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Oakwood to extend sewer to restaurant

Work could begin soon on an effort to extend sewer from Ga. 53/Winder Highway to Smokehouse Barbecue & Catering off Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway and Poplar Springs Road.

December 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dreams of a white Christmas are all wet

Chances are slim we'll see a White Christmas this year. With temperatures ranging from the low 30s to the mid 60s, the likelihood of snow is looking bleak.

December 18, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


Couple gives back by feeding community

Yvonne and King Gore have fed a lot of families over the last eight years.

December 18, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Sunday alcohol sales take a break on Christmas Day

Gainesville and Oakwood don't allow Christmas Day liquor bottle or package sales, meaning an interruption in the cities' new Sunday sales laws.

December 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials lobby for vote on liquor sales

While Hall County voters will get a chance to weigh in on Sunday beer and wine sales at grocery and convenience stores, they won't get a choice yet on whether to allow liquor stores in unincorporated parts of the county.

December 18, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


Hall schools to waive restrictions on personal electronics

Personal electronics have been used for instruction in Hall County classrooms for several years now, but one thing has stood in the way: the State Code of Georgia.

December 18, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Fire destroys Lula mobile home, but no one injured

Fire destroyed a doublewide mobile home on the 5600 block of Hemlock Street in Lula Sunday.

December 18, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Advocate for sake of a child

Eight years ago, Harvey Nowland received a letter in the mail telling him about Court Appointed Special Advocates. It was the beginning of his dedication to abused and neglected children.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Spirits soar through the bars

The inmates of Hall County Correctional Institution had special presentation for the members of First Baptist Church at their annual Christmas worship service.

December 18, 2011 | Meghan Schuler | Local


The Deals’ day of good deeds

The gifts are all wrapped and ready to be handed out at Good News at Noon in Gainesville.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


Tragedy drives move toward texting ban

While driving home from college for Christmas break two years ago, 18-year-old Caleb Sorohan took his eyes off the road for a second to check a text on his cellphone. That second cost him his life.

December 18, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | Local


White Sulphur students moving those muscles

What started as an after-school fitness club at White Sulphur Elementary School has flourished into a schoolwide undertaking.

December 17, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Age showing on Lake Lanier bridges

Farms and pastures once dotted Hall County's landscape - that is until the 1950s, when the U.S. government began building Lake Lanier.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT: 10 of Hall’s bridges needs replacing

The two bridges not only sit at opposite sides of Hall County, but they are opposites on a state rating scale that indicates structural integrity and other factors.

December 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners find calm after stormy year

The year played out like a Hollywood buddy comedy for the Hall County Board of Commissioners - quarreling over differences in the beginning, some teamwork along the way and mutual respect at the end.

December 17, 2011 | Aaron Hale | Local


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Hall schools recruit trained Labrador to sniff out drugs on campuses

At just 14 months old, Murph is easily the youngest employee in Hall County Schools.

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Photo slideshow: Contra dancers put their best feet forward

If you've been hankering to glide across the dance floor, montly contra dances are offered the second Saturday each month at First Baptist Church ...

August 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


A healing haven: Good News Clinics celebrates 25 years of free health care

Good News Clinics in Gainesville has become a rock in recent days for Pam Cofer.

August 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders saddle up for tough trails in Extreme Cowboy Race at Chicopee Ag Center

It was a day for Wild West riders Saturday when the Georgia State Championship Extreme Cowboy Race came to the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in ...

August 12, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Cleaning up Lake Lanier a pricey project for sewer officials

Sewer and water utilities are trying to come up with creative ways to dull the pain of Clean Water Act restrictions on Lake Lanier set ...

August 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Don’t eclipse your eyesight; take precautions to view celestial event

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on Aug. 21, many have expressed concerns ...

August 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville airport manager Palmer to step down at end of August

After a five-year tour as manager of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Terry Palmer is leaving the post at the end of the month.

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County appeals marinas’ tax ruling to state Supreme Court

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors is appealing a Superior Court ruling regarding five companies' shoreline properties and their tax assessments, arguing a 2016 ...

August 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials want to buy land, build pond to improve Midtown Greenway

Gainesville officials are embracing a $2.8 million watershed improvement project in midtown Gainesville that also promises to enhance the Midtown Greenway trail and eliminate ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plans advance for downtown Gainesville condos

Prospective buyers of luxury condos to be built on the square in downtown Gainesville are encouraged to get on the waiting list as design plans ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ask the Times: Statues of presidents made of marble

What do those big white statues in Gainesville by the downtown square consist of?

August 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Riverside honors Strickland, Bagwell at Sandy Beaver Awards banquet

Two men were honored Thursday night for their strong business leadership and generosity to the community in a dinner that continues that legacy of generosity ...

August 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County OKs last piece of sewer project

The last major piece of Hall County's sewer expansion into North Hall was approved Thursday night by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Shaw Carter remembered: Gainesville, world 'has lost a bright light’

Family and friends remembered Shaw Carter for his humor and ability to "take everything in stride" while battling a heart condition that led to a ...

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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