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Get Fit Challenge gets local employees moving

Instead of gathering at the company water-cooler for a post-work chat session, more than a thousand employees descended upon Riverside Military Academy on Thursday evening to get a little exercise.

April 21, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Signs get Gainesville officials thinking of rules

The Gainesville City Council is taking a look at its sign ordinance and deciding whether to incorporate changes in technology.

April 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Judge sentences Hilton to death for Florida murder

A drifter from Georgia learned his fate Thursday morning when a judge sentenced him to death for the 2007 murder and kidnapping of a nurse in northern Florida.

April 21, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Homeless support group seeking help

Several Hall County churches that plan to help Gainesville's homeless population are still looking for support to launch their idea.

April 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Students gather for cultural fair

Fifth-grader Jada Harrison got to personally experience South Korean fashion Wednesday as Eunjin Oh put a traditional wedding dress on her.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge denies motions on assisted suicide charge

A Forsyth County Superior Court judge has denied motions filed by attorneys challenging the constitutionality of the assisted suicide charge their clients face.

April 20, 2011 | By Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Hall County’s 2040 roads plan needs trimming

Hall County road planners are going to have to trim some $500 million in expenses from the proposed 2040 transportation plan.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Businesses urged to embrace sustainability

Jim Hartzfeld was talking about sustainability when the term didn't exist.

April 20, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


FDIC to decide fate of lawsuit against Graves

A federal agency will decide whether to pursue a lawsuit against a North Georgia congressman after it took over the bank that sued the legislator, claiming he defaulted on a loan.

April 20, 2011 | By Andy Johns Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Accident shuts down Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road

Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road was shut down shortly after 6 p.m. today due to an accident.

April 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Dawsonville man killed in head-on collision

A head-on collision Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawsonville man as he drove home from work.

April 20, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Dawsonville woman dies after car runs her over

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 29-year-old mother of three who died in what authorities say was a freak accident Saturday night.

April 19, 2011 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Local


Riverbend taking applications for scholars academy

Riverbend Elementary School is taking applications for a progressive program that will be the first of its kind in Hall County.

April 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Forum will focus on sustainability in business

For Earth Day this year, a group of local people wants to show businesses how being green can actually be good for a bottom line.

April 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Old Joe Confederate monument vandalized

Gainesville officials are trying to decide how best to clean up some downtown graffiti. A little makeup remover might just do the trick.

April 19, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


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Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


State education funding under the microscope

A nonprofit organization that tracks Georgia spending and policies by state leaders is warning school districts to prepare to "face growing financial pressures."

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG student finds stability with service dog by her side

The thing that saved Taylor Fleming from herself is covered in fur, walks on four legs and goes by the name of Ryder.

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Local schools promote foreign language program

Hall County school officials approved spending up to $5,000 in needs and merit scholarships to help students who qualify for the Federal Service Language ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


‘Shank’ text message opens Gainesville murder trial

The defendant in a murder trial sent a text message saying he would "shank" the victim if he entered a Gainesville apartment, according to testimony ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG student serves as intern for House speaker

Matthew Herrera, a political science major at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, is serving as an intern for Georgia House Speaker David ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hockaday named GOAL winner for Lanier Tech

Lauren Hockaday, a firefighter/EMSP student at Lanier Technical College from White County, was named the college's winner of the Georgia Occupational Award of ...

February 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State Route 11/U.S. 129 widening project to require lane closures

Upcoming construction will affect drivers traveling on State Route 11/U.S. 129 through Hall and Jackson counties.

February 14, 2017 | | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local




Hispanic community on alert after immigration sweeps

Fear and distrust have returned to the Hispanic community following a sweep against undocumented immigrants that netted at least 13 arrests in Gainesville over the ...

February 14, 2017 | BY CARLOS GALARZA AND NICK WATSON cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com, nwatson@gainsevilletimes.com | Local


Roswell man charged with enticing girl

A Roswell man is accused of enticing a girl through social media before he was charged with aggravated child molestation.

February 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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