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County officials concerned about new state House maps

New state House districts drawn for Hall County will likely present challenges for elections officials and residents alike, said residents and county officials who spoke at a community meeting on new political maps.

August 31, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Graves: Congress must focus on jobs, economy

Meeting with residents who packed the Forsyth County Administration Building Wednesday night, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves said jobs and the economy are the top issues the government should be dealing with right now.

August 31, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville residents help Irene victims

As residents across the east coast clean up after Hurricane Irene, a group of Gainesville residents continues to offer aid to those affected by the storm.

August 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Brenau program saving endangered species

There are a lot of little green things growing in Jessi Shrout and Heather Gladfelter's lab at Brenau University.

August 31, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Local businesswoman to run against Hamrick for Gainesville council seat

As qualifying wrapped up in Gainesville and some other area cities on Wednesday, local businesswoman Debra Harkrider filed papers stating her official intention to run for the Gainesville City Council.

August 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


One killed, 6 seriously injured in Tuesday morning wrecks

One man is dead after a wreck Tuesday morning on McEver Road at Gould Road in front of Free Chapel Worship Center.

August 31, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville school board lowers tax rate slightly

Gainesville taxpayers will have a little less of a load this year.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Chamber sees 'bump in growth' for Hall County

OAKWOOD - Existing industry in Hall County is seeing a "bump in growth," a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce official told South Hall business leaders Tuesday.

August 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man faces felony drug charges

A 42-year-old Dawsonville man was arrested Monday after he was accused of shooting an intruder who authorities say was attempting to take marijuana plants from his property early Sunday.

August 30, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Graves seeks public's input

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves will hold town hall meetings this week in Northeast Georgia to discuss issues and hear from residents in the 9th District, which includes Hall County.

August 30, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Teachers learn how to use LEGOs as educational tool

LEGOs are more than just plastic bricks these days. Now, they're ways to get kids interested in math, science and creative writing.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


2 traffic signals on Atlanta Highway may be removed

Gainesville officials may evaluate in the coming weeks whether two traffic signals on Atlanta Highway are still needed.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Economy factors into college enrollment

When the economy went down, Lanier Technical College's enrollment went up.

August 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gwinnett judge to review Lutz recall

A judge from Gwinnett County has been chosen to review the merits of an application to recall Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz.

August 30, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


America Remembers 9/11: How has your life changed?

It started as a beautiful fall day in lower Manhattan. The crystal blue sky gave no hint of the horror that was about to be unleashed. Soon Islamic terrorists hijacked passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and then the Pentagon in Washington. In the skies over Pennsylvania, passengers fought back, forcing their plane to crash in a field, not some unknown target in Washington.

August 30, 2011 | | Local


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Suspect in Jasper Waffle House robbery arrested in Gainesville

A Gainesville man accused of robbing a Jasper Waffle House was arrested by Gainesville Police Thursday.

March 23, 2017 | | Local


Hall authorities warn of jury duty scams

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has a Lt. Smith. But he won't call you asking for money or personal information because you skipped ...

March 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of state’s witnesses to testify Thursday in case of alleged threats made to imam

The last three witnesses for the state are expected to testify Thursday in the trial of Marquis Bonds, a Gainesville man facing charges of aggravated ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce job fair features 67 employers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce tried to make job hunting less daunting by putting 67 local employers in one place at its annual job ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall man rescued after tree falls into bedroom

Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped Tuesday night when a tree fell into the bedroom of his mobile home near Gainesville as strong ...

March 22, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most power customers in Hall back online after storm outages

More than 15,000 Jackson EMC customers have had power restored from Tuesday night's storms, company officials said Wednesday, with only a few dozen ...

March 22, 2017 | | Local


Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Defense attorney Blake Poole told the jury on Tuesday of the history between his client Marquis Bonds and alleged victim Imam Bilal Ali prior to ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Bridget Rigby's teaching saved and changed a life.

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police investigating potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle

Police are investigating two deaths Tuesday as a potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle in Gainesville.

March 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville ‘Ask a Plumber’ workshop to offer water conservation tips

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host ...

March 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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