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New plant could create more than 200 jobs in Gainesville

A new ZF Industries plant in Gainesville is expected to create 215 new jobs. The $90 million, 250,000-square-foot facility will build transmissions for wind turbines.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Panelists discuss link between environment, spirituality

The tenets of science, economy and religion often seem at odds, but scholars in all three fields gathered Thursday night for a discussion on the relationship between each study and the environment.

April 23, 2010 | Shannon Casas | Local


Hall gives residents a tour to help appreciate the planet

In honor of Earth Day, Leigh Ann Yaskulka decided to bring her sons to the Hall County Recycling Center to show them where their recyclables go after they are picked up from the curb.

April 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Chamber pitches a Fit to keep Hall healthy

There was a band, a little cornhole, a T-shirt design contest and a sold-out pizza stand.

April 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Jury lowers Hall County property appraisals

A Hall County jury this week overturned the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors' appraised values of 58 vacant lots at a Braselton subdivision in a court case that the plaintiffs believe should set a precedent for similar appraisals.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Court ruling backs former school board member

A federal judge has sided with Kelvin Simmons over a state law that barred him from seeking re-election to the Gainesville city school board, but the ruling was too late to make a difference for Simmons.

April 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Old Veterans of Foreign Wars post hopes to move forward

A Gainesville veterans group hopes to put aside past organizational woes and move forward with new energy, possibly hoping to lure some service members returning from deployment.

April 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to review Gainesville water rate study

The Hall County Board of Commissioners listened to thoughts from a former commissioner before approving a review of Gainesville's Water and Wastewater Differential Study.

April 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Three teens indicted in March slaying

Three teens, including two juveniles, were indicted Thursday on charges related to the March beating death of a 67-year-old Gainesville man.

April 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Jury convicts Winder man in Forsyth arson case

A Winder man will serve 10 years in prison for helping his former girlfriend torch her northeastern Forsyth home as part of an alleged insurance scam.

April 22, 2010 | JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


Three teens indicted in March slaying

Three teens, including two juveniles, were indicted Thursday on charges related to the March beating death of a 67-year-old Gainesville man.

April 22, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Tennis players, Brenau rally for breast cancer cure

For Karen Rabb, Rally for the Cure is a cause she holds dear.

April 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students immerse themselves in language program

A group of students at North Georgia College & State University will spend a month on campus, walking, talking, living and breathing Chinese - or Arabic, Russian or Spanish, as the case may be.

April 21, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Seniors help students plot their future

It's one thing to read about something in a textbook, but it's quite another to hear firsthand accounts from people who have lived it.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Schools try unique methods to take pressure off CRCT testing

When it comes down to the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, one week of testing can define an entire year for a school.

April 21, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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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


Buy Local Expo showcases more than 60 local businesses

Officials with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce said Thursday's Buy Local Safe & Green Expo went well, bringing in more than 300 at the ...

February 04, 2016 | Frank Reddy | Local


Oakwood-based Wayne Farms laying off 500 at Mississippi plant

LAUREL, Miss. - An Oakwood-based poultry company says its Laurel, Miss., plant will close its deboning lines and lay off about 500 workers by the end ...

February 04, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


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