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Don’t cut parks, pay, residents tell Bell

Again and again Saturday, residents told Commissioner Ashley Bell that they worried about the consequences of a budget that crippled Hall County's parks, libraries and employees.

June 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Many in Hall County say tax hike is better than cuts

When it comes to preserving government services that affect their children, even fiscally conservative Republicans, it seems, are willing to pay a little more.

June 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High grad to perform at Tony Awards

For some, the theater is a calling. But for a lucky few, the theater actually calls them back.

June 12, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


New program helps veterans adapt to college life

Gainesville State College is striving to become a more veteran-friendly campus.

June 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recycling centers helping police catch copper thieves

Accused copper thieves James Wingo and his juvenile partner likely learned a valuable lesson as they sat handcuffed in a police cruiser Tuesday - investigators aren't playing games when it comes to metal theft.

June 12, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


School chief upholds family tradition, raises dairy calves

Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield's stately home is surrounded by 12 acres of field and forest, a small organic garden and a young orchard.

June 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


June Jam at Brenau honors its late founder, benefits charities

Music lovers gathered Saturday at the Mitch Farmer June Jam Concert in the Brenau University Amphitheater to honor the memory of its founder and support the charity that was so important to him.

June 11, 2011 | By Savannah King sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Storm knocks down trees in North Hall County

A passing thunderstorm knocked down trees and caused some damage Saturday afternoon in northeast Hall County.

June 11, 2011 | | Local


Missing Oakwood man's body recovered from Lake Lanier

The body of an Oakwood man who was reported missing last Tuesday was found late Thursday in Lake Lanier, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has reported in a news release.

June 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Salmonella connected to chicks from mail-order hatchery

An outbreak of salmonella altona bacteria affecting 39 people in 14 states - including one in Georgia - has been linked to chicks and ducklings from a mail-order hatchery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

June 11, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Concert lures crowd, funds scholarships

Hundreds of people sat around the G.W. Bailey Amphitheater on Gainesville State College's campus Friday night listening to live music, playing in a shower of bubbles and awaiting the fireworks.

June 11, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Cuts In Hall may add costs to emergency, fire services

When it comes to Hall County's fire and emergency response, shrinking budget numbers are not always what they seem.

June 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall wants more water from planned reservoir

Hall County is once again seeking approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build Glades Reservoir.

June 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teenager identified as Wednesday wreck victim

Georgia State Patrol officials have identified Nathaniel Davison, 16, as the driver of the vehicle that struck a tree Wednesday night on Dawsonville Highway near Sardis Road.

June 10, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Dam releases can catch Chattahoochee visitors off guard

A fisherman floats Friday afternoon down the Chattahoochee River, enjoying the last bit of silence before ear-piercing sirens order him to the shore.

June 10, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

April 25, 2017 | | Local


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after drug overdoses in Forsyth County

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

State hunting and fishing licenses are getting more expensive beginning July 1.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall County Sheriff's Office law enforcement assisted about 20 other agencies in an operation targeting men who "traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with ...

April 24, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Two public hearings are scheduled late next month for Hall County school board members and officials to hear comments and concerns about proposed redistricting plans ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


UNG student plans to appeal suspension stemming from photo he allegedly took, posted

A University of North Georgia student plans to appeal a two-semester suspension that came after a school investigation into a photo the student allegedly took ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 robberies reported in Gainesville over weekend

Three robbery reports were made to Gainesville Police between Saturday and Sunday, according to authorities.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Latino students set to host immigration forums at UNG’s Gainesville campus

Latino Student Association members at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus are hoping the forums on immigration they are organizing for Wednesday will ...

April 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall commissioners about to OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is poised to award a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in ...

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville public safety academy to start in May

Gainesville's police and fire departments will soon offer their 10-week program highlighting the often unseen aspects of the public safety organizations.

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three Hall County students named Georgia Scholars

Last Tuesday, Johnson High School seniors Jackson Kelly and Madison Stewart were among three Hall County students and 183 across the state to be named ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


$350K makeover begins at Hampton Inn in Gainesville

Opened for business in time for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the Hampton Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville is getting a makeover ...

April 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Williams pick earns praise from co-workers

Colleagues who have worked with and known Jeremy Williams praised the Gainesville City Schools' lone finalist for superintendent for his interpersonal skills and innovative approaches ...

April 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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