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Oakwood planners recommend design standards for 250-acre area

Oakwood took a major step Monday night toward setting development standards for a 250-acre downtown area, including the nearly finished Thurmon Tanner Parkway, as part of its Oakwood 2030 plans.

May 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Schools’ 2012 budget woes “keep compounding”

Fluctuating tax digest numbers are continuing to cut away at an already bare Hall County Schools 2012 budget.

May 16, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


North Hall High students back in class after smoke forced evacuation

North Hall High School was evacuated this morning after an incident in a science classroom caused smoke.

May 16, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville resident searches for police badge

Charles Bishop's police badge brings back many memories from his 30 years as an officer on Tybee Island.

May 15, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Gainesville to increase wastewater surcharge fees

Gainesville's public utilities department is increasing industrial surcharge fees for the first time in 15 years.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lake meeting’s speaker could address water levels

The "water wars" between Georgia, Alabama and Florida is likely to surface as a topic at the Lake Lanier Association's annual membership meeting Thursday.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Junior Achievement to honor 2 business leaders

Junior Achievement will honor two of Gainesville's premiere business leaders, Gus Whalen and Jim Walters, with induction Thursday into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame.

May 15, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Hall mails tax assessment notices

Hall County sent out more than 75,000 tax assessment notices to residents on Friday, but officials want to make sure they don't pay their taxes just yet.

May 15, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Other uses being considered for federal transportation money

Area government officials are looking for ways to tap into a pot of federal transportation dollars, now that plans for a Hall County freight study that would have used that money have been shelved.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterflies launched at Gainesville park

Some 1,500 butterflies filled the skies Sunday afternoon over Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area forestry staff fight Okefenokee fires

Six employees of the Georgia Forestry Service's Gainesville office are among about 175 people keeping the state's second-biggest fire since 2007 under control at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia.

May 15, 2011 | BY MIKE HILL mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Economy weighs on grads’ plans

The recession started when they entered high school in 2007.

May 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton residents join Adopt-a-Stream

The Mulberry River might not be one of Georgia's more well-known, but its waters still impact much of the state.

May 14, 2011 | KATIE DUNN Times regional staff | Local


Islands targets visitors with new attraction

Riding off the success of the 2010 opening of Sunset Cove, Lake Lanier Islands Resort will unveil a new adult and family entertainment district this summer.

May 14, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Runners give their all in soldier’s memory

More than 300 runners turned out Saturday for the second annual Some Gave All 5K Road Race in honor of fallen Lula soldier Maj. Kevin Jenrette.

May 14, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


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Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




Tornado warning expires for Hall

Update: The tornado warning has expired.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


3 local spots to drop off items for those affected by Tennessee wildfires

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is accepting donations for those affected by the Tennessee wildfires that killed three, destroyed countless homes and businesses and ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Skunk in North Hall is county’s 11th confirmed rabies case of 2016

A skunk was found to be rabid after contact with a dog in North Hall, Hall County Animal Control learned on Monday.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Lula begins to shape new alcohol rules

Lula officials are working to figure out what the rules will be for restaurants selling liquor, beer and wine after the city's voters approved ...

November 30, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ga. Supreme Court to weigh whether 1st amendment protects Hall student’s 'Columbine' threat

A former Lanier Charter Career Academy student accused of threatening to get "the chopper out and make Columbine look childish" will take his case to ...

November 30, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Feldman named executive director for Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

Heather Feldman has been named executive director of the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission. She had served as the interim executive director since August before being ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Grant to fund leadership course for African-American males at UNG

The University System of Georgia's African-American Male Initiative will fund a course this spring at the University of North Georgia aimed at helping African-American ...

November 29, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Starbucks holiday cups facing less uproar this year

While the uproar over this year's holiday cups at Starbucks is a bit quieter than last year, it still exists.

November 29, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


House fire sparks dispute over access to water

A Monday night fire that destroyed the family home of a prominent local businessman has reignited a dispute between some Hall County and Gainesville officials ...

November 29, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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