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Authorities: Labor Day weekend quieter this year

Though the Labor Day holiday weekend was quieter than last year's across the state, two traffic accidents in Hall County kept local authorities busy.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board votes for slight tax drop

The Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a modest reduction to the property tax rate Tuesday, lowering the millage rate for fiscal 2011 to 7.39, down from 7.41.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Weather goes back and forth as we head into fall

Labor Day weekend brought Gainesville its coolest weather since May 20. However, there could be just a couple more weeks of temperatures in the 90s this year, a National Weather Service forecaster predicts.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Late cyclist remembered as a preacher with a ‘glow’

Thomas Jacob "T.J." Pattillo had an uplifting glow about him that attracted tons of friends and acquaintances.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Georgia Supreme Court OKs South Hall hospital

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center has the green light to move forward with a hospital in South Hall after a ruling by the Georgia Supreme Court on Tuesday.

September 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Ga. 20 resurfacing project gets underway

One of the area's busiest thoroughfares, Ga. 20/Buford Drive, is about to get a new blast of asphalt.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


California bakery to bring jobs to South Hall

California-based King's Hawaiian plans to start up a bakery and distribution operation in Oakwood, with plans to create 126 new jobs over two years and then an additional 100 jobs around 2015.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges issued in Cumming store slaying

Authorities aren't saying which of the four teenage suspects they have in custody shot and killed a Cumming grocery store security guard Sunday night.

September 07, 2010 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Gainesville seeks to solve reservoir ownership issue

Gainesville City Council members and Hall County commissioners are trying to take another step in determining Cedar Creek Reservoir ownership.

September 07, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Boling Bridge work starts with Thursday lane closure

The Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge from Hall into Forsyth County is set for a partial closing Thursday in preparation for eight weekends of full bridge closings this fall.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bicyclist killed in accident identified

A bicyclist who was struck and killed by a vehicle in Gainesville Saturday has been identified by county coroner's officials as T.J. Patillo, 31, of the South Hall County area.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Three Sisters Vineyard having fun with Fat Boy Red and White wine

For the uninitiated, a glass of Fat Boy Red may not sound too appealing, but the customers of Three Sisters Vineyards have made it a best seller.

September 07, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Longtime friends planning run in honor of Forrest Gump

OAKWOOD - First, he walked. Now, Paul Leslie's planning to run.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Academy takes ‘next step’ in vocational education

The Oaks, located just off of Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, will soon be home to a number of new businesses, including a fine-dining restaurant, design company and a gift shop.

September 07, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Nonprofit offers free place to stay for young moms

Several Gainesville community members are coming together to build a new place for women and their children.

September 06, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Polar Bear Plunge draws dozens to leap into Lake Lanier, if a month late

On Saturday, 53 brave individuals chose to do something most would consider strange or abnormal: jump into the frigid February waters of Lake Lanier at ...

February 06, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


Fire destroys mobile home in North Hall; 2 escape unhurt

Two residents escaped a mobile home fire early Saturday morning in North Hall County, but the home was a total loss.

February 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


2 Injured Hall firefighters ‘disappointed,’ ‘saddened’ by county’s decision to end their employment

Two of the three Hall County firefighters injured in a July 2014 training incident called their separation from the county disappointing, one saying he was ...

February 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Scoring change helps more adults secure GEDs

Henry Moore of Gillsville will get his GED in early March after a change in the scoring of the test gave him a passing grade.

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


VA schedules workshops in Toccoa, Cornelia

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold counseling workshops for veterans at Georgia Department of Labor career centers in Stephens and Habersham counties ...

February 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Crews put out home fire in East Hall

Hall County firefighters put out a residential fire Friday in the 2800 block of Gillsville Highway in East Hall County.

February 05, 2016 | | Local


Dentists, students take day to treat children in need of dental care

"It gets kind of crazy," David Byers, head of the dental hygiene program at Lanier Technical College, said Friday morning as about 100 volunteers provided ...

February 05, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Go Red event highlights women’s heart health

True to its name, the inaugural Go Red for Women gathering at First Baptist Gainesville brought out hundreds of women - and a handful of men ...

February 05, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Union County hospital CEO, 5 others arrested in prescription drug sting

The CEO of Blairsville's Union General Hospital is one of six suspects accused of being involved with fraudulent prescriptions for painkillers.

February 05, 2016 | From Times staff, Associated Press reports | Local


Council to explore traffic solutions for Sterling on the Lake area

Tuesday's two-hour public hearing gave the Flowery Branch City Council plenty of insight into the safety and traffic concerns of residents of Sterling on ...

February 05, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


More than 500 express interest in Hall's Early College program

Plans for Hall County's Early College @ Jones are moving quickly. More than 530 high school students expressed an interest in the program, and formal ...

February 04, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


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