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Gainesville meeting focuses on downtown redevelopment

Local and metro Atlanta developers, architects and Realtors are beginning to envision a new downtown Gainesville.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


2 men accused in gang fight begin trial

Rival gang members in Gainesville shadowboxed with drive-by insults, rallied their troops by cell phone and braced for a showdown at dawn, prosecutors said.

March 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville OKs illuminated sign for Regions Bank

Regions Bank customers will be able to see the new E.E. Butler Parkway branch at night.

March 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Jackson County manager put in resignation, effective March 15

Jackson County will be searching for another county manager after Monday's 4-1 vote to accept the resignation of Darrell Hampton.

March 09, 2011 | Leanne Akin Times Regional Staff | Local


Recreationists seek more forest service trails

The need for more trails and for better allocation of those in existence were paramount at a public forum hosted by the National Forest Service Tuesday night.

March 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Panel reverses judge's nepotism ruling

A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision that blocked Georgia elections officials from enforcing a nepotism law.

March 08, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Transportation group prepares to submit project list

Hall County is poised to submit its wish list of transportation projects as one of the many steps leading to the August 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent sales tax for roads.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed sales tax could bolster Hall’s 2040 road plan

A hearing Tuesday night on Hall County's proposed 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan quickly intersected with another major roads issue - a planned statewide vote in August 2012 on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall eyes late taxes on mobile homes as revenue source

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have found a source of untapped revenue.

March 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Outlook gloomy for UGA's weather station network

When it comes to weather forecasting, the more data, the better.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal backs off call for shorter pre-K day

Gov. Nathan Deal says he won't cut the state's prekindergarten program to a half-day after an outcry from parents and teachers.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Private school in Braselton hosts open house Monday

Heritage Academy in Braselton will host a community open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.

March 07, 2011 | | Local


Census: Hall population rises slightly over 2009

While the 2010 census numbers for Georgia have yet to be released, estimates issued Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau gave a sneak peak of what Hall County could expect.

March 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Sunshine Seniors urge students to follow healthy lifestyle

More than half of Lyman Hall Elementary School's third-graders say they eat an apple each day to keep the doctor away.

March 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville schools may revamp data management systems

An overhaul of the Gainesville City School's data management systems could happen in the near future, Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said Monday.

March 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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


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