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Longtime school board chairman ready to pass the gavel

Blame it on a pervasive anti-incumbency mood in a midterm election year. Or maybe on local issues, like a controversial vote to close Hall County's Jones Elementary.

November 14, 2010 | By Ashley Fielding For The Times | Local


Local school systems consider SPLOST renewal

School leaders in Hall and Gainesville systems are exploring the possibility of extending a sales tax for education.

November 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville mows through ideas to cut grass

Grass problems are leaving a few Gainesville officials with questions.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


3 arrested on charges of sales of alcohol without a license

Three people were arrested Saturday on charges of sale of alcohol without a license after a search of a Brown Street home in Gainesville turned up 300 beers, about 20 bottles of liquor and one bottle of moonshine, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported.

November 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Subdivision, retail plans show hope in economy

Hall County is seeing a trickling of new retail and home developments, and this is just the beginning, officials say.

November 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Power struggle leaves North Hall library in limbo

It has been a long and strange journey for a library that doesn't even exist yet.

November 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Regional leaders gear up for meeting on transportation

Northeast Georgia is on the road toward a 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

November 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Harry Potter world created for young fans at Blackshear Place

As avid Harry Potter fans eagerly await the next movie in the series ­- "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which comes out Friday, - Blackshear Place librarians decided to join in the celebration.

November 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Famed collector auctions his cars

What took him a lifetime to put together, car collector Milton Robson disbanded in an auction Saturday afternoon at his sprawling ranch in southeast Hall County.

November 13, 2010 | By Steve Jack For The Times | Local


Celebrating cheap family fun

Bring on the balloons and treats - Mulberry Creek Community Center is officially 1 year old.

November 13, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Deer breaks into North Hall store

A deer stopped by North Hall Ace Hardware Saturday morning, but it couldn't stay long.

November 13, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Pilot program aimed against obesity in kids

A new health program is slated to enter Hall County Schools next fall, making the system the first in the U.S. to pilot it.

November 12, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Antique buyers offer cash to residents with unique items

Whether it's gold, silver or a vampire-killing kit, the Ohio Valley Gold & Silver Refinery buyers have put their hands on some valuable items.

November 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Restroom construction on track

Two months ago, Phuong Le faced the possibility of closing his seafood market, but now business is booming.

November 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall property taxes to be paid in 2 installments

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to approve collecting property taxes in two installments - finally.

November 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Man accused of trying to sell fake gold bars

An Anderson, S.C., man is accused of trying to sell fake gold bars at a Gainesville pawn shop, according to authorities.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Coroner IDs kids killed in Sunday wreck

Hall County Coroner Marion Merck has identified the two children killed Sunday afternoon in a southeast Hall County wreck.

January 03, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Prime location makes Braselton a key distribution hub

A town that touches four counties, including Hall, Braselton appears to be sitting on an economic development gold mine.

January 02, 2017 | By Carlos Galarza cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fiber optic company seeks to take over old DOT property

A fiber optic cable company is hoping to take over a former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road ...

January 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Governor’s education agenda will shape 2017 legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 9 with a full slate of priorities. But questions remain about Gov. Nathan Deal's ...

January 02, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


February event will celebrate Gainesville schools’ anniversary

The Gainesville school system will celebrate its 125th anniversary next month by lining the gym with memorabilia, showing a slide show and offering tours and ...

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


2 children killed in Sunday wreck that injured 3 other people

Two young children were killed in a southeast Hall County wreck that sent the driver and two other passengers to the hospital on Sunday afternoon.

January 02, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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