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Hall committee to analyze outsourcing

A Hall County committee will be meeting regularly to research options for privatizing and outsourcing county functions.

March 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center holds Indian event

Sunday was a perfect day to learn about shooting a bow and arrow, or carving flint into arrowheads or pounding corn in to a fine dust.

March 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville Police sporting new flag

As words go, honor, integrity and duty are not ones to use lightly, especially when woven into a piece of material that's raised by the Gainesville Police Department.

March 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Homeless groups seek more funds

Several Hall County organizations that help homeless people are searching for state and federal funds to extend their programs.

March 14, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Conference to address economic growth in North Ga.

Innovators from Microsoft and Intel will be in Dahlonega on Wednesday at a conference aimed at stimulating economic growth in North Georgia.

March 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


DOT annual forum set for Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to give the latest updates on Hall County road projects.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch has plans for historic property

A ragtag collection of deteriorating structures bounded by a long-defunct road that once crossed the

March 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street dealing with crumbling classrooms

After the forecast called for rain Wednesday, Amy Hamilton spread plastic tablecloths over computers in her school's library.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Prescription drug abuse a growing problem

They sat in a log cabin set in the middle of a 68-acre tree farm in Hall County. No getaway, mind you, the sober dwelling represents a hard-core reality that Justin Williams and Patrick True share as users.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall leaders hope state will settle tax board dispute

Hall County officials are hoping Georgia's attorney general will help resolve a dispute over who should serve on the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens gobble up chance to try turkey calling

Cackle. Yelp. Cluck-purr.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville man is OK after experiencing Japan earthquake

Mark Thompson's Friday afternoon coffee break ended abruptly when the building he was in began to sway.

March 12, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Jury returns not guilty verdict in gang fight case

A Hall County jury found two men not guilty of fighting during a quick battle between rival gangs last June that left several men injured and one man dead.

March 12, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Students get in touch with technology

Backpacks are getting a lot lighter for sixth-graders at Gainesville Middle School as items such as pencil and notebooks are being left at home.

March 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County may face 2012 budget cutbacks

Hall County officials have told the Board of Commissioners to brace themselves for a tough budget year ahead.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Gainesville Middle School evacuated for bomb threat

Gainesville Middle School has been evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall at the school, school officials said.

March 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall unemployment rate drops sharply to 4.1 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in February was 4.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 4.7 percent in January, according to ...

March 30, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Adoption law update lingers on Georgia lawmakers’ last day

ATLANTA - Changes to Georgia adoption law that proponents call long overdue await a final vote entering the General Assembly's last day.

March 30, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up ...

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to host victims’ rights week event

Officials in the Hall County Courthouse are hosting an event Friday to start the week of victims' rights recognition.

March 30, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch Target customers mourn beloved cashier

Anyone who picked Chris Shields' checkout line at Target in Flowery Branch knew they were in for a little joking around.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Former Flowery Branch student cut from ‘Voice’

Georgia native Taylor Alexander was eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" on Tuesday.

March 30, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fiery crash shuts down I-985 northbound

Interstate 985 Northbound was shut down Wednesday afternoon with a multi-vehicle crash, according to Gainesville Fire spokesman Keith Smith.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs expand scope, change name

Ala Harbin had not yet started kindergarten when she was drawn to the fun and games that attracted other neighborhood children to the Boys & Girls ...

March 29, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza and Clark Leonard cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, cleonard@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Middle student arrested after bomb threat leads to evacuation

A North Hall Middle School student is in custody following a bomb threat Wednesday that led to the evacuation of the school, school officials ...

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall student arrested, charged with LSD possession on campus

An East Hall High School student has been arrested and charged with possession and intent to distribute LSD on the school campus.

March 29, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall schools look to update aging bus fleet

After putting off school bus purchases completely during five of the past 10 years, Hall County school officials are playing catch-up to update their aging ...

March 29, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responders practice emergency management skills

One by one, students sporting mock injuries like gashes and broken bones were carried on stretchers by medics during an annual training exercise Tuesday.

March 29, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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