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Georgia Ports Authority hires former Hall finance director

Former Hall County Finance Director Michaela Thompson has accepted a job with the Georgia Ports Authority.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County board votes for ballfields at Cool Springs Park

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at Thursday's board meeting to build competition baseball fields on the Cool Springs Park property and keep the tax assessor's and tax commissioner's offices in downtown Gainesville when the county relocates to the Liberty Mutual Building next year.

February 25, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Students’ essays to be part of Memorial Day display

Dennis Smalley said he doesn't recall the number of times the Huey helicopters he served aboard were shot down or crashed during the Vietnam War.

February 25, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Kids share opinions on Cool Springs Park

The grown-ups who run Hall County decided the fate of Cool Springs Park on Thursday night. But local kids who will be most affected by that choice shared their thoughts earlier that morning.

February 25, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Middle East expert: End is near for Gadhafi

The Gainesville head of an international relief organization said Wednesday he believes Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi's regime could topple within a couple of weeks.

February 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents worried about rising fuel costs

Chad Browning parked his white Jeep next to the gas pump, got out of his vehicle and made a face as he looked at the per-gallon price.

February 24, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Interstate shut down from spotty grass fire

A spotty grass fire caused a lane of Interstate 985 at the Hall/Gwinnett county line to be shut down for a while Wednesday night.

February 23, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Keep Hall Beautiful celebrates new space

Keep Hall Beautiful's board members and staff stretched out a string of plastic bags, bottles and aluminum cans in front of Gainesville's City View Center Wednesday afternoon.

February 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Work on Central Hall trail could start in December

Construction could begin in December on the first two sections of the Central Hall Multiuse Trail, a planned 14-mile paved path that eventually would loop between downtown Gainesville and the Oakwood/Gainesville State College area.

February 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business leaders, Latino advocates speak out against immigration bills

A Senate committee on immigration heard hours of impassioned testimony Tuesday about how proposed immigration legislation would adversely affect the business community.

February 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Washington remembered as ‘America’s hero’

Strong wind gusts extended the flags symbolizing the United States and its fight in the American Revolution.

February 23, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall Republican party rejects former county commissioner

Former Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks has been kicked out of the Hall County Republican Party.

February 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Group discusses better ways to help homeless

Several Hall County groups that help homeless people are joining forces to tackle the problem and prevent duplication.

February 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Public hearing set as Cleveland Bypass moves forward

In a year's time, the Cleveland Bypass has gone from a much-needed road project with no funding in sight to the Georgia Department of Transportation talking about detours when construction starts possibly early next year.

February 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville, Hall County's STAR students honored

Each year, high school seniors compete for the chance to be called stars - and possibly land some cash for college.

February 22, 2011 | Stories by Elizabeth Burlingame eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Hall jobless rate rises to 4.3 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May 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


Gainesville weighing lighter liquor laws for downtown

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


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


Chick-fil-A, food charities pack 10,000 meals for food bank

Chick-fil-A employees and volunteers in New Holland spent Wednesday morning making 10,000 meals of red lentil jambalaya, but don't look for it on ...

July 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Divers attempted to recover Falcons star Julio Jones’ earring from Lake Lanier

Richard Pickering, of Suwanee, will at times do five dives in a day, mostly around 30 to 40 feet deep.

July 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Literacy garden enjoys success in first summer

As she watched more than 70 young children and parents listening to "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," and later participating in a scavenger hunt and ...

July 26, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park has new venue manager

Robyn Lynch is still in her first month as venue manager at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, and she's already looking to make sure Hall ...

July 26, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Appalachian Parkway’s second phase opens

CLEVELAND - The second phase of a four-lane road expected to ease travel for both tourists and emergency responders in the North Georgia mountains opened Wednesday.

July 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County to revisit vacation rental rules

Hall County is reviewing how it regulates vacation rental homes - and how it can stop unlicensed rentals in neighborhoods.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


YMCA, Amerigroup to give away school supplies Thursday

The Georgia Mountains YMCA and Amerigroup Community Care are hosting a Back to School Bash that will feature free school supplies Thursday.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Thursday traffic shift to aid Athens Highway widening

A traffic shift will be implemented Thursday to aid in the widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129/Ga. 11 near the Hall-Jackson county line.

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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