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The Local Agenda: Energy tax exemption worries cities

Gainesville City Council expressed concerns about Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed energy sales tax cut exemption in a work session earlier this month.

February 14, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Rotary Club honors governor, INK director at banquet

The Gainesville Rotary Club honored two residents Monday for their contributions to the community and the state a the club's annual banquet.

February 14, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Cedar Creek talks await Lanier report

Officials from Gainesville and Hall County seemed to have come to some agreement in their tug-of-war over the unused Cedar Creek Reservoir.

February 14, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Rain, sleet could hit Hall County overnight

Snow is out but sleet is in the updated forecast for the Hall County area.

February 13, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family learning new details about injured Marine’s condition

More details are emerging about the condition and status of a 2011 Chestatee High School graduate severely injured Friday by a blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.

February 13, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Large crowd rallies for GHS honor student

Several hundred people packed into Antioch Baptist Church on Sunday to throw their support behind a Gainesville High School senior they say is being denied the honor of becoming the school's first black valedictorian.

February 13, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Voters may learn of T-SPLOST projects before balloting

Most of the transportation tax's focus is on regional roads projects, but that makes up three-fourths of where the proposed dollars will go.

February 13, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marine recovering from roadside blast in Afghanistan

A 2011 Chestatee High School graduate was severely injured Friday by a blast from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, but family members say he is expected to recover.

February 12, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Local colleges worry what consolidation will mean for identities

Proximity may be one of the chief reasons to consolidate Gainesville State College and North Georgia College & State University.

February 11, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gainesville fire department donates water hoses for dock upgrade

A Gainesville High School student has found a use for a fire hose that is more than 30 years old.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville considers moving Midland train engine

The old black and red Gainesville Midland train that has been on display for more than 30 years in downtown Gainesville could be on the move.

February 11, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Publishing company considers Flowery Branch for local history book

A Charleston, S.C.-based publisher of local history books has approached Flowery Branch about the possibility of a book on the small South Hall town, which dates to the 1800s.

February 11, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Law keeps absentee ballots from inmates incarcerated in home counties

For many years Georgia inmates housed in their county of residence have been unable to vote in elections because of an oversight in state law.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Firefighters battle chimney blaze on Ledan Road

Emergency crews blocked part of Ledan Road in Gainesville while they battled a chimney fire at residence in the 3700 block.

February 11, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Winter coming back with a bite

Freezing temperatures this weekend will replace the recent warm, springlike weather of the past few weeks.

February 10, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Graham stays behind the scenes as Gainesville Parks and Rec’s deputy director

It's no coincidence that one has to turn into Community Way to get to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville.

July 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Summer vacation? Not for many teachers in Gainesville, Hall

Early one Monday morning this summer, Ronda Larned was working in her classroom at the new Mundy Mill Academy when Principal Crystal Brown walked in ...

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Helen's newest place to stay is off the beaten path of tourist traffic, sitting nestled between mountains.

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge William O’Kelley remembered for patience, respect, humor

ATLANTA - Friends, family and members of the legal community gathered Saturday in Atlanta to honor the life of Senior U.S. District Judge William C ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway Center awarded grant to help victims with legal representation

Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville was awarded more than $10,000 this month for a program helping low-income domestic violence victims find legal representation.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Goodbye gas? Electric cars are coming in greater numbers, variety

Hall County drivers don't seem to much care for electric vehicles. Maybe they should.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Photo slideshow: Yo, ho, ho; Poker Run pirates show their cards

Lake Lanier was overrun by pirates Saturday for the annual Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run in Flowery Branch on Saturday.

July 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Proposal seeks rezoning change in Oakwood from commercial to residential

Plans appear to be moving forward on a new subdivision off Martin Road at Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 - near a planned new interchange at Interstate ...

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County kids go to film school

Righting the wrongs of a lonely child-turned bully. Fighting a time-stopping villain after leaping from the two-dimensional world of a painting. Princesses getting attacked and ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville lawmakers to work on health care, construction committees

Gainesville's state representatives have landed seats on committees studying Georgia health care and construction.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Brenau to expand art collection

Brenau University is expected to add more than 2,000 works of art to its collection with the pending acquisition of assets belonging to a ...

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County adds 4 new ambulances into service

Harking back to the era of horse-drawn transportation, Hall County Fire Services celebrated Friday the arrival of four new ambulances with a "push-in" ceremony.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville to weigh plans for 65 townhomes on South Enota

A Buford-based homebuilder is looking to get almost 22 acres rezoned to develop 65 townhomes on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

July 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Workers rescued from Cargill silo after lift malfunction

Two employees doing maintenance work inside a Cargill silo were helped down by Gainesville firefighters after their lift malfunctioned, according to authorities.

July 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


ADA Memorial road race set for Saturday in Gainesville

The 16th annual ADA Memorial 5- and 10-kilometer and 1-mile road race is set for Saturday in Gainesville, marking the 27th anniversary of the Americans ...

July 21, 2017 | | Local


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