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Figueras takes interest in childhood obesity

Gainesville City Council members want to take a stand against childhood obesity.

February 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman may have to return $189K in fraud case

A woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to the U.S. government when she applied for Social Security benefits on behalf of her children for benefits they didn't deserve.

February 03, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


School officials concerned over fate of Pre-K program

School leaders are on edge as state lawmakers consider scaling back funding for prekindergarten.

February 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Flowery Branch hopes to reap savings from energy fix

Flowery Branch is looking to save up to $20,000 per year through an energy-saving measure at its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall chamber exceeds $2.1 million campaign goal

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 03, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch ends 2010 budget year on positive note

Flowery Branch ended its 2010 budget year on June 30 with a higher surplus than expected, reversing a downward trend since the Great Recession hit.

February 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber hits fundraising goal for HALLmark campaign

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce has exceeded its goal of raising $2.1 million for its HALLmark campaign, which supports job creation among other economic initiatives.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lake Lanier group ramps up push for higher full pool level

A Gainesville-based advocacy group isn't backing off its push for a fuller Lake Lanier, an issue it first raised in 2007.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation board position is up for grabs

Hall County could soon have new representation on the State Transportation Board.

February 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Copper thief charged with health violation over ozone leak

A man convicted of stealing copper from air conditioners in Stephens County also pleaded guilty Tuesday to breaking U.S. laws that protect the ozone from harmful gasses including the cooling agent, freon.

February 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


NGCSU's Egypt program uncertain

The uprising in Egypt has led North Georgia College & State University officials to evaluate the school's new language immersion program in the country.

February 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville residents from Egypt have their homeland on their minds

For two days, Russ Francis listened to an empty dial tone as he tried to call his brother in Egypt. As unrest erupted in his native country last Tuesday, Francis watched it unfold from thousands of miles away in Gainesville.

February 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville votes to equalize water fee for county, city users

Gainesville City Council members voted Tuesday to equalize a utility fee between city and county water users.

February 02, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Gainesville school system seeks public input on superintendent hire

Gainesville school officials are seeking the public's input on what qualities community stakeholders deem important in choosing the system's next superintendent.

January 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3-year-old killed after being pinned between cars in Cleveland Ingles parking lot

A 3-year-old child died after being pinned between two cars in an Ingles parking lot in Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol.

January 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Several people suspected of stealing $11,000 worth of iPhones from South Hall stores

Apple iPhones valued at about $11,000 have been stolen this week at two South Hall phone stores, while the Oakwood Wal-Mart had three iPads ...

January 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Truck still in sinkhole as heavy machinery comes to scene

A 55,000-pound truck is still stuck in a sinkhole this morning in the parking lot of Diamond Auto Spa in Oakwood.

January 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Girl from Hall still missing, 2nd girl found

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert as they continue the search for a girl who went missing in Alpharetta on Saturday night and previously went ...

January 18, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Homeschooling primer scheduled for Thursday

Parents interested in personally taking on their children's education are invited to a homeschooling open house Thursday to learn the ins and outs of ...

January 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Deshaun Watson Drive coming soon

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has given its OK to renaming Touchdown Drive outside Gainesville High School to Deshaun Watson Drive.

January 17, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Chicken Salad Chick restaurant coming to North Lake Square

A unique food option is coming to Dawsonville Highway. Chicken Salad Chick is scheduled to open by the beginning of June at the North Lake ...

January 17, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Hall clinic doctor accused of ‘questionable’ touching during exams

The staff physician at a Hall County-run health clinic for employees is no longer working there after allegations of "questionable" touching were reported by more ...

January 17, 2017 | By Joshua Silavent and Nick Watson jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com | nwatson@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


The great divide between rural Hall and metro Atlanta in Trump’s America

LULA - Patti Thomas owns a flower shop in Lula. Xavier Bryant runs an independent pharmacy just outside Atlanta. Looking toward the inauguration of an entrepreneur ...

January 17, 2017 | By Bill Barrow Associated Press | Local


Girl previously missing from Hall disappears again

A girl who went missing from Hall County in July and was later found safe has disappeared again with another girl in Alpharetta.

January 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Martin Road residents report missing signs

Residents in the Martin Road community of South Hall said some 20 signs regarding the planned expansion in the area have gone missing.

January 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools focus on student achievement

Coming on the heels of one of its schools being labeled "chronically failing" by the state, Gainesville school board officials will hear a report tonight ...

January 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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