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Supporters to hold annual memorial service for Gen. Longstreet

Every week or so, visitors to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet's Gainesville grave leave behind an item of some kind, perhaps a cigar or a candle.

January 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bulls will provide a show this weekend

An often-quoted saying about bull riding is "it's not if you get hurt, it's when." But for David Barton of South Carolina, the thrill of riding outweighs the danger.

January 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: Hall County economy now on upswing

Despite the "pain around us," Hall County is in a state of stability and economic recovery, a local real estate expert said Thursday.

January 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville makes room for the future

Jeff Kline sorted pieces of wood, copper and concrete Friday as he and Billy Minton tore down part of Gainesville's old public safety building.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County commission cautiously moves ahead

After a lively meeting Thursday, Hall County commissioners are cautiously moving forward as they form relationships and head to what could be more contentious meetings next week.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man indicted for selling inmates case information

A federal grand jury indicted a former Gainesville resident on charges accusing him of buying and selling information to other inmates in prison, with instructions they use the knowledge to deceive prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta said.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Winter storm may wallop area

Winter weather is coming, but will Gainesville be covered with ice or with snow?

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New Hall commissioners take charge

Hall County's attorney and administrator were replaced in Thursday's tension-filled Board of Commissioners meeting.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


University earns 2010 community designation

North Georgia College & State University was one of 115 institutions of higher education in the country to earn a coveted classification this year.

January 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Superior court judge recognizes hard work

Five Hall County residents stood shoulder to shoulder with a judge Thursday in a way they hadn't before.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lutz suggests Deal backer forced move on resignations

Moves to oust top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND CAROLYN CRIST jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, ccrist@gainesviiletimes.com | Local


Hall commission trio votes to move library to Clermont

Fulfilling a promise they made several weeks ago, Hall County Commissioners Ashley Bell, Craig Lutz and Scott Gibbs voted Thursday to move the North Hall library back to Clermont and halt construction on the Cool Springs park.

January 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council votes 3-2 to keep Andrew

An emotional week in Flowery Branch ended on a positive note for City Manager Bill Andrew Thursday night, as the City Council reappointed him to his job for at least another year.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Graves introduces legislation as Congress reconvenes

After being sworn into the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill of the new session, which is an act to de-authorize appropriations for national health care.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Gainesville woman arrested in hit-and-run death of Gillsville woman

A Gainesville woman has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a 41-year-old Gillsville woman Saturday morning.

March 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Mixed-use development proposed at Ledan, Sardis roads

A mixed-use development is proposed at Ledan and Sardis roads, a busy northwest Hall County intersection where officials plan to build a roundabout.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pearl Harbor survivor from Hall County dies

A Hall County member of an ever-dwindling group - Pearl Harbor survivors - has died.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hope's gift of life: Gainesville teen waits on transplant list

An emotional phone call came a day too late for Hope Kienle.

March 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Debt burden varies for UNG students

The University of North Georgia was one of only three public universities in Georgia picked for being the best value on Kiplinger's Personal Finance ...

March 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Roadwork to transform area at Hall-Gwinnett county line

With forklifts ripping up the earth around him, Nathan Rhodes ponders his future on Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 at the Gwinnett-Hall County line.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall business had humble start in Roswell

When it came time to expand, DBR Associates had to look beyond its longtime digs - a historic Roswell home with strict rules on structural improvements.

March 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Mutts on Main pooch power fills Gainesville square

Dog lovers descended on downtown Gainesville on Saturday morning for the annual Mutts on Main event, which featured pet vendors, a fashion show, pet contests ...

March 25, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Derby guests dress up, pony up for Good News Clinics

The first-ever Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser for Good News Clinics was off to the races Saturday night, with about 260 attendees.

March 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Atlanta man charged with shooting woman in North Hall

An Atlanta man was charged with assault Saturday, accused of shooting a woman in the face, Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said.

March 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Car slumber event aims to open eyes to homeless

Nine people slept in their cars Friday night to raise awareness of homelessness in Hall County.

March 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Church volunteers make meals, work on homes, clean yards on Great Day of Service

For the past 11 years, Gainesville United Methodist Church has held its Great Day of Service event to give back to the community.

March 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Family safely escapes house fire in South Hall

Fire caused extensive damage to a South Hall County home Friday night, but all the residents escaped unharmed, including the family cat.

March 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville domestic violence center seeks new home

Before the lease runs out on its Gainesville shelter, Gateway Domestic Violence Center announced Friday its plans to find a new facility with three times ...

March 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Community raises funds for family of Jackson County man killed in storm

Tuesday's thunderstorm left Kylie Combs without her husband.

March 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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