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Gibbs says he’ll focus on fiscal issues

With no competition in November, Scott Gibbs is ready to take over as the District 3 representative on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

July 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Clermont says letter from county is ‘smoking gun’

Clermont officials claim a letter written by the Hall County Board of Commissioners to Gov. Sonny Perdue last year is evidence the county went back on a promise to build a sales tax-funded library in Clermont.

July 23, 2010 | BY <a href="mailto:sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com">STEVEN GURR</a> and <a href="mailto:mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com">MELISSA WEINMAN</a> | Local


No back-to-school sales tax holiday this year

Parents won't see the back-to-school tax break that has driven summer retail sales for eight years in a row, although some stores are offering discounts to make up for it.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public asked to stay away from renovated playing field

Gainesville City Schools are asking people to help take care of school property as renovations wrap up before classes start.

July 22, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commissioner Bell proposes outsourcing county positions

Commissioner Ashley Bell asked the Board of Commissioners to consider outsourcing a number of county positions to save money at Thursday's board meeting.

July 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Perdue, Wildlife Service applaud judge’s water ruling

Both Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service praised a federal decision to reject Florida's claim in a 20-year-old dispute over water in the Chattahoochee River.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Council cans curbside pickup proposal

Curbside trash service is off the table for Gainesville, officials said at a public meeting to discuss the city's solid waste service Thursday.

July 22, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Hall officer a Deputy of the Year

When Hall County Sheriff's Deputy Ana Smith ran into a mobile home that was engulfed in flames to pull out a woman, she wasn't wearing any fire protection gear, and she wasn't thinking about the danger.

July 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Residents disagree on jobless benefits extension

The most recent extension of federal unemployment benefits is being met with mixed reviews.

July 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Florida water request denied

Local water experts were still deciding what to make of a ruling made in the tri-state water wars Wednesday.

July 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Whooping cough on the rise

Whooping cough may be an illness that some think disappeared with fallout shelters, but that is not the case.

July 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Geographic information systems headed into Hall schools

A new kind of technology is invading Hall County schools.

July 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man gets steak dinner on ‘Letterman’

David Letterman might be more careful with communication with his audiences after a conversation with one Gainesville man cost him a steak dinner.

July 21, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


White County’s next DA learned from campaign

Jeff Langley said the campaign trail helped him learn more about the people he will be serving when he takes office in January as district attorney for the circuit that includes White and Lumpkin counties.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Sheriff’s website gets an update

If you want to get a good look at Hall County's most wanted fugitives or find out who's locked up in the local jail, the answer is now just a few mouse clicks away.

July 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Gainesville residents seek sun on Memorial Day weekend

Tiny children splashed in the shallows of Lake Lanier's red clay beaches, while others queued for the towering water slides at Frances Meadows Aquatic ...

May 29, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Small growth in digest could lead to school tax ‘increase’

Little growth in the 2016 Hall County tax digest has led to questions from local school and government officials, and it could lead to a ...

May 29, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sweet Acre Farms Winery open after several years of planning

Much like a wine that has been aged, Sweet Acre Farms Winery is finally ready.

May 29, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Dive team gives back by risking lives in depths of Lanier

As his officers resurface from the dark depths of Lake Lanier, the hardest call Corey Gilleland has to make is the one to call it ...

May 29, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Pool season brings attention to health, safety conditions

The safety advisories are flashing this weekend as Hall County residents head out in remembrance and celebration of Memorial Day and the unofficial kickoff to ...

May 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fort celebration gives glimpse of days gone by

Twenty-five miles outside of Gainesville stands a house with a past.

May 28, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Body found at Lanier Point Park

A body was found in Lake Lanier just off shore at Lanier Point Park on Saturday afternoon, according to Gainesville police spokesman Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

May 28, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Two injured in motorcycle, vehicle wreck on Queen City Parkway

Two people were injured Saturday afternoon when a motorcycle struck a van on Queen City Parkway, according to Post Commander Richard Harper from Georgia State ...

May 28, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Hall crews battle home blaze in South Hall; no one hurt

Hall County Fire Services crews battled a residential fire Friday night in the 3900 block of Falcon Parkway in South Hall County.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


GHS alum to lead the band as Georgia Tech drum major

A Gainesville High School alumnus will be one of four drum majors for the Georgia Tech marching band this fall.

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves as Memorial Day tribute

The American Legion Women's Auxiliary provided flags Friday as about 45 people showed up to place flags on veterans' graves at Alta Vista Cemetery ...

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville drug bust nabs suspect in previous rape case

A Gainesville man was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana after a raid Thursday and was later changed with rape in a Gainesville case, a ...

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Authorities say they have exhausted their ground and water search at Lanier Point Park for Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, a Gainesville woman who has been missing ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man remains in hospital after two-car wreck Thursday on Dawsonville Highway

At least one of the six people injured in Thursday's two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway remains hospitalized.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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