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ZF won't build new plant

An official with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce confirmed Tuesday that ZF Industries will forego plans to build a new plant in Industrial Park West. Instead, the company will add a new transmission manufacturing line at its existing facility on Palmour Drive.

December 17, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


A changing of the guard for Hall County sheriff's honor unit

Every 11 days on average, more than 170 times a year, Lt. Neal Bagwell donned the brown, full dress uniform of the Hall County Sheriff's Honor Guard.

December 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville, East Hall named among top high schools

Gainesville and East Hall high schools were awarded bronze medals from U.S. News & World Report magazine in its 2009 ranking of the nation's best high schools.

December 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man kills self in store parking lot

A 75-year-old man committed suicide in the parking lot of the Food Lion supermarket in Oakwood today, police said.

December 17, 2008 | | Local


Young Harris to offer 4-year degrees in 2009

Young Harris College earned approval Tuesday from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to begin offering bachelor's degrees in the fall of 2009.

December 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County courts hope to clear 4 murder trials in ’09

Hall County's superior court judges hope to see most of the county's pending murder cases cleared from the dockets next year, with four of the six tentatively scheduled for trial in 2009.

December 17, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Organizations hope show recruits more volunteers

OAKWOOD - Unlike job fairs, Tuesday's Volunteer Opportunity Tradeshow aimed to tap into the market of people wanting to donate their time rather than get something for it.

December 17, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Coalition: Lake Lanier needs new studies

Lake Lanier needs a better publicist.

December 17, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Proposed rules would make Gainesville developers plant more trees

Proposed changes to Gainesville's tree ordinances could require developers to plant more - and a greater variety of - trees on their sites in the future.

December 17, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Data show that Hall, Georgia students struggle with new math curriculum

Test data presented Tuesday night at the Hall County Board of Education meeting suggests Georgia high school students are having trouble with the state's new integrated math curriculum.

December 17, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Got Christmas packages? Ship them soon

Anita Bennett knows the secret to stress-free holiday shipping.

December 16, 2008 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lack of interest cancels job fair

An official of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Monay afternoon the organization had previously decided to cancel a planned job fair, which had been tentatively set for Monday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

December 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Upcoming Christmas events

  • Christkindlmarket, Helen. Market of Christmas gifts, Santa Claus, food, music and entertainment. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; Santa will be at the market noon to 4 p.m. both days. Downtown Helen. Free. 706-878-1619.
  • Mingle with Kringle, Gainesville. Saturday and Dec. 20, Main Street Market, downtown Gainesville square. Main Street Gainesville, 770-297-1141 or www.downtowngainesville.com.
  • Christmas at the College, Blairsville. Hall of Trees decorated by local businesses, train ride for children, photos with Santa, live choir music and other children's activities. 3 to 7 p.m ...

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Fires strike mobile home, apartment; no one is injured

Firefighters in Gainesville and Hall County battled two unrelated blazes Sunday, neither of which resulted in any injuries.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Cleveland teen killed in accident

A Cleveland teenager was killed Sunday afternoon after losing control of his pickup and wrecking north of Clarkesville.

December 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


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It’s wait-and-see for physicians over Hall County’s planned clinic

Representatives of local retail pharmacies have expressed concern about Hall County's plans to open a clinic and pharmacy for employees next year, arguing local government should not compete unfairly with the private sector.

September 21, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Missing videotape cuts murder trial short

Prosecutors and Hall County Sheriff's Office officials do not know what happened to a videotaped 2006 interview that was involved in a murder case years later.

September 21, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Drivers wanted to help seniors

Seniors in Hall County will have a new transportation method available in 2015.

September 21, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Area experts warn against rising Islamic State terror

Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard believes those wondering whether the Islamic State's reach could extend into middle America should remember or learn what happened in Beslan, Russia, in September 2004.

September 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


World Language Academy immerses students in languages, culture

September 20, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Harvest of Hope’s message: Living with cancer, not dying from it

Cancer patients came together with other survivors, doctors and vendors Saturday at the annual Harvest of Hope at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in Gainesville.

September 20, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


Artists share works at annual Art in the Square

A picture-perfect Saturday greeted visitors as area artists set up shop in the downtown Gainesville square for the 11th annual Art in the Square festival.

September 20, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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