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Public hearing set as Cleveland Bypass moves forward

In a year's time, the Cleveland Bypass has gone from a much-needed road project with no funding in sight to the Georgia Department of Transportation talking about detours when construction starts possibly early next year.

February 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville, Hall County's STAR students honored

Each year, high school seniors compete for the chance to be called stars - and possibly land some cash for college.

February 22, 2011 | Stories by Elizabeth Burlingame eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fire injures no one but engulfs East Hall home

Residents of a home in East Hall County reported it was on fire around 2:35 p.m. today.

February 22, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Senate immigration committee hosts public hearing tonight

A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville at 7 tonight to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.

February 22, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ga. first lady helps push braces program

Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, came home to Gainesville Monday to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics.

February 22, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Billboard bill fuels opposition

Billboard legislation going through the Georgia House of Representatives has fueled widespread opposition, including from a group led by a vocal Lake Lanier resident.

February 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners consider 4 options for Cool Springs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners considered four different options for the Cool Springs Park property at Monday's work session.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch council retreat is now March 26

Flowery Branch City Council has postponed its annual retreat to March 26.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge-jumping survivor, rescuers reunited as TV crews filmed

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcons mascot offers healthy message for students

Staying fit includes fueling up with the right foods and being active for at least 60 minutes every day.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Moss: Sales tax could help pay offset paratransit costs

Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center's director is asking that Hall Area Transit's paratransit service also benefits from the state's proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches making progress to help homeless

A handful of Hall County churches are inching closer to helping Gainesville's homeless population get off the streets.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville High’s graduation rate projected at 71 percent

The latest update for this year's Gainesville High School graduation rate showed a slight increase from 68.9 percent in October to about 71 percent in late January.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gary Michael Hilton sentenced to death in Florida case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man found guilty in the 2007 slaying and decapitation of a nurse has been sentenced to death by a jury.

February 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge survivor now in national media whirlwind

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Gainesville woman charged in undercover prostitution investigation

A Gainesville woman is accused of soliciting three undercover agents to have sex for money, according to authorities.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Nude man asked to leave park, later tries to hurt deputies

A Jefferson man allegedly seen nude at Lake Lanier campgrounds is accused of attempting to hurt two deputies trying to detain him, according to authorities.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Lula residents will get to vote Nov. 8 on liquor sales at restaurants, other establishments

It looks like a liquor vote is coming to Lula.

July 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Driver killed after head-on wreck

One driver was killed after a Tuesday afternoon wreck on Ga.53/Winder Highway in Braselton.

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Jail immigration lawsuit dismissed in federal court

A U.S. District Judge dismissed last week a civil action against Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch and Solicitor General Stephanie Woodard regarding a jail ...

July 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Brenau alumna takes over as alumni director

Brenau University has hired alumna Ashley Morgan Carter as its alumni director. Carter began work in the position last week.

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Summer heat puts strain on air conditioning in area

Cathy Rell's new apartment in Gainesville didn't have a working air conditioner when she moved in last year.

July 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regions Bank to close 2 branches in Hall

Regions Bank plans to close two Hall County branches - one on Park Lane at Sherwood Plaza Shopping Center and the Clermont branch, 5205 Cleveland Highway ...

July 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Teen charged with roadway shooting after alleged drug deal

A Gainesville teenager is charged with shooting at another vehicle after an alleged drug deal turned sour, according to authorities.

July 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Sales tax holiday is set for Saturday, Sunday ahead of school year

Stores and shoppers are preparing for a sales-tax-free weekend and back-to-school purchases.

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Traffic alert: Winder Highway shut down near Braselton due to crash

Winder Highway (Ga. 53) is closed at J.J. Lott Road near Braselton due to a vehicle crash. Traffic is being affected in both directions.

July 26, 2016 | | Local


Hall high school students score better on Georgia Milestones tests

Hall County school leaders were generally satisfied with the Georgia Milestones test results released Tuesday, while Gainesville school leaders pointed to student demographics to explain ...

July 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on ...

July 26, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell brings criminal justice forum to Democratic Convention

As a black Republican, Gainesville attorney and former Hall County commissioner, Ashley Bell is in a unique position to address criminal justice reform - which has ...

July 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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