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HOPE bill gets signed into law by Gov. Deal

Leaders of both parties joined Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday as he signed the new HOPE scholarship bill into law at the state Capitol.

March 16, 2011 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ELIZABETH BURLINGAME mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com, eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Voters OK education SPLOST for five more years

Hall County voters responded with a resounding "yes" to continue the 1-cent sales tax for education during Tuesday's special election.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


SPLOST headed for approval in early returns

This story will be updated as soon as ballots are counted.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville council urges new charter for elected mayor

Gainesville City Council members are ready for a new city charter that calls for an elected mayor.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall deputy, others injured in accidents

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a traffic accident on Candler Road Tuesday night, one of two wrecks within minutes of each other on the highway.

March 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


More than 1 inch of rain falls on Hall County area

More than an inch of rain soaked the Hall County area overnight, continuing a wet weather finish to late winter.

March 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mission to aid homeless has new home

As usual, Monday was a busy day at Under the Bridge Ministries.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville police seek info on shots fired

Gainesville Police Department officers are looking for information about shots fired at Ridgecrest Apartments on Saturday night.

March 15, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools to start pilot health program soon

Hall County students at Friendship Elementary School will soon shape up with a new health program - making the district one of the first in the nation to try it.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


86-year-old man patrols road for litter

He'd be easy to miss if it weren't for the orange vest. When driving on the tight bends of a windy road, Ed "Red" Helton is just a blur.

March 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood gives initial OK to expanding alcohol sales

Restaurants with smaller seating areas than ones allowed by some area governments, including Gainesville, may soon be able to sell alcohol in Oakwood.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood considers changes to alcohol law

Oakwood City Council plans to discuss possible changes tonight to the city's alcohol law.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall committee to analyze outsourcing

A Hall County committee will be meeting regularly to research options for privatizing and outsourcing county functions.

March 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Northeast Georgia History Center holds Indian event

Sunday was a perfect day to learn about shooting a bow and arrow, or carving flint into arrowheads or pounding corn in to a fine dust.

March 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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Lane closing on Boling Bridge on Monday, Tuesday nights

A single lane will close on Boling Bridge along Ga. 53 beginning at 7 p.m. on Monday to 6 a.m. Tuesday.

July 24, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville boy drowns at start of family's vacation in Florida Keys

KEY COLONY BEACH, Fla. - A family vacation in the Florida Keys turned tragic for a Gainesville family when a couple's 3-year-old son died in ...

July 24, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lidl grocery store proposed on Dawsonville Highway

German grocery chain Lidl wants to build a 36,000-square-foot store on Dawsonville Highway across from Trinity Baptist Church.

July 23, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board set to board on gun policy for security officer

Hall County Schools may soon have an employee with the authority to carry a handgun in the district office and on school campuses.

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Graham stays behind the scenes as Gainesville Parks and Rec’s deputy director

It's no coincidence that one has to turn into Community Way to get to the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville.

July 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Summer vacation? Not for many teachers in Gainesville, Hall

Early one Monday morning this summer, Ronda Larned was working in her classroom at the new Mundy Mill Academy when Principal Crystal Brown walked in ...

July 23, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Helen's newest place to stay is off the beaten path of tourist traffic, sitting nestled between mountains.

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge William O’Kelley remembered for patience, respect, humor

ATLANTA - Friends, family and members of the legal community gathered Saturday in Atlanta to honor the life of Senior U.S. District Judge William C ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gateway Center awarded grant to help victims with legal representation

Gateway Domestic Violence Center in Gainesville was awarded more than $10,000 this month for a program helping low-income domestic violence victims find legal representation.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Goodbye gas? Electric cars are coming in greater numbers, variety

Hall County drivers don't seem to much care for electric vehicles. Maybe they should.

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Photo slideshow: Yo, ho, ho; Poker Run pirates show their cards

Lake Lanier was overrun by pirates Saturday for the annual Pirates of Lanier Family Poker Run in Flowery Branch on Saturday.

July 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Proposal seeks rezoning change in Oakwood from commercial to residential

Plans appear to be moving forward on a new subdivision off Martin Road at Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 - near a planned new interchange at Interstate ...

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County kids go to film school

Righting the wrongs of a lonely child-turned bully. Fighting a time-stopping villain after leaping from the two-dimensional world of a painting. Princesses getting attacked and ...

July 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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