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Hall County to get transit funds

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Friday that he has submitted the required "1511 Certification" on transit projects around the state that will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

June 06, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lula soldier killed in Afghanistan

A former U.S. Army Ranger from Hall County, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, was one of three Georgia soldiers who were killed in action Thursday while serving in Afghanistan.

June 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Times earns top newspaper honors, 33 awards

JEKYLL ISLAND – The Times has been honored as one of Georgia's best newspapers, taking the general excellence award for papers its size during a banquet Friday night at the annual Georgia Press Association convention.

June 06, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Heard any good jokes lately?

Some little voices got the chance to make their big radio debut Friday.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Teachers’ junket will bring Africa to Hall students

Two Hall County gifted teachers hope to bring pearls of East African culture to their students following a monthlong expedition in Tanzania.

June 06, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


One killed in 7-vehicle wreck in I-85

One person was killed early Friday morning in a seven-vehicle accident near the Dry Pond exit on Interstate 85.

June 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ex-Dawsonville resident reads Islamic passages as terrorism trial winds down

ATLANTA - A former Georgia Tech student with North Georgia ties charged with plotting to help terrorist groups turned the closing arguments in his federal trial on Thursday into a bewildering lesson on Islamic principles amid stunned courtroom observers.

June 05, 2009 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Hot air junkies hope for better weather

HELEN - Against Thursday's overcast skies, the bright splashes of color provided by a dozen or so hovering hot air balloons were a welcome sight for most visitors.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Friends, sheriff laud teen victim of fatal crash

A one-vehicle wreck in Lumpkin County has claimed the life of an upcoming senior at Lumpkin County High School.

June 05, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Digital TV switch: This time, it’s for real

The digital TV switch is one week from today- are you ready?

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents not happy about Bear Creek Reservoir rules

As residents start making plans for summer vacations and trips to the lake, the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department is working with the county and others to lay down some official ground rules for using the Bear Creek Reservoir.

June 05, 2009 | BY CLAIRE MILLER Times regional staff | Local


Rains return, so watch for weakened tree roots

Recent rains have helped lift most of Georgia out of extreme drought conditions, but they have also made trees more dangerous.

June 05, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Dump the Pump Day means a free ride on Hall Area Transit

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but later this month you can snag a free ride.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


State ponders merging 2-year colleges, tech schools

As state officials consider merging technical and community colleges into one system, some say it's too soon to know what effect the move could have on education.

June 05, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rappel, march, shoot, Army JROTC style at leadership camp

Regional members of the U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps can be found rappelling, canoeing, shooting and marching in the Gainesville area this week.

June 05, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Local business leaders see upside in new U.S.-Cuba relations

The controversial move Wednesday by the Obama administration to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was met with approval from business leaders in Hall County who said they believe the economic benefit could be substantial for local industries.

December 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


H&R Block pros to offer tax tips

Two H&R Block tax professionals will present a free Tax Talk from 6-8 p.m. today at Blackshear Place Library in Gainesville.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville police make transition to digital records

At the Gainesville Police Department, some of the new school is showing a thing or two to the old school.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Nominations open for 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of Year

The Gainesville Jaycees are accepting nominations for the 2014 Young Man and Young Woman of the Year Award.

December 18, 2014 | | Local


Poultry firm donates 23 tons of meat to food bank

Georgia Mountain Food Bank in Gainesville got an early Christmas gift Wednesday when Perdue Farms delivered 46,000 pounds of frozen chicken and meat products.

December 18, 2014 | Alana Swain | Local


Badge & Bar: Hall 911 staff raises $1K for kids’ wish lists

Four local families are getting help from the Hall County 911 Communications in a different way this Christmas.

December 18, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Cuba policy shift sparks differing local responses

After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Juvenile in custody after man stabbed Tuesday night

A 16-year-old fled on foot after allegedly stabbing his stepfather Tuesday on East Ridge Road, authorities said Wednesday.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Local moviegoers have mixed reactions to canceling of film's release

Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of "The Interview," a comedy movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco about a slapstick assassination plot on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

December 17, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville High alumni replace missing elephant art

Counte Cooley was tired of driving by Gainesville High School and not seeing his elephant.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools score higher in performance rating

Most Hall County schools and some Gainesville schools performed better than the state average on the College and Career Ready Performance Index, the latest tool used to measure how well schools are doing.

December 17, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hanukkah: Faith burning brightly

Tuesday marked the first day of Hanukkah. The Jewish Festival of Lights celebrates the victory of the Jewish army, the Maccabees, over Syrian forces. It also celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, which had been ruined during battle.

December 17, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Eyes on the Roads: DOT suspends lane closures during holidays

In giving motorists some holiday relief, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend construction-related lane closures on all interstates and major state routes from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 10 p.m. Dec. 28.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riverside seeks new commandant of cadets

Following the abrupt departure of its commandant of cadets, Riverside Military Academy is refilling the position.

December 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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