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Hall commission rehires its former law firm

The Hall County Board of Commissioners chose Stewart Melvin & Frost, a firm it fired in January, as its new legal team.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


College students in Ala. rattled by funnel clouds

Jessica Berzack was on the 11th floor of her dormitory when the tornado sirens sounded. She fled with about 50 other students to the basement of the theater department, which was built years ago as a nuclear fallout shelter.

April 28, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Deal says tornado damage is 'heart-wrenching'

Although Hall County was spared serious damage from the worst outbreak of tornadoes in nearly 40 years, other parts of Georgia were not as fortunate.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Sunday sales will be on Gainesville ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday morning allowing communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores, and Gainesville City Council members agreed they will put it on the ballot.

April 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Governor tours storm's devastation throughout Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal is touring storm-ravaged areas in north Georgia and pledging state resources to help storm victims rebuild.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Body found in 1980 is identified

In the summer of 1978, Juanita Adams left the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to protest legislation going through Congress as part of the American Indian Movement.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Strong storms roll through Northeast Georgia

A line of strong overnight thunderstorms - some producing tornados, frequent lightning, strong winds and large hail - moved through Northeast Georgia and Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in some Georgia counties.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police charge 2 with burglary

Andreas Garcia, 17, and a juvenile, both of Gainesville, were charged Tuesday with burglary.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Money counseling program begins May 10

Steve Napier has noticed a trend in the clientele he serves as program director at the nonprofit Action Ministries-Gainesville. More and more of their problems stem back to one issue - mismanagement of money.

April 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Cumming could vote on Sunday alcohol sales in November

Voters in Cumming and Forsyth County could get to decide as early as November whether they want the ability to buy alcohol in stores on Sundays.

April 28, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Dawson on board with raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 28, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Chicken festival to benefit environmental programs

No one may be able to pinpoint why the chicken crossed the road, but Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School students can at least answer how it looked during the process.

April 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Freight study has been called off

An effort to produce a regional "freight profile" for the Gainesville-Hall area has been parked because of a lack of money.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech team wins literacy spelling bee

They went back and forth for eight rounds, sending words across the stage. In the end, it was a tricky "y" disguised as a vowel that spelled the end for one team.

April 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Meeting focuses on state’s response to federal education law

Educators from teachers to supervisors had no shortage of comments and suggestions for items to include in the state's response to Every Student Succeeds ...

August 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SPLOST revenues exceed projections in first year

With nearly $30 million in revenues collected in the first year of a special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County officials said they remain ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee area schools collect for Louisiana flood victims

Chestatee High School and its feeder schools are collecting supplies for victims of the Louisiana flood.

August 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


OSHA continues legal fight to inspect local poultry plant

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing back against a local judge's recommendation to deny the agency a warrant to inspect the Mar-Jac ...

August 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


East Hall couple hopes to turn property into wedding venue

An East Hall couple is hoping to turn its scenic homestead into a wedding venue.

August 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeled DFCS rooms aim to better serve children

Children in foster care can now visit their families in a cleaner and more enjoyable space, complete with DVD players replacing "ancient" TVs with VHS ...

August 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Rape, kidnapping among charges added for man after Oakwood foot chase

Oakwood Police added charges including rape and kidnapping for a man accused of assaulting a woman and two officers with a knife Sunday.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged with rape, aggravated child molestation

A Gainesville man was charged Monday with molesting a girl under the age of 16, according to authorities.

August 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities capture suspect they say assaulted woman, menaced police with knife

Authorities have captured a suspect they said used a butcher knife to assault a woman and later menaced two officers with the knife.

August 29, 2016 | By Alexander Popp and Clark Leonard news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Chinese students bring another perspective to Brenau campus

The environment in Gainesville is "great," Crystal volunteered. The dining hall is a favorite place - but at least one student didn't much care for ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shares his faith at Free Chapel

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney mixed faith with football Sunday as he delivered a long, rousing talk at Gainesville's Free Chapel as part ...

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘We’re in this all together’ for West Hall grad battling leukemia

Monica Sandoval had her 21st birthday party in an unusual venue last week.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


It’s still ‘All in Hall, y’all’ for Vision 2030

Vision 2030, a community project of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, "was hatched in 2004," Davis White told a luncheon group Thursday. More than ...

August 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Puppy Pantry pet boutique adds 3rd store in Flowery Branch

Brian Nichols, his wife Heather and her parents Tom and Betsy Poundstone want North Georgia pets to have the very best.

August 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Young leaders seek to shape Hall, state politics in future

There's something in the air. So they'll tell you.

August 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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