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Take a trip down Georgia’s historic trail

If you've driven along U.S. 129 in the past few months, you might have noticed a few brown road signs along it, marking it Georgia's Antebellum Trail.

November 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Council opts to convert unused meeting rooms into fitness center

Owners of area fitness centers and Gainesville's mayor opposed a measure Tuesday to fill the meeting rooms at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center with fitness equipment.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville gives initial approval to rezone Fair St. area

Gainesville City Council members on Tuesday sided with residential property owners who organized to keep business interests from infringing on their neighborhood.

November 04, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall County: Community center to close this morning

The South Hall Community Center will close at 9 a.m. to allow the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services staff to transition into the new Mulberry Creek Community Center.

November 04, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


DOT to hold final hearing on HOV lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a final round of public hearings on plans to allow solo commuters to ride - for a fee - in Interstate 85 car-pool lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

November 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen indicted in deadly shooting

Two children are among the 30 potential witnesses listed in an indictment of a Gainesville teen charged in an Oct. 5 fatal shooting.

November 04, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Good News Clinics honors Westfall for volunteer work

More than 15 years ago, Good News Clinics grew out of the need local doctors were seeing in their own practices.

November 04, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Schools report enrollment up this year

Enrollment in the Gainesville and Hall County school systems grew slightly this school year, which superintendents say is a good thing following lower than expected enrollment growth last year.

November 04, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Man hospitalized after stabbing

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing in North Hall that left a Flowery Branch man hospitalized, according to Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland.

November 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Surveillance image leads to arrests

Two Dawsonville teens were charged with burglarizing North Hall High School after the father of one of the suspects recognized her from a surveillance photo.

November 03, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville school board OKs funds for first roof repairs

The Gainesville school board allocated $205,000 to reroof and clean the old gym at Gainesville High School and soon will decide whether it will build a new Fair Street IB World School.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Send in your Veterans Day events

The Times is interested in hearing about area celebrations and activities planned next week marking Veterans Day, which is Nov. 11.

November 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's proposed scheduling change may cut teachers

The Hall County school board may adopt a hybrid schedule for its high schools that would allow the system to operate with about 35 fewer teachers next school year.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Local school superintendents tout flexibility in education

Leaders of the Gainesville and Hall County school systems fielded questions from Rotary Club members Monday as part of the civic group's State of the Schools presentation.

November 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Buford school reopens after widespread illness

Health officials are still investigating the cause of an outbreak of symptoms that led to the closure of an elementary school in Buford on Friday.

November 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Hall approves mixed-use development, disbands Civil Service Board

The Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a mixed-use development in South Hall near the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, as well as disbanding the Civil Service Board and changing business licensing fees.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local poultry producer withdraws IPO

Citing an unfavorable market, an Oakwood-based poultry producer has withdrawn its planned initial stock offering.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall County OKs $93.6 million budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on Thursday night to approve a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Community foundation looking for leader

A widespread search for the new president and chief executive officer of North Georgia Community Foundation has begun.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: Cleveland man charged with electronic enticement of minor

A Cleveland man was arrested following a two-week undercover investigation for electronic enticement of a child, authorities said.

June 25, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


Latinos, African-Americans to rally Monday to end at-large voting in Gainesville

Latino and African-American political organizers will meet Monday afternoon for what is being called a historic alliance to protest Gainesville's at-large voting system.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hobby Lobby, Chipotle officially coming to Dawsonville Highway development

Plans are moving forward for a large development on Dawsonville Highway, where Hobby Lobby, Chipotle and Academy Sports + Outdoors are all slated to open this fall or winter.

June 25, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


High court upholds federal insurance subsidies for thousands of Georgians

More than 412,000 Georgians can receive federal tax subsidies designed to make health insurance affordable after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide assistance in a ruling Thursday.

June 25, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Tech receives $400,000 gift for scholarship fund

Pauline Ivey couldn't afford to get a higher education, but she wanted to make sure others could.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Jobless rate rises to 5.1 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate took a bump up for the first time this year in May, rising to to 5.1 percent from 4.7 percent in April, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

June 25, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech program to help students receive help with diplomas

Jessica Lee is working on a degree so she can better support her 8-year-old son Ethan.

June 24, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Wrigley to add 155 jobs at Flowery Branch plant

A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.

June 24, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Quinlan campers paint ‘art car’

Some summer campers are taking part in a unique experience this year by painting and repainting an "art car."

June 24, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Badge & Bar: Judge denies man’s request to dismiss charges in homeless attacks

Hall County Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller denied a Gainesville man's request to dismiss charges for two alleged attacks on homeless people.

June 24, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


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