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Simmons sues state over nepotism law

Former Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a state law that barred him from seeking re-election.

January 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Whitmire to join city’s tourism efforts

United Way official Tracy Whitmire soon will join Gainesville government as the city's new convention and facilities sales manager, City Manager Kip Padgett said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


End of the Lion for Oakwood grocer

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Appeals court says Georgia can challenge water ruling

ATLANTA - Georgia's legal fight to continue using Lake Lanier as a water supply is still alive.

January 22, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Firefighters practice taming the flames

The official term is "pressurized container fire control," but most folks just call it the Christmas tree.

January 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Mothers take heed of advice on kids

The problem today with parents - specifically mothers - is that they have become fearful of their children, according to John Rosemond.

January 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Council member Lutz to run for county commission

City Councilman Craig Lutz announced Thursday night he plans to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Food Lion to close next month

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said this morning.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teachers, students gather aid for Haitian quake victims

When a devastating earthquake ravaged Haiti last week, Hall County teachers immediately incorporated the disaster into their lessons.

January 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jefferson surveying recent graduates

JEFFERSON - They may have already graduated, but some former Jefferson High School students might have the ability to affect the lives of younger students.

January 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Norton to give annual economic forecast

Real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. will present his annual Native Intelligence business report tonight at the Georgia Mountains Center for the 23rd time.

January 21, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lake Lanier report shows 800,000 visitors lost

The number of May-September, or in-season, visitors to the Lake Lanier area dropped from 5 million in 2007 to 4.2 million in 2008, according to preliminary results of a regional economic impact study.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville hotel robbed at gunpoint, suspect at large

Gainesville police are seeking a man who robbed the Quality Inn on Jesse Jewell Parkway at gunpoint on Wednesday night.

January 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall leaders want sales tax glitch fixed

ATLANTA - Representatives from Hall County governments met Wednesday at the Capitol in a show of solidarity to fix the state's disjointed sales tax collection system.

January 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Boy airlifted for burns

A 2-year-old boy was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital today after being scalded at home, officials said.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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Former Habersham deputy charged in raid pleads not guilty

A former Habersham County Sheriff's Office deputy has pleaded not guilty after she was indicted last week for allegedly giving false information to obtain ...

July 28, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Chamber gives upbeat economic report to area leaders

Jobs seem to be breaking out all over, thanks to industry expansions, new construction and an apparently recharged Hall County economy.

July 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Domestic violence experts warn to keep pointed finger away from victim

Why didn't she just leave? Why didn't she let police help?

July 27, 2015 | Times regional staff reports | Local


State lawmakers expecting contentious 2016 session

It's still the dog days of summer, but state lawmakers are already anticipating a heated session of the Georgia General Assembly beginning in January ...

July 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Alleged road rage case moves to Superior Court

A driver passed a truck on Harmony Church Road July 11 and then heard two shots, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy ...

July 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County AP scores have both 'bright spots, disappointments'

Advanced Placement scores from the 2014-2015 school year are in for the Hall County School District, and the results varied vastly by subject.

July 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to review one-way street proposals, Catholic Church campus

Gainesville officials are looking at ways to ease traffic and congestion for public safety vehicles on some residential streets, including making Hillcrest Avenue and Dyer ...

July 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Father, 2 sons charged with attacking man, killing his dog

Three men are accused by the Hall County Sheriff's Office of striking a man in the head and shooting his bull mastiff Sunday, authorities ...

July 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Logging truck overturned injuring one; fuel leaking and power lines down

The driver of a logging truck was injured after his vehicle overturned Monday morning on Belton Bridge Road in North Hall County, authorities said.

July 27, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Class Notes: UNG summer commencement set for Saturday

University of North Georgia graduating seniors will toss their caps Saturday at the Dahlonega campus.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wounded veteran Sean Adams embraces Alaskan excursion

During dark times, retired Lance Cpl. Sean Adams will relive the moments that led to the loss of his legs.

July 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Stench stirs alliances in Latino area

The putrid stench parading through one Latino neighborhood in Gainesville had become too much for local residents to sniff and bear.

July 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hibachi Express opens on Thompson Bridge Road

A Georgia-based, fast Japanese hibachi chain is now open in Gainesville.

July 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New South Hall interchange on I-985 hung up by federal funding uncertainty

A new Interstate 985 interchange between Flowery Branch and Oakwood is behind schedule because of uncertainty over federal highway funding - a debate that's expected ...

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cherokee Bluffs park to open "sometime this fall"

South Hall residents looking forward to the opening of a long-anticipated area park have a few more months of waiting.

July 26, 2015 | Carly Sharec | Local


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