage with sheltered pets at Humane Society fundraiser

Have you ever wanted to see your friends, family or community leaders locked in a cage for hours on end? Thanks to the Humane Society ...

August 13, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


SLIDESHOW: Making a big splash for domestic violence victims

More than 100 people came out Friday to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville for the Family Splash Bash, a fundraiser for the Gateway ...

August 12, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Police release clothing description connected to bones found along I-985

Gwinnett County Police on Friday released information about clothing connected to a woman's skull and bones found July 29 along Interstate 985 in Buford.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


10 arrested during undercover prostitution, drug investigation

Ten arrests were made by the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Thursday during an undercover prostitution and drug investigation.

August 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Victims from Wednesday's fatal wreck identified as North Carolina residents

The two people who died in a wreck Wednesday morning on Interstate 85 were from Lincolnton, N.C., the Georgia State Patrol said in an ...

August 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


‘We’re all behind her:’ Chestatee High watches, celebrates Jenny Arthur’s Olympic moment

Students at Chestatee High School spent the last hour of the school day Friday on the edge of their seats in front of screens throughout ...

August 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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