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Library board votes to close East Hall, Clermont branches

The Hall County Library Board is moving forward with a plan to close the East Hall and Clermont libraries on July 1 and cut operating hours at the four libraries that remain.

June 14, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


2040 roads hearing sparks discussion about Hall’s growth

The third and final public hearing on Hall County's proposed long-range transportation plan Tuesday night turned into a lively discussion over projections concerning population and amount of traffic.

June 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man accused of running sex tour

June 14, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Oakwood sets election for council, Sunday sales

Oakwood residents will have a busy ballot Nov. 8.

June 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library board to consider 20 percent budget cut

Local libraries will move one step closer to drastic cuts at tonight's meeting of the Hall County Library System Board of Trustees.

June 13, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall County rule changes method, not result, of tax hike

Hall County commissioners are still considering a 1.41 mill increase, but the breakdown of the numbers has changed a bit.

June 13, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Hall board wants to sell Liberty Mutual building

Facing scrutiny from their constituents and an $11.5 million revenue shortfall, Hall County commissioners now say they plan to sell the Liberty Mutual building on Browns Bridge Road.

June 13, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Man pleads guilty to theft charges

A man known for selling advertising to small businesses pled guilty Monday in Union County Superior Court to three felony charges.

June 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


3 defendants of sex charges remain at large

Two defendants who failed to appear last year in Forsyth County Superior Court on sex abuse charges remain on the lam, as is another man who disappeared in 2009 midway during his trial on child molestation charges.

June 13, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Elachee offers ‘discovery-oriented’ summer camp

Summer in North Georgia usually means cooling off in a nearby pool, except for kids participating in Camp Elachee.

June 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Three charged in tree-cutting incident

Two men suspected of felling a tree at a Cumming business and dragging it off before abandoning it in the middle of Ga. 20 have been arrested.

June 13, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall County Schools budget draws no comments

The Hall County Schools boardroom was silent Monday night when public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget was called for.

June 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Paving work starts today on Ga. 365

The $19.2 million resurfacing of Ga. 365 in Hall and Habersham counties is set to begin today.

June 12, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth County man taking invention to national convention

CUMMING - Lamar Sexton didn't realize the need to hang clothing at a yard sale would lead to an opportunity for marketing a new product.

June 12, 2011 | Times regional staff | Local


Oakwood public works operation almost moved

As part of an overall effort to redevelop its downtown area, Oakwood has nearly finished moving its public works operation to a city-owned industrial park off W White Road.

June 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Rabid skunks, raccoon reported in Hall

Two rabid skunks were found recently in Hall County.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville man gets 8-year sentence in 2015 credit union heist

A Gainesville man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to robbing a credit union in Homer in 2015.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County files response, motion to dismiss class-action pension lawsuit

Hall County filed a response Wednesday to the estimated $75 million class action pension lawsuit, claiming in its motion to dismiss that it had the ...

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Woman accused of molesting 13-year-old boy

A woman is accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, police said.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Townhouse project may transform ‘blighted’ midtown

A private development company is partnering with the city of Gainesville to raze vacant, dilapidated homes in midtown and build townhouse-style rental properties.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


International economic reps from 11 countries tour Hall businesses, colleges

International economic representatives from 11 countries toured Hall County on Thursday to help them better be able to go back to their home countries and ...

March 16, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Amazon surprises World Language Academy students with 45 tablets

When World Language Academy Co-Principal Brittney Bennett got an email about a local business possibly donating some supplies, she didn't know who, what or ...

March 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Hall authorities arrest man wanted in alleged tree removal scam

A Flowery Branch man accused of accepting payment for tree removal work without finishing the job has been arrested in Hall County.

March 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall unemployment rate rises to 4.8 percent

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in January ticked up to 4.8 percent, six-tenths of a percentage point higher than in December. In January 2016 ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Seven injured when Sheriff's Office car, van crash

A Hall County Sheriff's Office car carrying a suspect to jail crashed into a van late Wednesday night when the van was turning left ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


3 face murder charges in November death of US marshal from Flowery Branch

Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of a U.S. marshal from Flowery Branch late last year.

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


I-985 work scheduled for weekend

Interstate 985 north of Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 will be partially closed this weekend as crews resurface a bridge that crosses over CSX railroad ...

March 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Chestatee High band to play in New York City St. Patrick's Day parade

It was business as usual for music teacher Daniel Merck and his students on Wednesday as they put in a full day's work at ...

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hunt for Gainesville superintendent continues

Gainesville School Board members will hold a closed-door meeting Saturday - their fourth in two weeks - as they continue their search for a new school superintendent.

March 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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