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Deal says tornado damage is 'heart-wrenching'

Although Hall County was spared serious damage from the worst outbreak of tornadoes in nearly 40 years, other parts of Georgia were not as fortunate.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Sunday sales will be on Gainesville ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Thursday morning allowing communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores, and Gainesville City Council members agreed they will put it on the ballot.

April 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Governor tours storm's devastation throughout Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal is touring storm-ravaged areas in north Georgia and pledging state resources to help storm victims rebuild.

April 28, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | Local


Body found in 1980 is identified

In the summer of 1978, Juanita Adams left the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to protest legislation going through Congress as part of the American Indian Movement.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Strong storms roll through Northeast Georgia

A line of strong overnight thunderstorms - some producing tornados, frequent lightning, strong winds and large hail - moved through Northeast Georgia and Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency in some Georgia counties.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police charge 2 with burglary

Andreas Garcia, 17, and a juvenile, both of Gainesville, were charged Tuesday with burglary.

April 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Money counseling program begins May 10

Steve Napier has noticed a trend in the clientele he serves as program director at the nonprofit Action Ministries-Gainesville. More and more of their problems stem back to one issue - mismanagement of money.

April 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Cumming could vote on Sunday alcohol sales in November

Voters in Cumming and Forsyth County could get to decide as early as November whether they want the ability to buy alcohol in stores on Sundays.

April 28, 2011 | By Jennifer Sami Times regional staff | Local


Dawson on board with raising lake level

Dawson is the latest county to sign a resolution in favor of raising the water level of Lake Lanier.

April 28, 2011 | BY MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Chicken festival to benefit environmental programs

No one may be able to pinpoint why the chicken crossed the road, but Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School students can at least answer how it looked during the process.

April 28, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Freight study has been called off

An effort to produce a regional "freight profile" for the Gainesville-Hall area has been parked because of a lack of money.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech team wins literacy spelling bee

They went back and forth for eight rounds, sending words across the stage. In the end, it was a tricky "y" disguised as a vowel that spelled the end for one team.

April 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


City managers discuss regional cooperation

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked Tuesday morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission concerned about BYOB at music venue

The Shy City Jazz Lounge wants to bring some dancing to Athens Street, but the Hall County Board of Commissioners has a few requirements before approving a business license.

April 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank's brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over ...

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Centennial is top pick for city students as school of choice

Two lanes of cars stretched bumper to bumper from the main entrance of Centennial Arts Academy as parents and other legal guardians waited in line ...

February 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County pension suit: Plaintiff’s payoffs a third of another plan

Payouts from another government employee retirement plan in Georgia are nearly triple what is received by the lead plaintiff in a $75 million class-action lawsuit ...

February 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Zumba dancers move to the groove at fitness event

Never stop moving.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


CASA can't serve all kids in foster care without 58 more volunteers

The Gainesville organization providing the "eyes and ears of the court" in foster care cases are in serious need of volunteers, executive director Janet Walden ...

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




Authorities searching for missing Dahlonega man

Authorities are looking for a Dahlonega man last seen Monday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


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