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Hall board votes to restart retirement benefits

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted to temporarily reinstate retirement benefits for employees at its meeting Thursday.

October 14, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


South Carolina man charged in chain-reaction wreck

A South Carolina man was charged with following too closely after a chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles Wednesday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway near the Forsyth-Hall County line.

October 14, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Child continues fight against blood disease, prognosis looks good

The future is looking brighter for a 3-year-old Gainesville boy who has struggled for two years with a rare blood disease.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


WomenSource speaker aims to de-mystify menopause

There's at least one life cycle that many women would like to avoid - menopause.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Cedar Creek plant plans are flowing

Gainesville's plans for the Cedar Creek water treatment plant are moving forward with council members approving pre-construction services Thursday morning.

October 14, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Arsonist gets year in work release program

In 2008, a teenage Samuel Wardlaw set fire to his stepmother's Gainesville home.

October 14, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lake stayed close to full in past year

It took four years, but Lake Lanier finally hit the magic number - 1,071 feet above sea level - one year ago today.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal, staff pushed for landfill project

While serving in Congress, gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal used his office and staff to help obtain zoning and permits for a landfill behind his Gainesville auto salvage business, according to documents obtained by The Times.

October 14, 2010 | By Carolyn Crist and Melissa Weinman ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Board of Regents bans illegal immigrants from some colleges

The state Board of Regents decided Wednesday to ban illegal immigrants from Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and three other schools beginning next fall.

October 14, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Dahlonega study aims to identify traffic problems

Built some 20 years ago to relieve traffic around the Dahlonega square, Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway now needs some help of its own.

October 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parking lot hole soon will be filled

Parking at a shopping center on Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville soon will become easier as crews finish work on a large sinkhole that's been there for about seven months.

October 13, 2010 | By Mike Hill mhill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Woman’s body found in Cumming house, death appears suspicious

Authorities are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Wednesday afternoon inside a home on Park Street in Cumming.

October 13, 2010 | Times regional staff | Local


Suspicious object prompts evacuation

A suspicious object found Wednesday afternoon on Broad Street prompted an evacuation but turned out to not be dangerous, Gainesville Police said.

October 13, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Chain-reaction crash injures 3

A chain-reaction crash involving five vehicles Wednesday afternoon on Dawsonville Highway (Ga. 53) near the Forsyth-Hall county line sent three people to area hospitals, authorities said.

October 13, 2010 | JENNIFER SAMI Times regional staff | Local


Block grant money to help nonprofits

Some of Gainesville's most prominent nonprofit organizations will soon receive money to make it through the next year.

October 12, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to "table the ...

July 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall '96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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