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Former parks director assumed he’d be ‘let go’

Recent county government exile Greg Walker said he doesn't have a new job yet, but the former parks director has been looking ever since the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to cut funding to his department.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hawk caused South Hall power outage

A hawk put 9,000 people in South Hall out of power this morning after it landed on equipment inside a substation and caused a short, Jackson EMC spokeswoman Bonnie Jones said.

August 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man returns from helping African refugees

James Jennings of Gainesville and his international relief organization, Conscience International, have returned from the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa, where they helped provide aid to starving refugees.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools add technology to help students

The more Hall County school teachers use technology in the classroom, the closer the school board is to achieving its goal of blended learning.

August 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall's finance staff handling last rites for the poor

Budget cuts in Hall County have made the government's number crunchers the arbiters of taxpayer-funded burials.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Red Elephant takes shape at Gainesville High School

The home of the Red Elephants is now home to a 3-ton red elephant sculpture.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville schools get grant for fresh vegetables

Elementary students at three Gainesville schools are about to learn that fresh fruits and vegetables are anything but icky.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Walker resigns as head of Hall's parks department

Greg Walker ended his term as Hall County's parks director Monday, the apparent consequence of commissioners' plans to transform recreation services in Hall County.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Body found at cemetery identified as Hispanic man

A Hispanic man in his early fifties was found dead Saturday afternoon at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Humane Society of Northeast Georgia offers dog adoptions for half price

Hans has spent most of his life indoors. In spite of that he eagerly greets all of his visitors hoping they will take him outside to play.

August 01, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville school board to consider ownership of Bobby Gruhn Field

The Gainesville Board of Education is expected to approve ownership of Bobby Gruhn Field at its meeting tonight.

August 01, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


No sales tax holiday breeds back-to-school bargain hunters

The kid's shoes won't fit for much longer and they've outgrown all of last year's clothes.

July 31, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Road projects list to get cut down again

What big Hall County road projects will get cut?

July 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall property tax bills are in the mail

A littler earlier than usual, bills for Hall County's 84,000 property taxpayers are in the mail today.

July 31, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


DA clears deputies in July 11 shooting

Saying "the conclusion was clear from the evidence," Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh has cleared two Hall County sheriff's deputies of any wrongdoing in a fatal shooting July 11 at Harbour Point subdivision.

July 31, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


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UNG honors Lessie Smithgall with Presidential Leadership Award

Philanthropist and Times co-founder Lessie Smithgall of Gainesville recently received the 2017 Presidential Leadership Award during the fifth annual University of North Georgia Foundation Scholarship ...

March 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


International economic representatives to visit Hall

International economic representatives in 11 world markets will visit Hall County this Thursday.

March 12, 2017 | | Local


Family Christian Stores, including one in Gainesville, closing soon

Family Christian Stores has 240 locations nationwide, all of which are closing within two weeks.

March 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades double capacity of Hall 911 radio system

As he stands in front of a console looking at multiple computer screens, dispatcher John Hanes gets a call from a woman whose husband is ...

March 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Artwork on display at Hall County Government Center

Seven West Hall High School students have their paintings on display at the Hall County Government Center's first ever public art show.

March 12, 2017 | BY CINDY NGUYEN intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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