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Secretary of State Handel files to run for governor

Secretary of State Karen Handel has filed the official paperwork to raise money in a bid for governor in 2010.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


County: Gainesville officials let jail offer lapse

Hall County officials say Gainesville City Council members who are unhappy about a private prison company's long-term plans for the old county jail were given a chance to buy the property in a formal contract but never followed through.

March 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Journey of faith leads to mountain college

Southern Baptist leaders flocked to Truett-McConnell College to celebrate the inauguration of the Cleveland college's eighth president.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Charlie Company honored at send-off celebration

Supporters filled the Gainesville Civic Center's ballroom Thursday for a rousing send-off of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan.

March 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rabbittown to ring in Easter early with Saturday parade

Easter is coming up April 12, but before that comes the Rabbittown Easter Parade.

March 26, 2009 | By Hannah Plummer news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Falcons pros, kids team up to deliver food for Meals on Wheels

Although Hugh Dorsey has lunch delivered to his home every weekday, Thursday's visit was a bit different, so he dressed for the occasion.

March 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State may alter I-85 HOV lanes

DULUTH - In two years, the high occupancy lane on Interstate 85 may legally be open to all drivers, not just carpoolers.

March 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Attorney disclosure effort fails with commission

A motion to have the county's attorneys disclose any potential conflicts of interest was voted down at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Norton: Area’s strengths help us to survive

A Gainesville real estate executive told members of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce that the area holds a number of advantages when it comes to both attracting growth and recovering from the downturn in housing.

March 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Saturday bass tourney to benefit March of Dimes

Organizers of American Proteins' annual March of Dimes bass tournament are hoping the possible rainy weather won't keep the fish from biting or the fishermen at home.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State College names new vice president

A nationwide search for Gainesville State College's new vice president for academic affairs has led to a University of Illinois administrator.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New dean chosen at North Georgia Tech

Dan Pressley will become the dean for academic affairs at North Georgia Technical College.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Scissor lift tips over, hurts worker

A man working on a sewage project off Winder Highway was on a scissor lift when it tipped over and fell about 40 feet Thursday morning, said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DNR may raise fee for state parks

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has proposed raising parking fees at Georgia's state parks.

March 26, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Man charged with cruelty after son is hurt

A Gainesville man has been charged with first-degree cruelty to children in connection with a shaken baby case, authorities said Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Hall County Schools prepare for new direction

If the Hall County School District becomes a charter system, Superintendent Will Schofield said the change will cost more in time than in dollars, requiring a large amount of training and professional development.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Hall County officials finalizing SPLOST project list

Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Meth charge dropped after only spaghetti sauce found on spoon

Drug charges have been dropped against a Commerce woman after crime lab analysis confirmed her claim that a spoon she had in a vehicle leading to her arrest did not contain methamphetamine residue but spaghetti sauce.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Police ID suspect in death of woman found in Hall park

An Oakwood woman is accused of murder in the death of a Flowery Branch woman whose remains were found last October in a Hall County park.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County seeks reimbursement for faulty firetruck

Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Fair Street students march for peace

Fair Street School neighbors watched waves of excited children march by Friday as the entire school paraded with signs, flags and giant, handmade doves chanting "We want peace! We want peace!"

September 19, 2014 | By Tyler Bennett intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Warning lifted after threat at UGA campus

September 19, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Hall County schools committee finds social studies curriculum lacking

Social studies coursework may give students more to remember than to learn, according to findings by a Hall County Schools committee on curriculum for the subject.

September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Georgia congressman sponsors bill to demilitarize police

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.

September 19, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Truck in Lake Lanier reported missing Sept. 11

A truck submerged in Lake Lanier at Little River Park on Wednesday was reported missing on Sept. 11 from Loganville, according to a Gwinnett County police report.

September 19, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fishing tournament to raise funds for 3 injured firefighters

A fishing tournament will be held Saturday at Laurel Park in Gainesville to raise funds to benefit three injured Hall County firefighters.

September 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds flock to food bank benefit

More than 48,000 meals will be provided to food-insecure Georgians, thanks to the hundreds Thursday who attended the Empty Bowl Lunch benefiting the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

September 18, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County mails first batch of revised tax notices

Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.

September 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Flowery Branch rebids flood project

Flowery Branch officials continue searching for a permanent solution to damage on Spring Street from 2013 flooding.

September 18, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


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