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Mexican holiday brings heavy traffic to area restaurants

Cinco de Mayo may be a Mexican holiday, but many enjoy celebrating it here, too.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Nurses honored in Masters ceremony at Brenau University

Area nurses and nursing educators were honored Tuesday morning as Brenau University's first class of Masters in the Art of Nursing.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch considers Sept. 21 special election

A special election to fill a seat vacated by Flowery Branch City Councilman Craig Lutz could be held Sept. 21.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville State College removes administrator

After little more than a year on the job, Gainesville State College's vice president of academic affairs has been removed from her post.

May 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Commerce boys, ages 4 and 7, dead in murder-suicide

A Jackson County man shot his two young sons to death before killing himself, officials said this morning.

Jackson County Coroner Keith Whitfield said the shooting happened Monday afternoon in a wooded area off Old Woods Bridge Road, a dirt road between Ga. 98 and Ga. 82 near Commerce.

May 04, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Local business feels impact from Gulf disaster

Phuong Le has prided himself on getting fresh seafood from the Gulf of Mexico for his Gainesville restaurant.

At first, he or another employee took weekly trips to the coast to gather up shrimp, oysters and fish. Later, as his business grew, he relied on drivers bringing deliveries closer to home.

May 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County tax digest down $138 million since last year

Hall County has tallied its preliminary local tax digest and the results are a letdown to the Hall County school system, which is already struggling to operate with limited resources.

May 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

More lake homes could become rentals

The Hall County Planning Board voted Monday to recommend allowing Lake Lanier homeowners outside the vacation cottage zoning district the right to apply to rent their homes to tourists. Applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis.

May 03, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

2 charged with burglary

At about 11 a.m. Monday, Hall County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary in progress at a home in the 3500 block of Coker Road. Deputies found a Hispanic male and a juvenile still inside the home.

May 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Program helps recovering addicts get back on their feet

When Ana Martinez needed help getting her wheels back, she turned to some friends.

May 03, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Gainesville school may pilot program using iPads

The face, or make that interface, of learning could look a bit different in the fall at Gainesville Middle School.

May 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Letter carriers pick up canned goods, too

Mail isn't the only thing local letter carriers are interested in this week.

May 03, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Search for missing swimmer may resume

Authorities could continue their search early today for a Lawrenceville man who went missing on the Forsyth County side of Lake Lanier Sunday afternoon.

May 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Jury finds Forsyth woman guilty in 2009 arson case

A jury confirmed late last week what authorities suspected all along - a January 2009 house fire near Lake Lanier was arson.

May 02, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Entrances to Flowery Branch, Oakwood to get facelifts

Flowery Branch has received a $50,000 Georgia Department of Transportation grant for landscaping along a major entrance into the city.

May 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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New traffic signal to start operating today on Ga. 53

A new traffic signal in a fast-growing section of Gainesville is expected to be operating before lunch today, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

October 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Prosecutor: Taxi driver 'begged for mercy' before shooting

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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