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High school awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man acquitted of cocaine smuggling charges

One by one, the six co-defendants of a man from El Salvador accused of smuggling 10 pounds of cocaine into Gainesville pleaded guilty to the charges, but Carlos Maldonado opted to take his case to trial.

May 21, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Seniors charged with having hoax device on campus

DAWSONVILLE - A pair of Dawson County High School seniors were arrested Wednesday on felony charges of having a hoax device on campus.

May 21, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville High School awards diplomas to community leaders

Three community members joined Gainesville High School seniors Friday night to pick up diplomas of their own.

May 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jurors convict Haley in Internet hoax

Andrew Scott Haley, a Gainesville man who posted a false Internet confession to killing 16 people, has been convicted of tampering with evidence in the case and providing false statements.

Jurors returned the verdicts this afternoon.

May 21, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


GDOT awards grant for safer route to school

JEFFERSON - It may have taken a few tries, but the city of Jefferson finally has secured federal dollars to help make the trip to and from school safer for students.

May 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Business Hall of Famers stress community involvement

The three men and one woman inducted Thursday as the first class of the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame had at least one thing in common aside from being local captains of their respective industries.

May 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch may raise water rates for longtime residents

All Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying the same water and sewer rates, and for longtime residents, that could mean digging deeper into their pockets.

May 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


History Center event honors James Mathis Sr.

Dozens of friends poured into the Northeast Georgia History Center on Thursday night to recognize Frances and James Mathis Sr.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Language aid offered for Hall school families

For parents who speak languages other than English, Hall County schools will offer phone and in-person translation services this fall.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 arrests made in bank robbery spree

Authorities said they have halted a week-long bank robbery spree with the Thursday arrests of two Murrayville men.

May 20, 2010 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com | afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gainesville to DOT: Fix our roads

Gainesville officials are asking the state Department of Transportation to take care of its own in the city limits.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


City parks department works with tight budget

When Gainesville's Parks and Recreation Director Melvin Cooper presented his plan to run the city's recreation facilities in the coming fiscal year with a bank account that was about 16 percent smaller than the current year, he said the plan met maintenance and operation needs for 2011.

May 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Students hope for top prize in safe driving competition

East Hall High School students are vying for $10,000, all while helping others learn the dangers of texting while driving.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville school counselor shares ideas in Washington

Gainesville had a voice in Washington, D.C., last week to talk about the importance of helping minority students transition between high school and higher education.

May 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall approves funding for Olympic Venue, fireworks ordinance

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved the allocation of $300,000 in special purpose local option sales tax revenue, or SPLOST VII ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask The Times: Multiple criteria determine traffic signal locations

What are the criteria for traffic signals? One was recently installed on Thompson Bridge Road where Wal-Mart was built, but there's not one on ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Trash trap for Flat Creek aims to improve water quality

Gainesville and Hall County are looking to partner on purchasing a litter trap for Flat Creek, one of the most polluted streams in the region ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Grand jury indicts Forsyth kidnapping suspect who tried to swim away

August 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment inches up in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for July was 5.5 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in June, according to ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


3 accused in taxi driver slaying plead guilty, avoid murder charge

Three of five people previously accused of attempting to rob a taxi driver and fatally shooting him in March pleaded guilty Thursday and will not ...

August 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local




Emory Turner brings competition to Ward 2 Gainesville council race

Emory Turner has announced his candidacy for the Gainesville City Council Ward 2 seat currently held by Bob Hamrick.

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville considering tax increase to pay off jail debt

Gainesville officials are proposing a slight tax increase to pay off debt on the old Hall County jail the city purchased in 2012, as well ...

August 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Piedmont College opens massive new student facility in Demorest

Following record enrollment growth, Piedmont College has added a massive, "badly needed" facility.

August 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Coroner: Fire victim died of smoke inhalation

A woman who died Aug. 5 in an early morning house fire on Malibu Ridge off Spout Springs Road suffered from "smoke and soot inhalation ...

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Rabid fox found in East Hall

A fox found near Candler Road tested positive for rabies after its contact with a dog.

August 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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