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University earns 2010 community designation

North Georgia College & State University was one of 115 institutions of higher education in the country to earn a coveted classification this year.

January 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Superior court judge recognizes hard work

Five Hall County residents stood shoulder to shoulder with a judge Thursday in a way they hadn't before.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lutz suggests Deal backer forced move on resignations

Moves to oust top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND CAROLYN CRIST jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, ccrist@gainesviiletimes.com | Local


Hall commission trio votes to move library to Clermont

Fulfilling a promise they made several weeks ago, Hall County Commissioners Ashley Bell, Craig Lutz and Scott Gibbs voted Thursday to move the North Hall library back to Clermont and halt construction on the Cool Springs park.

January 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council votes 3-2 to keep Andrew

An emotional week in Flowery Branch ended on a positive note for City Manager Bill Andrew Thursday night, as the City Council reappointed him to his job for at least another year.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Graves introduces legislation as Congress reconvenes

After being sworn into the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill of the new session, which is an act to de-authorize appropriations for national health care.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chamber sees bright spots in 2011

As the economy slowly recovers nationwide, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce officials are seeing positive signs locally for 2011.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation ‘roundtable’ takes first major step to 2012 tax vote

DAHLONEGA - A newly formed regional transportation group took a major step Wednesday night toward a 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commission trio forces 4 Hall officials to resign

Four of Hall County's top administrators were forced to resign Wednesday, and Hall County commissioners will vote on their interim replacements tonight.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man to face charges after hospital release

The man accused of fleeing police and crashing his car into a telephone pole late Monday will face charges related to a convenience store robbery and attempted getaway once he recovers from his injuries, police said.

January 05, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Hall schools get state recognition

Two schools in Hall County were recognized with state awards for high test scores this week.

January 05, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


UGA determining cause of mysterious bird deaths in South

Birds that mysteriously fell recently from the sky in Arkansas and Louisiana have made their way to Athens where University of Georgia staff are trying to figure out what caused their deaths.

January 05, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville takes down Christmas decorations

It's always faster to take down the Christmas tree than to put it up.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville city schools open enrollment is from Monday to Feb. 16

Gainesville City Schools registration for 2011-2012 begins Monday for kindergarten and new students in grades first through eighth. Registration will be held at Woods Mill Academy, 715 Woods Mill Road, Gainesville.

January 05, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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