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Gainesville OKs 3 new tornado sirens

Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to fund three emergency warning sirens, paying for part of the $60,000 project with grant money.

August 03, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


State lists documents to prove residency

The state's attorney general's office has made public a list of documents that will be accepted to prove the legal status of anyone applying for benefits and licenses from state and local agencies.

August 03, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Nearly 800 turn out for National Night Out

Children got the chance to hold a 37 mm six-shot grenade launcher and get a few school supplies Tuesday evening at National Night Out in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Georgia senators, representatives split on debt vote

The debt limit crisis may be over for now, with the agreement passed by Congress and signed into law Tuesday by President Barack Obama, but the debate may continue for a while.

August 02, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Temperatures could reach 100 today

As temperatures climb, Hall County residents may want to head for the hills. That's what meteorologist Laura Belanger recommends.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Panel finishes cutting roads projects

A group of Georgia Mountains elected officials has produced a recommended road projects list for next summer's statewide vote on the 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for transportation.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former parks director assumed he’d be ‘let go’

Recent county government exile Greg Walker said he doesn't have a new job yet, but the former parks director has been looking ever since the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to cut funding to his department.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hawk caused South Hall power outage

A hawk put 9,000 people in South Hall out of power this morning after it landed on equipment inside a substation and caused a short, Jackson EMC spokeswoman Bonnie Jones said.

August 02, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville man returns from helping African refugees

James Jennings of Gainesville and his international relief organization, Conscience International, have returned from the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa, where they helped provide aid to starving refugees.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools add technology to help students

The more Hall County school teachers use technology in the classroom, the closer the school board is to achieving its goal of blended learning.

August 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Hall's finance staff handling last rites for the poor

Budget cuts in Hall County have made the government's number crunchers the arbiters of taxpayer-funded burials.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Red Elephant takes shape at Gainesville High School

The home of the Red Elephants is now home to a 3-ton red elephant sculpture.

August 02, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Gainesville schools get grant for fresh vegetables

Elementary students at three Gainesville schools are about to learn that fresh fruits and vegetables are anything but icky.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Walker resigns as head of Hall's parks department

Greg Walker ended his term as Hall County's parks director Monday, the apparent consequence of commissioners' plans to transform recreation services in Hall County.

August 02, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Body found at cemetery identified as Hispanic man

A Hispanic man in his early fifties was found dead Saturday afternoon at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville.

August 02, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


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Investigator details armed robberies in court

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator told the court Thursday of two robberies occurring May 13, cases separated by a few miles in Gainesville.

June 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Two inmates at Alto prison granted parole after high school graduation

For Kelli Armstrong and Tammy Kline, the ceremony Thursday at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto didn't just mark the end of their high ...

June 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commissioners approve tax increase

Property taxes are going up in Hall County.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man indicted in killing of Gainesville grad in Atlanta

ATLANTA - A 39-year-old man accused of shooting a Gainesville High graduate on an Atlanta street in broad daylight has been indicted.

June 22, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Fundraising page set up for family of father, son drowning victims

More than $25,000 has been raised since a Dahlonega man and his son drowned at a popular Lumpkin County swimming spot.

June 22, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Middle teacher indicted for charge of simple battery against student

A Hall County grand jury has indicted a Gainesville Middle School teacher of simple battery stemming from a hallway incident with a student that was ...

June 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Responses to having cameras on docks mostly positive

Public comments were in favor of allowing cameras on docks at Lake Lanier, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall school system to get its very own drug dog

A drug dog will patrol the halls of the Hall County School District beginning next school year.

June 22, 2017 | | Local


Volunteers, partnerships work to feed children in Hall County this summer

Growing up in the Chestatee community, Alisha Chavez was one of many students who benefited from the reduced-fare lunch program at school, but she didn ...

June 22, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall unemployment rate remains at 3.9 percent in May

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate in May was 3.9 percent, unchanged from April, according to Georgia Department of Labor figures released Thursday.

June 22, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville officials heading off to ‘working weekend’ in Savannah

One of the perks of having a leadership role in city government is the opportunity to attend the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association ...

June 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County earns certification for teaching students online safety

As someone who works daily with students who are using technology more often in a variety of ways, Tricia Barry didn't hesitate when asked ...

June 21, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Decision time comes for Hall County on taxes

It's decision time on tax increases for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

June 21, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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