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Gainesville aiming at marketing to businesses

Gainesville officials are looking for ways to market the city as a competitive location for businesses to build.

March 03, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall leaders hope state keeps film tax credit

Hall County leaders hope momentum continues to build after the area landed a few TV and film projects thanks to state tax incentives aimed at the industry.

March 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch considers allowing cash bars

Cash bars may be allowed soon in Flowery Branch.

March 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


First lady reads 'Green Eggs and Ham' to class

An audience decked out in handmade striped red hats listened carefully before answering Sandra Deal with a resounding "No!"

March 03, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall may double its population by 2040

If Hall County doubles in population over the next 30 years - as an estimate released last week projects - experts say there's no time to push back planning for the surge.

March 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Camp immerses students in French language

When Gainesville High School senior Lindsey Watts explained the rules of volleyball to friends at camp last month, she was tongue-tied.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Truett-McConnell students arrested after 'superhero' dash

There was no heroes' welcome for a group of costumed college students who raced across a high school soccer game in Cleveland.

March 02, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Firefighters investigating North Hall home blaze

A North Hall man could only watch as fire torched his home and a camper Wednesday afternoon.

March 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 education sales taxes helped schools grow

Schools were bursting at the seams in 1997 when Hall County voters said "yes" to the first sales tax to fund education.

March 02, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Free class offers financial lessons for women

Shannon Furnas recently checked her personal credit report and looked over the itemized list of bank loans and credit cards dating back 28 years.

March 02, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lawmaker trying to make tuition ‘part of the equation’

One lawmaker is so against tuition hikes that he hopes to change the Georgia Constitution to limit future tuition increases.

March 01, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Buford woman wins Lanier Tech’s highest student honor

Amanda Berry views her college journey as "doing the impossible." And she knows other students feel the same way when they embark on their own paths.

March 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Officials urge residents to prepare for tornado season

Tornado season is here, and Gainesville emergency officials say they're ready to tackle any threatening weather.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville council wants bridge to Brenau

Once economic conditions improve, Gainesville City Council members may look for a way to connect downtown to Brenau University.

March 01, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville police make arrest in child porn case

The Gainesville Police Department has charged a 25-year-old man from Cumming with possession of child pornography.

March 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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Financial firm to hold ID theft prevention seminar Tuesday at Brenau

A Gainesville financial firm is holding an informational seminar Tuesday for senior citizens and safeguarding against identity theft.

July 23, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall wage report shows growing fortunes for workers

The good news for local workers is that 88 percent of companies surveyed for an annual report say they intend to give wage and benefit ...

July 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Judge turns down new trial request for man convicted in West Avenue slaying

A judge ruled Thursday that a shooting victim's last words were admissible and not grounds for a new trial, according to court documents.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Full stop planned at Stone Pile Gap Road in Lumpkin County

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to install a full stop at a key intersection north of Dahlonega, the department stated in a news release.

July 22, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New trial denied for convicted Gainesville killer

No new trial will be scheduled for a man sentenced to life in prison for a 2014 Gainesville murder and assaults at a homeless camp.

July 22, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local




Neikirk named interim Dawson County manager

Dawson County commissioners Thursday night voted to appoint Vicki Neikirk to serve as interim county manager following Randy Dowling's abrupt resignation earlier that day.

July 22, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


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


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