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State transportation tax is hot topic as cities meet

BRASELTON - A pair of Oakwood officials criticized the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation at a Monday night meeting of Hall County's municipal leaders.

July 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Study says Georgia has shortchanged Hall County

Hall County, its cities and school boards met Monday at the Georgia Mountains Center to ask their legislative delegation for help making changes at the state level to bring home more sales tax dollars.

July 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fire displaces apartment building residents

No injuries resulted from a fire that evacuated one apartment building and displaced residents of three apartment units Monday evening.

Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada said three city stations responded to a fire at Glenn Cove Apartments on Norton Drive. The call came in about 5:40 p.m. Canada said the fire had been contained after about 14 minutes.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Oakwood Road closing Tuesday for three months

Work on the final leg of the four-lane Thurmon Tanner Parkway in Oakwood has gotten to the point where Oakwood Road, a main connector between Mundy Mill Road and Main Street, is set to close Tuesday for three months.

July 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Teens get job training through coalition for burned churches

Gainesville High School student Danika Wright has never had a job, so learning the ins and outs of the working world this summer has been a real wake-up call.

July 26, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Voters split over purchase of Lanier Golf Course

Forsyth County commissioners looking for a clear answer on what to do with the Lanier Golf Course received little guidance Tuesday from local Democrats.

July 26, 2010 | BY JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


3-D tour caters to virtual visitors

JEFFERSON - With help from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Main Street Jefferson is working to develop a powerful economic tool.

July 25, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State to pay for interstate signs

Federal regulation changes from the U.S. Department of Transportation are saving Hall County some money.

July 25, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Newtown, Cargill grow partnership with local garden

The Newtown neighborhood found a way to bring back a sense of community and fight the image of oppression by nearby industries. They're building a garden.

July 25, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Biker the biggest lead in 2003 murder

Finding the "motorcycle man" might be the key to solving Leon Kuniansky's murder.

July 25, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hit-and-run victim back in US

A woman seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Italy is now receiving care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where she has been surrounded by family and friends.

July 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heat wave expected to keep scorching

Today brings a chance for some rain, but we're not out of the furnace yet.

July 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville police searching for robbery suspect

The suspect was dressed in all black, including the bandana that covered his face, according to Gainesville police.

July 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Times starts text messaging service

The Times is going mobile.

July 25, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


AYP reports don’t reflect true picture

Seven local schools failed to meet federal standards for education this year - a jump of six schools over last year - but officials say it doesn't mean the schools are worse.

July 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall crews battle home blaze in South Hall; no one hurt

Hall County Fire Services crews battled a residential fire Friday night in the 3900 block of Falcon Parkway in South Hall County.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


GHS alum to lead the band as Georgia Tech drum major

A Gainesville High School alumnus will be one of four drum majors for the Georgia Tech marching band this fall.

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: Volunteers place flags on veterans' graves as Memorial Day tribute

The American Legion Women's Auxiliary provided flags Friday as about 45 people showed up to place flags on veterans' graves at Alta Vista Cemetery ...

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville drug bust nabs suspect in previous rape case

A Gainesville man was charged with possession of synthetic marijuana after a raid Thursday and was later changed with rape in a Gainesville case, a ...

May 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Authorities say they have exhausted their ground and water search at Lanier Point Park for Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, a Gainesville woman who has been missing ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man remains in hospital after two-car wreck Thursday on Dawsonville Highway

At least one of the six people injured in Thursday's two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway remains hospitalized.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home near Gainesville elementary destroyed by morning fire

Three people escaped a fire Friday morning, but the mobile home was destroyed.

May 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lower gas prices fueling more holiday travel

If you're traveling this Memorial Day weekend, "the sooner you fill up, the better," said Gregg Laskoski, senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com. That ...

May 27, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lyman Hall class: Still together after all these years

The gathering of classmates for a "team" photo was a little reminiscent of the women in "A League of Their Own," gathering at the end ...

May 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Local unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent in April

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate for April was 4.2 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | | Local


Six injured in Dawsonville Highway collision

Three people were seriously injured, with one being flown to Atlanta Medical Center, in a two-vehicle wreck this afternoon on Dawsonville Highway.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Two men charged with possessing child porn

Two Gainesville men are accused of possessing child pornography, according to authorities.

May 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hairdresser Margaret Bates remembered as generous, loving

Margaret Rider Bates had a knack for taking care of her customers. Her 48 years as a hairdresser and 32 years as owner of The ...

May 26, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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