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Work may begin today to repair parking lot sinkhole

Georgia Department of Transportation workers may begin digging this morning at the site of a potentially deep sinkhole that opened early Monday in a Gainesville shopping center parking lot.

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early September opening slated for Legacy Link

Legacy Link hopes to move to its new home off Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood in early September.

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lovett reflects on changes in public education

When Lee Lovett started his first teaching job in 1965, he couldn't have imagined the way public schools would change over the course of his career.

August 06, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Ex-transportation secretary recommends rise in gas tax

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Georgia lawmakers Tuesday he believes the U.S. needs to raise the gas tax by at least 10 cents to fix America's crumbling roads and bridges.

August 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Labor Department to help Home Goods recruit workers

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Home Goods recruit about 85 workers for a new home furnishings distribution center under construction in Jefferson.

August 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Ninth District Opportunity taking applications for weatherization aid

The federally funded nonprofit Ninth District Opportunity is accepting applications in Hall County for the Weatherization Assistance Program.

August 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Methodist Church gets massive indoor playground

John Bailey installs a new indoor playground set Monday afternoon at Gainesville First United Methodist Church. The playground project, which takes about 10 days to install, is one part of the church's Children and Youth First Initiative and is being installed inside the new children's wing of the church.

August 05, 2014 | | Local


Gainesville businesses eye sale of growlers

When Gainesville amended its alcohol ordinance a few months ago to allow the sale of growlers, a few local business owners saw an opportunity to catch the wave.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Miller to seek Senate majority leader post

State Sen. Butch Miller, a Gainesville Republican, confirmed on his Facebook page late Monday night he will seek the Senate majority leader post for next year's General Assembly session.

August 05, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Work may begin Wednesday to repair sinkhole

Georgia Department of Transportation workers may begin digging Wednesday morning at the site of a potentially deep sinkhole that opened early Monday in a Gainesville shopping center parking lot.

August 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local




Boys & Girls Clubs after school program gets $1.4M

Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School Principal William Campbell has a lot to be excited about this school year.

August 05, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


New FDA regulation aims to better define gluten-free for consumers

A gluten-free label regulation issued a year ago by the United States Food and Drug Administration takes effect today.

August 05, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Subdivision developers postpone plans again

Plans to develop an 89-lot subdivision straddling the Hall County and Gwinnett County line were sidelined again Monday when the planning commission tabled the proposal until next month.

August 05, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall works to fund Spout Spring Road's traffic relief

Hall County officials assured a group of South Hall residents Monday night they're working hard to speed up widening congested Spout Springs Road, but they also asked for help in the cause.

August 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Man gets 12 years in child’s death

A man pleaded guilty this afternoon in Hall County Superior Court to aggravated battery after he had been charged with murder in the March 2013 death of a 6-year-old boy.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Carter picks up support from state's teachers' group

August 27, 2014 | Associated Press | Local


Humanist group not satisfied with school system’s response on religious activity

A humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of leading students in prayer is not backing down after receiving a letter on behalf of the school district stating it will ensure all staff, students and citizens rights are protected.

August 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County’s plan to open its own pharmacy upsets local retailers

When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.

August 27, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


District responds to letter: Prayers occurred a year ago

Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."

August 27, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


No candidates yet in special election

Today's the last chance for candidates to emerge in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Eyes on the Road: US 129 traffic to shift

Beginning Sept. 3, traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 in Cleveland will be shifted west from O'Reilly Auto Parts to the Dollar General, opening a continuous turn lane from the O'Reilly store to Hope Drive.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

LAWRENCEVILLE - State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall home badly damaged in fire

One person escaped injury as a South Hall County home was seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Hall County Fire Services.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former president Jimmy Carter inspires Brenau students

The first assignment for freshmen at Brenau University this year included a rare opportunity - getting to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial

August 26, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


No one qualifies yet for vacant Town Council seat

There are no candidates yet for Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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