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School board discusses current, long-term topics at retreat

The Gainesville City Schools board discussed ways to handle personnel issues and collect more input from the community, among other topics, during a two-hour retreat Tuesday.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Regions Bank plans new branch

Regions Bank will soon build a new branch on E.E. Butler Parkway.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Early voting for SPLOST starts today

Early voting for the March 15 special purpose local option sales tax begins today and will continue to March 11.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Planning board gives red light to full-color sign

The Lanier Charter Career Academy is facing a temporary setback in placing a high definition sign on its property to publicize events and public safety alerts.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall commissioner Lutz files for bankruptcy

Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz and his wife have filed for bankruptcy, and the South Hall commissioner said Monday he is working on a plan to repay his debts.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kiwanis getting donated bikes up to speed

Working at an Athens bicycle shop has paid off for Ryan Reid in more ways than one.

February 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rep. Mills wants city water fees up for negotiation

On Monday, state Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, introduced House Bill 174, which would address how account service water fees are charged. For years, Hall County users have paid double what Gainesville users pay.

February 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commission agrees to Cedar Creek mediation

The Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed to the terms of mediation with the city of Gainesville over the Cedar Creek Reservoir Monday, selecting Chairman Tom Oliver and Commissioner Ashley Bell as the county's representatives.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect charged in fatal shooting in White County

A suspect was charged Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Cleveland man over the weekend.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speaker lauds Rotary’s polio effort

Leo Weakland has traveled the world on a mission to eradicate polio.

February 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville school officials highlight need for SPLOST

Gainesville City Schools board members are informing the public about projects that could be funded by a special penny tax in the coming weeks.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


North Georgia could get an inch of snow overnight Wednesday

The area may see more measureable snow this week and a slick drive into work Thursday morning despite today's sunny weather in the mid-40s, the National Weather Service predicts.

February 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration program

Refrigeration was the focus of a Monday tour at Lanier Technical College that drew more than 100 visitors from companies across the globe.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fire displaces Gainesville family

The Gainesville Fire Department is investigating a Tuesday afternoon fire that displaced a family of three.

February 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Gainesville police, helicopter searching for suspect in aggravated assault

Police are continuing to search for an aggravated assault suspect in the area along Thompson Bridge Road near the Publix, according to Gainesville Police. The ...

July 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | 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


Kroger starts online grocery service at North Hall store

Riding a trend of online grocery shopping, the Kroger store in North Hall has started ClickList, a service that allows customers to place orders online ...

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall trail system being considered

A trail system extending deep into South Hall from the Highlands to Islands trail ending near the University of North Georgia's campus in Oakwood ...

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Agents seize $61K of marijuana, mushrooms in Murrayville

A man was accused of manufacturing marijuana after drug agents reportedly seized 50 marijuana plants from his Murrayville residence, according to authorities.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County Schools revenues top expenses by $4.4 million in 2016-17

Final numbers for the 2016-17 school year general fund budget showed Hall County Schools took in about $4.4 million more than it spent and ...

July 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Georgia-style criminal justice reform bill proposed in Congress

Georgia-style criminal justice reform is being proposed at the federal level by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

July 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Former Gainesville schools superintendent Creel is a finalist for job in Alabama

Former Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Wanda Creel is one of five finalists for a new job with a school district in Alabama.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Portion of I-985 North to close completely overnight Thursday

About four miles of the northbound section of Interstate 985 will completely close for one night beginning at 9 p.m. Thursday at the I-985 ...

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


North Hall Parkway study committee off to bumpy start

A government-sponsored citizens group pegged to study a potential North Hall Parkway may have hit an obstacle.

July 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man ruled mentally incompetent for kidnapping, rape trial

A man charged with kidnapping, rape and aggravated sodomy was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial, but a doctor said he believes he could eventually ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school board approves policy allowing security assistant to carry gun in workplace

A Hall County Schools security employee is now authorized to carry a handgun while fulfilling the duties of his job.

July 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Keeping Sardis-Ledan intersection open to cost $50,000, extend work by 20 days

Keeping the intersection of Sardis and Ledan roads open during the day is going to cost Hall County an extra $50,000 and extend construction ...

July 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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