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Engine No. 209 began as a locomotive for last Russian czar

Gainesville's humble engine that sits at the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and West Academy Street is getting a bit of attention.

December 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Popularity of canopy tours zipping ahead

Hall County now is home to two of Georgia's three canopy tour companies, giving the county its piece of what tourism experts say is a booming business.

December 25, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood to look at specifics concerning 2030 plan

Oakwood plans to start setting up design guidelines for its ambitious 2030 plan, which involves public-private development in a core area of the South Hall city.

December 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall may fight for part of utility revenue stream

An old argument over franchise fees may be renewed this year as local governments grapple for revenue in another lean year.

December 25, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Black has big shoes to fill as new ag leader

Gary Black is the state's new face of agriculture for the first time in 40 years.

December 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Winter storm warning issued for North Georgia

It's going to be a White Christmas. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of North Georgia, including Hall County.

December 25, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Santas miss the children when Christmas ends

Today, Santa Claus gets a much-needed vacation.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


‘Mr. B’ is back in the hospital

Though Gene Beckstein will spend his Christmas in the hospital, it doesn't mean he's not a part of the Christmas Day tradition of feeding hungry mouths.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Celebrating with song

The muffled sound of song drifts through the front door.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


New year brings new trash rules

Gainesville's trash pickup changes start Jan. 1, and officials are putting out doorhangers to remind everyone of the new rules.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


A season of holy waiting

When it comes to celebrating Christmas, some churches will share old traditions and some, like Revolution Church, will build new ones.

December 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Remembering Peru

When Cecilia Denegri first moved from Peru to the United States, she noticed many of the same Christmas traditions from back home.

December 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speeders coming up with creative excuses

Something about the holidays makes people run late for things.

December 24, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Police, deputies are cracking down on drunk drivers

Gainesville police officers and Hall County Sheriff's deputies are keeping their eyes peeled for the most dangerous motorists on the road this week - drunk drivers.

December 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Snowfall could make roads slick

The National Weather Service advises North Georgia drivers to get an early start to their holiday travels.

December 24, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 14-15

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to deannex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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


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