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Perdue celebrates company’s opening in Jefferson

JEFFERSON - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Jackson County officials Monday to mark the opening of Systemax's new TigerDirect retail store, which is expected to create 400 jobs in the Jefferson area over the next five years.

October 19, 2010 | By LeAnne Akin Times regional staff | Local


Joint planning money falls through

Flowery Branch, Oakwood, Braselton and Buford have lost out on a federal grant that could have provided as much as $1 million to pay for a joint planning effort.

October 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wauka Mountain teaches kids in different ways

All schools aim to create smart kids, but one Hall County school is using what staff refer to as "eight kinds of smart" in each of its classrooms.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville schools extends scope of anti-bullying rule

Gainesville City Schools approved a new policy on bullying Monday that expands the definition to include bullying through new media forms. It also would ban it at all school levels.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County schools plan more hirings

Race to the Top, stimulus, Title I and jobs bill dollars add up to nearly $10 million in federal funds for Hall County schools, according to a Monday announcement.

October 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


State transportation chief talks about funding issues

Georgia's roads chief was in Gainesville Monday talking about funding challenges the state faces in transportation and a couple of options voters face that might bring some relief.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU lecture aims to inspire leadership

During tough economic times, local, state and national organizations are in need of good leaders.

October 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wachovia almost a memory

This weekend, the local Wachovia transition to Wells Fargo should be nearly complete.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Oakwood keeps tax rate the same

For the 11th straight year, Oakwood will have the same tax rate.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGCSU forms search committee for new president

Susan Herbst, University System of Georgia executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer, announced Monday the appointment of the North Georgia College & State University Presidential Search Committee.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local




Flowery Branch balloon festival takes off in popularity

Saying that the Harvest Balloon Festival in Flowery Branch was a pretty big deal over the weekend, may be an understatement.

October 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days grows as it provides money for good causes

Locals and visitors had the opportunity to mine for gold and grab some fall festival treats this past weekend at the annual Gold Rush Days.

October 18, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Habersham family struggles with toddler’s heart disease

CORNELIA - It was supposed to be a celebration day.

October 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


The Times' website named best in South by publishers' group

For the second time in three years, The Times' website, gainesvilletimes.com, has been named the South's best website among papers its size by the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association's annual Better Newspaper Contest.

October 18, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Committee keeps close tabs on SPLOST VII funding

Members of the SPLOST VII Citizen Review Committee take their job seriously.

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall Fire adding security measures amid statewide station thefts

After fire station theft reports in neighboring counties, Hall County Fire Services said it would be increasing security measures.

April 26, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Mexican diplomat feels at home in Gainesville

Since being named Consul General of the Mexican Consulate in Atlanta last summer, Javier Diaz admits he wanted to know more about this place called ...

April 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Tourism study: Consolidate Hall County's brand

Flowery Branch would be the new tourism gateway to Hall County as part of a proposal from Georgia tourism officials.

April 26, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


3 killed in Friendship Road wreck, including an infant

Three people, including an infant, were killed in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Ga. 347/Friendship Road near Jones Drive, according to authorities.

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


TV show examines Hall Valentine’s Day murder-for-hire case

The case of three people convicted in a Feb. 14, 2010, murder-for-hire plot will be revisited Wednesday on "Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen."

April 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Puppies provide relief during Brenau exam week

Who doesn't like puppies?

April 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall schools have canceled more than 20 field trips to Atlanta after bridge collapse

Hall County Schools officials have canceled more than 20 field trips to the downtown Atlanta area amid traffic and safety concerns since a portion of ...

April 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Students evacuated briefly at Martin school

Martin Technology Academy of Math and Science was evacuated for about 10 minutes Tuesday morning after smoke was reported in the first-grade classroom pod area.

April 25, 2017 | | Local


2 dead, 2 hospitalized after drug overdoses in Forsyth County

April 25, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes IHughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Cost of hunting, fishing licenses going up

State hunting and fishing licenses are getting more expensive beginning July 1.

April 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall Sheriff’s Office assists in 23-arrest operation targeting online predators

Hall County Sheriff's Office law enforcement assisted about 20 other agencies in an operation targeting men who "traveled from areas around metro Atlanta with ...

April 24, 2017 | Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Public hearings set for new South Hall middle/high school

Two public hearings are scheduled late next month for Hall County school board members and officials to hear comments and concerns about proposed redistricting plans ...

April 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


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