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Residents give input on gateways

Using black and white chess pieces, area residents voiced their opinions Thursday night on how Gainesville's "gateway corridors" should look over the next 20 years.

July 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Councilwoman not being fined for report filing

The head of the state agency that oversees campaign contributions says a technical error caused the agency to fine Gainesville City Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras $1,375.

July 15, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Harry Potter film draws more than 1,200 fans at theater

Wizards brandishing wands and donning cloaks of gold and scarlet gathered at the Hollywood Cinemas in Gainesville Thursday night alongside muggles in anticipation of the end.

July 15, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Hall extends request for private garbage companies

Hall County commissioners voted Thursday in favor of extending a request for proposal for private companies to manage the county's garbage.

July 15, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Knighton promoted to Hall administrator post

Hall County Planning Director Randy Knighton was promoted Thursday to the county's top job.

July 15, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Locals object to commercial reptile sales in residential area

If a few residents of Clarkesville have their way, some of the city's cold-blooded residents may not be welcome within Clarkesville limits.

July 14, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Summer program teaches foreign languages

Nicole Ito, a rising senior at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., already knows English, Japanese and Spanish.

July 14, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Gainesville hosts workshop tonight on gateway corridors

Gainesville will host a workshop tonight to hear from the community about the city's gateway corridors, roads that lead into the city.

July 14, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Harbour Point rattled by tragedy

Harbour Point Yacht Club residents were searching for words Tuesday.

July 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County board may choose new administrator today

If enough board members can agree, the Hall County Board of Commissioners might choose a new county administrator today.

July 13, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Program provides leadership training for school officials

Aspiring leaders in Gainesville and Hall County schools have a new outlet to get professional training, thanks to the Gwinnett County Quality-Plus Leader Academy.

July 13, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Services Friday for mother, son who were shot

Funeral services for both Mary and John Pearce have been set for Friday afternoon.

July 13, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Camp helps grieving children with their feelings

Counselor Jen Sorrell believes adults can learn a lot about grief from children. She certainly has.

July 13, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Dawson County disagrees with annexation

The Dawsonville City Council voted 4-0 Monday to annex nearly 85 acres of property in the county.

July 13, 2011 | By James G. Wolfe Jr. Times regional staff | Local


Scorching heat cools off for short reprieve

After sweltering heat the first half of the week, people in the Gainesville area will get a cool change before week's end.

July 13, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Investigator details 2014 fatal West Avenue shooting

More than two years since a fatal West Avenue shooting, one suspect appeared in Magistrate Court for a hearing Monday.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Anglin running for re-election to Flowery Branch City Council

Flowery Branch City Councilman Joe Anglin is running for re-election this fall.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Public can weigh in on new South Hall school names in survey

Hall County Schools officials are turning to a survey to get public input on potential names for the new seventh district middle and high schools ...

July 17, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Food stamp use down in Hall, but challenges remain for residents

Work requirements have cut in half the number of single adults receiving food stamps in Hall County and in 23 other counties.

July 17, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Authorities: 2 charged in home invasion were trying to collect on a debt

Two Gainesville men face multiple charges in an alleged home invasion in which the suspects were reportedly attempting to collect on a debt, according to ...

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Man accused of sexually assaulting disabled adult

A Gainesville man is accused of sexually assaulting a disabled woman, according to authorities.

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police ID man who shot deputy before taking own life in north Forsyth home

Both the deceased suspect and the Forsyth County deputy he shot twice in the leg when he responded to a domestic-related 911 call Sunday afternoon ...

July 17, 2017 | By Kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Driver identified from fatal crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway

One person was killed in a vehicle crash Saturday morning on Dawsonville Highway at Jay Mountain Road in northern Hall County.

July 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech students earn gold medals at national competition

For Jesse Connell and Luis Angel Melendez Novas, a gold medal in the national SkillsUSA competition in June began months ago when they convinced instructor ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


13-year-olds learn about life choices at ‘Gut Check’

A group of 54 13-year-olds spent the weekend learning to navigate activities such as wall climbing, rappelling and obstacle courses in an environment of military ...

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


From pain killer to killer: Opioid epidemic blamed for rising overdose cases

In Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville emergency room, the doctors saw roughly 400 more drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016.

July 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville, Hall families take advantage of school choice options

Traditionally in education, students have attended the public school in the attendance zone where their family lived.

July 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Opioids attacking mostly young, white, middle-class victims

When the Medical Examiner's Office released the body of 25-year-old Joseph Patterson to his mother Lisa Hicks, arrangements were made to take her son ...

July 16, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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