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Rabid raccoon reported in North Hall

A raccoon was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in the Ransom Free Road area of North Hall County.

April 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Main Street 'visionary' Dan Summer remembered, honored with plaque on Gainesville square

Before Dan Summer made his mark in Gainesville, the downtown square resembled a ghost town.

April 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Basin including Chattahoochee River most endangered in country, group says

Outdated water management and rising demand has placed the Chattahoochee-Apalachicola-Flint River Basin in Georgia, Florida and Alabama, of which Lake Lanier is an integral part, at the top of the country's most endangered list, according to the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group American Rivers.

April 12, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

The annual Victims' Rights Ceremony will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Kenyon Plaza between the Hall County courthouse and its annex.

April 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


15 bicycles stolen from Toys for Tots storage facility

Fifteen bicycles and other goods were stolen from a Toys for Tots storage facility in Gainesville run by the local Marine Corps League.

April 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating Saturday Waffle House robbery

Two suspects demanded cash from employees after midnight Sunday at a Gainesville Waffle House, police said.

April 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Schools pay raises remain likely; 2017 draft budget is $228 million

Employees of Hall County Schools are nearly certain to get a raise this year, though it remains to be determined how close that is to a 3 percent increase.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


National Geographic fellow speaks Thursday about how to live to 100

There are five little pockets in this world - some big cities and others remote islands - where human beings are 10 times more likely to live to be 100.

April 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kim Carroll fosters Odyssey tradition in South Hall

After 24 years, the enthusiasm still bubbles out of Kim Carroll. She's talking about the Odyssey of the Mind competition - her kids, the "problem" each year and the process.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


8 Hall County teams qualify for World Finals in Odyssey competition

Eight Hall County teams - all in South Hall County - took first or second places in the Georgia Odyssey of the Mind competition Saturday - and qualified for the World Finals in May.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Students explore career, college options in myriad ways

"Every child that leaves us ought to have some sort of pathway to 'How do I spend the next 50 years?'" Will Schofield, superintendent of Hall County schools, declared.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Raises, new buildings projected for Hall County Schools budget

Raises for Hall County Schools employees is what Superintendent Will Schofield calls "the big story" for the school system's fiscal year 2017 budget plans.

April 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local




Rising gas prices likely to continue through Memorial Day

Gas prices are rising, and experts expect the trend to continue.

April 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


History Center event shows different side of Civil War

Historians at the Northeast Georgia History Center used life in Civil War era North Georgia as the focus for this month's Family Day on Sunday, with the hope that people might see the lesser-known history of Georgia's Civil War history.

April 10, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Thompson Bridge Road lanes open after morning fire, gas leak in North Hall

A portion of Thompson Bridge Road was shut down Saturday morning after a fallen tree sparked a house fire and gas leak in North Hall ...

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


You Heard It Here: ‘We got it all in Hall, y’all’

Here is an item we heard this week that we thought you might find interesting.

April 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville ‘Student Painter’ entrepreneur lining up customers, recruiting employees

Johnathan West, a University of Georgia student from Gainesville, hopes to run at least an $80,000 business this summer as an intern with Young ...

April 23, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Gainesville bypass debate isn’t new, or over

For longtime residents, the now-derailed Enota Bypass was simply another chapter - and maybe sore spot - in a long-standing issue of how to steer traffic around ...

April 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique 1940s Gainesville police badge enters department’s historic collection

Almost 70 years after Cecil Guest left the Gainesville Police Department, his badge will be turned in for good.

April 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Alto woman accused of shooting, injuring man

An Alto woman is accused of shooting a man three times in the chest Monday in Gainesville, police said.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Video shows suspects accused of taking tablets, cash from North Hall High

Two suspects who stole tablets and cash from the North Hall High School main office appear in a surveillance video released Thursday by authorities.

April 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Missing man authorities say has dementia, schizophrenia found in Gainesville

A man with dementia and schizophrenia has been found after he went missing Wednesday morning, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

April 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Drink wine, eat plants: National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner gives advice for longevity

The secrets to a longer life are elusive, but simple.

April 21, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New Flowery Branch senior apartment project can proceed with conditional use approval

A new senior multi-family dwelling is proposed for 11 acres behind Habersham Bank at 5977 Spout Springs Road, and the Flowery Branch City Council on ...

April 21, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin Regional Staff | Local


New Flowery Branch City Hall OK'd in downtown area

A new $5 million City Hall is in store for Flowery Branch.

April 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vacant properties can have wide-ranging effects on area

They're more than just an eyesore.

April 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Richard Oates to lead University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus

Richard Oates, a member of the University of North Georgia's faculty since 1982, will become vice president of the school's Gainesville campus on ...

April 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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