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Gainesville hires firm to update land-use plan

Gainesville is ready to move forward with its comprehensive land-use plan, a report that will outline community development goals for the next 20 years.

February 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


School leaders try to clear up SPLOST confusion

School leaders are hoping to ease confusion about renewing a sales tax for education as early voters head to the ballot box this month.

February 12, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Arborist prunes Rotary holly tree for rejuvenation

With a ladder set up underneath Gainesville's famous Christmas tree, Anna Hauser climbed around from limb to limb Friday.

February 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dutch native sentenced in drug trafficking plot

A man from the Netherlands has been sentenced in federal court for crimes related to his distribution of drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and cooperating U.S. citizens, including a Gainesville resident.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


2 Atlanta men charged with fake means to buy goods

Gainesville police arrested two Atlanta men Thursday night, one of whom is accused of using fake checks, credit cards and identification to buy $1,800 in merchandise from local stores.

February 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recovering bridge jumper describes 'crazy' experience

Free falling is a sensation Bianca Vera will never forget, and never wants to experience again.

February 11, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Anti-church burning group urges more involvement

Homeland security is more about "hometown security," the Rev. Rose Johnson-Mackey of Gainesville discovered in a trip to Washington.

February 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charges not likely for driver in fatal accident

Georgia State Patrol troopers do not expect to charge the teen driver of a car that struck and killed a 69-year-old woman Wednesday on East Hall Road.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Spring Street will be closed Friday morning

Spring Street between Green and Bradford streets will be closed from 8:30-11:30 a.m. today.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville woman charged in pileup on Ga. 400

A Dawsonville woman has been charged in connection with a five-vehicle, chain-reaction wreck that injured three people Thursday afternoon on Ga. 400.

February 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Economic officials focus on redeveloping downtown

Redeveloping downtown and attracting industry are the keys to success in 2011, Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council officials told Gainesville City Council members Thursday.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New executive director of Vision 2030 has big ideas for program

Meg Nivens is bringing a new energy to Vision 2030.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stroke victim 'just beautiful again,' goes home after 16 months

Wanda Bergman arrived at New Horizons West nursing home in Gainesville in a vegetative state that was supposed to last the rest of her life.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall considers keeping some county offices downtown

At its Thursday meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners contemplated keeping some of its departments in downtown Gainesville when it moves into the Liberty Mutual building later this year.

February 10, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Parents question school decision about icy roads

Hall County school buses ground to a halt Thursday morning after an unexpected layer of ice formed on streets.

February 10, 2011 | By Elizabeth Burlingame and Jeff Gill eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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No one hurt in house fire on Ledan Extension in North Hall

No one was hurt Friday in a house fire in northwestern Hall County.

April 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Fire Services reopens station after renovations

One of the busier stations for Hall County Fire Services reopened Thursday, promising more spacious amenities for firefighters.

April 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Free cancer screenings set for Saturday

Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Cancer Services is teaming up with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance to provide free screenings for oral, head and ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Flowery Branch officials seek answers about McEver-Jim Crow project

A delayed road project in Flowery Branch is forcing school buses to cross crowded roads "daredevil-style," Mayor Mike Miller said at a City Council meeting ...

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Some residents question sharp rise in property tax assessments

Some Hall County property owners are shocked by big increases to their tax assessments as the area continues its post-recession resurgence.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


United Way of Hall County celebrates its 2016-17 accomplishments

United Way of Hall County had a lot to commemorate at its annual year-end celebration at the Gainesville Civic Center Thursday morning.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Passport fairs set for Gainesville, Cleveland on Saturday

The Limestone Parkway U.S. Post Office in Gainesville and the Cleveland post office on Helen Way will hold passport fairs this Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Oakwood Chick-fil-A reopens

After a little over a month of waiting for customers, the Chick-fil-A in Oakwood is open for business again.

April 20, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


DOT extends emergency response program up I-985

Motorists stranded on Interstate 985 north of Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch now can get help from the Georgia Department of Transportation's Highway ...

April 20, 2017 | | Local


Tuition increase coming for UNG students after Board of Regents decision

Students at the University of North Georgia campuses in Gainesville and Dahlonega will be paying more for school next year - the result of a 2 ...

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


DeKalb firefighters thank Hall County counterparts for recovering their co-worker’s body

Just days before next week's one-year anniversary of the death of one of their own, DeKalb County firefighters returned to Hall County to say ...

April 20, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Hiker rescued from ledge at Raven Cliff Falls

Authorities rescued a Barrow County man who slipped and fell onto the last ledge before Raven Cliff Falls' main drop Wednesday afternoon.

April 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former Hall County Jail clerk sentenced for stealing from inmates' accounts

A former Hall County Jail clerk was sentenced last week for taking money out of inmate accounts.

April 20, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


More charges for Flowery Branch man in alleged ID theft case

Seven forgery charges were added among others in the case of a Flowery Branch man allegedly in possession of several stolen checks from mailboxes, according ...

April 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Habersham County dogs arrive in Gainesville as seizure tally grows

Three dozen dogs from the largest-ever animal seizure in Habersham County arrived in Gainesville on Wednesday.

April 19, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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