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Lightning spawns home fires on Sunday night

A storm Sunday night spawned a couple of lightning strikes that caused home fires.

June 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Board makes no decision on Hall parks

A meeting of the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services board Monday raised more questions than it provided answers to the agency's ongoing budget struggle.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Weekend drowning victim found near Buford Dam

Authorities searched for 1 1/2 days, sweeping an area surrounding Buford Dam, before finally finding a Forest Park man who drowned after attending a church baptism.

June 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge blocks portions of immigration law enforcement

A federal judge responsible for deciding the merits of Georgia's new anti-immigration law has agreed to temporarily block enforcement of some of the law's most embattled parts.

June 27, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New aquatic center will open today in Cumming

Get your bathing suits, sunscreen and beach towels ready. The Cumming Aquatic Center is opening today.

June 26, 2011 | By Crystal Ledford Times regional staff | Local


Hall’s interim finance director to leave job July 8

For the past month, the Hall County Board of Commissioners has searched for ways to fill an $11.5 million budget hole.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall school system locks into lower diesel price

Filling up the gas tank can seem more like playing the stock market as pump prices fluctuate during warm-weather months.

June 26, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Administrator leaves Oakwood Thursday

OAKWOOD - Patti Doss-Luna is leaving Oakwood again, but this time, it's for good.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Many are divided on new cigarette labels

Kerry "Smokey" Hicks, owner of the Smokin' Fisherman in Clermont has on his counter a cigarette pack from Mexico, which shows the image of a dead baby lying on a bed of cigarette butts.

June 26, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Commuting options changing for Hall residents

At a time when Hall Area Transit funding is in limbo, Atlanta area commuting options are about to open a little more for Hall County residents.

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Search resumes for possible Lanier drowning victim

BUFORD - Several rescue teams, including the Hall County Dive Team, have resumed searching for a male swimmer reported missing Saturday in Lake Lanier near Buford Dam.

June 26, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New statute’s effect on schools remains uncertain

On the last day of class at Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School this year, Principal William Campbell was approached by a student who wanted to tell him goodbye.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Immigration law already hitting Georgia farmers

It takes almost 80,000 workers to harvest Georgia's crops, according to the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Grower's Association.

June 26, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


'People are trembling' over state's new immigration law

An entire wall at Village Wash and Dry Lavanderia on Atlanta Highway is filled with clothes dryers. But on a drizzling Thursday afternoon, only one is occupied with tumbling clothes.

June 26, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Most agree with troop pullout plan

Larry Emmett, whose son-in-law has returned from his second deployment in Afghanistan, said he believes the U.S. should leave the war-scarred country "as soon as possible."

June 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Improved housing options a priority for Gainesville in comprehensive plan update

Improving housing options is viewed as a top priority as the city of Gainesville is holding its second and final public hearing on a five-year ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Portions of Main Street in Gainesville to be closed for water line replacement

Portions of Main Street in Gainesville will be closed beginning Monday for up to eight weeks as workers replace 100-year-old cast-iron water lines in advance ...

April 13, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


State education official defends behavioral program

A top-ranking Georgia Department of Education official said Wednesday that "lawsuit or no lawsuit" state education leaders would continue making improvements to a 47-year-old program ...

April 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Council of the Blind event set for April 28-29 in Gainesville

The Greater Hall County Area Chapter of the Georgia Council of the Blind will be hosting the 2017 Georgia Council of the Blind Convention & Conference ...

April 12, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Tax deadline is April 18 this year; some stores offer deals that day

Tax Day is fast approaching for those who haven't filed, even if it is a few days later this year.

April 12, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Police: Man’s skull fractured after arranged drug deal

A Gainesville man is accused of taking part in an arranged Jan. 4 drug deal with another man, when the victim was beaten by multiple ...

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities issue lookout for Clermont bank robbery suspect

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has issued a lookout for a man suspected in an April 5 Clermont bank robbery.

April 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


School uses superheroes, encouraging messages to lighten End of Grade testing mood

At East Hall Middle School, students opened the first day of Georgia's End of Grade testing with superheroes in the halls and encouraging notes ...

April 12, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville school district spending expected to rise in 2017-18

Gainesville City Schools officials may have to dip into the district's reserve funds to balance a $70.4 million spending plan in fiscal 2018 ...

April 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed on Monday to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is ...

April 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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