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Lula to get lease to keep Rafe Banks Park open

At a special meeting Monday night, Lula City Council and Hall County agreed to a 25-year lease agreement to keep Rafe Banks Park open.

July 12, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Brazil investigating Gainesville man in sex tour scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is investigating allegations that a Gainesville fishing tour operator was using expeditions in the Amazon to cover up the sexual exploitation of underage indigenous girls, the country's minister for women's rights said Monday.

July 11, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Man arrested after 12-year-old girl reports kidnapping attempt

A 43-year-old homeless man has been charged with trying to abduct a 12-year-old girl outside a Gainesville business.

July 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Young teen charged in Memorial Park Drive burglary

A 13-year-old boy has been charged in Friday's burglary of a home in the 2100 block of Memorial Park Drive. The child was arrested following an investigation at the home.

July 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Glades project may be delayed by up to 2 years

Hall County officials could be waiting as long as two years for a permit to build the proposed Glades Reservoir.

July 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Community bids farewell to Fair Street

As Larry Jackson walked through the halls of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School one last time Sunday at the Farewell to Fair Street event, all he could remember were good times.

July 10, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Lula considers leasing park from county

Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin was enjoying a Fourth of July picnic at Rafe Banks Park in Lula when he said county officials showed up to close the park.

July 10, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Planning board set to OK stream buffer exception

Gainesville planning officials on Tuesday will recommend the city make an exception to a buffer rule that is designed to prevent wetland erosion and keep city water clean.

July 10, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Lanier Golf Course rezoning talks continue today

The pursuit of a compromise in the court-ordered Lanier Golf Course rezoning continued Friday as the owners responded to neighbors' proposed terms for an agreement.

July 10, 2011 | By Alyssa LaRenzie Times regional staff | Local


History Center event promotes fun, safety on Lake Lanier

Featuring contests, crafts and ice cream, the Family Day event at the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville explored fun at Lake Lanier.

July 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three South Hall juveniles accused of arson

Three South Hall juveniles suspected with intentionally starting fires near their subdivision are being held in the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center.

July 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


12-year-old girl brings cheer to nursing home

Like many 12-year-olds, Hannah Yarbrough's teeth are wrapped in corrective braces.

July 09, 2011 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville man paddles 106 miles on Oconee river

When Alan Kendall moved to Dawsonville nearly five years ago, his draw was Lake Lanier.

July 09, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


County has slim pickings for administrator

The search for a Hall County administrator is stretching deep into summer, as commissioners scour Hall and surrounding counties for qualified candidates. And they're less than a month away from when the interim administrator is set to leave.

July 09, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


State legislators mum on county’s budget debacle

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners first called a public hearing on a plan to reduce an $11.5 million budget shortfall, state Rep. Carl Rogers signed up to speak.

July 09, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local




Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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