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Longer school days may be more productive

While some worried Hall County's extended school days would lead to lots of tired and crabby kids, administrators say the change is having the opposite effect.

April 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


New laws expected to affect Hall budget

As Hall County's departments face an $8.8 million budget hole for fiscal year 2012, several changes at the state level aren't making it any easier.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville could put Sunday sales on ballot this year

If Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill that would allow alcohol sales on Sundays, Gainesville residents could vote on it as early as November.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Legislators introduce streamlined SPLOST bill

A new piece of state legislation could help school systems when it comes to splitting up dollars from the 1-cent sales tax for education.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Convict’s release may have been a mistake

Attorneys will argue this morning whether a former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties should have to finish his sentence.

April 12, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall officials talk budget in long-term

Hall County departments need a better way to plan their budgets for the future, two top county officials said Tuesday.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Masters in Teaching’ educators honored at ceremony

Ten area teachers were lifted up Tuesday morning as models of education excellence.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food bank gets donation of 54,000 eggs

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank received an early Easter basket Tuesday when 54,000 eggs showed up at its loading dock.

April 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Calvary Church Road fixes are about to begin

A $3.35 million project to improve one of Hall County's busiest industrial and government arteries, Calvary Church Road, should begin soon.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged in burglary spree

Authorities say a 27-year-old Dawsonville man they arrested last week is responsible for nearly half of Dawson County's burglaries this year.

April 12, 2011 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local


Man struck by vehicle in South Hall

A man using a yard blower was injured after being struck by a vehicle and has been taken by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, authorities said.

April 12, 2011 | | Local




Today marks 150 years since attack on Fort Sumter

The Civil War began 150 years ago today off the coast of South Carolina with the Confederacy battering the Union-held Fort Sumter.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 men in June 2010 gang fight get 2 years in jail

A Hall County judge sentenced two more men for their confessed roles in a gang fight last summer that resulted in the death of Daniel Adame.

April 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall’s 2012 budget in the red by $8.8 million

Hall County departments are trying to maintain the status quo with their budgets, but financial officials are saying that's still not enough.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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West Hall wreck injures 2 near Mincey Marble

Both lanes of Browns Bridge Road are back open at Mincey Marble in West Hall after a tractor-trailer carrying feed overturned and reduced the road ...

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's 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


Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

December 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

December 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

December 07, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local




Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tell us where you find community

Christmas has a way of bringing people together, and The Times wants to celebrate that feeling of community this season.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Stalking charge dismissed in 2015 shooting case

A man accused of stalking a Buford woman from a Gwinnett County park no longer faces prosecution, according to court documents.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville approves additional sewer reimbursement costs

Gainesville officials on Tuesday approved an additional $34,000 in reimbursement costs to Grelove LLC for work to expand sewer access to commercial properties along ...

December 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Heating assistance program full

About 400 residents in Hall County have already been approved for assistance in paying their heating bills this winter, but the demand has been so ...

December 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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