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DOT proposes upgrades to bridges, railroad crossings in Jackson County

Dozens of residents attended a Georgia Department of Transportation open house Tuesday in Jefferson to learn more about federally funded projects planned for the area.

September 08, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County man’s story of paralyzing injury told on video

A South Hall man whose May 2008 fall from a ladder resulted in paralysis tells his story as part of a video on the Shepherd Center's Web site.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Tech grant aimed at nuclear plant welders

North Georgia Technical College recently received a $119,000 grant that will help local welding students land high-paying jobs in the nuclear energy field.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Wauka school closer to charter status

Wauka Mountain Elementary School's charter petition won approval from the Hall County school board Tuesday, moving it one step closer to becoming a charter school next fall.

September 08, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Gainesville gas line work forcing partial road closure

Travel will be limited on Thompson Bridge crossing Lake Lanier this week.

September 08, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


North Hall road changes in store this week

Starting today, North Hall motorists will notice some changes in traffic flow on two well-traveled roads.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple hopes to hit Lake Lanier dock lottery

A West Hall couple's five-year quest for a dock permit has come down to a lottery.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


1 of 7 holiday traffic fatalities was in Hall County

Seven people have died on Georgia roads this holiday weekend, including one person killed in a Hall County wreck.

September 08, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Better conditions make for better Labor Day on Lanier

As the water returned to Lake Lanier this summer, so did the dollars.

September 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lumpkin County man killed in property dispute

A Lumpkin County man was killed Monday when a property dispute that had gone on for more than 20 years escalated into an argument, according to a sheriff's investigator.

September 08, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Covington airport to close for runway work

COVINGTON - The Covington Municipal Airport will close for runway construction beginning Sept. 21 and could remain closed until November.

September 07, 2009 | By Gabriel Khouli Times regional staff | Local


Nonprofits plan for upcoming fundraisers

The economic situation is presenting obstacles for everyone, and many nonprofit organizations are taking a hit as giving goes down.

September 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Lula’s new park filling up with bricks honoring veterans

Lula's Veterans Park is coming to life with 207 bricks laid in honor of soldiers and more bricks sold every day.

September 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fair Street man recruits community to preserve area

Emory Turner, 61, still lives in the Gainesville neighborhood where he was born and raised.

September 07, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Healthy Monday: Seasonal flu shots now available

With the recent arrival of seasonal flu shots, now is the time to begin protecting yourself from H1N1, health officials say.

September 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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