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Hall County rejects bilingual ballot request

Calls for Hall County to provide Spanish-language ballots for voters in the next election cycle have been rebuked by local officials despite threats to take the issue to court.

January 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Feds say Georgia inmates carried out fraud scheme from cells

A Gainesville woman is among a group accused of participating in financial fraud schemes in and out of Georgia prisons, federal prosecutors in Atlanta say.

January 21, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Schools, power companies prepare for winter blast

The forecast of freezing rain, sleet and snow has closed all area schools Friday and sent power companies into preparation for possible outages.

January 21, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Man found dead at Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot

A man was found dead Thursday in the Oakwood Wal-Mart parking lot, but no suspicious activity is suspected, according to police.

January 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Fate of historic Dahlonega building still up in air

The battle over the fate of a historic building in downtown Dahlonega will have to wait another day, thanks to wintry weather that blew through town Wednesday.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Abit Massey to receive UGA honor

The president of the University of Georgia has plans to bestow one of the institution's highest honors upon one of Hall County's own.

January 20, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Corps reverses new irrigation ban on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier property owners upset over an Army Corps of Engineers decision to ban pulling water from the lake for irrigation of lawns now have reason to celebrate.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes plans for temporary Enota school facility

The Gainesville school district announced plans Wednesday to relocate Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students for about a year while a new school building is built for the decades-old elementary school.

January 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Authorities: Teen injured after playing with gun

Two kids played with a gun until one took a bullet to the hip Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall gets winter test run with taste of snow, sleet

A wintry mix gave local agencies a warm-up Wednesday on their winter weather action plans.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Assistant DA Bill Akins running for State Court judge

Hall County Assistant District Attorney Bill Akins is running for State Court judge.

January 20, 2016 | | Local


Woman killed in Lula wreck involving 2 teens

A Rabun County woman was killed Tuesday in a two-car wreck in Lula, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

January 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities prepare for possible wintry precipitation in parts of North Georgia

Gainesville and Hall County public works crews spent Tuesday mobilizing for possible winter weather.

January 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Man stabbed Sunday remembered as happy, friendly

A former co-worker of a man stabbed Sunday night remembered him as a happy and friendly person.

January 19, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall planners give OK to South Hall wedding venue

Roger and Cathy Little got a little closer Tuesday night to realizing their plans to offer a rural, scenic patch of South Hall County land for weddings.

January 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


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