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Gainesville meeting focuses on downtown redevelopment

Local and metro Atlanta developers, architects and Realtors are beginning to envision a new downtown Gainesville.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 men accused in gang fight begin trial

Rival gang members in Gainesville shadowboxed with drive-by insults, rallied their troops by cell phone and braced for a showdown at dawn, prosecutors said.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville OKs illuminated sign for Regions Bank

Regions Bank customers will be able to see the new E.E. Butler Parkway branch at night.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County manager put in resignation, effective March 15

Jackson County will be searching for another county manager after Monday's 4-1 vote to accept the resignation of Darrell Hampton.

March 09, 2011 | Leanne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Recreationists seek more forest service trails

The need for more trails and for better allocation of those in existence were paramount at a public forum hosted by the National Forest Service Tuesday night.

March 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Panel reverses judge's nepotism ruling

A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision that blocked Georgia elections officials from enforcing a nepotism law.

March 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Transportation group prepares to submit project list

Hall County is poised to submit its wish list of transportation projects as one of the many steps leading to the August 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent sales tax for roads.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed sales tax could bolster Hall’s 2040 road plan

A hearing Tuesday night on Hall County's proposed 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan quickly intersected with another major roads issue - a planned statewide vote in August 2012 on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall eyes late taxes on mobile homes as revenue source

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have found a source of untapped revenue.

March 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Outlook gloomy for UGA's weather station network

When it comes to weather forecasting, the more data, the better.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal backs off call for shorter pre-K day

Gov. Nathan Deal says he won't cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Private school in Braselton hosts open house Monday

Heritage Academy in Braselton will host a community open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

March 07, 2011 | | Local


Census: Hall population rises slightly over 2009

While the 2010 census numbers for Georgia have yet to be released, estimates issued Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau gave a sneak peak of what Hall County could expect.

March 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Sunshine Seniors urge students to follow healthy lifestyle

More than half of Lyman Hall Elementary School's third-graders say they eat an apple each day to keep the doctor away.

March 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville schools may revamp data management systems

An overhaul of the Gainesville City School's data management systems could happen in the near future, Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said Monday.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Racing knowledge translates to road cars, Corvette Racing manager says

Doug Fehan, program manager for Corvette Racing, talked like an evangelist for endurance racing Tuesday evening at Lanier Technical College's motorsports vehicle technology class.

September 28, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall Sheriff pens letter in support of state law officer pay raises

Going against the "skepticism" of other law enforcement leaders, Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch expressed his support Tuesday for the state law enforcement officer pay ...

September 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Decatur man acquitted of shooting, but convicted on gun charge

A jury returned a not guilty verdict for a Decatur man claiming self-defense in a shooting last year at a Lanier Islands lake house birthday ...

September 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


For sale: Old DOT maintenance shop in South Hall

Long before Spout Springs Road gets widened, the Georgia Department of Transportation would like to unload a nearly 50-year-old, long-abandoned maintenance shop that sits in ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group seeks help to help young women transition from foster care

Community members can learn how they might help young women move from foster care to independent living at a community meeting at 7 p.m ...

September 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual Empty Bowl Lunch draws a crowd

First Baptist Church's banquet hall was once again overflowing with people clamoring over soup, salad and empty bowls.

September 27, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall, Gainesville SAT scores up, still below state average

Gainesville and Hall County students scored higher on the SAT exam in 2016 than 2015, but local scores still trailed the state average in both ...

September 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Old Reunion entrance in South Hall gets nod to be part of 800-home subdivision

A 35-acre tract that was the old entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall is a step closer to becoming part of a planned ...

September 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eight Hall students named REACH scholars

Eight Hall County middle school students left a "launching pad" Monday night when the school district's first group of REACH scholars was announced.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Man charged with aggravated child molestation

A 28-year-old man has been charged with molesting a girl, who disclosed the alleged incident to police years later, police said.

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jury selection underway in sexual battery case

Jury selection continues Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused by police of performing a medical exam on a man that led to ...

September 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Broadband survey looks to boost internet service in rural Northeast Georgia

State lawmakers want to improve broadband internet service in rural parts of Georgia, including northeast cities like Dahlonega, and residents are being asked to take ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No showers, cooking available for Church Street Manor residents

Residents of Church Street Manor, an affordable housing complex for the elderly and disabled in Gainesville, were evacuated twice last week after an apparent gas ...

September 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chestatee High School track coach struck by car, injured

Chestatee High School track coach Stacey Merck was struck by a vehicle as she was running with some students Sunday morning.

September 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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