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East Hall celebration hails those who fought

Representing every branch of the armed forces and every theater of combat, a line of veterans filed onto the basketball court Tuesday night at East Hall High School to applause from those gathered to honor them.

November 11, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Gainesville planning board backs standards for group homes

Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board on Tuesday voted to recommend that the City Council approve a number of changes to the city's Unified Land Development Code.

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Woman prepares rally for soldiers at church

A sergeant in the military once told Hall County resident Becky Pratt that the worst feeling to experience after arriving at an overseas deployment is "that you've been forgotten."

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans share common bonds

Today on Veterans Day, veterans both young and old will pause to reflect on their service and those who fought before them.

November 11, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


United Way more than halfway to raising $1.87 million

The United Way of Hall County has three more months to meet its $1.87 million goal.

November 11, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


As World War II veterans fade into history, their memories continue

A Sunday event bringing together veterans organizations from Hall County had plenty of World War II items on display but no veterans from that era to talk about them.

November 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials say duplex fire might be accident

A fire in a duplex on East Main Street displaced two families and killed five pets Tuesday, according to Hall County Fire officials.

November 11, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Defamation suit over book comes to trial

Author Haywood Smith smiled Tuesday when her attorney said parts of her book read like scenes from the 50's-era television series "I Love Lucy."

November 11, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


RADAR: Check out local weather conditions

November 10, 2009 | | Local


Rain continues tonight; another 2 inches possible

UPDATE:

November 10, 2009 | Mitch Clarke | Local


Connector plan meets dead end

Routes that would have placed the Northern Connector through the properties of homeowners near Lake Lanier have been scrapped by the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization.

November 10, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Hall commissioners debate giving local businesses advantage with bids

The Hall County Board of Commissioners still is looking at ways to give local businesses a leg up in the county's competitive bidding process.

November 10, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Proposed schedule change worries Hall teachers

Educators past and present weighed in on the advantages and disadvantages of block scheduling at the Hall County school board meeting on Monday.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Lanier Tech reaches out to adult students

Juan Escamilla stopped going to school 22 years ago.

November 10, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Workshop details grants, loans for affordable housing

The Newtown Community Land Trust and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs are hosting a Georgia Dream Single Family Development Program event Thursday.

November 09, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


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Longtime local ‘Mark Trail’ cartoonist Jack Elrod dies

Jack Elrod Jr., a Gainesville native who spent 64 years working on the nationally syndicated outdoor comic "Mark Trail," died Wednesday. He was 91.

February 03, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local




State EPD: Glades Reservoir not needed for water supply

Georgia no longer requires the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall County to meet the state's water supply needs through 2050, according to the ...

February 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Citizens academies give residents a crash course in local government

Gainesville and Hall County residents interested in learning more about the inner workings of local government have a chance to do so this spring.

February 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Forsyth deputies fire at suspect, say they found meth, cash in car

Shots were fired by law enforcement personnel during a traffic stop Tuesday night in north Forsyth that resulted in the man's arrest and the ...

February 03, 2016 | By kayla Robins krobins@forsythnews.com | Local


Will White replacing Dick Valentine as United Community Bank leader

United Community Bank has announced longtime Gainesville banker Will White will succeed veteran banking leader Dick Valentine when he retires from his role as regional ...

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


The Venue at Friendship Springs construction progressing in South Hall

Steel is up at The Venue at Friendship Springs after the project got behind in October when a record 20 inches of rain fell in ...

February 02, 2016 | By LeAnne Akin lakin@clickthepaper.com | Local


Day care worker sentenced to 8 years in prison for scalding toddler

A day care worker from a now closed Clermont center was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for scalding a 16-month-old child with hot ...

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville Police investigating armed robbery in Ralston Street area

Gainesville Police are investigating after a man was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon around Ralston Street.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Authorities: Man's arms broken with bat in armed robbery

A Gainesville man allegedly broke a former co-worker's arms with a baseball bat and took the victim's cellphone and wallet, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville will help fund Tumbling Creek bridge

Gainesville City Council on Tuesday approved contributing $200,000 to build a bridge along Tumbling Creek Road that would span railroad tracks.

February 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Charges added in case involving teen shot in back

More teenagers were charged in an incident Saturday night involving a teenager shot in the back, according to authorities.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents' feedback spurs sidewalk expansion in lower-income neighborhood

Parks, commercial development and safe streets have long been needs for Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods, where residents often feel underserved by government and community services.

February 02, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Man stole more than $12,000 of property

A Buford man is charged with stealing more than $12,000 worth of property in incidents on Lakeshore Road.

February 02, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


N. Hall, S. Hall subdivision plans face opposition at planning board meeting

Two subdivision plans featuring more than 150 lots each ran into opposition from neighbors and questions from the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday night.

February 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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