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U.S. 129 widening project may get funding

The long-awaited widening of U.S. 129 in East Hall is in the running for state money that could put it one step closer to construction.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Boys & Girls Clubs enjoy early Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving may be about a week away, but Thursday evening members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County feasted like kings and queens.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch balks over state roads grant

Flowery Branch officials are shying from applying for a grant that is geared to dressing up local streets with sidewalks, streetlights and other such improvements.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's chief tax appraiser resigns post

Mike Henderson, Hall County's chief tax appraiser, has resigned.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Rotary holly tree ready for 29th season

Bradley Clark never gets tired of decorating Rotary International's holly tree, even after 28 years.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville is looking a lot like Christmas

Downtown Gainesville lit up with the spirit of Christmas for the first time this year with the Jingle Mingle Thursday night.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bank files for foreclosure on Gibbs’ home

Hall County Commissioner-elect Scott Gibbs is in financial trouble, confirming Thursday that his North Hall home is in foreclosure and his business has filed for bankruptcy.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Removal of safety complex to begin

With Gainesville's fire and police officials settling into their new buildings, plans are quickly moving forward to tear down the old public safety complex and start construction on city's new pedestrian bridge.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


No one injured in school bus crash

A group of Chestnut Mountain Elementary School students are getting on another bus after theirs was involved in a traffic accident this afternoon.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Court hearing for Cornelia bank executive postponed

A hearing set for today in U.S. District Court for former Community Bank & Trust lender Randy Jones has been postponed.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 arrested in auto burglary investigation

Three people have been arrested in connection with several auto burglaries and thefts in Hall County, Gainesville Police Department reported.

November 18, 2010 | | Local


Clermont appeals Nopone Road library ruling

The town of Clermont has appealed a Nov. 10 ruling that allowed Hall County to move forward with building a library as part of the North Hall park on Nopone Road, despite a commitment from future commissioners to build a library in Clermont.

November 18, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve downtown

Flowery Branch hopes to get moving next year on a downtown improvement project that has lingered for a couple of years.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students challenge cultural sterotypes

Local and international students opened up Wednesday about the stereotypes in other cultures as part of North Georgia College & State University's International Education Week.

November 18, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Lanier Village celebrates completion

With a snip of a giant pair of scissors, Lanier Village Estates officials said goodbye to construction and hello to a completed community.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


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Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank plans strategy with agency partners

A large, airy storage area at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank is usually stocked full with canned and boxed foods and goods. But Friday afternoon ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Charges added in brass knuckle assault case

A Hall County woman formerly charged with hindering the apprehension of a fugitive has received new charges, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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