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Commission considers ballfields for Cool Springs Park

Though the Hall County Board of Commissioners has halted work on Cool Springs Park, baseball fields may still be a possibility for the northwest Hall property.

January 29, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville squeezes time into school days to make up for snow

Gainesville students will be in class 10-30 minutes more each day starting Feb. 7, they'll be in school two additional days in May and an April 1 furlough day will now be a school day.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Robbery suspect released from hospital into jail

The man injured in a single-vehicle crash after fleeing police earlier this month was released from the hospital and now is jailed on charges he robbed two convenience stores within 24 hours of his wreck.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ghostly tales fill library

Long after the doors are locked and the last books have been checked out, someone, or something, is hanging out at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

January 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Spring Chicken Festival plans are heating up

Keep Hall Beautiful officials are starting to plan the seventh annual Spring Chicken Festival, pulling in a new element this year - a parade.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials looking for S. Hall home invasion suspect

An unusual morning home invasion Friday at Chateau Glen subdivision in South Hall County has investigators warning residents to be alert.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Kerosene sold at local stores may be dangerous

Kerosene sold at eight North Georgia Kangaroo Express convenience stores - some in Hall, Habersham, Barrow and White counties - might be volatile, state officials said Friday.

January 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood property taxes due Tuesday

Property taxes in Oakwood are due Tuesday.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vision 2030 has named a new executive director

Gainesville native Meg Nivens has been named the new executive director of Vision 2030, which is a program aimed at working on long-term goals for the Hall County community.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


City of Gainesville retirement plan gets good marks

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


General talks about Holocaust liberation

CLEVELAND - No maps were needed. When U.S. troops asked where the Dachau death camp was, a villager held his nose and pointed down the road.

January 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly, hummingbird exhibit nearing completion

Lori Carson started planning for a butterfly and hummingbird exhibit in Gainesville more than a year ago.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Traffic enforcement campaign kicks off on I-985

A 75-car motorcade of mainly police and deputy cruisers commanded attention at 3:30 p.m. Thursday as the kickoff to Operation Thunder took over parts of Interstate 985.

January 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Olive Garden to open in June

It's official - Olive Garden is coming to Gainesville.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


County chairman addresses controversies

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver spoke about the state of the county at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Thursday while addressing a few recent controversies.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch's Lights Ferry Connector, featuring a downtown roundabout, is now open to traffic.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Johnson opens sensory garden for youngsters

A lady bug tire and a frog tire help youngsters learn about senses at the new "sensory garden" at Johnson High School.

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State Patrol: No drugs, alcohol suspected in crash that killed 4 UGA students

No one was believed to be impaired in a fatal wreck Wednesday involving five University of Georgia students and a Demorest woman, according to Georgia ...

May 02, 2016 | | Local


Search will continue Tuesday for missing Snellville man at Lake Lanier

Law enforcement suspended the search again at 6 p.m. Monday for a Snellville boater missing since Saturday.

May 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Burn ban now in effect for Hall County

An open burning ban is now in effect for 54 Georgia counties, including Hall, and the Gainesville Fire Department is warning against illegal fires this ...

May 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Test results coming out Tuesday are a bit like school’s ‘report card’

The College and Career Ready Performance Index scores are a bit "like a kid coming home with a report card" for school districts, Kevin Bales ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

A Peachtree City developer hopes to bring a 508-acre waterfront development featuring homes, restaurants and offices to a now largely undeveloped section of South Hall.

May 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Habitat for Humanity invites women to help build in May

Building Director Tim Williams called out safety instructions to dozens of volunteers Monday morning from his perch on a muddy mound adjacent to a home ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal has until end of Tuesday to decide whether to veto ‘campus carry’ legislation

Gov. Nathan Deal acknowledged Monday morning during a budget signing ceremony in Hall County that Georgians are anxiously awaiting his decision on whether to veto ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Deal touts Lanier Tech expansion in signing state budget

Gov. Nathan Deal flew into Hall County by helicopter Monday morning to sign the $23.7 billion state budget for the 2017 fiscal year, which ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County wins suit over sidewalk construction

Hall County government has won a summary judgment lawsuit against Selective Insurance Company of America Inc. for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction in three ...

May 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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