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Earth Hour: Lights out to conserve energy

Tonight, millions of people worldwide will turn off their lights for an hour, to demonstrate their commitment to energy efficiency.

March 27, 2009 | Debbie Gilbert | Local


Hall’s STAR student advances to state banquet

Hall County STAR student Matthew Olson will advance to the state STAR student banquet on April 22 in Atlanta.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


More than two inches of rain has fallen; more on the way

More than two inches of rain has fallen on Northeast Georgia since Wednesday, and the heaviest rainfall still may be a day away.

March 27, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


COMING SUNDAY: Our annual Progress edition

On Sunday, we celebrate the region's can-do spirit that's working hard through these tough times to position Northeast Georgia for continued success during the next wave of prosperity.

In a six-section special report, The Times takes a look at where we are and where we're headed in our annual Progress edition. We've got special coverage in six key areas: Education & Government, Health & Safety, Business & Industry, Sports & Leisure, Arts & Community and Poultry.

March 27, 2009 | | Local


Secretary of State Handel files to run for governor

Secretary of State Karen Handel has filed the official paperwork to raise money in a bid for governor in 2010.

March 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


County: Gainesville officials let jail offer lapse

Hall County officials say Gainesville City Council members who are unhappy about a private prison company's long-term plans for the old county jail were given a chance to buy the property in a formal contract but never followed through.

March 27, 2009 | By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding sgurr@gainesvilletimes.com; afielding@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Journey of faith leads to mountain college

Southern Baptist leaders flocked to Truett-McConnell College to celebrate the inauguration of the Cleveland college's eighth president.

March 27, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Charlie Company honored at send-off celebration

Supporters filled the Gainesville Civic Center's ballroom Thursday for a rousing send-off of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan.

March 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Falcons pros, kids team up to deliver food for Meals on Wheels

Although Hugh Dorsey has lunch delivered to his home every weekday, Thursday's visit was a bit different, so he dressed for the occasion.

March 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


State may alter I-85 HOV lanes

DULUTH - In two years, the high occupancy lane on Interstate 85 may legally be open to all drivers, not just carpoolers.

March 26, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Rabbittown to ring in Easter early with Saturday parade

Easter is coming up April 12, but before that comes the Rabbittown Easter Parade.

March 26, 2009 | By Hannah Plummer news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Attorney disclosure effort fails with commission

A motion to have the county's attorneys disclose any potential conflicts of interest was voted down at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Norton: Area’s strengths help us to survive

A Gainesville real estate executive told members of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce that the area holds a number of advantages when it comes to both attracting growth and recovering from the downturn in housing.

March 26, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Saturday bass tourney to benefit March of Dimes

Organizers of American Proteins' annual March of Dimes bass tournament are hoping the possible rainy weather won't keep the fish from biting or the fishermen at home.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville State College names new vice president

A nationwide search for Gainesville State College's new vice president for academic affairs has led to a University of Illinois administrator.

March 26, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall GOP unveils new headquarters

Local officials, state representatives and conservative voters turned out Tuesday night for the grand opening of the Hall County Republican Party's headquarters in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Renovations moving along

Work has been underway since January on the conversion of the old Sam's Club building on Mundy Mill Road at Interstate 985 in Oakwood into Northeast Georgia Health System's corporate support service center. The building is being renovated to make it more conducive to office functions. According to Hall County records, the building's size is 107,826 square feet with a 2,072-square-foot "service repair garage." The building was built in 1992. A furniture store and flea market previously occupied the old Sam's building.

August 26, 2014 | Nat Gurley | Local


Eyes on the Road: US 129 traffic to shift

Beginning Sept. 3, traffic on U.S. 129/Ga. 11 in Cleveland will be shifted west from O'Reilly Auto Parts to the Dollar General, opening a continuous turn lane from the O'Reilly store to Hope Drive.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hearing leaves Gainesville's Rogers wary of Common Core standards

LAWRENCEVILLE - State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, spent Monday hearing from educators and members of the public on Common Core education standards, part of what he says is a long learning process on how the standards are working for Georgia schools.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


South Hall home badly damaged in fire

One person escaped injury as a South Hall County home was seriously damaged in a fire Tuesday morning, according to Hall County Fire Services.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Former president Jimmy Carter inspires Brenau students

The first assignment for freshmen at Brenau University this year included a rare opportunity - getting to meet with former President Jimmy Carter.

August 26, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


Judge mulling sanctions in Ga. ethics trial

August 26, 2014 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Local


No one qualifies yet for vacant Town Council seat

There are no candidates yet for Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Man charged with manufacturing marijuana, intent to distribute

A Gainesville man was arrested Monday in connection with manufacturing marijuana and possession of the drug with the intent to distribute.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


All 4 suspects in custody after rocks thrown at cars

All four men suspected of throwing rocks on cars driving on Interstate 985 last week have been arrested, according to Hall County Courthouse records.

August 26, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall shuffles its calendar

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has canceled its 6 p.m. Thursday voting session. Its work session typically held at 3 p.m. Monday also was canceled.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Tennis courts reopen to serve public

Freshly painted lines and resurfaced tennis courts are now open to the public in Gainesville.

August 26, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County accepting bids on trail project

A longtime plan to build a bicycle/pedestrian path cutting through a portion of historic Chicopee Village is closer to reality.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools request more classroom space

Enrollment is up in Hall County schools, and the district is requesting funding for more classroom space to accommodate the growing number of students.

August 25, 2014 | Jennifer Brown | Local


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