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Justice officials fire Gainesville youth center officer

The Department of Juvenile Justice fired a Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center corrections officer Thursday, claiming he had an inappropriate relationship with an Athens teenager living at the facility.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville High's valedictorian split draws fire

Controversy is already brewing about Gainesville High School's 2012 valedictorian selections before the school has even released its decision.

February 03, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hoax sparks bill to toughen false reporting penalties

In 2009, Hall County and state authorities spent hundreds of hours and countless taxpayer dollars to track down the "catchmekiller" who claimed to have murdered several people.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Law agencies in Gainesville, Hall train for hostage crisis

Gainesville and Hall County authorities got a glimpse Friday morning of what it's like to respond to a dangerous hostage situation.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Apartment buildings concern Braselton family

For a couple who spent years in the Old Peachtree Road, Satellite Boulevard area of Gwinnett County, the possibility of multiple apartment buildings coming to their new community is disconcerting.

February 02, 2012 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville deemed ‘priority location’ for boosting small business exports

Georgia's International Trade Division has identified Gainesville as a "priority location" to carry out a new program to increase Georgia's small business exports.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellphones, tablets to be allowed in schools

Georgia's House of Representatives did its part in lifting a state ban on smartphones and tablet devices in the classroom this week.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Opportunities ripen with local food program

Lately it seems everyone is buying local, even the school system.

February 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Warm weather could be bad for plant life

If the recent trend of warm temperatures continues, people who suffer from springtime allergies could be in for an early season of torment.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Midtown Greenway project nears phase 2

As the first phase of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway project nears completion in April, the city is securing funds for the next step of that project.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Volunteers ease the stress of tax season

The burden of tax season can get a little lighter for Hall County residents eligible for a free income tax preparation program.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Wildlife skipping winter slumbers

Gen. Beauregard Lee waddled outside his "Weathering Heights" mansion Thursday to a sunny, warm, springlike day. The only problem was it's not spring and it won't officially be for nearly two months.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Cleaner air means Hall won’t change road plans

For the first time, 20 counties in metro Atlanta, including Hall, have met federal standards for air quality established in 1997, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


City, Brenau negotiating Mountains Center lease

Future use of the 30-year-old Georgia Mountains Center continues to be hashed out by attorneys representing Brenau University and the city of Gainesville.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gas prices on the rise again

Like any other business owner, Joey Libasci cringes at the thought of increasing gas prices.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Hall school board approves policy allowing security assistant to carry gun in workplace

A Hall County Schools security employee is now authorized to carry a handgun while fulfilling the duties of his job.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Keeping Sardis-Ledan open to cost $50,000, extend work by 20 days

Keeping the intersection of Sardis and Ledan roads open during the day is going to cost Hall County an extra $50,000 and extend construction ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Lane closing on Boling Bridge on Monday, Tuesday nights

A single lane will close on Boling Bridge along Ga. 53 beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville boy drowns at start of family's vacation in Florida Keys

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. - A family vacation in the Florida Keys turned tragic for a Gainesville family when a couple's 3-year-old son died in ...

July 24, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lidl grocery store proposed on Dawsonville Highway

German grocery chain Lidl wants to build a 36,000-square-foot store on Dawsonville Highway across from Trinity Baptist Church.

July 23, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board set to board on gun policy for security officer

Hall County Schools may soon have an employee with the authority to carry a handgun in the district office and on school campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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


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