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Hall County officials accept Cool Springs land gift

Following a plea from land donor Wendell Starke, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted by a 3-2 margin to accept the Cool Springs park property.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Brenau international students adjust to smaller city

Although most Brenau University students won't step on campus until next week, 30 international students earning their master's degrees are making their surroundings feel like home.

August 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


GBI’s area office has new agent in charge

Kim Williams first stepped into the real world of criminal investigations 15 years ago as a young intern.

August 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Flowery Branch seeks more info on impact fees

Flowery Branch City Council didn't promptly dismiss development impact fees Thursday night, although it didn't warmly embrace them.

August 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities search South Hall for burglary suspect

About 10 Hall County sheriff's cars, police dogs and a Georgia State Patrol helicopter were out at a South Hall neighborhood this afternoon searching for a burglary suspect who ran during a traffic stop, authorities said.

August 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall County to vote today on Cool Springs property

The Hall County Board of Commissioners plans to vote on whether to accept the Cool Springs park property at its meeting at 5 p.m. today.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commissioner proposes line of credit for offices

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver is proposing at this morning's board work session to establish a $15 million line of credit to purchase a new building for county offices.

August 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ghost tour and ‘ice’ rink possible downtown attractions

Main Street Gainesville is looking to take a creative approach when it comes to drawing business to downtown.

August 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall fire chief heads up state group

As a member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs executive board for the past eight years, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has gotten to know public safety officials hailing from the tiniest of small-town volunteer departments to the largest, most complex agencies.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


More than 200 undocumented students plan to attend state public colleges

The state Board of Regents announced Wednesday that of 50,000 new students stepping into Georgia's public colleges this fall, 242 are undocumented.

August 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Letter released in Kristi Cornwell case

The full contents of a letter that could be a crucial clue in the search for Kristi Cornwell's disappearance were released Wednesday on the one-year anniversary of the Blairsville woman's disappearance.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Handel concedes GOP nomination to Deal

Karen Handel has conceded the Republican nomination to Nathan Deal.

August 11, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Schools works to create geographic information courses

A handful of Da Vinci Academy students got their hands on geographic technology last year, and now students across the county may be able to take similar classes.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


John Kennedy installed as headmaster at Lakeview convocation

The first day of school at Lakeview Academy is entrenched in tradition.

August 10, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Planners give U.S. 129 widening top priority

An area planning group voted Tuesday to make widening a 6.72-mile portion of U.S. 129 between interstates 985 and 85 a top priority if funding becomes available.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Authorities: 1,200 pills from Thailand seized in drug investigation

A package containing 1,200 pills from Thailand was seized Tuesday in Jefferson through a controlled delivery by local and federal authorities.

June 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tumbling Creek bridge, downtown Gainesville bypass projects awarded state funds

A pair of prominent local road projects are closer to becoming a reality.

June 22, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Local members of Congress follow party lines in raging gun debate

WASHINGTON - Rebellious Democrats disrupted the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured ...

June 22, 2016 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


McEver Road back open after tanker truck fire

A truck containing tar caught fire Wednesday afternoon and shut down McEver Road for an hour.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Ban on adoptions from Russia will be focus of panel tonight

Following years of families hanging in limbo, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, wants to address the 2012 Russian adoption ban.

June 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Amazon expects to hire 500 for new distribution center in Braselton

Amazon will add a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center in Braselton and hire about 500 people.

June 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Residents offer input on managing growth

Everyone knows the growth is coming.

June 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Buford man pleads guilty to defrauding investors of $3.2 million

A Buford man pleaded guilty last week to defrauding 11 investors of $3.2 million, according to court documents.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Health Department recognized for efforts to prevent child sexual abuse

The Hall County Health Department has achieved "Partner in Prevention," a nationally-recognized public standard to end child sexual abuse.

June 21, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges increase for woman accused in armed robbery

A Gainesville woman accused of being part of an armed robbery duo has new charges following an indictment last week, according to authorities.

June 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


DOT agrees with Lula that Cobb Street bridge should be repaired

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula must be repaired by July 8 or Norfolk Southern Railroad will face a fine of up to $500 ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Chamber of Commerce maps out action plan through 2030

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is mapping a plan of action for the next 14 years, and it came to Gainesville on Tuesday to solicit ...

June 21, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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