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Hall commission rehires its former law firm

The Hall County Board of Commissioners chose Stewart Melvin & Frost, a firm it fired in January, as its new legal team.

April 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


College students in Ala. rattled by funnel clouds

Jessica Berzack was on the 11th floor of her dormitory when the tornado sirens sounded. She fled with about 50 other students to the basement of the theater department, which was built years ago as a nuclear fallout shelter.

April 28, 2011 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Deal says tornado damage is 'heart-wrenching'

Although Hall County was spared serious damage from the worst outbreak of tornadoes in nearly 40 years, other parts of Georgia were not as fortunate.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Sunday sales will be on Gainesville ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday morning allowing communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores, and Gainesville City Council members agreed they will put it on the ballot.

April 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Governor tours storm's devastation throughout Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal is touring storm-ravaged areas in north Georgia and pledging state resources to help storm victims rebuild.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Body found in 1980 is identified

In the summer of 1978, Juanita Adams left the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to protest legislation going through Congress as part of the American Indian Movement.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Strong storms roll through Northeast Georgia

A line of strong overnight thunderstorms - some producing tornados, frequent lightning, strong winds and large hail - moved through Northeast Georgia and Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in some Georgia counties.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police charge 2 with burglary

Andreas Garcia, 17, and a juvenile, both of Gainesville, were charged Tuesday with burglary.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Money counseling program begins May 10

Steve Napier has noticed a trend in the clientele he serves as program director at the nonprofit Action Ministries-Gainesville. More and more of their problems stem back to one issue - mismanagement of money.

April 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Cumming could vote on Sunday alcohol sales in November

Voters in Cumming and Forsyth County could get to decide as early as November whether they want the ability to buy alcohol in stores on Sundays.

April 28, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Dawson on board with raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 28, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Chicken festival to benefit environmental programs

No one may be able to pinpoint why the chicken crossed the road, but Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School students can at least answer how it looked during the process.

April 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Freight study has been called off

An effort to produce a regional "freight profile" for the Gainesville-Hall area has been parked because of a lack of money.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech team wins literacy spelling bee

They went back and forth for eight rounds, sending words across the stage. In the end, it was a tricky "y" disguised as a vowel that spelled the end for one team.

April 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Attorney files reconsideration motion in feuding neighbor case

The attorney for one Gainesville couple in an ongoing neighbor feud has filed a motion for reconsideration after a split Supreme Court of Georgia decision.

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


University of North Georgia joins health initiative to get students moving

Around 10 yellow and blue signs have been placed around the University of North Georgia campus with the intention of getting students and employees moving ...

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Alleged threats against local imam may trace back to earlier homicides

Defense attorney Blake Poole told the jury on Tuesday of the history between his client Marquis Bonds and alleged victim Imam Bilal Ali prior to ...

March 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Featherbone event honors nine top Masters in Teaching

Bridget Rigby's teaching saved and changed a life.

March 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gainesville Police investigating potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle

Police are investigating two deaths Tuesday as a potential murder-suicide on Dixon Circle in Gainesville.

March 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville ‘Ask a Plumber’ workshop to offer water conservation tips

The Gainesville Department of Water Resources is looking for ways to help customers conserve water during the current Level 2 drought. The department will host ...

March 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities want help finding stolen excavator

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is seeking help to find a stolen excavator.

March 21, 2017 | | Local


Nonemergency phone lines working again at Hall County Central Communications

The nonemergency phone lines at Hall County's 911/Central Communications Office are back up and running. They experienced some outages during the day Tuesday ...

March 21, 2017 | | Local


Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ribbon-cutting set for new Mundy Mill school

A ribbon-cutting and morning tour of the new Mundy Mill Academy elementary school will be held May 23, school officials said Monday.

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Officials OK $17.46M price tag for new Enota school

Gainesville school officials approved Monday night a guaranteed maximum price of roughly $17.46 million to build a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Chestatee band marches in New York St. Patrick’s Day parade

The Chestatee High School marching band performed in the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Friday in New York City.

March 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resident raises concerns over filming ordinance affecting churches

During public comments at its work session Monday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners heard from a Gainesville resident who told commissioners the filming ordinance ...

March 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Trial begins Tuesday for man accused of threatening Gainesville imam

Attorneys will present their opening statements Tuesday in the case of a Gainesville man accused of threatening a Gainesville imam.

March 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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