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Businessman remembered as ‘unsung’ hero who brought growth to Hall

Miller Watkins, former district manager for Georgia Power and a prominent Gainesville businessman, died on Friday.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall remembers those lost in 2011

Hall County said goodbye to several business leaders, educators and other notable local figures in 2011. The following is a list of some of those the community lost in the past year.

January 01, 2012 | From staff and wire reports | Local


More budget challenges expected in local governments

For good reason, 2011 will be a year that many involved in Hall County government will want to forget.

January 01, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Fire agencies seek to recover training costs for lost workers

Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians must undergo extensive training, leaving a significant bill for fire services to pay.

January 01, 2012 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Did we leave Iraq too soon?

Master Sgt. Dean Smith gave three years of his life to Army service in Iraq - three years he could have spent at home, helping his wife raise two young children.

January 01, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville news veteran signs off

Ken Stanford never intended to get into the news business.

January 01, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | Local


'Polar bears' take the plunge into 2012

It's a year-end tradition that sets teeth to chattering.

December 31, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Capital punishment cases on the decline

In 2011, 78 people convicted of murder were sentenced to die.

December 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Gainesville woman's time given freely to 2 causes

Gail Schneider has a magnet on her refrigerator that says, "Stop me before I volunteer again."

December 31, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


1 person hurt in 4-vehicle wreck

One person was injured in a four-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon on Green Street in Gainesville.

December 31, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


It’s not too late to donate to charity for 2011

Making donations to charities is always a good thing. Not only does it provide resources for a worthy cause but it can also give you a tax break.

December 30, 2011 | Savannah King | Local




Drivers, beware: Police will be out in force tonight

2012 is less than 24 hours away.

December 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Greeting 2012 with a blast? Do it safely

Many people are looking to begin the new year with a bang.

December 30, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Ministry volunteer listens to stories of those in need

John Harper's got a good ear.

December 30, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


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1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing - basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

May 24, 2017 | Shannon Casas | Local


Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

May 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Imagine, as a pedestrian, not having to run for your life when crossing Green Street.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities ID suspect in test drive car theft

Authorities identified a woman they believe took a gold minivan for a test drive last week and never came back to a South Hall dealership.

May 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins pushes increasing line speeds at poultry plants

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is pushing an increase in poultry processing plants' line speeds to new U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scout lawsuit reveals years of abuse

A lawsuit and Boy Scouts of America documents show a former Gainesville scoutmaster continued working with the organization for more than a decade after confessing ...

May 24, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Humane Society ‘Bark Park’ finishing in June

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign, the rescue dogs of Northeast Georgia are getting a little more room to stretch their legs.

May 24, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch residents could see a property tax increase next year, even as officials propose to keep the South Hall city's tax rate the ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Name downtown project, win $500 gift card

A power couple in the real estate business is promoting a contest to name a mixed-use project on the fourth side of the square that ...

May 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Flowery Branch residents voice school redistricting concerns

South Hall residents voiced concerns and offered solutions - including postponement - to a proposed school redistricting plan during a public hearing Tuesday night at Johnson High ...

May 24, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

The woman credited with cultivating downtown Gainesville as a destination venue through concerts, events and activities is taking on a new tourism role for the ...

May 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

Getting students "life ready" should be a high priority for public schools, and new opportunities for students and teachers are paving that path, according to ...

May 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Share your thoughts on state educational policies at Wednesday meeting

Kevin Boyd, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, will host a public hearing Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at North High School.

May 23, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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