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DNR supervisor: New job has its perks

The letter arrived to Mark Padgett's mailbox just in time. He was a successful high school football coach who knew his tenure with one team had ended. When he opened the letter, Padgett realized a new career. His wife, Renee, agreed.

April 14, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville ex-insurance agent back in prison

A former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties has been sent back to prison to finish his sentence.

April 14, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


After-school activities shift around extended schedule

Hall County School's extended days have also affected the activities on the outskirts of instruction time such as transportation and sports practices.

April 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Longer school days may be more productive

While some worried Hall County's extended school days would lead to lots of tired and crabby kids, administrators say the change is having the opposite effect.

April 13, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


New laws expected to affect Hall budget

As Hall County's departments face an $8.8 million budget hole for fiscal year 2012, several changes at the state level aren't making it any easier.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville could put Sunday sales on ballot this year

If Gov. Nathan Deal signs a bill that would allow alcohol sales on Sundays, Gainesville residents could vote on it as early as November.

April 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Legislators introduce streamlined SPLOST bill

A new piece of state legislation could help school systems when it comes to splitting up dollars from the 1-cent sales tax for education.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Convict’s release may have been a mistake

Attorneys will argue this morning whether a former Gainesville insurance agent convicted on drug charges in Forsyth and Lumpkin counties should have to finish his sentence.

April 12, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall officials talk budget in long-term

Hall County departments need a better way to plan their budgets for the future, two top county officials said Tuesday.

April 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


‘Masters in Teaching’ educators honored at ceremony

Ten area teachers were lifted up Tuesday morning as models of education excellence.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food bank gets donation of 54,000 eggs

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank received an early Easter basket Tuesday when 54,000 eggs showed up at its loading dock.

April 12, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Calvary Church Road fixes are about to begin

A $3.35 million project to improve one of Hall County's busiest industrial and government arteries, Calvary Church Road, should begin soon.

April 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville man charged in burglary spree

Authorities say a 27-year-old Dawsonville man they arrested last week is responsible for nearly half of Dawson County's burglaries this year.

April 12, 2011 | By Michelle Hester Times regional staff | Local


Man struck by vehicle in South Hall

A man using a yard blower was injured after being struck by a vehicle and has been taken by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, authorities said.

April 12, 2011 | | Local




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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


Free cancer screenings set for Saturday

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance to provide free screenings for oral, head and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads "daredevil-style," Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting ...

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some Hall County property owners are shocked by big increases to their tax assessments as the area continues its post-recession resurgence.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County had a lot to commemorate at its annual year-end celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cleveland on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. Post Office in Gainesville and the Cleveland post office on Helen Way will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

After a little over a month of waiting for customers, the Chick-fil-A in Oakwood is open for business again.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Highway ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year - the result of a 2 ...

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

Just days before next week's one-year anniversary of the death of one of their own, DeKalb County firefighters returned to Hall County to say ...

April 20, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls' main drop Wednesday afternoon.

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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