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HemlockFest features fun with a purpose

Great music and tasty food are normal ingredients when it comes to fall festivals, but perhaps only one festival combines music and food with protecting trees in North Georgia.

November 08, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Public Works director’s job filled with diverse duties

Gainesville's Public Works Director David Dockery is in charge of, in his own words, a "diverse, eclectic group of largely unrelated functions."

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Facebook craze might reach local governments

How do you become friends with the government?

November 08, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville confident of new deck

Although the same architect designed both Gainesville's newly-constructed parking deck and the faulty deck at the Hall County courthouse, city officials say they expect there will be no problems with the new facility when it opens.

November 08, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Friends pay tribute to late musician

Gainesville First United Methodist Church swelled with people Saturday at a memorial service honoring beloved music instructor Jimmy Cutrell.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dog days of November? Hall County dedicates its animal shelter

Puppies gladly gave kisses in exchange for attention Saturday morning at the Hall County Animal Shelter's open house in honor of its new facility, which officially opened its doors Oct. 15.

November 07, 2009 | Jennifer Messer | Local


US House passes health care bill

November 07, 2009 | | Local


Sore feet worth the walk for cancer survivor in 3-Day event

When Buffy Brunner walked into the closing ceremonies of the Atlanta Breast Cancer 3-Day two weekends ago, she started crying.

November 07, 2009 | Katie Dunn Times regional staff | Local


Praying for the children

Twenty-five years ago, a mother was concerned about the welfare of her children as they prepared to go off to school.

November 07, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


New life breathed into historic track

In its 42 years of existence, the half-mile oval track outside Jefferson has seen its share of racing legends going door-to-door.

November 07, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Schools hold Veterans Day celebrations

Theodore Golab couldn't help but tear up as he climbed the hill to Martin Elementary School's baseball field.

November 07, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Retailers welcome holiday shoppers

This year, holiday shoppers are starting early.

November 07, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Small-business center plans several workshops

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center in Gainesville has scheduled several upcoming workshops at its offices at 999 Chestnut St.

November 06, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Group launches gift drive for seniors

Halloween just passed and Thanksgiving has yet to arrive, but many people have already turned their attention toward Christmas.

November 06, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Forest service’s ‘green’ building gets gold award

U.S. Forest officials in Georgia have gone gold - er, green.

November 06, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council OKs Atlanta Street rezoning

Gainesville City Council gave the first go-ahead Tuesday night for a rezoning necessary to redevelop the public housing complex on Atlanta Street into both affordable ...

May 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local lawmakers voice understanding but disappointment in Deal's campus carry veto

Gov. Nathan Deal has blocked a push to allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns on Georgia campuses.

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Stowe, Phillips in primary battle for County Commission District 4 seat

Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Temporary hiring OK’d for critical needs in Gainesville government

Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for ...

May 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Arts Academy lockdown incident results in warning for father

A man was taken into custody Tuesday at McEver Arts Academy when a "domestic dispute of some kind" erupted, according to Hall Superintendent Will Schofield.

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall, Gainesville middle and high schools rank above average on state scores

Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness ...

May 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Camp Merrill plans water jump May 11 at War Hill Park in Dawson

If you see soldiers jumping from helicopters into Lake Lanier next week, don't worry, there's no emergency.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Deal signs bill changing standardized testing measures

May 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Part of Wilshire trail closed this week for replacement

A portion of the trail at Wilshire Trails Park will be closed Wednesday through Friday as it is replaced.

May 03, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gailey, Higgins vying to be chairman of Hall Board of Commissioners

The chair of the Hall County Board of Commissioners has just one vote, worth the same as other members, but the role does call for ...

May 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school board debates how to receive public comments

Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings ...

May 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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