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Deal, staff pushed for landfill project

While serving in Congress, gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal used his office and staff to help obtain zoning and permits for a landfill behind his Gainesville auto salvage business, according to documents obtained by The Times.

October 14, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Melissa Weinman ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Board of Regents bans illegal immigrants from some colleges

The state Board of Regents decided Wednesday to ban illegal immigrants from Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and three other schools beginning next fall.

October 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dahlonega study aims to identify traffic problems

Built some 20 years ago to relieve traffic around the Dahlonega square, Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway now needs some help of its own.

October 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parking lot hole soon will be filled

Parking at a shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville soon will become easier as crews finish work on a large sinkhole that's been there for about seven months.

October 13, 2010 | By Mike Hill mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Woman’s body found in Cumming house, death appears suspicious

Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Wednesday afternoon inside a home on Park Street in Cumming.

October 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Suspicious object prompts evacuation

A suspicious object found Wednesday afternoon on Broad Street prompted an evacuation but turned out to not be dangerous, Gainesville Police said.

October 13, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Chain-reaction crash injures 3

A chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles Wednesday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway (Ga. 53) near the Forsyth-Hall county line sent three people to area hospitals, authorities said.

October 13, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Block grant money to help nonprofits

Some of Gainesville's most prominent nonprofit organizations will soon receive money to make it through the next year.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Unicoi State Park recognized for ‘green’ effort

Ten years ago, long before the recent "green movement" caught on, the folks at Unicoi State Park were taking a look at how they could reduce waste.

October 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch boy recognized for helping in emergency

A 22-month-old Flowery Branch boy was honored Tuesday for aiding his grandmother with a 911 call after she was seriously injured.

October 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Blueways, splash parks among residents’ wishes

Swing sets, splash parks and blueways - just a few of the recreation ideas Gainesville residents have on their wish list.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local seniors may not see cost-of-living adjustments

Many local seniors are bracing for yet another Social Security freeze next year.

October 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Glades Reservoir backers stress its importance

Water experts working on the Glades Reservoir project answered tough questions from the public and the Hall County Board of Commissioners as they expressed the importance of the reservoir at a special workshop Tuesday morning.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Manhunt ends with burglary suspect’s arrest

A Lawrenceville man suspected of at least 20 burglaries in Northeast Georgia and possibly others in Kentucky, Alabama and Illinois was arrested Monday night after eluding authorities for three weeks.

October 12, 2010 | By Mike Hill mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Retirement benefits may return to Hall County

Employee retirement benefits could be the first thing to be reinstated as Hall County struggles to peel off austerity measures it started almost three years ago to battle the recession.

October 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Child in critical condition following 4-wheeler wreck in Dawson County

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a 4-wheeler wreck in western Dawson County on Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Your guide to Tuesday's primary, which features local and state races

New leaders in Hall County and the state will likely be decided in Tuesday's primary.

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Man’s foot severed in Lake Lanier boating incident, another man charged

A Suwanee man suffered severe injuries to his feet, one of which was "a complete amputation," after a boating incident Saturday on Lake Lanier, according ...

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities investigating Saturday Dollar General robbery

An armed robbery suspect Saturday pulled out a gun and demanded cash from the Dollar General clerk on Atlanta Highway, according to authorities.

May 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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