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New park could keep skaters out of trouble

The skaters of Hall County are more than ready for a place near home they can skateboard without getting in trouble.

October 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville soon may close on railroad property

A strip of land that will pave the way for Gainesville's Midtown Greenway could soon be in the city's possession.

October 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


State Supreme Court upholds teen's murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a Gainesville teen serving a life sentence for murder.

Chaz Stringer was convicted by a Hall County Superior Court jury in October 2007 for the June 2006 fatal shooting of restaurant worker Victor "Charlie" Manuel Gallegos-de la Rosa in an attempted armed robbery of Garcia's Restaurant. Stringer was 15 at the time of the shooting but was tried as an adult.

October 06, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall to pay costs for reservoir permitting

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted at its Monday work session to pay for the permitting expenses of the Glades Farm Reservoir.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville school board analyzes graduation rate discrepancy

Officials are trying to account for a discrepancy in the high school's graduation rate.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Oakwood keeping steady with proposed 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's proposed 2010 budget shows the city is taking hits from a sour economy but not having to resort to severe cuts that other governments are weathering.

October 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


WIC program expands food choices

Recipients of a state nutrition program will now have more options when they head to the grocery store.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Too much rain could mean washed-out fall foliage

Although the first day of fall was officially in September, for many people the season doesn't start until the leaves on trees begin changing colors.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Autopsies pending after 2 found fatally shot in Buford

Two people have died after being found shot Saturday in a vehicle on West Rock Quarry Road in Buford.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Business proposal could have visitors up in the trees

Hall County may soon be home to one of only two canopy tours in the state, complete with a mile of zip line, sky bridges and teepee camping.

October 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Aquatic center helps city rec department’s bottom line

In these times of economic duress, Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Department is thanking the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center for keeping its head above water.

October 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


H1N1 vaccine arrives in Hall County

After months of hearing about it, the H1N1 vaccine finally is available.

October 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall school board may rethink out-of-state field trips

Olivia Metzdorf, an eighth-grader at Chestatee Middle School, has been practicing with her school's chorus to perform at a choral competition in Orlando, Fla., this spring. But the singers may not get to take the $550 Disney World trip.

October 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Today is deadline to register for Nov. 3 elections

Those who want to cast their ballots in the upcoming Nov. 3 municipal elections have one more day to register if they aren't already on the voter rolls.

October 05, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson schools plan for teacher feedback

JEFFERSON - Despite having a system that made Adequate Yearly Progress last school year and an 86.7 percent graduation rate, Jefferson City Schools System officials won't be satisfied until their good academic progress is at its absolute best.

October 04, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Man dies in boat accident on Lake Lanier

June 13, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Hotel, restaurant, apartments on busy Gainesville planning agenda

Gainesville's residential and commercial growth continues to surge, judging by items under consideration Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of health science students nearly doubles since 2011-12

Health science has become a focus in Hall County Schools - just as the industry is among the most popular fields for employment in the Hall ...

June 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family Promise house in Flowery Branch still needs work

Work is moving along, although slowly, in church-based efforts to repair a Flowery Branch house that will be used as transitional housing for Family Promise ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Save Georgia's Hemlocks issues call for volunteers to help at Anna Ruby Falls

Deadly, invasive insects are threatening hemlocks at Anna Ruby Falls near Helen. And to stem the tide and treat the trees against the pest, volunteers ...

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Businessman Richard Pope remembered as ‘visionary’

Richard Jackson Pope, a local businessman, entrepreneur and "visionary," died Saturday at age 79 following a brief illness.

June 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 children died, 4 others injured in Saturday wreck in South Hall

Three children were killed in a two-vehicle wreck that injured four others Saturday morning at Belmont Highway/Ga. 332 and Talmo Road in South Hall ...

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drones being used more often for commercial photos, video

The use of drones for commercial video and photos is on the rise, according to the National Association of Realtors.

June 12, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Many Hall residents seek an oasis in food deserts

In Lula, a family living in a remote farmhouse might have to drive more than 10 miles to get to the nearest grocery store.

June 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch city hall's size, location, cost concern some

They say you can't fight city hall. In Flowery Branch, at this point, you can't fight the new city hall.

June 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Street slaying remains a mystery a year later

Rumors and theories swirl around the death of Phil Smith, a 55-year-old Atlanta Street man shot in the head last year that has caused "many ...

June 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cheers, shrugs greet Clinton’s milestone among local leaders

Hillary Clinton effectively claimed the Democratic presidential nomination last week after her victory over Bernie Sanders in the California primary, becoming the first woman to ...

June 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers hammer away at a new habitat

Several employees of Wells Fargo volunteered their time Saturday to work on a Hall County Habitat for Humanity house at the Copper Glen subdivision in ...

June 11, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Battle of the Bands a showdown of sound under summer sun

Four groups of Georgia musicians took the stage at Lake Lanier Island's Sunset Cove on Saturday under the burning June sun and traded tuneful ...

June 11, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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