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Big shift coming to Hall County commission

When it comes to the Hall County Board of Commissioners, three is the magic number.

September 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville pays tribute to 9/11 heroes

Firefighters, police officers and paramedics lined up outside of Fire Station 1 on Saturday morning and stood in silence.

September 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wineries litter the mountains & hills

Tourism is big business for Northeast Georgia. Between Lake Lanier and the mountains, the beauty of the local area draws thousands of visitors who then spend money at area restaurants, shops and hotels.

September 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Make-A-Wish sends White County student to Disney

Saturday was a dream for any 9-year-old: a first limousine ride, first airplane trip, first visit to Disney World.

September 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Corps plans for offseason work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing today, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Jarrard inducted into Ga. Music Hall of Fame

Gainesville native John Jarrard was inducted posthumously Saturday night into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

September 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Fire-breathing fun on Lake Lanier

Dragons are known for breathing fire, but Saturday they showed their competitive side through racing.

September 11, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Academy gives broad look at sheriff’s office operations

Civilians with a keen interest in law enforcement will have the opportunity to experience it firsthand during the Hall County Sheriff's Office Citizens Academy next week.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Community stops to remember 9/11

Jennifer Orantes remembers walking through the streets of New York when the World Trade Center towers fell on Sept. 11, 2001. She was 3.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials review plans for Braselton hospital

Should the need to be admitted to the hospital ever arise, Marguerite James says she doesn't care what name is on the building.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


History Center plans month of patriotic events, fundraiser

The Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville has planned a series of patriotic events this month, partly as a fundraiser and partly to tout a subject already near and dear to many area residents.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Archaeologist offers students information and encourages questions

Students at North Hall Middle School got the chance to learn about fossils and prehistoric humans from a visiting archaeologist Friday.

September 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Historic 1930 house given bright future

The red brick house that sits across the street from Burger King in Gainesville received a new title this week - local historic home.

September 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Forsyth County authorities offer reward for information in shooting

CUMMING - A reward has been offered to help find the weapons used in an armed robbery and fatal shooting at a Forsyth County grocery store early this week.

September 10, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Sentence gives mother a second chance

Early Friday afternoon, Hall County Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin handed Patricia Darlene Turpin a 25-year sentence to be served on probation.

September 10, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota school plans depend on many uncertain factors

The move of Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy students during construction of a new school has a number of factors that remain uncertain. As a result ...

February 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Days could be numbered for historic Dahlonega building

Plans to demolish a historic building in downtown Dahlonega and build an upscale, boutique hotel in its place can now move forward after the City ...

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Organizations say blood donations dropped to nearly nonexistent this winter

Across Georgia, blood banks are in dire need of the blood donations that save lives on a daily basis. Due to the recent weather the ...

February 01, 2016 | By Alexander Popp apopp@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Library system now offering passport service

The close location and helpful assistance made life easy for Lindsey White and her two children on Monday as they applied for passports ahead of ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Jo Dinnan recommended as Hall elementary education director

Jo Dinnan, principal at Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy for 10 years, will be recommended to be the Hall County School District director of elementary ...

February 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Immigrant students can’t sue state agency over tuition

The state's highest court on Monday ruled against a group of students who were brought to the United States illegally as children and want ...

February 01, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian hit crossing Ga. 400 in Dawson County early Monday morning dies

A pedestrian hit this morning as he attempted to cross Ga. 400 in Dawson County has died.

February 01, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


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