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ReadyFest helps teach emergency planning

During a disaster, it's up to Hall County residents to be their own first responders.

September 21, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Ten Commandments featured on Oakwood's war memorial

Oakwood has created a downtown war veterans memorial that features a Ten Commandments monument donated by a local resident.

September 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's closed meeting vote may be illegal

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have broken Georgia's open meeting laws by voting behind closed doors on payments to the Glades Reservoir property owners, minutes from the closed session show.

September 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville High competes in blood donation competition

Medical beds were arranged inside buses outside of Gainesville High School on Monday, each bed occupied by a person with blood flowing from their arm to a blood bag below.

September 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Race Street closed this week

Race Street will be closed today through Friday from just past the Wachovia Bank drive-through entrance to College Avenue.

September 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville to hire 5 more teachers

Students have already settled into their classrooms, but Gainesville City Schools will see a slight adjustment as it hires five new teachers this school year.

September 20, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville City Council could close 2 downtown alleys for parking

Two alleys in downtown Gainesville could soon be closed to the public.

September 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local firm buys Regions building

Green Street LLC has purchased a Regions Bank building in Gainesville.

September 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


2 face charges of laundering drug money

The owner of Community Auto Center on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville and one of his employees have been charged with laundering drug money.

September 20, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall County native serving in Pakistani relief effort

A Hall County native and North Hall High School graduate is taking part in the U.S. Marines Corps' flood relief efforts in Pakistan.

September 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall board's closed meeting details to be released

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is prepared to release the details of a Sept. 8 executive session discussion about the Glades Reservoir at its work session today.

September 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Stabbing in '98 left woman dead; killer never found

Almost 12 years ago, Annie Lou Hughey was found dead inside her home. Gainesville Police Department investigators are still looking for clues.

September 20, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Friends of Hall library system make $2,500 from annual sale

The hunt was on Sunday for the perfect book at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

September 19, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


NGCSU students share experiences through common book

Freshmen new to North Georgia College & State University are each considering the same question this semester: What is my mark on the world?

September 19, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Literacy center plan to be revived

Work toward pursuing state money for a new literacy center in Oakwood could begin in earnest early next year.

September 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Wrenched Bicycles moves to larger, more visible location

The old Wrenched Bicycles shop was tucked into a small, quaint building on Bradford Street, just off the downtown square.

February 04, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Flowery Branch hosts annual Black History Month program

Speakers encouraged students to be a part of the change they hope to see in a Black History Month program Thursday at Flowery Branch High.

February 04, 2016 | BY AMY MCDONALD amcdonald@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Georgia House panel backs ‘Pastor Protection’ bill

A Georgia House panel has approved a bill stating that religious officials don't have to perform same-sex marriages, a protection some believe is already ...

February 04, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Firefighter trio injured in ladder truck incident no longer employed with Hall County

All three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident are no longer employed with Hall County, according to officials.

February 04, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Brenau President Ed Schrader named to national board of independent colleges

Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University, was named Wednesday to the board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Affordable housing resources

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February 04, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


House passes bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, math

ATLANTA - The Georgia House has approved a bill giving Hope Scholarship recipients more credit for science, technology, engineering and math courses.

February 03, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Local sports bars offer deals, raffles on Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're a fan of the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos or you just love those quirky commercials, there are a number of ...

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County crews restoring log cabin for Cherokee Bluffs Park

Piece by piece, officials with Hall County Parks and Leisure are rebuilding a historic log cabin home dating back to the 1840s as an educational ...

February 03, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Buford prison employee pleads guilty to smuggling drugs into kitchen

A College Park woman working in a Buford prison was the first of more than 80 defendants Wednesday to plead guilty to smuggling drugs into ...

February 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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