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Commission considers ballfields for Cool Springs Park

Though the Hall County Board of Commissioners has halted work on Cool Springs Park, baseball fields may still be a possibility for the northwest Hall property.

January 29, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville squeezes time into school days to make up for snow

Gainesville students will be in class 10-30 minutes more each day starting Feb. 7, they'll be in school two additional days in May and an April 1 furlough day will now be a school day.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Robbery suspect released from hospital into jail

The man injured in a single-vehicle crash after fleeing police earlier this month was released from the hospital and now is jailed on charges he robbed two convenience stores within 24 hours of his wreck.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ghostly tales fill library

Long after the doors are locked and the last books have been checked out, someone, or something, is hanging out at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

January 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Spring Chicken Festival plans are heating up

Keep Hall Beautiful officials are starting to plan the seventh annual Spring Chicken Festival, pulling in a new element this year - a parade.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials looking for S. Hall home invasion suspect

An unusual morning home invasion Friday at Chateau Glen subdivision in South Hall County has investigators warning residents to be alert.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Kerosene sold at local stores may be dangerous

Kerosene sold at eight North Georgia Kangaroo Express convenience stores - some in Hall, Habersham, Barrow and White counties - might be volatile, state officials said Friday.

January 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood property taxes due Tuesday

Property taxes in Oakwood are due Tuesday.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vision 2030 has named a new executive director

Gainesville native Meg Nivens has been named the new executive director of Vision 2030, which is a program aimed at working on long-term goals for the Hall County community.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


City of Gainesville retirement plan gets good marks

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


General talks about Holocaust liberation

CLEVELAND - No maps were needed. When U.S. troops asked where the Dachau death camp was, a villager held his nose and pointed down the road.

January 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly, hummingbird exhibit nearing completion

Lori Carson started planning for a butterfly and hummingbird exhibit in Gainesville more than a year ago.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Traffic enforcement campaign kicks off on I-985

A 75-car motorcade of mainly police and deputy cruisers commanded attention at 3:30 p.m. Thursday as the kickoff to Operation Thunder took over parts of Interstate 985.

January 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Olive Garden to open in June

It's official - Olive Garden is coming to Gainesville.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


County chairman addresses controversies

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver spoke about the state of the county at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Thursday while addressing a few recent controversies.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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I-985 improvements, lane closures start next week

Work is expected to begin Wednesday to improve the driving surface on both directions of Interstate 985.

June 30, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville city school board waits on ‘self-assessment’ discussion

For the second meeting in a row, the Gainesville Board of Education members declined to talk about an item - with at least two members saying ...

June 30, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with misdemeanor vehicular homicide after January wreck

A Gainesville man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide after a Jan. 19 wreck in Hall County, according to authorities.

June 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Allgood family participating in radiothon for hospital treating 3-year-old daughter Brecklynn

This time last year, Courtney and Zack Allgood had little need for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

June 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New approach to decades-old rule could hurt affordable housing efforts

Harold Kilgore maneuvers the excavator expertly behind a home under construction in Flowery Branch's Misty Harbor subdivision, near Lake Lanier, digging deep into the ...

June 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


15-year-old Gainesville girl reported missing

Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for a missing 15-year-old girl from Gainesville.

June 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid fox bites man jogging in East Hall

A fox recently bit a man who was jogging in East Hall, and Hall County officials were notified Wednesday the fox was rabid.

June 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Adventures in Missions looks to expand campus

Adventures in Missions, a Hall County-based organization sending thousands of missionaries to 60 countries around the world each year, has its sights set on expansion.

June 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Group proposes rules for holding convention to amend Constitution

States have long passed their own measures calling for amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

June 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Background check company bringing 150 jobs to Flowery Branch

A new company opening an office in Flowery Branch plans to hire 50 people by October for its background check business - and another 100 people ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Police: Teen charged after Mall of Georgia threat

A Gwinnett County teen will be charged with harassing communications after a threat to "shoot up" the Mall of Georgia, police said.

June 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


$30K in marijuana plants seized, Hall woman arrested

A Hall County woman was arrested after authorities said they seized 15 marijuana plants.

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


New Riverside Military Academy president: ‘Military model’ prepares students for life

Riverside Military Academy is the "finest" in the United States as a private military academy, the school's new president, retired Army Col. William Gallagher ...

June 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan named to Georgia Municipal Association board

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah on ...

June 29, 2016 | | Local


Wife charged with murder in husband’s 2015 death first considered suicide

A Buford woman was indicted and charged last week in the 2015 shooting death of her husband, a case previously considered to be a suicide ...

June 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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