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Developer of subdivision asks to drop townhomes

Single-family homes may replace planned townhomes in a 30-acre section of one of Hall County's largest subdivisions, Sterling on the Lake in Flowery Branch.

March 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Senate OKs Sunday alcohol-sales bill

The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that would allow local communities to decide whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

March 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Local


Seven men interviewed, released after gunfire exchange

Gainesville Police know there was a weekend gunfire exchange that didn't injure anyone outside an apartment complex and how a stolen gun was recovered, but they just don't know what the incident was all about.

March 16, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lake Lanier Islands Resort starts new wellness program

Lake Lanier Islands Resort launched a new group wellness program Tuesday that organizers say is charting new territory in the world of destination health programs.

March 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Ga. 369 closed in Forsyth County due to accident

An overturned tractor trailer has forced the closure of Ga. 369 in both directions just west of Doc Bramlett Road in Forsyth County, sheriff's officials said.

March 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Roads forum focuses on 1-cent sales tax vote in 2012

OAKWOOD - Georgia Department of Transportation's planning director painted a dark future for road construction if a planned 1-cent sales tax doesn't pass in a statewide vote next year.

March 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Girl Scouts honor Gainesville State president

Martha Nesbitt's personality is contagious, even infectious, her close friends say.

March 16, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


HOPE bill gets signed into law by Gov. Deal

Leaders of both parties joined Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday as he signed the new HOPE scholarship bill into law at the state Capitol.

March 16, 2011 | BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ELIZABETH BURLINGAME mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com, eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Voters OK education SPLOST for five more years

Hall County voters responded with a resounding "yes" to continue the 1-cent sales tax for education during Tuesday's special election.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


SPLOST headed for approval in early returns

This story will be updated as soon as ballots are counted.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville council urges new charter for elected mayor

Gainesville City Council members are ready for a new city charter that calls for an elected mayor.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall deputy, others injured in accidents

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a traffic accident on Candler Road Tuesday night, one of two wrecks within minutes of each other on the highway.

March 15, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


More than 1 inch of rain falls on Hall County area

More than an inch of rain soaked the Hall County area overnight, continuing a wet weather finish to late winter.

March 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mission to aid homeless has new home

As usual, Monday was a busy day at Under the Bridge Ministries.

March 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


State allows schools to choose method to teach math

Schools across the state now have more flexibility in teaching math. And local leaders are thankful, though they aren't quite sure what they'll do with that freedom.

March 15, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Georgia tax officials say preventing fraud requires changes

ATLANTA - Georgia officials say changes to prevent fraud could mean it will take more than three months to process Georgians' income tax returns and issue ...

December 02, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

December 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.

If approved by the ...

December 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams entered a plea of no contest to multiple counts Thursday stemming from an incident earlier this year involving a bodyguard allegedly assaulted with ...

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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