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Supporters to hold annual memorial service for Gen. Longstreet

Every week or so, visitors to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's Gainesville grave leave behind an item of some kind, perhaps a cigar or a candle.

January 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls will provide a show this weekend

An often-quoted saying about bull riding is "it's not if you get hurt, it's when." But for David Barton of South Carolina, the thrill of riding outweighs the danger.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: Hall County economy now on upswing

Despite the "pain around us," Hall County is in a state of stability and economic recovery, a local real estate expert said Thursday.

January 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville makes room for the future

Jeff Kline sorted pieces of wood, copper and concrete Friday as he and Billy Minton tore down part of Gainesville's old public safety building.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County commission cautiously moves ahead

After a lively meeting Thursday, Hall County commissioners are cautiously moving forward as they form relationships and head to what could be more contentious meetings next week.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man indicted for selling inmates case information

A federal grand jury indicted a former Gainesville resident on charges accusing him of buying and selling information to other inmates in prison, with instructions they use the knowledge to deceive prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta said.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Winter storm may wallop area

Winter weather is coming, but will Gainesville be covered with ice or with snow?

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New Hall commissioners take charge

Hall County's attorney and administrator were replaced in Thursday's tension-filled Board of Commissioners meeting.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


University earns 2010 community designation

North Georgia College & State University was one of 115 institutions of higher education in the country to earn a coveted classification this year.

January 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Superior court judge recognizes hard work

Five Hall County residents stood shoulder to shoulder with a judge Thursday in a way they hadn't before.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lutz suggests Deal backer forced move on resignations

Moves to oust top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND CAROLYN CRIST jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, ccrist@gainesviiletimes.com | Local


Hall commission trio votes to move library to Clermont

Fulfilling a promise they made several weeks ago, Hall County Commissioners Ashley Bell, Craig Lutz and Scott Gibbs voted Thursday to move the North Hall library back to Clermont and halt construction on the Cool Springs park.

January 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council votes 3-2 to keep Andrew

An emotional week in Flowery Branch ended on a positive note for City Manager Bill Andrew Thursday night, as the City Council reappointed him to his job for at least another year.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Graves introduces legislation as Congress reconvenes

After being sworn into the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill of the new session, which is an act to de-authorize appropriations for national health care.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Voters can submit questions for Monday’s 9th District town hall event

Now it's your chance to question the candidates.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


State waiver on Milestones tests won’t affect local schools’ procedures

Hall County and Gainesville school district officials expect no changes in their procedure to promote students to the next grade level following Milestones testing interruptions ...

May 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


State’s proposed social studies standards are open for public comment

The state has posted proposed social studies curriculum standards for a 30-day public commenting period.

May 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch officials scratching heads over preliminary tax digest

A look at the preliminary Hall County tax digest has Flowery Branch officials wondering if the 2.14 percent projected increase is accurate.

May 05, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Braselton council hears opposition to Braselton-Stover House becoming a funeral home

The Braselton Town Council heard during Thursday's work session from one man who said using the Braselton-Stover House as a funeral home was not ...

May 05, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Hall school board race pits incumbent Craig Herrington vs. newcomer Clay Davis

The District 3 race for the Hall County Board of Education is a contrast between experience and a political newcomer.

May 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hoschton bank robbery suspect arrested in Biloxi, Mississippi

The suspect in the April 25 armed robbery of Hamilton State Bank in Hoschton was taken into custody Wednesday in inside a Biloxi, Miss., casino ...

May 05, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Crowd gathers in downtown Gainesville for National Day of Prayer

Rain, wind and malfunctioning speakers could not stop Hall County's community of Christians from gathering together for the National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

May 05, 2016 | By Katie Keiger kkeiger@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


District attorney seeks to revoke Katt Williams' bond after latest arrest

Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh filed a motion Monday through his office to revoke comedian Katt Williams' bond.

May 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to ...

May 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Forsyth driver cited for watching 'How I Met Your Mother' while traveling in school zone

SOUTH FORSYTH - In this day and age, people can stream their favorite TV shows whenever and wherever they want, though one Suwanee driver might want ...

May 05, 2016 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Authorities scale back search for missing boater in Cocktail Cove area

Authorities will continue sweeping the shoreline of Lake Lanier for a missing boater, but they will no longer use sonar equipment, according to a news ...

May 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal ...

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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