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Elected Gainesville mayor still may be years away

Gainesville residents may have approved directly electing a mayor, but the option won't come for several more years.

November 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Homeowner burned in home gas explosion

One man was transported to an Atlanta hospital with injuries after a gas heater exploded Saturday at a North Hall home.

November 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gillsville boy gets bedroom makeover thanks to Make-A-Wish

A Gillsville boy got a big surprise Friday - his dream bedroom, complete with a SpongeBob SquarePants theme.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


As clocks change, think about safety

People across the nation will be enjoying one extra hour of sleep tomorrow as daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

November 05, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Characters, local figures, other stars garner votes

If Mickey Mouse were a politician, he just might be a third party candidate.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Mills running for House majority leader

Another Hall County politician is in the running for an influential position in Georgia politics.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cagle stripped of power to appoint committees

MACON - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has lost the power to appoint committee members and chairmen following a contentious meeting of the Senate Republican Caucus on Friday in Macon.

November 05, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall extension coordinator takes job with state

Hall County Extension Coordinator Billy Skaggs has accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

November 05, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Wrecks increase sheriff’s efforts

A string of deadly wrecks this week, many on Ga. 365 and Old Cornelia Highway, has the Hall County Sheriff's Office putting extra emphasis on those areas.

November 05, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville is getting back to business

City officials are starting to talk about retail developments as the economy begins to inch back.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Frosty days are on the way

The rain is gone, but so are those nice, warm fall days.

November 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lt. Gov. Cagle may lose some authority

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle may see some of his powers stripped when a Senate Republican Caucus meets today in Macon for what some senators are calling a "coup."

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal adviser to help find new chancellor for state university system

The state Board of Regents announced the 21 people on the Chancellor Search Committee that will find the next University System of Georgia leader once Erroll B. Davis retires, and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal will have representation on the committee.

November 04, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Speaker tells how life coaching can be helpful

Lydia Sartain has a point - if professional athletes at the top of their game have coaches, why shouldn't the average person?

November 04, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Jarrard concert raised $95K

The ninth annual John Jarrard Concert raised about $95,000 that will be donated to local charities this year.

November 04, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Major work on Dawsonville Highway bridge could be finished this weekend

Work to repair the Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 westbound bridge over the Chattahoochee River portion of Lake Lanier is nearing completion, with all major work ...

May 04, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hundreds expected for Hall’s Relay for Life May 13-14

One of the area's biggest annual parties includes music, dancing and food through the night, all for a good cause.

May 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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