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Gainesville Memorial Day parade plans coming together

Last year's Memorial Day parade plans in Gainesville - including a Stearman biplane flyover and World War II veteran Mack Abbott as the honorary grand marshal - are being dusted off for this year's version of the annual event.

May 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local




Renovation reveals historic sign

In the process of renovating a downtown building, developer Milt Robson has uncovered a surprising piece of Gainesville's history.

May 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Pump prices rise 3 cents after gas tax increase

Teirah Williams spends $80 - a third of her paycheck - on fuel each week. But she's not filling up a gas-guzzling SUV. She's in a tiny yellow Ford Focus.

May 02, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Hall County sheriff’s office race widens

Gainesville native Jon P. Strickland has thrown his hat into the Hall County sheriff's race.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier’s level is on mark with summer full pool

With levels up and summer just ahead, Lake Lanier is sitting pretty.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chicken Festival dishes up a saucy, spicy spring spread

The crowd that gathered for the Spring Chicken Festival's premiere poultry parade Saturday morning didn't know what to expect.

May 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Accident victim on the road to recovery

Murky details have been pieced together but David Sloan's family may never know exactly what caused the car accident.

May 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Civil War at 150: Jefferson Davis descendant keeps fighting spirit alive

Nearly eight years ago, Gainesville's Jeff Davis strongly advocated letting voters decide whether they wanted to keep the contentious 1956 Georgia flag, which featured the rebel emblem.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County attorney ready to start fresh

Hall County's new attorney has some big shoes to fill - his own.

May 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth may use sales tax for new facilities

Citing an example from a former colleague, Forsyth County's Chief Superior Court judge likened the criminal legal process to a funnel.

April 30, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall OKs buying propane school buses

When it comes to moving kids from place to place, the Hall County Schools System may be treading on new ground compared to other systems around the state.

April 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Local women celebrate royal wedding in style

London may be 4,000 miles away but that didn't stop Jan Hensley and Evelyn Stafford from throwing their own party Friday alongside England's royal wedding ceremony.

April 30, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Charity walk to benefit aid agencies

From his desk at the Action Ministries-Gainesville office, Steve Napier sees the perils of poverty first hand as clients come in struggling to pay their rent or keep the electricity on.

April 30, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall County Commission strikes deal on impact fees

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided Thursday to defer impact fee collection until a certificate of occupancy is issued for a building.

April 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Lula to host classic car show Saturday

Dozens of classic cars will be on display in Lula today during the annual Classic Car Show organized by the Downtown Development Authority.

June 23, 2017 | | Local


Slide show: Sometimes team-building calls for a 'redneck regatta'

Employees at internet marketing company GetUWired spent some of their Friday in a "redneck regatta" on Lake Lanier.

June 23, 2017 | Scott Rogers | Local


Jim Grier announces run for Lula mayor

A Lula-based businessman and civic leader will attempt what others have tried and failed to do - oust the city's four-term mayor from office.

June 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville.

June 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

For Kelli Armstrong and Tammy Kline, the ceremony Thursday at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto didn't just mark the end of their high ...

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Property taxes are going up in Hall County.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.

June 22, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville Middle School teacher of simple battery stemming from a hallway incident with a student that was ...

June 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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