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Gainesville business owner wins $1M in lottery

An owner of a Gainesville business won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local students compete to earn Youth of the Year award

There were no referees, scoreboards or coaches to call out plays, but the competition to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Youth of the Year still was pretty stiff.

February 11, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials: Economy influenced burglaries in ’09

An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools want input on Mundy Mill plan

A proposal to ease some of the zoning conditions on the mega-development on Mundy Mill Road won't be heard by Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board until representatives of Gainesville's school system can negotiate with developers about the future school site on the development.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Incomplete development finds new owner

Seasons on Lake Lanier has a new owner and residents have one thing to say - they're happy.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall, city schools mostly in the clear in CRCT review

Only one Gainesville city school is under investigation after a state review of standardized test score data flagged 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools for possible cheating last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Board recommends moving new library out of Clermont

Despite hearing from many passionate Clermont library supporters, the Hall County library board voted Wednesday to recommend the county proceed with plans to build a North Hall library at Nopone Road and Hwy. 129.

February 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools mostly in clear on CRCT review

A state review of standardized test score data has found that 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools had possible cheating on the exams last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Gainesville planning board gets behind Ga. 53 development

A new development with a grocery store and a restaurant may soon replace the boarded-up nursing home on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville.

February 09, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Road plans move ahead in South Hall

South Hall is getting closer to some much-needed traffic relief.

February 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed bill could reward Hall County for immigration enforcement

A state senator wants to reward law enforcement agencies like the Hall County Sheriff's Office with financial incentives for helping enforce federal immigration law.

February 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Commission chairman wants to move Clermont library site to ‘centralized’ location

A potential change in the location of the future North Hall library has many Clermont residents upset.

February 09, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Teens charged in thefts, car break-ins

Two Flowery Branch teens have been charged with stealing items from 13 cars in a South Hall neighborhood, the Hall County Sheriff's Office said.

February 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Oakwood water main update to cause service hiccup

Cedar Springs Apartments in Oakwood will have water interruptions from about 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday while Gainesville's Public Utilities Department works on water main improvements.

February 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Dawson County High principal resigns

Dawson County High School Principal Wayne Chelf has resigned.

February 09, 2010 | By Frank Reddy Times regional staff | Local


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Gainesville schools bee winners cast a magic spell

Cody Brewer is the reigning Gainesville City Schools spelling champion.

February 12, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities seize $566K in drugs, arrest Gainesville man

A Gainesville man faces drug charges in connection to an estimated $566,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana, plus weapons, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall’s new correctional institution opens with vow for a 'second chance'

Sitting in the shadow of its predecessor, the Hall County Correctional Institution opened its doors Friday as Warden Walt Davis praised the county for its ...

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County authorities looking for 2 escaped female inmates

Two women in the Hall County Jail's work release program never returned from a Monday night Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous meeting, according to authorities.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


I-985 lane closures set for Saturday

Traffic was backed up nearly three miles in the north lanes of Interstate 985 Friday as the Georgia Department of Transportation replaced message boards.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Man says he was robbed while playing basketball

A 20-year-old man is accused of taking another man's phone and wallet out of his jacket while the victim was playing basketball last month.

February 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall fire began around chimney

A fire at a doublewide mobile home in South Hall Thursday began around the chimney and was accidental, according to Hall County Fire Services.

February 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bill aims to boost music industry in Georgia

Tourism officials banking on this year's marketing theme celebrating local music might get a boost if state lawmakers OK a bill aimed at strengthening ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville resident taking Rottweiler to compete in New York dog show

Nikki is young - not yet 2 years old - but she might just be a winner.

February 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Gainesville man allegedly ran over victim twice with van

A Gainesville man allegedly ran over another man twice with a van, according to authorities.

February 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau aims to better connect off-site students by using robots

Brenau University students will soon be able to "be in the classroom" even from remote locations thanks to robots the school will be using.

February 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


House OKs protection for clergy refusing gay marriage

Georgia lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill explicitly stating that religious officials can refuse to perform gay marriages, their first significant action on a variety ...

February 11, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


West Hall bridge will be partially closed this weekend

The Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over Lake Lanier is scheduled to be partially closed this weekend for Georgia Department of Transportation work.

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


McEver Road work in Flowery Branch to start today

Work to overhaul a portion of McEver Road in Flowery Branch was set to begin about noon Thursday, following a delay earlier this week because ...

February 11, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hundreds of Hall residents could lose food stamps as economy improves

With a jobless rate of just 4.3 percent, the strength of Hall County's economy means some local residents could lose access to food ...

February 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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