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Covert, Richards head to runoff for Flowery Branch Council seat

A runoff is set for April 3 between the top two vote-getters in Flowery Branch City Council's special election Tuesday night to fill the Post 3 seat.

March 07, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


House Rep. Amerson plans to retire at end of this year

For months, Amos Amerson has hinted of his plans to retire from the State House of Representatives at the end of the year.

March 07, 2012 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville City Council approves Norton expansion

Despite vocal opposition from residents, Gainesville City Council on Monday approved a proposed expansion of Norton Insurance's headquarters in a historic Gainesville neighborhood.

March 07, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Sisk becomes 8th to run for Hall sheriff

After retiring from the Gainesville Police Department, John Sisk has decided to join the race for Hall County sheriff.

March 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Bus points may ease traffic at Centennial Arts Academy

Traffic around Centennial Arts Academy and surrounding schools is still a topic of discussion for the Gainesville School system.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Class notes: Director speaks at international conference

A local school administrator received an invitation to present at a conference in Mumbai, India, late last month.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Threat rumor put to rest at North Hall High

Officials determined a note found at North Hall High School did not indicate a threat to the school.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Traffic light to shut off at Gainesville intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is shutting down a traffic signal next week at Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway and Ga. 369/Jesse Jewell Parkway/Browns Bridge Road.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Hall County Sheriff's Office again earns recertification

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has met the requirements of the state's top law enforcement standards.

March 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Wood's Mill gives students a head start on careers

Wood's Mill High School is looking to give its students a leg up on the competition for local jobs and is seeing immediate success.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Ga. school superintendent discusses No Child Left Behind

The state school superintendent on Monday laid out the plan to replace the recently waived No Child Left Behind Act.

March 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Hall continues Dial-A-Ride funding

A sense of uncertainty continues to swell around the future of Hall Area Transit programs as the Hall County Board of Commissioners continues to grapple with balancing short- and long-term budget concerns with offering services to the county's most vulnerable residents.

March 05, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council talks prayer at meeting

Before each Gainesville City Council meeting, elected officials and members of the public bow in prayer.

March 05, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Crews begin demolition of old Fair Street School

Demolition on Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School began Monday morning with a small crowd of administrators and students in attendance.

March 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Bill could ax road planning organizations

The Georgia Association of MPOs has sent a letter to Georgia U.S. senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson to fight against a federal transportation bill that would effectively eliminate metropolitan planning organizations in areas that have an "urbanized population" of 200,000 or less.

March 05, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


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ID fraud a growing criminal enterprise in Hall

Some people make their living off of selling counterfeit identification documents, said Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad task force officer John Higginbotham.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Help wanted: Workers are harder to find in Hall County

Jobs are plentiful in Hall County and throughout Georgia, but finding workers to fill them is becoming an acute challenge, industry leaders say.

August 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Health care uncertainty a challenge at Hall Chamber seminar

Months ago, Rob and Brett Fowler started trying to wrap up plans for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Health Care Reform Seminar.

August 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Craft beer comes to a head in North Georgia

Craft beer is bubbling up into North Georgia after a quiet few years proving itself in the conservative region.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Hall County Sheriff’s Office Show & Shine car show

Hall County Sheriff's Office hosted the Show & Shine car show to show off the shine of your car.

August 19, 2017 | | Local


There goes the sun: Elachee holds solar eclipse festival

Before the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, Elachee Nature Science Center prepared its visitors Saturday at a Solar Eclipse Festival, where visitors young ...

August 19, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Protest peaceful, conversations sometimes heated about Gainesville Confederate monument

No violence occurred at a protest of the Confederate monument in Gainesville's downtown square.

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Two schools have eclipse glasses recalled days before event

As educators worked on final plans for Monday's viewing of the total solar eclipse, two Hall County Schools were scrambling to find enough eclipse ...

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Fire Chief credits Boys and Girls Club for career

After his father left town at age 10, Jerome Yarbrough spent his time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, where his hard-working mother ...

August 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Public, businesses react to new downtown drinking ordinance

Dozens of workers hustled to keep up with orders from Atlas Pizza customers at tables inside and on the curbside Friday, the downtown square in ...

August 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Candidate qualifying begins next week for municipal elections

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

August 18, 2017 | | Local


Protest planned against Gainesville's Confederate monument

A protest of the Confederate memorial in downtown Gainesville is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

August 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Fazoli’s out of the picture in Gainesville

The much-talked about opening of a Fazoli's Italian restaurant in the New Holland area has been derailed, The Times learned Thursday.

August 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Good News Clinics reflects on 25 years, pushes to continue its work

Thursday night's dinner wasn't just a celebration of Good News Clinics' 25th anniversary.

August 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Lakeview leader calls dedication a ‘humbling experience’

Before participating in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday morning for a new middle school building at Lakeview Academy named in his honor, Ferrell Singleton took a ...

August 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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