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Bethel Park battle pits residents vs. YMCA

As the legal battle continues over the fate of Bethel Park, officials on one side of the bitter divide are attempting to clear up what they say are some of the main misconceptions that form the basis of the opposition. Their opponents aren't convinced and the matter has moved to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

February 14, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local

Local band leader makes Hall of Fame

One of Hall County's own has been inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Georgia Bandmasters Hall of Fame.

February 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Church plans new student ministry center

OAKWOOD - An Atlanta Highway fixture, the old South Hall Community Center, could get an extreme makeover this year.

February 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall County patrol cars rolling up the miles

Every weekday, at least five Hall County Sheriff's patrol cars are given a thorough looking-over at the county's fleet maintenance shop.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

More snow possible overnight; up to 2 inches could fall

There's a chance of more snow late tonight in the Gainesville area, with the possibility of up to 2 more inches to fall.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for much of North Georgia, including Gainesville. The weather service says about one inch of snow could fall overnight north of a line from Columbus to Jackson to Washington. Up to another inch could fall Monday.

February 14, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall County man returns from Haiti, Dominican Republic visit

Jack Wehmiller heard that she could sing, so he asked the young Haitian woman, through an interpreter, for a song.

February 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Program founders hope to help more men recover

By mid-year, Gainesville could be the home of another recovery residence for men.

February 13, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Fire grant could cause budget issues

Questions still surround a federal grant that allowed the city of Gainesville to hire 18 new firefighters and how it could affect the city's furlough program.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye leaves behind a legacy

Lanier Technical College President Mike Moye will leave behind an eight-year legacy leading a college he helped grow into one of the state's strongest technical institutes. The outgoing president will take the reigns as Central Georgia Technical College President in Macon, the second-largest technical college in the state.

February 13, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

Snow and ice melting, but few slick spots remains

Most road hazards have melted away with sunny skies and temperatures above freezing today following a Friday blanketing of snow, but officials say a few slick spots remain.

About 3 inches of snow fell in the Gainesville area Friday afternoon and night, according to the National Weather Service.

February 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Winter-related closings and cancellations

Winter weather has forced the following closings and cancellations:

February 13, 2010 | | Local

A winter weather punch: Northeast Georgia walloped with snow

Instead of surprising her daughter with an unexpected visit, Lynn Brinson was the surprised party on Friday.


South Hall still unhappy about sewer rates

Hall County Public Works is trying once again find a solution to South Hall's sewer woes.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Boy, 14, indicted as adult in child molestation case

Leonardo Tobar, 14, has been indicted as an adult on an aggravated child molestation charge that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

February 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

State’s probe into CRCT cheating put 2 Gainesville schools under suspicion

It may have been a simple packing technique that caused two Gainesville schools to join the list of hundreds of state schools under suspicion for possible cheating on standardized tests last year, Gainesville schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local

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Elks distribute dictionaries, drug awareness materials

The gymnasium at New Holland Core Knowledge Academy roared with the sound of excited young voices.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

A grand new stage underway for the arts

North Hall High School student actors, musicians, singers and performers will have a state-of-the-art space to call their own next year.

October 07, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Businessman, retired poultry exec face off in Clermont race

One of Clermont's most prickly issues - whether to allow alcohol sales - is seemingly a non-issue as the Town Council in August basically rejected the ...

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

City property tax increase is official

Property taxes are going up in Gainesville, even while the rate goes down.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Concerns over short-term rentals grow locally, across state, too

Monitoring and enforcing Hall County codes regulating short-term vacation rentals on Lake Lanier has proved a growing challenge, according to some local officials and residents.

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County rolls dice with move to save on health insurance

Hall County will raise its stop-loss threshold for workers' medical plans beginning in 2016 in the hopes of generating health care savings over the long ...

October 06, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Traffic headache awaits Gainesville motorists today

On a good day, one of the busiest intersections in Gainesville is at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways.

October 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Trial begins in taxi driver slaying case

Isaias Tovar-Murillo begged for mercy from the woman riding in his cab before the gun fired, Assistant District Attorney Shiv Sachdeva said in opening statements ...

October 06, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

In Our Community: DAR honors local educator with award

The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Dr. Patricia Burd at their September meeting with the Mary Smith Lockwood ...

October 06, 2015 | | Local

HealthSmart Expo features free health screenings

Wednesday's ninth annual HealthSmart Interactive Health & Wellness Expo will focus on the older population of Hall County. It will include free health screenings, seminars ...

October 06, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Planning Commission denies Dollar General request

The Hall County Planning Commission has recommended denial of an application to rezone land at the intersection of Sardis Road and Ledan Road so that ...

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Jury selection begins for taxi driver slaying case

A panel of 50 prospective jurors entered Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal's courtroom Monday morning to be seated for the murder case ...

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board approves $394K in updates

Some needed updates are coming to multiple Gainesville schools, including new bathrooms at the Gainesville Middle School baseball and softball fields.

October 05, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Hall government still trying to control health care costs

The Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of uninsured Americans, but controlling health care costs continues to be an issue for local government.

October 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Homeowner discovers ‘wall of fire’ in garage

An Old Whelchel Road homeowner working on his lawnmower returned to the garage Monday afternoon and found flames, according to authorities.

October 05, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

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