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Ga. 369 closed in Forsyth County due to accident

An overturned tractor trailer has forced the closure of Ga. 369 in both directions just west of Doc Bramlett Road in Forsyth County, sheriff's officials said.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Roads forum focuses on 1-cent sales tax vote in 2012

OAKWOOD - Georgia Department of Transportation's planning director painted a dark future for road construction if a planned 1-cent sales tax doesn't pass in a statewide vote next year.

March 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl Scouts honor Gainesville State president

Martha Nesbitt's personality is contagious, even infectious, her close friends say.

March 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


HOPE bill gets signed into law by Gov. Deal

Leaders of both parties joined Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday as he signed the new HOPE scholarship bill into law at the state Capitol.

March 16, 2011 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ELIZABETH BURLINGAME mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com, eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Voters OK education SPLOST for five more years

Hall County voters responded with a resounding "yes" to continue the 1-cent sales tax for education during Tuesday's special election.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


SPLOST headed for approval in early returns

This story will be updated as soon as ballots are counted.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville council urges new charter for elected mayor

Gainesville City Council members are ready for a new city charter that calls for an elected mayor.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall deputy, others injured in accidents

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a traffic accident on Candler Road Tuesday night, one of two wrecks within minutes of each other on the highway.

March 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


More than 1 inch of rain falls on Hall County area

More than an inch of rain soaked the Hall County area overnight, continuing a wet weather finish to late winter.

March 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mission to aid homeless has new home

As usual, Monday was a busy day at Under the Bridge Ministries.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville police seek info on shots fired

Gainesville Police Department officers are looking for information about shots fired at Ridgecrest Apartments on Saturday night.

March 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools to start pilot health program soon

Hall County students at Friendship Elementary School will soon shape up with a new health program - making the district one of the first in the nation to try it.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


86-year-old man patrols road for litter

He'd be easy to miss if it weren't for the orange vest. When driving on the tight bends of a windy road, Ed "Red" Helton is just a blur.

March 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood gives initial OK to expanding alcohol sales

Restaurants with smaller seating areas than ones allowed by some area governments, including Gainesville, may soon be able to sell alcohol in Oakwood.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities: 39 marijuana plants found at Clarkesville residence

A Clarkesville man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after 39 marijuana plants were allegedly found at his Clarkesville residence, according to authorities.

July 28, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Work continues as groundbreaking held for new Enota school

Nearly two months after work began, Gainesville City School System officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

July 28, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Ask the Times: No plans submitted for property of old chicken plant

Can someone inform the community about what will take the place of the old Crystal Farms at the corner of old Ga. 211 and Ga ...

July 27, 2017 | | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher accused of simple battery against student resigns

A Gainesville Middle School teacher who was indicted last month in connection with an April incident in which he allegedly grabbed a student at school ...

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Citizens group wants Dawsonville Highway widening placed on fast track

A citizens transportation group Thursday recommended making the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 - one of Gainesville's busiest roads - a short-term project.

July 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tom Smiley appointed as chairman of Hall elections board

The Rev. Tom Smiley has been appointed as chairman of the Hall County Board of Elections.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Poultry, community leader Ray Jones remembered as visionary

Ray Jones, a leader in the poultry industry, died Tuesday at age 88.

July 27, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville, Hall schools to keep students later for eclipse Aug. 21

The Gainesville and Hall County school systems will keep students at school an extra hour Aug. 21 because of the total eclipse of the sun ...

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Downtown Gainesville diners could soon carry alcohol outdoors

Gainesville's liquor laws could be getting an update to allow downtown diners to carry alcohol outdoors and lift restrictions on breweries.

July 27, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall jobless rate rises to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in June was 4.3 percent, up from 3.9 in May, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released ...

July 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Shooting victim’s condition upgraded as authorities search for suspects

Authorities are still searching for suspects in a Wednesday afternoon shooting while the condition of the 20-year-old victim has been upgraded from critical to stable.

July 27, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Movie night set at East Hall for school supplies

Have an opportunity for a night at the movies under the stars this Friday and donate schools supplies to students in need at the same ...

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Church plans to give away book bags, school supplies Saturday

The Faithful Christian Worship Center plans to give away between 250 and 300 free book bags with school supplies in them Saturday at the Fair ...

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville City Schools open house events start Friday

Open house events are scheduled at two Gainesville City School System schools this week.

July 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Governor candidate Hunter Hill advocates limited government

Atlanta Republican state Sen. Hunter Hill is running as a straight-edge, limited-government conservative in the race to be Georgia's next governor.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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