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Hall County may alter spending procedures

Hall County Administrator Charley Nix said Tuesday he will propose new procedures to better keep track of expenditures by the county, just a day after Chairman Tom Oliver admitted authorizing payments to a consultant without board approval.

March 10, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Fires ravage White County businesses

Firefighters in White County were kept busy Tuesday with blazes that destroyed businesses in both downtown Cleveland and Helen. No one was injured in either fire.

March 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Top student moves to regional competition

An accounting student at Lanier Technical College's Forsyth County campus has been named the college's top student for 2010.

March 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lecture series offers a global view

A six-week lecture and discussion series is encouraging residents of Hall and Forsyth counties to think globally and speak locally.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Da Vinci students show off technology skills to lawmakers

ATLANTA - If seeing is believing, some local students presented a good case Tuesday at the Capitol in Atlanta for the use of technology in the classrooms.

March 09, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local

Gun goes off in medical center; no one hurt

The U.S. Marshal's Service is investigating how a private security contractor's gun went off in a hospital room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center while guarding a prisoner there, sending a bullet through a wall and into another patient's room.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Striking officer with car nets man 20 years

A judge sentenced a Gainesville man to 20 years in prison this week for striking an undercover Gainesville police officer with his car, a familiar episode for local drug agents.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

2 arrested in drug sale, stolen property investigation

A Hall County SWAT team stormed an apartment off Cleveland Highway on Tuesday morning as a helicopter hovered overhead, arresting two people in an investigation into drug sales and stolen property.

March 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

State patrol looking into Old Cornelia Highway wreck

A person is being flown to a hospital following a head-on collision on Old Cornelia Highway near the Hall County line, officials said.

March 09, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

City may cut trash service to once a week

Gainesville residents may soon lose their twice-weekly trash pickup.

March 09, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local

Potential US 129-Ga. 365 connector project discussed at roads meeting

Gainesville officials have drawn up a conceptual road that would run from Ga. 365 to U.S. 129/Athens Highway, serving as a link between two major thoroughfares.

March 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

The numbers are in — winter definitely was cold and wet

It's not your imagination. This winter was colder and wetter than usual, and your power bill is probably proof of it.

March 08, 2010 | Mitch Clarke | Local

How to determine if that census taker is real

As census takers begin knocking on doors, it's important to know the real federal employees from the scam artists.

March 08, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local

Some parks will have begin to have fees

Beginning this year, the Corps of Engineers will charge day-use fees at some of its Lake Lanier parks that previously did not include these fees. Lower Pool East, Lower Pool West, Old Federal Day Use, Long Hollow, Keiths Bridge and Thompson Bridge parks will now charge $4 per vehicle.

March 08, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Work could begin next year on new visitors center

Construction could begin July 2011 - a year later than expected - on a regional visitors center at Interstate 985's Exit 16.

March 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Gainesville, Hall look for delicate balance in minority hiring

At a Gainesville City Council meeting last month, political organizer Jerry Gonzalez ran down the racial demographics of local government personnel, comparing those figures with ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

State roads ‘bank’ may fund area construction projects

Hall County governments have found a new, potential cash source to help fund road projects - the Georgia Transportation Infrastructure Bank.

October 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Is your kid struggling in school? Here are some tips for parents

It's not easy for parents to watch their children struggle with school work.

October 04, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Dunkin’ Donuts possible for Thompson Bridge location

It's been rumored for some time that a Dunkin' Donuts would pop up on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville, and that speculation might soon ...

October 04, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Eagle Ranch celebrates 30 years of 'showing them love'

Eddie Staub couldn't fully picture it at the time, but need drives vision.

October 04, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Washout of a weekend will continue Sunday

All clad in weather appropriate rain gear, Kelsey Payne, a Brenau University student from Chattanooga and several out-of-town guests left Dress Up with their hands ...

October 03, 2015 | Elise Perkins | Local

Brenau celebrates its past, present at homecoming

Brenau University alumnae and families of students braved wet weather Saturday to attend Homecoming and Family Weekend at the Gainesville university.

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

Petit Le Mans draws 130,000 fans to Hall County

As the Petit Le Mans wraps up today and fans prepare for a rainy finish to the four-day event, officials chimed in on the economic ...

October 03, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

HOA dispute pits residents against neighborhood rules

For many residential property owners, homeowners' associations are like a tetanus shot required after stepping on a nail. They serve a purpose, but can sting ...

October 03, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

You Heard It Here: Commissioner recalls stepping on rattlesnake

Hall County Commissioner Billy Powell had a near brush with death when he stepped on top of a coiled red diamond rattlesnake while on an ...

October 02, 2015 | | Local

Ava White students benefit from active lessons

Many children don't have access to quality swimming lessons. Fewer get a chance to take Taekwondo.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

State patrol: Woman dead from heart attack after crash

A woman transported to the hospital from a car wreck Friday died from a heart attack at the hospital, authorities said.

October 02, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Sardis Road washed out by heavy rains, closed

Part of Sardis Road closed Friday afternoon after it was washed out during heavy rains.

October 02, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

New Holland celebrates Hispanic heritage

Kindergartners at New Holland Knowledge Academy took a few lessons in another language Friday.

October 02, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Ga. 53 reopens following head-on crash involving fire engine

October 02, 2015 | By Michele Hester | Local

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