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Hall County could get OK for new reservoir by end of year

The county is inching closer to having a new drinking water reservoir, Hall County officials said Thursday.

May 06, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Healthier school meals, at a price

Just as soaring food prices and stagnant incomes have put the squeeze on family budgets, many of Georgia's school systems are in a similar bind.

May 06, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Accurate count of homeless is urged

Advocates for the poor met Friday in Gainesville's new Fair Street Neighborhood Center to discuss community issues that affect the poor and homeless in Gainesville-Hall County.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Tour de Georgia brings fans to Road Atlanta

BRASELTON - Cyclists and couch potatoes alike turned up to see what professional cycling was all about in the Tour de Georgia's first visit to Road Atlanta, a track usually reserved for motorsport events.

May 06, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


In the presence of history: Tuskegee Airmen share their story to keep legacy alive

Sometimes the country's first black military airmen receive a dull, two paragraph blurb in scholastic history books.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Damage to environment can be reversed, scientist says

The day after Earth Day, Gainesville State College professor Sudhanshu Panda offered his own version of an "inconvenient truth."

May 05, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


10th Hall student picked for honors program

Another Hall County school system student has been selected to attend the Governor's Honors Program this summer.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Arson hits vacant house in Oakwood

Arson damaged a vacant house Wednesday evening at Winder and Atlanta highways in Oakwood, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.

May 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Tour de Georgia holds time trials today at Road Atlanta

The Tour de Georgia rolled into Road Atlanta today, giving cycling fans a chance to see a team time trial.

May 05, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Flowery Branch aims to be more attractive to restaurants

Upscale restaurants may soon find Flowery Branch a more attractive place to do business.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Sheriff: Word is out there about new immigration program

The message, authorities say, is apparently getting out.

May 05, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Senate: Rename post offices after fallen soldiers

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed bills to honor two area soldiers who were killed in separate incidents in Iraq.

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced the passage of the legislation to rename the post offices in Lula and Cleveland. The bill now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature.

May 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Commissioner Mack honored by women’s group

The local chapter of the American Business Women's Association honored Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack as 2008 Woman of the Year on Wednesday.

May 05, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville High plans all-night activities after Saturday’s prom

Gainesville High School is sponsoring its fifth "Shift Culture" event this year after Saturday's prom.

May 05, 2008 | Jeff Gill | Local


Zoom! Cyclists torpedo through Gainesville

Gainesville proved to be a gracious host to the third leg of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia on Wednesday.

Cylists zoomed across the finish line on Prior Street to the delight of hundreds of national and international spectators.

May 05, 2008 | By Jessica Jordan and Bianca Bruno jjordan@gainesvilletimes.com; bbruno@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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Man accused of killing cellmate will undergo mental evaluation

The Dawsonville man accused of murdering his cellmate in the Hall County Jail will be evaluated for mental competency.

October 24, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Republican party remains optimistic

October 24, 2014 | Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Rehabilitation organization celebrates 45 years

It's not easy to get a job these days, but the task is considerably more difficult for people with disabilities.

October 24, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Gainesville schools are changing grading practices

Gainesville schools have changed the way they grade middle school students, but the change is not a drastic one, according to Sarah Bell, the district's chief academic officer.

October 24, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Gainesville Civic Center hosts mother-son Halloween dance

From pirates to rock stars and everything in between, area mothers and sons donned their best Halloween costumes Thursday for a night of dancing at the Gainesville Civic Center. The mother-son dance served as a way for family members to bond with one another, while also continuing a tradition that has gone on for the past 11 years. Every costume from the funny to the scary was seen, as attendees showed off their dance moves for all to see.

October 24, 2014 | Alison Marchman | Local


Hall officials want more info on rail crossing before making next move

The controversy over whether to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing continues unabated after the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night delayed a decision on abandoning the road.

October 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


First ladies reminisce about time in Governor's Mansion

Some people might expect life in the Governor's Mansion to be stuffy or formal, but Georgia's first ladies say it was filled with laughter and family.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville workshop to focus on starting a business

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville will offer the following workshop for individuals who are interested in either starting or growing a new venture.

October 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Morning wreck injures 4 in North Forsyth

Two adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday morning after a near head-on collision at the entrance to Silver City Elementary School by the Forsyth-Dawson County line.

October 23, 2014 | | Local


Almost 400 jobs available between Wal-Mart, Lanier Islands hiring

Gainesville's jobless rate took a big drop in September, and with Lake Lanier Islands Resort and Wal-Mart hiring for new operations, it's likely to continue falling.

October 23, 2014 | Greg Breazeale | Local


Halloween haunts: Area attractions focus on fun and safety

Some corn mazes are supposed to be scary. But corn maze operators want customers scared for the right reasons and say they invest time and money to ensure safety.

October 23, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Deal promises review of Georgia's school funding

October 23, 2014 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall SWAT takes part in child porn seizure

Hall County SWAT team worked with 28 local, state and federal agencies in a three-month child pornography investigation, leading to 18 arrests Wednesday.

October 23, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Forsyth releases more courthouse attack details

By the time Dennis Marx drove onto the Forsyth County Courthouse plaza June 6 and started a gunbattle with sheriff's deputies, he had already shot himself in the leg, according to information authorities released Tuesday.

October 23, 2014 | BY JIM DEAN Times regional staff | Local


Lanier Tech upgrades dental lab

As an educator, David Byers is full of enthusiasm and pride.

October 22, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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