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Gainesville OKs 3 new tornado sirens

Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to fund three emergency warning sirens, paying for part of the $60,000 project with grant money.

August 03, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


State lists documents to prove residency

The state's attorney general's office has made public a list of documents that will be accepted to prove the legal status of anyone applying for benefits and licenses from state and local agencies.

August 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Nearly 800 turn out for National Night Out

Children got the chance to hold a 37 mm six-shot grenade launcher and get a few school supplies Tuesday evening at National Night Out in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Georgia senators, representatives split on debt vote

The debt limit crisis may be over for now, with the agreement passed by Congress and signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama, but the debate may continue for a while.

August 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Temperatures could reach 100 today

As temperatures climb, Hall County residents may want to head for the hills. That's what meteorologist Laura Belanger recommends.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Panel finishes cutting roads projects

A group of Georgia Mountains elected officials has produced a recommended road projects list for next summer's statewide vote on the 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for transportation.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former parks director assumed he’d be ‘let go’

Recent county government exile Greg Walker said he doesn't have a new job yet, but the former parks director has been looking ever since the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to cut funding to his department.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hawk caused South Hall power outage

A hawk put 9,000 people in South Hall out of power this morning after it landed on equipment inside a substation and caused a short, Jackson EMC spokeswoman Bonnie Jones said.

August 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man returns from helping African refugees

James Jennings of Gainesville and his international relief organization, Conscience International, have returned from the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa, where they helped provide aid to starving refugees.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools add technology to help students

The more Hall County school teachers use technology in the classroom, the closer the school board is to achieving its goal of blended learning.

August 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall's finance staff handling last rites for the poor

Budget cuts in Hall County have made the government's number crunchers the arbiters of taxpayer-funded burials.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Red Elephant takes shape at Gainesville High School

The home of the Red Elephants is now home to a 3-ton red elephant sculpture.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville schools get grant for fresh vegetables

Elementary students at three Gainesville schools are about to learn that fresh fruits and vegetables are anything but icky.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Walker resigns as head of Hall's parks department

Greg Walker ended his term as Hall County's parks director Monday, the apparent consequence of commissioners' plans to transform recreation services in Hall County.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Body found at cemetery identified as Hispanic man

A Hispanic man in his early fifties was found dead Saturday afternoon at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


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Syrian family escapes civil war for Gainesville

Walking along the walls of the embattled Syrian city of Homs, Hadi Alhawari and his uncle could see bombs and snipers on the way to ...

April 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Antique lovers savor variety at Braselton festival

Items both vintage and creative will be on display at the Braselton Antique & Artisan Festival on Sunday in downtown Braselton.

April 22, 2017 | Amber Tyner | Local


This Bear keeps getting bigger: Dahlonega fills for mountain festival

DAHLONEGA - Now in it's 21st year, Bear on the Square is even bigger and better. This year, the mountain festival added a Moonlight Jam ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants pound the pavement for healthy babies

Turning pain into purpose was part of the March of Dimes' goal at their March for Babies run and walk Saturday in downtown Gainesville.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


With recyclables, green is the color of money

The clothes on your back, the house above your head, the phone in your hand - it's all trash.

April 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville gets up to $25,000 for biogas feasibility study

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is getting up to $25,000 from the state to help pay for a biogas feasibility study at its ...

April 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


After hitting the books, Flowery Branch students bait a hook

Flowery Branch High School is the most recent to jump on the fishing club bandwagon, thanks mostly to mom Amy Hammock. East Hall High and ...

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Cowboy up: Bull riding championship returns

Bull riding can be a dangerous sport.

April 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local UNG student wins Fulbright Scholarship

A Flowery Branch student has become the first recipient this year of the Fulbright Scholarship from the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus.

April 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Human remains found near site of missing Gwinnett woman’s wrecked car

Human remains and clothing were found Thursday in Dahlonega near where the wrecked vehicle of a Gwinnett County woman was found last year.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one was hurt Friday in a house fire in northwestern Hall County.

April 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

One of the busier stations for Hall County Fire Services reopened Thursday, promising more spacious amenities for firefighters.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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