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Longtime Oakwood assistant manager retires

Patti Doss-Luna, a fixture at Oakwood City Hall for 25 years, including the last 18 as assistant city manager, announced Friday that she is retiring.

May 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Residents focus on tornado cleanup efforts

On Friday evening, Gainesville City Council member George Wangemann and 20 of his fellow church members headed from Gainesville to Alabama to help victims of the recent tornadoes.

May 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Paving shuts down lake park for a week

Gainesville's Thompson Bridge Park will be closed next week for paving and striping, reopening on Saturday.

May 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall library to sit up with the dead

A group of brave souls will reach out to the dead this Friday the 13th. But rather than using candles and crystals, they'll be armed with a library catalogue and a keen sense of curiosity.

May 06, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Regents officially name Huckaby as new chancellor

ATLANTA -The Georgia Board of Regents has tapped a retired university administrator and veteran political operative to become the system's new chancellor in the hope that tapping a trusted hand with close ties to the state's political powerbrokers can smooth strained relations with lawmakers.

May 06, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Local residents, agencies assist tornado victims

On April 27, tornadoes ripped through the Southeast killing more than 300. The next morning, Dahlonega resident Taylor Wallace with the American Red Cross was in Pickens County assessing the damage.

May 06, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Flowery Branch could OK Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch appears headed for a Nov. 8 vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the square

Thursday's Cinco de Mayo celebration was a party on the square.

May 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Badges for Baseball is a hit with kids

Thursday marked the beginning of a very meaningful relationship between the Gainesville Police Department and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County with the Badges for Baseball program.

May 05, 2011 | Joe Beasley | Local


Jefferson council moves reservoir project ahead

Plans to provide water to Jefferson are flowing ahead after a decision last month by the Jefferson City Council to condemn a 3.5-acre tract of land at 345 Fields Road.

May 05, 2011 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times regional staff | Local


Breast-feeding information event is on tap for Saturday

Some say it should only be done in private. But on Saturday, breast-feeding will get a very public audience.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


DNR official: Parks are state assets

As the state struggles with a shrunken budget, Georgians should recognize parks as financial assets, not monetary drains, Becky Kelley, a director with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, said Thursday on a visit to Gainesville.

May 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Dawsonville council not interested in Sunday alcohol sales

While no vote has been taken, Dawsonville's city council doesn't seem to be sold on the idea of Sunday alcohol sales at stores.

May 04, 2011 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


Elachee plans nature-based preschool

Elachee Nature Science Center is drafting plans for a nature-based preschool that would be the first of its kind in the Southeast.

May 04, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Officials collect more than 6 pounds of drugs

More than 6 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

May 04, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Oakwood Christmas brings community together

The annual Oakwood Christmas Celebration was all about getting the community together this year.

December 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Firefighters celebrate new ambulances at four stations

Hall County Fire Services staff pushed four new ambulances Friday into their new bays, a ceremony from a time when a pumper truck's horsepower ...

December 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


In wake of losing house to fire, Wilheit urges others to donate to less fortunate

In times of crisis, the mind has a way of slowing things down, part of the fight-or-flight instinct evolution has bred.

December 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Longtime Gainesville business owner, Nathan Burgen, remembered for hard work and generosity

Nathan Louis Burgen, longtime Gainesville business owner and entrepreneur died Wednesday at the age of 90.

December 09, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Gainesville man, charged with American flag theft, turns self in

A Gainesville man is accused of taking American flags from two homes in a South Hall subdivision, according to authorities.

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville police officers hidden among shoppers

Out of uniform, Gainesville police officers will blend in with plain clothes at shopping centers to monitor potential shoplifters and thieves.

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man accused of using Craigslist to facilitate rape

A Gainesville man is accused of taking out a Craigslist ad in 2015 and communicating electronically with people to obtain the "date rape drug" to ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sheriff’s Office collecting coats for needy families

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is conducting its annual winter coat drive to help needy families.

December 09, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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