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Economic officials focus on redeveloping downtown

Redeveloping downtown and attracting industry are the keys to success in 2011, Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council officials told Gainesville City Council members Thursday.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New executive director of Vision 2030 has big ideas for program

Meg Nivens is bringing a new energy to Vision 2030.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stroke victim 'just beautiful again,' goes home after 16 months

Wanda Bergman arrived at New Horizons West nursing home in Gainesville in a vegetative state that was supposed to last the rest of her life.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall considers keeping some county offices downtown

At its Thursday meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners contemplated keeping some of its departments in downtown Gainesville when it moves into the Liberty Mutual building later this year.

February 10, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Parents question school decision about icy roads

Hall County school buses ground to a halt Thursday morning after an unexpected layer of ice formed on streets.

February 10, 2011 | By Elizabeth Burlingame and Jeff Gill eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Woman jumps into Lanier to avoid skidding truck

A 22-year-old nursing student feels "lucky to be alive" after a daring pre-dawn jump Thursday from a Dawsonville Highway bridge, a leap taken to avoid a truck headed toward her on the icy road, she said.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Weather caused 20-minute delay in Hall bus routes

A snowy, icy morning caused some issues across Hall County, including a brief time when school bus drivers were halted from taking children to school.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College hosts Tuskegee Airmen exhibit

North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville is sponsoring an exhibit that describes the history and exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots who broke the color barrier during World War II.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students protect themselves during tornado drill

Students across the state had to take cover Wednesday morning.

February 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Economy in Oakwood on upswing

The economy seems to be picking up along Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood after a few years of businesses opening and closing or suffering because of the flailing economy and a major road project.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road project list deadline March 30

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a March 30 deadline for local governments to submit wish lists for road projects that could be considered as part of the state's planned vote on a 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in South Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Meadow Field Trace area of South Hall after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recyclable materials tell a story of economics

To Rick Foote, the towers of tightly packed materials at the Hall County Recycling Center are full of economic trends.

February 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Fannin businesswoman named to transportation board

ATLANTA - Emily Dunn was elected Wednesday to serve as the next 9th District representative on the State Transportation Board.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman killed by car that ends up in ravine

A Hall County widow was killed from a car striking her about 11 a.m. Wednesday in the 4500 block of East Hall Road before careening out of control into a steep ravine.

February 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Alleged driver in April armed robbery arrested

The alleged driver in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station in April was arrested this week.

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

July 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


FLW Tour professional fishing tournament coming to Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier is welcoming back one of the more well-known professional fishing circuits in 2018. The lake will play host to a Fishing League Worldwide ...

July 20, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Boling Bridge to have single lane closure Thursday night

Boling Bridge on Ga. 53 at the Forsyth County line will close to a single lane of traffic at 7 p.m. Thursday as construction ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chick-fil-A in New Holland to open next week

Bobby Shoemaker saw a need for more restaurants on the east side of Gainesville. Now he's adding to a growing number of food options ...

July 20, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


North Georgia Community Foundation accepting nominees for philanthropy awards

The North Georgia Community Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2017 Philanthropy Awards, which include the Woodrow Stewart Leadership in Philanthropy Award and the Gus ...

July 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG students painting murals on dreary public housing project walls

Motorists and passersby at Pearl Nix and Queen City Parkway can't help but see two University of North Georgia art students busy making the ...

July 20, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No major issues reported at UNG, Lanier Tech so far from campus carry law

Nearly three weeks since it became legal for those holding concealed weapons permits to carry a handgun in some areas of college and university campuses ...

July 19, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road, I-985 widening study get early approval

New road and bridge projects, including a new bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River, took a step toward approval on ...

July 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


State seeks changes to service delivery agreement between Hall County, cities

An agreement between Hall County and its cities that delineates the delivery of services to its residents to avoid duplication of services and waste public ...

July 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County ends Lula contract to supervise inmates

Hall County will not renew a contract with Lula to supervise inmate labor in the city.

July 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia lottery transfers $1.1 billion to education

The Georgia Lottery Corp.'s fiscal year 2017 profit transfer to the state treasury's Lottery for Education Account has totaled more than $1.1 ...

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville superintendent to offer board 3 tax rate options

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Jeremy Williams said he will present three options to the school board to consider before it votes on a tax rate ...

July 18, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


New Catholic bishop for North Ga. being ordained Wednesday

A new auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Atlanta is being ordained at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and Hall County Catholics can livestream the ceremony.

July 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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