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8 Hall County teams qualify for World Finals in Odyssey competition

Eight Hall County teams - all in South Hall County - took first or second places in the Georgia Odyssey of the Mind competition Saturday - and qualified for the World Finals in May.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Students explore career, college options in myriad ways

"Every child that leaves us ought to have some sort of pathway to 'How do I spend the next 50 years?'" Will Schofield, superintendent of Hall County schools, declared.

April 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Raises, new buildings projected for Hall County Schools budget

Raises for Hall County Schools employees is what Superintendent Will Schofield calls "the big story" for the school system's fiscal year 2017 budget plans.

April 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local




Rising gas prices likely to continue through Memorial Day

Gas prices are rising, and experts expect the trend to continue.

April 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


History Center event shows different side of Civil War

Historians at the Northeast Georgia History Center used life in Civil War era North Georgia as the focus for this month's Family Day on Sunday, with the hope that people might see the lesser-known history of Georgia's Civil War history.

April 10, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Mediation moves ahead in Georgia-Florida ‘water wars’ case

Top layers of Georgia government, including Gov. Nathan Deal's office, have participated in recent efforts to settle the latest dispute in a decadeslong "water wars" with Florida.

April 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residential drug treatment programs provide intensive, long-term care

Scott Hinchman sold his business to take over the family business in 2010, looking to provide adequate supervision and therapy for men seeking rehabilitation.

April 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Martin Road residents not on board with new exit

A new Interstate 985 interchange may be on the verge of construction in South Hall County, but that's not stopping a group of residents from trying to change its course.

April 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officers retiring after 20 years can keep their weapons

After thousands of high-risk search warrants and 21 years of service, the Glock .40 at Joe Amerling's side will soon come home for the last time.

April 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Family TIES seeks to break cycle of child abuse

Family TIES in Gainesville hoped to shed light on child abuse prevention Saturday by setting up pinwheels in the front lawn of First Baptist Church in Gainesville and inviting an 11-year-old girl to recite her poem to her incarcerated father.

April 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brenau to welcome Chinese students for last 2 years of college

Chinese and American students will "experience a slice of life from halfway around the globe" starting in the fall as Brenau University and Anhui Normal University embark on the new "2+2" agreement between the two.

April 10, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Brewery gets green light to pour with recent changes to state law

Craft brewers got a good pour last week when the state Department of Revenue implemented new regulations allowing tours to be sold at varying prices.

April 10, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Woven in the wind: New garden exhibit beckons entry

A windier day couldn't have been chosen for the opening of the Woven Whimsy outdoor art exhibit at Atlanta Botanical Garden: A Smithgall Woodland Legacy in Gainesville.

April 09, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


GOP House debate contrasts styles of 5 candidates

It's no surprise to see some agreement during a primary debate.

April 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Man awarded $5.7 million in crash suit involving postal worker

A Cumming man was awarded $5.7 million last week in a suit against the federal government after a collision involving a U.S. Postal ...

May 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Billy Powell, challenger Eugene Moon face off in rematch of close District 2 Hall Commission race

The Hall County Commission District 2 race between incumbent Billy Powell and challenger Eugene Moon is a rematch of a 2012 contest that saw Powell ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal defies party politics with pair of vetoes

When Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently vetoed bills allowing guns on college campuses and shielding religious people who deny people services based on their faith ...

May 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work ...

May 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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