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Officials weigh merge of Hall, city services

At the county's final budget hearing Tuesday, officials discussed ways for Hall County Fire and EMS to save money in the future - including consolidating the department with Gainesville's.

April 20, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Lt. Brian Kelly to be next Gainesville police chief

Lt. Brian Kelly, a former investigations commander and 14-year veteran of the Gainesville Police Department, will be the department's next chief of police, City Manager Kip Padgett announced Tuesday.

April 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville awards funds for redevelopment

A car wash on the corner of E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways is expected to come down tomorrow, following a decision by the Gainesville City Council.

April 20, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Lula man critically injured in four-wheeler accident

A Lula man was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital after he was struck while riding a four-wheeler Monday night.

Joseph Turner, 44, was riding along the shoulder of Old Cornelia Highway north of Harris Drive about 9:15 p.m. Monday, the Georgia State Patrol said. According to patrol reports, Turner turned his Honda 300 left into the path of a northbound Chevrolet Silverado driven by 44-year-old Kirk Adams of Lula.

April 20, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Rabies case confirmed in East Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Miller Lake Road area of East Hall after a rabid skunk was confirmed in the area last week.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Burn ban begins May 1

A burn ban goes into effect May 1 for 54 counties, including Hall, Banks, Dawson, Forsyth and Lumpkin.

April 19, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Applications up in Oakwood for rezonings, annexations

OAKWOOD - Judging by rezoning and annexation applications in this South Hall city, industrial activity is on the move again, signaling an uptick in the sluggish economy.

April 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 nontraditional schools ready to enroll students

Two local schools that offer students a nontraditional classroom experience are looking for new pupils.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Final lecture in Great Decisions series targets global crime

Globalization of the world's economy has fostered the growth of transnational crime, according to a professor from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Foundation teaches local students about penning music

A group of Gainesville High School students got the chance to sit down and create music with local songwriters and performers Monday as part of the John Jarrard Foundation's First Verse program.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


WNEG station struggles to keep going

University of Georgia-owned television station WNEG faces the real possibility of being taken off the air mere months after it started programming from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the University's student-run newspaper The Red & Black reported on Monday.

April 19, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist For The Times | Local


Gainesville school board updates policies

Gainesville City Schools Board of Education took the opportunity Monday to hear an update on the system's finances and update several of its policies.

April 19, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners discuss 3 new resolutions

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell brought up three potential resolutions to discuss with the board at Monday morning's work session.

April 19, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville may raise taxes

For the first time in four years, Gainesville officials are considering raising taxes.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man found guilty of murder

Barring a successful appeal, Hugo Moguel Tepanca will spend the rest of his life in prison for shooting a 23-year-old man outside of a Gainesville home.

April 19, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


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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


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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