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Youngblood Road closing for sewer improvements

Youngblood Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday between Ga. 53/Winder Highway and Countryside Drive. The city of Gainesville will be making sewer improvements in the area.

January 21, 2011 | | Local


Brenau student among 3 killed in Indiana wreck

A Brenau University student from Gainesville, her brother and a friend were killed in a traffic accident in Indiana while on their way to a relative's funeral.

January 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New curriculum could write off cursive

Fifty years ago, cursive writing was a crucial skill.

January 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Monday could bring wintry mix

Forecasters are watching the next storm pattern closely as they try to predict where and how much snow will fall early next week.

January 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Winter weather last week cost the city $18,000

Gainesville's Public Works Department is getting a handle on how much last week's snowstorm cost the city - just in time for another to hit.

January 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jock Connell begins interim tenure as administrator

Amid volatile upheaval in Hall County government, a new face was brought in to lead.

January 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


County considers outsourcing some departments

Outsourcing may be next in the line of big changes that have come to Hall County in the last month.

January 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Elachee has new osprey exhibit, courtesy of DOT

The Georgia Department of Transportation and Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville have created an exhibit telling the story of the osprey, a fish-eating bird of prey that has taken up residence annually on Boling Bridge over Lake Lanier.

January 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High celebrates Blue Ribbon Award

The U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Award is a major honor that's hard to come by, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson said Thursday.

January 20, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Norton: North Georgia pressing on ‘through the jungle’

During his annual Native Intelligence forecast, real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. stressed that "hope is not a business plan" and that despite economic uncertainty, opportunities are available to those brave enough to take a risk.

January 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch readies for future snowstorms

Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew told the City Council Thursday night he is looking at certain ways to prepare for the next snowstorm, including having a "standing agreement" with a contractor to clear roads.

January 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former banker guilty in banking fraud case

A former Cornelia banker pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a conspiracy charge related to fraud at the Cornelia-based Community Bank & Trust he once led as its executive vice president and chief credit officer.

January 20, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Portion of Memorial Park Drive closes due to collapsed roadway

Part of Memorial Park Drive closed Wednesday after a portion of the road collapsed. Motorists should expect delays in the area today as repairs are made.

January 19, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Chamber honors industries for impact on local economy

Three area companies were named as industries of the year Wednesday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.

January 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Untapped resources exist for affordable housing

The car was traveling at 60 mph when the crash happened. After six weeks in a coma, David Ball woke up with his hip broken in 13 places and a blood clot in his brain.

January 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Eclipse updates: Heavy traffic, low school attendance

Northbound traffic bumper to bumper

August 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG professor offers tips for watching total solar eclipse

DAHLONEGA - Members of the Childs family know where they'll be during Monday's solar eclipse - home in Jefferson.

August 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


UNG enrollment expected to approach 20,000 this fall

As classes begin Monday on all five University of North Georgia campuses with a projected student population nearing 20,000, UNG President Bonita Jacobs said ...

August 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


ID fraud a growing criminal enterprise in Hall

Some people make their living off of selling counterfeit identification documents, said Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad task force officer John Higginbotham.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Help wanted: Workers are harder to find in Hall County

Jobs are plentiful in Hall County and throughout Georgia, but finding workers to fill them is becoming an acute challenge, industry leaders say.

August 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Health care uncertainty a challenge at Hall Chamber seminar

Months ago, Rob and Brett Fowler started trying to wrap up plans for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Health Care Reform Seminar.

August 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Craft beer comes to a head in North Georgia

Craft beer is bubbling up into North Georgia after a quiet few years proving itself in the conservative region.

August 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Slideshow: Hall County Sheriff’s Office Show & Shine car show

Hall County Sheriff's Office hosted the Show & Shine car show to show off the shine of your car.

August 19, 2017 | | Local


There goes the sun: Elachee holds solar eclipse festival

Before the sun disappears behind the moon on Monday, Elachee Nature Science Center prepared its visitors Saturday at a Solar Eclipse Festival, where visitors young ...

August 19, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Protest peaceful, conversations sometimes heated about Gainesville Confederate monument

No violence occurred at a protest of the Confederate monument in Gainesville's downtown square.

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Two schools have eclipse glasses recalled days before event

As educators worked on final plans for Monday's viewing of the total solar eclipse, two Hall County schools were scrambling to find enough eclipse ...

August 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Fire Chief credits Boys and Girls Club for career

After his father left town at age 10, Jerome Yarbrough spent his time at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lanier, where his hard-working mother ...

August 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Public, businesses react to new downtown drinking ordinance

Dozens of workers hustled to keep up with orders from Atlas Pizza customers at tables inside and on the curbside Friday, the downtown square in ...

August 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Candidate qualifying begins next week for municipal elections

Cities hold elections this year, and some key positions, particularly mayoral seats, are up for grabs in the Nov. 7 election.

August 18, 2017 | | Local


Protest planned against Gainesville's Confederate monument

A protest of the Confederate memorial in downtown Gainesville is planned for 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

August 18, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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