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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


Sale of old county jail has ‘excellent prospects’

With 502 beds, the old Hall County jail is a bit larger than the typical real estate listing.

October 26, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jackson County Sheriff's cruiser ignites; deputy hurt

A Jackson County Sheriff's patrol car erupted into flames Monday morning when a deputy was responding to a call north of Jefferson.

October 26, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Lanier Tech opens new Forsyth center

Lanier Technical College held the grand opening of its long-awaited Forsyth Conference Center & Healthcare Building on Tuesday.

October 26, 2010 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Vehicle break-ins are on the rise in Gainesville

The Gainesville Police Department is seeing an increase in vehicle break-ins, and officers are reminding residents to lock their car doors in every location.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Da Vinci Academy is 1st stop for education excellence tour

History came to life at Da Vinci Academy on Tuesday as more than 100 people stopped in Hall County as part of the annual Bus Trip Across Georgia education innovation tour.

October 26, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch man goes to extremes to find work

Perhaps an example of how far the economy has fallen, David Gibbons of Flowery Branch resorted Tuesday afternoon to handing out resumes on street corners in downtown Gainesville.

October 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Inmate captured after manhunt that put some schools on lockdown

Hall County sheriff's investigators found an inmate who walked away from the work release facility on Barber Rod in southern Hall County this morning.

October 26, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Starbucks opening Friday morning on Thompson Bridge Road

Coffee lovers have another reason to smile. The Starbucks on Thompson Bridge Road opens at 5 a.m. Friday.

August 25, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Metro Gainesville unemployment rate unchanged in July

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.6 percent from June to July in statistics released by the Georgia Department of Labor. The ...

August 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville school board, Creel agree on contract in closed meeting

The Gainesville Board of Education and Wanda Creel, superintendent for the city schools, have reached an agreement about her contract, but the details of that ...

August 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some BBQ from these local restaurants

Savannah King ranks local BBQ restaurants with emojis in this week's episode of GO. Emojis provided for free by emojione.com.

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Family honors 100-year-old matriarch with birthday party

Dozens gathered at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center on Wednesday night in Gainesville to honor the 100-year-old Dora Nowells, who has spent eight decades in ...

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Man sentenced to life in prison for 2010 East Hall mobile home park murder

A man on the lam for six years pleaded guilty Wednesday to the 2010 murder of a man at an East Hall mobile home park.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in 'erratic crime spree,' accused of brandishing gun, kidnapping baby

A Gainesville man is accused of threatening people with an AK-47 rifle and kidnapping a baby, police said.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Braselton hospital prepares for new labor unit with mock scenario

The brand-new, still-unopened labor and delivery unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton was busy with activity Wednesday.

August 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Three Hall schools top state, national ACT scores

Three of Hall County's schools scored above the 2016 state and national averages on the ACT this year.

August 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce seeking Most Fit Company nominations

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its Most Fit Company Awards, which will be presented Oct. 5 at the HealthSmart Breakfast ...

August 24, 2016 | | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies self-defense immunity for man accused of shooting wife's alleged stalker

A Superior Court judge denied the self-defense immunity motion filed by a Buford man accused of shooting another man in his leg and jaw.

August 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville man charged in home invasion, assault

A Gainesville man is charged with entering an apartment and pointing a gun at four people, police said.

August 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Groups seek flexibility after changes in septic permitting

Harold Kilgore wants options. That was his message to the Hall County Board of Health on Tuesday.

August 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Legacy Link class seeks to help those with chronic conditions live well

The Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging is hosting a free six-week class for people living with a chronic condition and those who care for ...

August 23, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


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