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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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Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County bears higher cost for children's defenders

Hall County will add $200,000 to the fiscal year 2018 budget for indigent defense to help cover the growing costs of children's attorneys ...

June 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low Lanier water levels are sidelining home sellers

The Spiron family bought their home on Lake Lanier to do some fishing - and the house is their bait.

June 25, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Middle offers a different kind of summer school

In one classroom at Gainesville Middle School last week, eighth-graders were working with a choreographer from the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta, perfecting dance moves ...

June 25, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Road Atlanta remembers beloved ‘Turn 7 Girl’

BRASELTON - With a mixture of tears and laughter, the Road Atlanta racing family remembered their "Turn 7 Girl," Hazel Harrell, in a memorial service Saturday ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


The Times' Rogers earns 6 photo awards in AP contest

The Times earned two first-place awards and 11 overall in the annual Associated Press Media Editors contest for newspapers in Georgia.

June 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


South Hall school redistricting opponents might not attend board vote

Residents of South Hall who opposed a Hall County school redistricting plan during public hearings last month might not be on hand for a final ...

June 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Greek restaurant coming to Gainesville

With their lives in Greece behind them, Christos Nicolaou and Sarah Griffin are bringing their culture to Gainesville through a little restaurant at the corner ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Hall man appeals murder conviction to Ga. Supreme Court

A Hall County man is appealing his life prison sentence and murder conviction to the Georgia Supreme Court, where his attorney will argue the victim ...

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Fire department recruits show off skills to families

Amid the smoke and smells of burning debris, Luanne Cape and family watch her son go to work.

June 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


GBI seeks help identifying body found in Commerce

Law enforcement needs help from the public to identify a body found in February near Interstate 85 in Banks County.

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula to host classic car show Saturday

Dozens of classic cars will be on display in Lula today during the annual Classic Car Show organized by the Downtown Development Authority.

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Employees at internet marketing company GetUWired spent some of their Friday in a "redneck regatta" on Lake Lanier.

June 23, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do - oust the city's four-term mayor from office.

June 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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