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Changing Gainesville’s government could take years

A government system in Gainesville in which the residents specifically designate the city's mayor as such may be years away.

January 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lower tax collections, higher foreclosures haunt budgets

In 2009, the economy was on everyone's mind.

January 02, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gospel groups make a joyful noise at Mountains Center

Local residents and visitors braved the cold Saturday night to attend the 29th annual T&T New Year's Gospel Singing at the Georgia Mountains Center.

January 02, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Feeling stressed lately? You're not alone

The economic downturn has done more than affect home sales, jobs and spending habits - it has also impacted stress levels.

January 01, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jackson EMC donations help local nonprofits

The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by donations from the cooperative's members through Operation Round Up, has awarded more than $28,000 in grants to four local organizations.

January 01, 2010 | | Local


How to lose the weight - but not the beer

BRASELTON - Losing weight while still regularly consuming beer might seem an unlikely concoction.

January 01, 2010 | By Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Weather delaying new safety facilities

The new headquarters for the Georgia State Patrol Post 6 on Cleveland Highway is nearly complete. Now if it would only stop raining so much, troopers could start using it.

January 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


2 Hall business giants among key figures remembered fondly

Several key figures in Hall County history died in 2009, including two of the area's most influential businessmen who helped build the community into what it is today.

January 01, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Soggy ’09 gives way to bone-chilling ’10

The old year ended rainy and cold for most in North Georgia, fitting for a 2009 that was among the wettest on record throughout northern Georgia.

January 01, 2010 | Keith Albertson | Local


First-time parents greet first local baby of 2010

Allison Nicole Linares is Northeast Georgia Medical Center's first baby of the new decade.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Polar Bear Swim draws 97 jumpers into frigid Lake Lanier

Nearly 100 local daredevils started 2010 with an icy splash into Lake Lanier.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


In a new year, animals look for new homes

The month of free pet adoptions has ended, and the new Hall County Animal Shelter is ready to return to regular business for its first full year of operation.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New law aims to slow 'super speeders'

Starting today, Georgia's worst lead foots will have to dig deeper into their wallets if they get caught speeding.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


After months of negotiations, Jefferson back to square 1

JEFFERSON - After months of debating, voting and trying to reach a decision, the city of Jefferson is right where it started in regards to a rental property located at 55 College St.

December 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids ring in the new year at noon

It's the first day of a new decade, but not a soul shorter than 4 feet tall cared much Thursday at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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IMS Gear starts apprentice program with Lanier Tech

A program common in Germany, where IMS Gear is headquartered, will soon have an American version in Gainesville.

June 01, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall County officials make pitch for budget funds

There's an advantage to being an elected or appointed official in Hall County when it comes to budgeting for a new fiscal year: a ...

June 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sonic moving into old Gainesville Chick-fil-A

Fans of tater tots, burgers and slushies available by drive-in will soon have reason to celebrate.

June 01, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


After roundabout, Flowery Branch now turning attention to Mitchell Street

With cars flowing through and around its new roundabout, Flowery Branch is now looking at improving one of the streets that shoots off the traffic ...

May 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pedestrian killed by truck on I-85; authorities searching for driver

Area authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver in the death of a pedestrian on Interstate 85 in Jackson County.

May 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing on Flowery Branch budget set for Thursday

A public hearing on Flowery Branch's 2016-17 budget, which calls for a tax rate rollback, is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at City ...

May 31, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local


2 Hall Odyssey of the Mind teams place third in worldwide problem-solving competition

Two Hall County Odyssey of the Mind teams placed third in World Finals of the creative problem-solving competition.

May 31, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Final suspect in 2010 murder captured by US Marshals

The last suspect in a 2010 beating death at the East Ridge mobile home park has been captured and brought back to Hall County, according ...

May 31, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oakwood hoping to start widening Old Oakwood Road in July

If all goes as hoped, Oakwood could start widening a section of Old Oakwood Road to three lanes in July.

May 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to offer tour of Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Gainesville Water Resources Department is holding an open house tour at the Linwood Wastewater Treatment Plant at 11 a.m. Friday.

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Bilingual books donated to Hall County preschoolers

A group of preschoolers gather around Michael Arteaga, eager to practice the alphabet in Spanish and in English.

May 30, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


8 boating under the influence tickets filed, 1 injury reported on Lake Lanier during holiday weekend

The Memorial Day weekend saw eight people ticketed for boating under the influence on Lake Lanier, according to Georgia Department of Natural Resources figures released ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman suffers burns to 30 percent of body in house fire

A 56-year-old woman has been airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital with second-degree and third-degree burns to 30 percent of her body following a house fire ...

May 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Woman found dead in Lake Lanier identified as missing woman

The woman found dead Saturday in Lake Lanier has been identified as Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, who went missing May 18 at Lanier Point Park.

May 30, 2016 | | Local


Settlement reached in amputated leg lawsuit

A lawsuit involving a woman's amputated leg and the alleged harm she suffered after it was discarded has been settled.

May 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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