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Former Hall tax commissioner dies at 94

Former Hall County Tax Commissioner W. Byron Turk, 94, of Gainesville died Thursday.

October 20, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Pedestrian killed early Wednesday crossing Dawsonville Highway

A Gainesville man was killed early Wednesday morning after being hit by a car while crossing Dawsonville Highway near Manor Ridge.

October 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Sheriff's Office seeks clues to find missing man

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has put out an alert for a missing Gainesville man.

October 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


NGCSU business dean named president at Gordon College

Max Burns, dean of the Mike Cottrell School of Business at North Georgia College & State University, has been named president of Gordon College in Barnesville.

October 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Regions still area's banking leader, but just slightly

Regions Bank is still Gainesville-Hall County's financial heavy-hitter, but it has seen a slow erosion of its market share over the past few years, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s annual Deposit Market Share Report.

October 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Robotics club prepares for competition

When Joshua Robinson, 16, was a freshman in high school, he was "a regular teenager" having some trouble in school.

October 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall County recycling changes could pay off

Recycling may be the key to money making for Hall County - and it may not.

October 20, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville school board secures funding for new Fair Street building

The Fair Street Tigers are one step closer to having a new school.

October 19, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Business owners earn Masters of Innovation awards

A good entrepreneur knows business is about more than sales and profits.

October 19, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


GSP investigating fatal wreck involving legislator’s son

Georgia State Patrol continues to investigate a fatal wreck in North Hall earlier this month. Charges against the driver are pending the completion of that investigation.

October 19, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Hall's next big road project to go out to bid in Feb.

A construction contract could be awarded in February for Hall County's next major road project, the widening of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway from Interstate 985 to McEver Road.

October 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville school board to talk career, college focus

Though the federal government has not officially approved it yet, a proposal to focus curriculum on career and college preparation is already affecting local school systems.

October 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville council extends First Friday alcohol consumption

First Friday events in Gainesville will again include drinks to go.

October 18, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


6th candidate enters Hall sheriff’s race

Less than a week after retiring as Hall County jail chief of security, Chuck Hewett announced his intentions to run for sheriff of Hall County.

October 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Sisters reunite with sister sold years ago for drugs

"By the grace of God" - that's the only way Crystal Smith and Teesha Jenkins can explain it.

October 18, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up ...

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls ...

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Middle student arrested after bomb threat leads to evacuation

A North Hall Middle School student is in custody following a bomb threat Wednesday that led to the evacuation of the school, school officials ...

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall student arrested, charged with LSD possession on campus

An East Hall High School student has been arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute LSD on the school campus.

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools look to update aging bus fleet

After putting off school bus purchases completely during five of the past 10 years, Hall County school officials are playing catch-up to update their aging ...

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responders practice emergency management skills

One by one, students sporting mock injuries like gashes and broken bones were carried on stretchers by medics during an annual training exercise Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Buford looks for assist from Hall County to pay for new school

Funding for a new $70 million high school in Buford should get an assist from Hall County, the city's long-time political leader said Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Center Point honors students, business leaders for dedication to community

Every year, Center Point Mentoring honors their heroes.

March 29, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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