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Justice officials fire Gainesville youth center officer

The Department of Juvenile Justice fired a Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center corrections officer Thursday, claiming he had an inappropriate relationship with an Athens teenager living at the facility.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville High's valedictorian split draws fire

Controversy is already brewing about Gainesville High School's 2012 valedictorian selections before the school has even released its decision.

February 03, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hoax sparks bill to toughen false reporting penalties

In 2009, Hall County and state authorities spent hundreds of hours and countless taxpayer dollars to track down the "catchmekiller" who claimed to have murdered several people.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Law agencies in Gainesville, Hall train for hostage crisis

Gainesville and Hall County authorities got a glimpse Friday morning of what it's like to respond to a dangerous hostage situation.

February 03, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Apartment buildings concern Braselton family

For a couple who spent years in the Old Peachtree Road, Satellite Boulevard area of Gwinnett County, the possibility of multiple apartment buildings coming to their new community is disconcerting.

February 02, 2012 | BY LEANNE AKIN Times Regional Staff | Local


Gainesville deemed ‘priority location’ for boosting small business exports

Georgia's International Trade Division has identified Gainesville as a "priority location" to carry out a new program to increase Georgia's small business exports.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cellphones, tablets to be allowed in schools

Georgia's House of Representatives did its part in lifting a state ban on smartphones and tablet devices in the classroom this week.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Opportunities ripen with local food program

Lately it seems everyone is buying local, even the school system.

February 02, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Warm weather could be bad for plant life

If the recent trend of warm temperatures continues, people who suffer from springtime allergies could be in for an early season of torment.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Midtown Greenway project nears phase 2

As the first phase of Gainesville's Midtown Greenway project nears completion in April, the city is securing funds for the next step of that project.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Volunteers ease the stress of tax season

The burden of tax season can get a little lighter for Hall County residents eligible for a free income tax preparation program.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Wildlife skipping winter slumbers

Gen. Beauregard Lee waddled outside his "Weathering Heights" mansion Thursday to a sunny, warm, springlike day. The only problem was it's not spring and it won't officially be for nearly two months.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Cleaner air means Hall won’t change road plans

For the first time, 20 counties in metro Atlanta, including Hall, have met federal standards for air quality established in 1997, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has determined.

February 02, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


City, Brenau negotiating Mountains Center lease

Future use of the 30-year-old Georgia Mountains Center continues to be hashed out by attorneys representing Brenau University and the city of Gainesville.

February 02, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Gas prices on the rise again

Like any other business owner, Joey Libasci cringes at the thought of increasing gas prices.

February 02, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


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Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Family offers their version of Thursday shooting

Every night since last week's shooting, Jennifer Harris said she has nightmares of bullets coming at her "for no reason."

June 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Father, 6-year-old son drown in Lumpkin County

A father and his 6-year-old son drowned Tuesday afternoon while sliding off a rock at Dicks Creek Falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

June 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


$45K of meth, stolen rifle seized in bust

More than $45,000 worth of methamphetamine was seized by Hall County and Gainesville's anti-drug task force in a Tuesday bust.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Republican Handel wins Georgia race, thanks Donald Trump

DUNWOODY - Republican Karen Handel won a nationally watched congressional election Tuesday in Georgia, and she thanked President Donald Trump after she avoided an upset that ...

June 21, 2017 | By Bill Barrow and Kathleen Foody Associated Press | Local


Major music licensing company flags Lula

Lula, with a population of less than 3,000 residents, can no longer fly under the radar.

June 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


What we know and don't know about last week’s shooting

A child and deputy were injured in an exchange of gunfire last week in East Hall.

June 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Live in a city? You could get a county tax break

If you live in a city in Hall County, your property tax bill could drop next year depending on what happens in in the next ...

June 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


New Habitat ReStore location features price cuts

As the Habitat For Humanity of Hall County ReStore settles back into its former Murphy Boulevard location after a year at 975 Chestnut St., officials ...

June 20, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula leaders OK new budget with no new taxes

When Mayor Milton Turner opened the floor to public comments, no one from among the handful of residents who attended Monday night's meeting had ...

June 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Daytime Boling Bridge lane closure set for Tuesday

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 will close to a single lane of traffic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

June 19, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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