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Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street architect interviews today and Thursday

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education plans to interview two architects vying for the $19 million reconstruction of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community market starts this weekend

Rebekah Langhoff, 11, lines up yellow and green "bling" beads in one hand, while her mother, Wendy Pittman, fingers blue and pink cracked glass beads inside a plastic organizer. Together the two are meticulously planning the color scheme of a beaded lanyard.

March 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Oakwood Police get donation of stuffed animals

Police work is not hard all the time. A little softness goes especially a long with way with one group of upset residents.

March 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Forecast: Soggy week ahead for Hall

More rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Hall County area and could linger throughout the work week.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont mayor, council members may get raises

Clermont's mayor and council members may see their first raise since 1995.

March 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Sewer plant fixes will reap savings for Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch has completed energy-saving improvements to its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College beefs up green effort with bike share

New bikes will soon make their debut at North Georgia College & State University and campus officials hope they will jump-start a sustainability movement.

March 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Georgia State Patrol investigating South Hall wreck

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle wreck off Hog Mountain Road in South Hall.

March 27, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Flowery Branch explores long-term road project options

Flowery Branch plans to start informally talking with property owners in the path of potential road projects to see if they would be interested in selling their land, at some point, to the city.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Krippel brings energy, ideas to Brenau leadership position

Nancy F. Krippel understands the power hope wields in a college classroom. As dean of adult and graduate studies and associate dean of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., she has enjoyed sharing her own story in order to lift others.

March 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Flowery Branch may enact new stormwater annual fee

Built on a hill, downtown Flowery Branch has bore the brunt of unforgiving rainfalls.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders admire beauty of Paso Fino horses at open house

It's no coincidence that Paso Fino horses are known for their "fine step" - it's the translation of their name.

March 27, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


A century with Lessie Smithgall

Lessie Smithgall keeps an antique clock on the mantle in her living room.

March 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Shooting reveals perils of police life

The foot chase had ended, he thought. It was dark, wooded, 2 a.m. and the Atlanta carjacker whom Woodrow Tripp ran after as a city cop appeared hurt and motionless at the bottom of a shallow ravine.

March 26, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Ask the Times: Hall pharmacy is for county government employees only

If you've been wondering about something in your community, Ask The Times is your place to get answers. The following question was submitted by ...

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall library system creates online community survey

The Hall County Library System is seeking community input into its practices.

July 22, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Longstreet’s new surgical device can ease chronic back pain

The technique for artificial disks in the back have been around "for a really long time," The Longstreet Clinic neurosurgeon Betsy Grunch explained, but a ...

July 22, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Abandoned houseboat removed from Lake Lanier

An abandoned houseboat on Lake Lanier got its much-needed attention Thursday when the sunken vessel found its new resting place in a Gainesville salvage yard.

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville war veteran gets 3 years in prison after guilty plea in 2015 state patrol shooting

A Gainesville military veteran pleaded guilty Thursday in Hall County Superior Court to charges related to firing a hunting rifle at Georgia State Patrol officers ...

July 21, 2016 | BY JOSHUA SILAVENT and JEFF GILL jsilavent@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Drug agents arrest North Carolina man, seize $16K of meth

A Murphy, N.C., man was arrested Wednesday when White County Sheriff's Office deputies reportedly found $16,000 of drugs during a traffic stop ...

July 21, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Study shows medical marijuana lowers costs, painkiller use

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost ...

July 21, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GO VIDEO: Get some ice cream

Savannah King takes you to four local favorites for ice cream.

July 21, 2016 | | Local


Gainesville’s Bell works to bring criminal justice reform to GOP convention

Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell is on a mission to make the Republican Party more responsive to issues of social justice and criminal justice reform, and ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


New, family-owned doughnut shop coming to Gainesville

The city of Gainesville is no stranger to doughnut shops, but Andy Nuon hopes to bring something new with his shop Danny's Donuts.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Senior Life Center event caters to summer needs of seniors

The Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center buzzed with activity Wednesday morning, as area senior citizens gathered for a special event.

July 20, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA seeks variance for larger sign in search of 'better visibility'

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA is seeking a variance to allow a digital sign roughly twice the size allowed in the city of Gainesville ...

July 20, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


CASA leader Stephens honored for 27 years of advocacy

Stepping down from her executive director role, Connie Stephens said she was glad the reins have been passed to someone "just as passionate and committed."

July 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Trump is now official Republican nominee

With supporters and protesters squaring off in the streets, and despite flurries of dissent on the convention floor, Donald Trump formally secured the Republican nomination ...

July 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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