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Collins’ service consolidation bill advances

A bill written by a local lawmaker that proposes consolidating administrative services in Georgia passed the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | | Local

Second teen charged in killing

Robbery was the motive behind last week's bludgeoning death of a 68-year-old Gainesville man, with three teenage gang members from Athens suspected in his killing, authorities said Tuesday.

March 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Hall may close Jones Elementary

With budgets getting tighter, Hall County school officials say they can't afford to continue to operate 21 elementary schools.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Bill proposes consolidating state administrative services

A Hall County Republican is trying to change the way state government looks and save the state some money in the meantime.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Kiwanis seeks nominations for Youth Service Award

The Gainesville Kiwanis Club is accepting nominations for its Youth Service Award, which is presented annually to a person in the community who has provided dedicated and outstanding service to local youth.

March 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Fire destroys Mount Vernon home

A 1,300-square-foot home on Mount Vernon Road was completely destroyed by fire Monday, according to Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

West Hall grad survived quake in Chile

West Hall High School graduate Adam Turner was fast asleep on Feb. 27 when a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Chile.

March 22, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local

Oakwood literacy center project shelved

A budgetary issue is forcing Oakwood to wait a year to pursue a state grant for a new center teaching literacy, GED instruction and English for non-native speakers.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Professor: Recession isn’t so bad, in context

If you put the Great Recession of 2009 in the context of 59 years, it's not so bad after all, according to an economist at North Georgia College & State University.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Special election set for April 27

A special election to fill former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal's seat in Congress will be on April 27.

March 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Hall County Schools freezes hiring

Until state funding and possible staff relocation issues are resolved, Hall County school system officials have put a hold on bringing in new employees.

March 22, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Neighborhood with heavy foot traffic may get sidewalks

Sidewalks may soon be coming to the Morningside Heights area just southeast of Gainesville.

March 22, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Economy touches student scholarship group

The Grady Young Foundation ended its seventh annual memorial weekend with a rousing Sunday worship service, but the group of education benefactors this year felt the impact of a slow economy.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Deal resigns after passage of health care reform bill

WASHINGTON - Summoned to success by President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled Congress approved historic legislation Sunday night extending health care to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and cracking down on insurance company abuses, a climactic chapter in the century-long quest for near universal coverage.

March 22, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Local

New training center helps firefighters prepare

JEFFERSON - In his 21-year firefighting career, nothing has deterred Capt. Matt Lindquist from helping to keep his community safe.

March 21, 2010 | By Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local

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Bojangles’, retail sites OK’d off Ga. 365 near Lula

A Bojangles' restaurant and truck stop off Ga. 365 near Lula got the Hall County Board of Commissioners OK on Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

County officials support developers opposed to septic regulations

Hall County officials agreed Thursday to support local developers in their opposition to a new interpretation of a decades-old rule concerning how septic systems are ...

October 28, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Investigator describes three shots fired during convenience store robbery

A Gainesville man told a convenience store employee "her life was going to end" while trying to rob the business, a police investigator testified Thursday.

October 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Testimony: Baby shower card game led to violence

A Gainesville man facing multiple counts of aggravated assault at a baby shower denied the allegations Thursday in Magistrate Court.

October 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Halloween dance brings together mothers, sons together for night of fun

Mommies and their sons boogied the night away at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday night.

October 28, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Clowns, politics, movies lead costume choices at local stores

While clown costumes are still selling at Party Shop Emporium, the disguise is coming with a dialogue.

October 28, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Execution set for Lumpkin County man who murdered ex

A Lumpkin County man convicted of strangling his ex-girlfriend will be executed by the state next month.

October 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Traffic light study for Cresswind subdivision getting funding

Gainesville, Hall County and a developer have OK'd funding for a study to determine if a traffic light is needed at the intersection of ...

October 27, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Gay state rep to discuss women's voting rights at Brenau

Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, will speak at Brenau University at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

October 27, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Jobless rate unchanged in Gainesville even as labor force shrinks

The unemployment rate in the Gainesville metropolitan area remained unchanged at 4.4 percent from August to September, the lowest in Georgia, according to figures ...

October 27, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Law enforcement offers tips for trick-or-treaters

Before the pint-sized ghosts and goblins haunt the streets Monday, local law enforcement officers are giving tips to make everything all right on fright night.

October 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Wire fraud trial moved to January

A Cleveland man accused of wire fraud totaling more than $200,000 had his trial date moved to January, according to court documents.

October 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Pediatricians’ group: Baby, parents should sleep in same room at least 6 months

For new parents, the fear of sleep-related deaths never dissipates.

October 26, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local

Insurance options dwindle, prices rise in Hall County

Ryan Thompson can remember thinking health care insurance rates were high when he and his wife had their first child eight years ago.

October 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local

Voters Guide to Nov. 8 general election

Who's on the ballot

October 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

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