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Traffic enforcement campaign kicks off on I-985

A 75-car motorcade of mainly police and deputy cruisers commanded attention at 3:30 p.m. Thursday as the kickoff to Operation Thunder took over parts of Interstate 985.

January 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Olive Garden to open in June

It's official - Olive Garden is coming to Gainesville.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


County chairman addresses controversies

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver spoke about the state of the county at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Thursday while addressing a few recent controversies.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall to seek local lawyer

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to seek a Gainesville-based firm for the county attorney position to replace Bill Blalock, who was ousted from the job earlier this month.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chairman Oliver keeps his voting powers

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver will keep his power to make and second motions and deliberate actions after an effort to strip those powers failed Thursday.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Consultant: Gainesville's retirement plan in good shape

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chickens: from A to Z

ATLANTA - A quick walk through the International Poultry Expo reveals the life of a chicken from A to Z. From breeding to hatching to processing to deboning to marinating, it's all on display this week.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tour to teach about streams

On Saturday, Justin Ellis will try to patch what he sees as a disconnect between land owners and the natural world around them.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lutz inspires recall

After less than a month in office, Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz has inspired a recall effort.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Today marks the signing of end to war in Vietnam

With the stroke of a pen 28 years ago today, the U.S. military involvement in Vietnam was over and peace had come to the Southeast Asia region - at least on paper.

January 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buy Local event attracts business

Hall County's local businesses know how to catch eyes.

January 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reservoir rules not expected to impact Glades

New rules for reservoirs likely will not have an impact on the planned Glades Reservoir, though environmental groups are not pleased with the changes.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Snow days makeup plan doesn’t please everyone

Making up a week of snow days is no easy task for Hall County Schools. And the decision of just how to do it has drawn mixed reactions from the community.

January 26, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Ga. politicians not impressed with State of the Union address

Despite a tone of bipartisanship Tuesday night, Georgia politicians were not impressed with President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Corps: Island fire cause undetermined

The cause of an island fire first reported around noon Sunday on Lake Lanier hasn't been determined, officials said, but they plan to let ...

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Craig Herrington keeps seat on Hall school board

Craig Herrington retains his seat on the Hall County Board of Education, fending off challenger Clay Davis.

May 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Richard Higgins wins Hall chairman seat in tight race

Richard Higgins narrowly beat Steve Gailey in the race for Hall Couty Board of Commissioners chairman, a seat left vacant when Richard Mecum announced he ...

May 24, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Primary proves tight race for Hall chairman, easy contest for incumbents

In Hall County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting:

May 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Police: Suspect stole cakes, ice cream from Dairy Queen

A burglary suspect earlier this month forced his way into a Gainesville Dairy Queen and took two cakes from the freezer, police said.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Relief in works for residents of Sterling, Cresswind with possible traffic lights

For Hall County residents upset about the difficulty of entering and exiting two large subdivisions because of school and rush-hour traffic, relief is on the ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Search for missing Gainesville woman shifts to investigation of her whereabouts

Authorities suspended the search Monday night for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate possible drive-by shooting at Atlanta Street

Gainesville Police are investigating a shooting Sunday night at the Atlanta Street apartments, the second in a week at the housing complex.

May 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville superintendent: New Mundy Mill school will have room to grow

A new elementary school in the Mundy Mill subdivision will be built for 750 students but can be expanded to more than 1,000, a ...

May 23, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs resignation of Zachary Swansey, former West Hall coach charged with sexual assault

The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night to approve the resignation of Zachary Swansey, a former boys basketball coach who has been charged ...

May 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child in critical condition following motorcycle wreck

An 11-year-old child was listed in critical condition following a motorcycle wreck in western Dawson County Monday afternoon.

May 23, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Earhart-Edison Exploration Academy eighth-graders complete capstone projects

Three years ago, North Hall Middle School's program of choice was created with the intention of providing students with a rich, interdisciplinary education.

May 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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