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Old county jail sale in lockdown until January

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone a vote on the sale of the old county jail until new commissioners come on board in January.

October 28, 2010 | BY CAROLYN CRIST and MELISSA WIENMAN ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Wreck injures 2, closes Dorsey, Pearl Nix intersection

A three-vehicle accident at Dorsey Street and Pearl Nix Parkway on Thursday morning left more than 80 gallons of diesel fuel leaking across the roads.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs road fixes nearly finished

FLOWERY BRANCH - Short-term fixes on busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall are nearly complete.

October 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accidental fire causes damage to pharmacy

Authorities believe an electrical short started a Thursday morning fire that caused at least $100,000 in damage to the Rite Aid Pharmacy on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

October 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


City officials: Sewers can be fixed with coated plastic

Gainesville's public utilities officials told council members about a new way to fix sewer problems, and the City Council plans to move forward with a $104,000 investment.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


United Way donates to educational programs

United Way of Hall County invested $25,000 in the Hall County community through the J. Cleon Nalley Educational Enhancement Fund.

October 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Former N. Hall band director surrenders certificate

A former North Hall High School band director, who resigned in the spring following allegations of an improper relationship with a student, recently surrendered his teaching certificate.

October 28, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


County’s Solid Waste Division goes smoke-free

Hall County's landfill and compactor sites will go smoke-free Monday, banning tobacco use for all staff, employees, visitors and customers.

October 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tornado warnings change to sunny skies as Halloween approaches

Although severe weather across the nation brought tornado watches and warnings to Georgia the first half of the week, forecasters say skies will be clear for Halloween weekend.

October 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County to discuss sheriff’s computer system

DAWSONVILLE - Pick almost any day each week and you'll find Dawson County's information technology department working on the sheriff's records management system.

October 27, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Festivals and leaves bring in tourists

When fall festivals and activities dot the landscape of Northeast Georgia, it's not only fun but good for the local economy, too.

October 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man returns after helping in Pakistan relief trip

A Gainesville man who heads an international humanitarian aid group has returned from Pakistan, where historic floods this summer displaced as many as 1.2 million people.

October 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2nd bomb threat this week interrupts Hall school

Nothing suspicious was found after a second bomb threat in three days in the Hall County school district, this time at Johnson High School.

October 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Downtown concert canceled due to weather threat

Today's Blue Sky Concert in Downtown Gainesville, featuring Jameson Grounds and Lunch from 2 Dog, has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

October 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Bomb threats handled seriously, school officials say

Even if a bomb threat Monday at East Hall High School was the work of a prankster, school officials say they will not take the incident lightly.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Blossman Gas shows off 178-square-foot all-propane house in Oakwood

Inside a 178-square-foot house were wood-paneled walls, stainless steel appliances, a full-sized washer and dryer and small but comfortable furnishings.

August 18, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Officers offer active shooter response techniques

Starting as an officer at 21, Cpl. Drew Reed said he thought everybody loved police.

August 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville looks to acquire insurance office for future downtown parking deck

Gainesville officials are looking to spend about $1.52 million to acquire a property along a central downtown corridor, with a parking lot in mind ...

August 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Family of slain Flowery Branch man offers $5,000 reward for information

The family of a Flowery Branch man killed at the front door of his home is offering a $5,000 reward for information on who ...

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Baby’s broken bones lead to charges for Gillsville woman

A Gillsville woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a 5-month-old girl who, in the course of a month, fractured three leg bones and an ...

August 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Suspect in White County fatal shooting arrested overnight in Athens

A man wanted on a murder warrant out of White County was captured by a SWAT team Wednesday morning.

August 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Religious education, counseling center seeks to raise $1.1 million for new South Hall facility

A nearly 50-year-old organization providing education, counseling and services to young people in Hall County is finally beginning a much-needed expansion.

August 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


University of North Georgia expects enrollment of more than 18,000 this fall

The University of North Georgia expects more than 18,000 students at its five campuses next week, and the increase will bring 70 new faculty ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Changes continue at Gainesville airport with new public, private investment

Big changes continue at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville thanks to public and private investments in a hoped-for future that lures bigger and more ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Study: Hope Scholarship funding could be in jeopardy

A new study of the Hope Scholarships program, which is funded by the Georgia lottery, contends the program could run out of money for the ...

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


IRS office in Gainesville plans to implement appointments after complaints

Complaints about long lines and poor customer service at the local Internal Revenue Service office prompted U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, to recently visit ...

August 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


School chats planned with Gainesville superintendent

Wanda Creel, superintendent for Gainesville schools, will host chats with parents and community members Thursday and Tuesday at the Panera Bread located at 625 Dawsonville ...

August 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Schofield rated highly by county school board

Hall County Board of Education members rate their superintendent between good and excellent, according to the most recent evaluation of Will Schofield.

August 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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