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Traffic light to shut off at Gainesville intersection

The Georgia Department of Transportation is shutting down a traffic signal next week at Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway and Ga. 369/Jesse Jewell Parkway/Browns Bridge Road.

March 06, 2012 | | Local


Hall County Sheriff's Office again earns recertification

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has met the requirements of the state's top law enforcement standards.

March 06, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Wood's Mill gives students a head start on careers

Wood's Mill High School is looking to give its students a leg up on the competition for local jobs and is seeing immediate success.

March 06, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Ga. school superintendent discusses No Child Left Behind

The state school superintendent on Monday laid out the plan to replace the recently waived No Child Left Behind Act.

March 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Hall continues Dial-A-Ride funding

A sense of uncertainty continues to swell around the future of Hall Area Transit programs as the Hall County Board of Commissioners continues to grapple with balancing short- and long-term budget concerns with offering services to the county's most vulnerable residents.

March 05, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council talks prayer at meeting

Before each Gainesville City Council meeting, elected officials and members of the public bow in prayer.

March 05, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Crews begin demolition of old Fair Street School

Demolition on Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School began Monday morning with a small crowd of administrators and students in attendance.

March 05, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Eyes on the Road: Bill could ax road planning organizations

The Georgia Association of MPOs has sent a letter to Georgia U.S. senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson to fight against a federal transportation bill that would effectively eliminate metropolitan planning organizations in areas that have an "urbanized population" of 200,000 or less.

March 05, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools recognized with national award

Gainesville High School and New Holland Core Knowledge Academy will take to the stage today in Savannah as they accept awards from the National Youth at Risk Organization.

March 04, 2012 | Lee Johnson | Local


Event helps special needs students prepare for life after high school

Students in Hall County and Gainesville with special needs will get the opportunity to prepare for life after high school this week.

March 04, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


Obama awards Purple Heart to injured Marine

President Barack Obama awarded a Purple Heart to injured U.S. Marine Pfc. Sean Adams, a 2011 Chestatee High School graduate, on Friday, his brother, Josh Adams, said Sunday.

March 04, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area under freeze watch until Tuesday morning

Winter hasn't packed its bags yet, as a freeze watch is in effect tonight through Tuesday morning.

March 04, 2012 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall firefighters investigating northwest Hall blaze

Hall County firefighters are investigating a blaze in the 6200 block of Grant Ford Road in northwest Hall.

March 04, 2012 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville city council to decide on Norton Agency Insurance expansion

In what's expected to be the most heated issue before the Gainesville City Council so far this year, members will weigh in on the proposed expansion of Norton Agency Insurance in a historic Gainesville neighborhood.

March 03, 2012 | Aaron Hale | Local


Landowners are eligible for funds from USDA for conservation

For the last four generations, Payton Edge's family has worked its 125-acre farm in Clermont.

March 03, 2012 | Savannah King | Local


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Lula faces vote on county service agreement

The mayor of Lula this week called on city council members to "remain firm" and not approve a new service delivery agreement with Hall County.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Enota community meeting set to discuss school construction

Parents, students, teachers, staff and residents of the surrounding community have an opportunity to get updated information and ask questions about the construction of the ...

July 13, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Official: 125 families await public housing

More than 100 families are on a waiting list for public housing in Gainesville, a number lower than it's been for the past decade.

July 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Inmates building welding shop to offer job training for prisoners

Motivated Hall County inmates are being given the chance to end their sentences with a foot in the door of a living-wage job.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


With all candidates in, Georgia governor’s race has pulled in more than $7.6 million

Georgia's six major candidates to replace Gov. Nathan Deal have tipped the $7 million mark in early fundraising.

July 13, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat ...

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according ...

July 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan that includes Fazoli’s restaurant gets conditional OK

The developer of a proposed shopping strip on busy White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway got the green light Tuesday from the Gainesville Planning ...

July 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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