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Regions Bank plans new branch

Regions Bank will soon build a new branch on E.E. Butler Parkway.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Early voting for SPLOST starts today

Early voting for the March 15 special purpose local option sales tax begins today and will continue to March 11.

February 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Planning board gives red light to full-color sign

The Lanier Charter Career Academy is facing a temporary setback in placing a high definition sign on its property to publicize events and public safety alerts.

February 08, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local




Hall commissioner Lutz files for bankruptcy

Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz and his wife have filed for bankruptcy, and the South Hall commissioner said Monday he is working on a plan to repay his debts.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Kiwanis getting donated bikes up to speed

Working at an Athens bicycle shop has paid off for Ryan Reid in more ways than one.

February 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rep. Mills wants city water fees up for negotiation

On Monday, state Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, introduced House Bill 174, which would address how account service water fees are charged. For years, Hall County users have paid double what Gainesville users pay.

February 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commission agrees to Cedar Creek mediation

The Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed to the terms of mediation with the city of Gainesville over the Cedar Creek Reservoir Monday, selecting Chairman Tom Oliver and Commissioner Ashley Bell as the county's representatives.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Suspect charged in fatal shooting in White County

A suspect was charged Monday in connection with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Cleveland man over the weekend.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Speaker lauds Rotary’s polio effort

Leo Weakland has traveled the world on a mission to eradicate polio.

February 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville school officials highlight need for SPLOST

Gainesville City Schools board members are informing the public about projects that could be funded by a special penny tax in the coming weeks.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


North Georgia could get an inch of snow overnight Wednesday

The area may see more measureable snow this week and a slick drive into work Thursday morning despite today's sunny weather in the mid-40s, the National Weather Service predicts.

February 07, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech shows off refrigeration program

Refrigeration was the focus of a Monday tour at Lanier Technical College that drew more than 100 visitors from companies across the globe.

February 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Fire displaces Gainesville family

The Gainesville Fire Department is investigating a Tuesday afternoon fire that displaced a family of three.

February 06, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Half price cats for sale this month

Louisa Mae Allcatt watches volunteer Leslie Williams with great interest, pacing up and down the multi-level display kennel that spotlights her at the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia. When Williams pulls her out, the black feline curls up against her and licks her fingers.

February 06, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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Truck driver rescues victims from fiery crash; 5 hurt

A truck driver witnessing a crash Thursday afternoon in Gainesville helped three people out of their vehicle before it was engulfed in flames, according to ...

June 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


State program expands to Gainesville, Hall schools to help poor students attain higher education

A state educational program designed to increase access to higher education is expanding to 25 new school systems, including Gainesville and Hall County, and launching ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Free Chapel senior pastor to serve on Trump advisory board

Donald Trump has named Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Gainesville-based Free Chapel, to his evangelical executive advisory board.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Buford man beat father to death with crowbar

A Buford man has been charged with murder in the Wednesday crowbar beating death of his father.

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's jobless rate falls to 3.8 percent for May

Unemployment has dropped below 4 percent in the Gainesville metro area, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today, and remains the lowest rate in the ...

June 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Students taste-test possible school lunch recipes

New main dishes and vegetables were on the menu Wednesday when Hall County students from kindergarten to middle school were "taste testers" for potential recipes ...

June 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Cresswind residents form charitable group to support local activities

About 40 residents of Cresswind at Lake Lanier have formed a charitable group, Cresswind LL Community Fund, to support charitable, educational and cultural activities in ...

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville pipe fabricator assessed $49K in fines

A Gainesville pipe fabricator faces a penalty of $49,375 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after multiple citations.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


5 marijuana plants, 8 firearms seized in drug investigation

A 63-year-old Hall County man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after five plants were seized in a search, according to authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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