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Hall school board outlines new field trip rules

The Hall County school board approved a new process for approving out-of-state and overnight field trips to reduce the financial burden on parents.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Surplus money will help fix Gainesville schools' roofs

At least $600,000 left over from the construction of the new Gainesville Middle School can be applied to fix leaky roofs at five Gainesville school buildings, the Gainesville school board learned Monday night.

October 20, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


History center’s luncheon focuses on health care

You may not know how it started, but most people are happy to have a reliable doctor to call when they are sick.

October 19, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Iraqi journalist shares story with GSC students

Haider Hamza likens the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq to a bloody bullet being plucked from his flesh.

October 19, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Oakwood tax rate to stay the same for 10th year

OAKWOOD - Oakwood residents who see their tax bills climb this year can lay the blame mostly at higher assessments.

October 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


County considers less-strict alcohol punishment

In Hall County, someone convicted of an alcohol-related misdemeanor will be banned from working in all businesses that sell alcohol in the county for five years - a punishment the Hall County Board of Commissioners thinks is too strict.

October 19, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Web links H1N1 vaccine with potential patients

If you are considering getting the H1N1 vaccination but aren't sure where to go, the Georgia Department of Community Health has made it a lot easier to get the immunization you are seeking.

October 18, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Event promises a marathon of words

On your mark, get set, read!

October 18, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Festivals usher in fall's colors and characters

Cooler temperatures this past weekend arrived just in time for a full slate of fall festivals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Business license official helps many realize dreams

Hall County Business License Director Susan Rector is in the business of helping people reach their goals.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


First Fest draws families to Thompson Bridge Road church

Gainesville First United Methodist Church invited the community to enjoy the fall festivities Sunday at First Fest.

October 18, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Incisionless surgery helps acid reflux sufferers

Imagine having surgery without an incision.

October 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall school board to discuss field trips

Parents will be able to voice their concerns tonight regarding the Hall County school board's new stance discouraging overnight out-of-state field trips.

October 18, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Wounded war hero gets big welcome home

The police department, fire department, and the Warriors' Watch Riders made a lot of noise in Gainesville Saturday afternoon as they pulled up to the house of Capt. Frank Barroqueiro to honor him at his welcome home party from Afghanistan.

October 18, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Group seeks lake impact study

They've heard the anecdotal evidence, but they want the documents to prove it.

October 18, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board discusses new school for South Hall

The southern portion of Hall County is booming, and the school board is planning for growth.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent weighs in on Cuban relations to group at UNG

As a former CIA agent, military veteran and native Cuban, Col. Felix Rodriguez has an impassioned opinion of U.S. relations with Cuba.

April 13, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chad Black appointed as Hall deputy fire chief

Hall County Fire Services announced Monday that Chad Black had been appointed to the position of deputy fire chief.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gas leak causes closure at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads

A gas leak caused a shutdown of Gaines Ferry Road at McEver Road toward Lake Lanier in Flowery Branch on Monday, fire officials said.

April 13, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Filing tax returns messier, more complex than ever

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.

April 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center brings past to area families

The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University invited the community to attend Sunday's family day event, which focused on the 1940s. The event was held from 1-4 p.m. and provided visitors with hands-on activities, historical performers and several demonstrations that called for volunteers.

April 13, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local


Georgia families risk fines in resupplying medical marijuana

ATLANTA - Patients who have to go out of state to get cannabis oil say they will face risks and hurdles even after medical marijuana becomes legal in Georgia on Thursday.

April 13, 2015 | Bill Hendrick Associated Press | Local


Dahlonega in early stages of downtown pedestrian improvements

Anthony Smith knows the value of "foot traffic" at The Fudge Factory, a long-time fixture on the Dahlonega square.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residential parking issue resurfaces Monday night at Oakwood City Council

A proposed ordinance restricting parking in residential areas returns to the Oakwood City Council Monday night.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Class Notes: Business couple to speak at Brenau

Jack Welch and Suzy Welch will share their business advice with the public at 7 p.m. April 30 in the Brenau University Pearce Auditorium.

April 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man dies in Banks County wreck

A 41-year-old Martin man died in an early Sunday wreck in Banks County.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau hosts 2015 Fashion Show at Pearce Auditorium

The Brenau Collections 2015 Fashion Show took place at the Pearce Auditorium on the Brenau University campus. About 400 people on campus were expected to attend the public and private events making up May Day weekend including the fashion show.

April 12, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Restrictions may limit child care

Thousands of Georgia children, many of whom may live in Hall County, could be turned away from child care funding because of restrictions that began in February.

April 12, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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