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Wrigley gets OK to merge with Mars

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. announced Thursday that its stockholders have overwhelmingly approved the adoption of a merger agreement with Mars Inc.

September 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Baldwin appointed state court judge

Hall County Solicitor-General Larry Baldwin was named to a newly-created third state court judgeship Thursday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

September 30, 2008 | | Local


Hall commission approves building South Hall community center

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to begin construction on the Mulberry Creek Community Center in South Hall and to approve a lease agreement with Northeast Georgia Health Systems to operate the county's primary care clinic at a board meeting Thursday morning.

September 30, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Man found dead after mobile home fire

Authorities spent Thursday afternoon investigating a fire at a singlewide mobile home where the body of a man was found.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Corps operations manager Davis heading to Washington

Jonathan Davis, operations project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Lake Lanier, has been given a temporary assignment to the corps' headquarters in Washington.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Hall anti-drug program receives federal grant

Hall County's Drug Free Communities workgroup is one of only three groups in Georgia to receive federal funds from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville’s leaf pickup program starting Oct. 6

Gainesville's annual curbside leaf pickup is set to begin Oct. 6 and will run through Jan. 30.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Two more rabies cases in Hall

Hall County has now recorded its 35th and 36th cases of rabies for 2008.

September 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Low lake levels give Lanier shore sweepers chance to collect more trash

The Lake Lanier Association's 20th annual Shore Sweep on Saturday will be historic in more ways than one.

September 30, 2008 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Two arrested on drug charges

Two Gainesville residents have been charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Man gets 20 years for assault

A Flowery Branch man avoided a life sentence but still received a lengthy prison term for holding a former girlfriend against her will and beating her.

September 30, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Police seek robbery suspects

Gainesville police are looking for two suspects who reportedly robbed a restaurant on Atlanta Highway around 9 this evening.

September 30, 2008 | From staff reports | Local


Financially, Hall library system preparing for the worst

The Hall County Library System is preparing for the worst in case it loses local funding on top of up to $38,000 it could lose from the state.

September 29, 2008 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City councilman asks why Gainesville marshals carry guns

At the City Council's work session Thursday, Gainesville City Councilman Danny Dunagan questioned why city marshals need to wear fatigues and carry firearms.

September 29, 2008 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Academy is breaking language barriers

A peak inside the World Language Academy reveals many uncommon scenes.

September 29, 2008 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Man with backpack disrupts racial profiling discussion at church

An event bringing together community members with law enforcement was interrupted Thursday night when a man stood up and grabbed a backpack, prompting Gainesville Police ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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