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Roads forum focuses on 1-cent sales tax vote in 2012

OAKWOOD - Georgia Department of Transportation's planning director painted a dark future for road construction if a planned 1-cent sales tax doesn't pass in a statewide vote next year.

March 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl Scouts honor Gainesville State president

Martha Nesbitt's personality is contagious, even infectious, her close friends say.

March 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


HOPE bill gets signed into law by Gov. Deal

Leaders of both parties joined Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday as he signed the new HOPE scholarship bill into law at the state Capitol.

March 16, 2011 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ELIZABETH BURLINGAME mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com, eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Voters OK education SPLOST for five more years

Hall County voters responded with a resounding "yes" to continue the 1-cent sales tax for education during Tuesday's special election.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


SPLOST headed for approval in early returns

This story will be updated as soon as ballots are counted.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville council urges new charter for elected mayor

Gainesville City Council members are ready for a new city charter that calls for an elected mayor.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall deputy, others injured in accidents

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a traffic accident on Candler Road Tuesday night, one of two wrecks within minutes of each other on the highway.

March 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


More than 1 inch of rain falls on Hall County area

More than an inch of rain soaked the Hall County area overnight, continuing a wet weather finish to late winter.

March 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mission to aid homeless has new home

As usual, Monday was a busy day at Under the Bridge Ministries.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville police seek info on shots fired

Gainesville Police Department officers are looking for information about shots fired at Ridgecrest Apartments on Saturday night.

March 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools to start pilot health program soon

Hall County students at Friendship Elementary School will soon shape up with a new health program - making the district one of the first in the nation to try it.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


86-year-old man patrols road for litter

He'd be easy to miss if it weren't for the orange vest. When driving on the tight bends of a windy road, Ed "Red" Helton is just a blur.

March 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood gives initial OK to expanding alcohol sales

Restaurants with smaller seating areas than ones allowed by some area governments, including Gainesville, may soon be able to sell alcohol in Oakwood.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood considers changes to alcohol law

Oakwood City Council plans to discuss possible changes tonight to the city's alcohol law.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hydrant fix will keep Hall insurance rates steady

The temporary fix for formerly out-of-service North Hall fire hydrants is satisfactory to the Insurance Services Office, authorities said last week.

September 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


South Hall sewer network could ramp up in next few years

In an ironic twist, South Hall land once used for as a sewer discharge site could be a revenue boost for Hall County's sewer ...

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Terrorized by fear: As nation remembers 9/11, safety worries leave many on edge

The Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks brought violence "home," but changes in how society reacts to violence more recently cause more common and more frequent ...

September 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dragon Boat Festival's cultural buffet churns Lanier’s waters

The dragons have indeed found a home on Lake Lanier.

September 10, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Lula celebrates its crafty ways at annual festival

This year's theme for Lula's fall festival was "Arts, Crafts and Pottery," and most vendors had one of those aspects to offer.

September 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee’s annual Snake Day draws reptile lovers, and a few converts

If it slithers, hisses or has scales, there's a good chance that animal was on display at Saturday's Snake Day at Elachee Nature ...

September 10, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville police seek clues to fatal shooting

Police are seeking information in the death of a Gainesville man who was shot multiple times Friday night on Athens Street in Gainesville.

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man pulled from Lake Lanier unresponsive, taken to hospital

A man pulled from Lake Lanier on Saturday was unresponsive and hospitalized in critical condition after he went under the waters off Buford Dam Park.

September 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Child scalded by water in mishap recovering at home

The 18-month-old Hall County girl who was burned by boiling water Wednesday is recovering at home, authorities say.

September 10, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Annual agriculture day held at Lula Elementary School

Children gathered in the grass at the feet of Nicole Karstedt, who stood in front of a mobile classroom. Inside that classroom was a massive ...

September 10, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville Fire, police to present colors at Falcons game

The honor guards from the Gainesville fire and police departments will give the presentation of the colors at the Atlanta Falcons game Sunday in the ...

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle honors law enforcement ahead of 9/11 anniversary

Fifteen years ago, Matt Dubnik and a co-worker drove to a Best Buy to get a better understanding of the news on the morning of ...

September 10, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Falcons to host football safety clinic for mothers

Moms can learn about the safety of tackle football Monday at a clinic hosted by the Atlanta Falcons.

September 10, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local




Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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