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Gainesville to curb downtown skateboarding

Gainesville officials are looking to keep skateboards off the downtown square and the city's new downtown parking deck.

February 12, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Dawson clerk of superior court charged in theft

Dawson County's longtime clerk of Superior Court has been charged in connection with the theft of more than $119,000 from the county over the last five years.

February 12, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Hall commission postpones library decision

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to go back to the drawing board on two important issues Thursday after taking heat from residents at both ends of the county at its packed board meeting.

February 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Wrestling event raises money for West Hall Middle School

In times when some Hall County schools have had trouble just keeping office supplies in stock, West Hall Middle School decided not to go down without a fight - or at least a wrestling match.

February 12, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Brenau event raises funds for Haiti's school children

The aroma of Haitian dishes on Thursday night wafted across the lobby of the Brenau University's John W. Jacobs Jr. Building.

February 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mills' banks bill goes to governor for signature

Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday signed a bill authored by local state Rep. James Mills.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Cornwell family releases video plea

A missing Blairsville woman's mother has taken to YouTube with a plea to the writer of an anonymous letter.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Lights planned for Oakwood parkway’s final segment

Oakwood City Council has approved ornamental street lights for Thurmon Tanner Parkway's final stretch, which is set for a December completion.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Jefferson City Council OKs church’s rezoning request

JEFFERSON - After months of postponing action, the Jefferson City Council approved a rezoning request from First United Methodist Church of Jefferson during a special called meeting Wednesday.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gainesville business owner wins $1M in lottery

An owner of a Gainesville business won $1 million after purchasing a lottery ticket at Granny's Country Store on Dawsonville Highway.

February 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Local students compete to earn Youth of the Year award

There were no referees, scoreboards or coaches to call out plays, but the competition to become the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County's Youth of the Year still was pretty stiff.

February 11, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


Officials: Economy influenced burglaries in ’09

An economy on the skids brought an expected increase in burglaries in Gainesville and Hall County in 2009, though officials believe the spike in the numbers could have been worse without a full-court press of enforcement efforts.

February 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville schools want input on Mundy Mill plan

A proposal to ease some of the zoning conditions on the mega-development on Mundy Mill Road won't be heard by Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board until representatives of Gainesville's school system can negotiate with developers about the future school site on the development.

February 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Incomplete development finds new owner

Seasons on Lake Lanier has a new owner and residents have one thing to say - they're happy.

February 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall, city schools mostly in the clear in CRCT review

Only one Gainesville city school is under investigation after a state review of standardized test score data flagged 20 percent of Georgia elementary and middle schools for possible cheating last year.

February 10, 2010 | Amanda Woodruff | Local


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Ex-Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey will seek chairman’s post next year

Former Hall County Commissioner Steve Gailey will run for the chairman's post on the board in 2016.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Elementary gets visit from film industry leaders

A green wine bottle smashes into the back of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins' head, and a room full of children burst into laughter.

August 18, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Chestnut Mountain property no longer in contention for Lanier Tech relocation

One site considered for the planned relocation of Lanier Technical College appears to no longer be on the table.

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Qualifying packets now available for Gainesville council races

Gainesville's Nov. 3 City Council elections are closing in and prospective candidates can obtain packets, which contain all documents to qualify, from the city ...

August 18, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighters respond to smoke report at Hayes Chrysler during Monday storms

Hall County firefighters responded Monday night to reports of heavy smoke at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 17, 2015 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Braselton Police lieutenant arrested after standoff at Flowery Branch home

A Braselton Police Department lieutenant was arrested over the weekend, charged with kidnapping and battery, following a standoff at a Flowery Branch home.

August 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools tentatively approve tax rate

Gainesville City Schools plans to lower the millage rate in the city.

August 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Man shot at Lanier Islands; authorities working to identify suspects

A man was shot and injured during a fight overnight Sunday at Lanier Islands, and authorities are working to identify three suspects in the incident.

August 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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