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Commission considers ballfields for Cool Springs Park

Though the Hall County Board of Commissioners has halted work on Cool Springs Park, baseball fields may still be a possibility for the northwest Hall property.

January 29, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville squeezes time into school days to make up for snow

Gainesville students will be in class 10-30 minutes more each day starting Feb. 7, they'll be in school two additional days in May and an April 1 furlough day will now be a school day.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Robbery suspect released from hospital into jail

The man injured in a single-vehicle crash after fleeing police earlier this month was released from the hospital and now is jailed on charges he robbed two convenience stores within 24 hours of his wreck.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ghostly tales fill library

Long after the doors are locked and the last books have been checked out, someone, or something, is hanging out at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

January 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Spring Chicken Festival plans are heating up

Keep Hall Beautiful officials are starting to plan the seventh annual Spring Chicken Festival, pulling in a new element this year - a parade.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials looking for S. Hall home invasion suspect

An unusual morning home invasion Friday at Chateau Glen subdivision in South Hall County has investigators warning residents to be alert.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Kerosene sold at local stores may be dangerous

Kerosene sold at eight North Georgia Kangaroo Express convenience stores - some in Hall, Habersham, Barrow and White counties - might be volatile, state officials said Friday.

January 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood property taxes due Tuesday

Property taxes in Oakwood are due Tuesday.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vision 2030 has named a new executive director

Gainesville native Meg Nivens has been named the new executive director of Vision 2030, which is a program aimed at working on long-term goals for the Hall County community.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


City of Gainesville retirement plan gets good marks

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

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


General talks about Holocaust liberation

CLEVELAND - No maps were needed. When U.S. troops asked where the Dachau death camp was, a villager held his nose and pointed down the road.

January 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly, hummingbird exhibit nearing completion

Lori Carson started planning for a butterfly and hummingbird exhibit in Gainesville more than a year ago.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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


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Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall County faces appeal in lawsuit over sidewalk bonds

Hall County is facing further court action in a dispute over bonds that were issued to pay for sidewalks in three subdivisions.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Dawson County officers dispute claims in citizen journalist’s lawsuit

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office officials named in a federal lawsuit in May by a Roswell citizen journalist have responded, claiming her "alleged injuries ...

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Report shows Gainesville police boosting number of Hispanic officers on force

The Gainesville Police Department accreditation report shows the agency with its "highest level of minority employees."

June 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Details of Gainesville school board’s Enota discussion not yet released

The controversy over a new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy has extended to minutes of two Gainesville school board meetings.

June 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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