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Public hearing set as Cleveland Bypass moves forward

In a year's time, the Cleveland Bypass has gone from a much-needed road project with no funding in sight to the Georgia Department of Transportation talking about detours when construction starts possibly early next year.

February 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville, Hall County's STAR students honored

Each year, high school seniors compete for the chance to be called stars - and possibly land some cash for college.

February 22, 2011 | Stories by Elizabeth Burlingame eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Fire injures no one but engulfs East Hall home

Residents of a home in East Hall County reported it was on fire around 2:35 p.m. today.

February 22, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Senate immigration committee hosts public hearing tonight

A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville at 7 tonight to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.

February 22, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ga. first lady helps push braces program

Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, came home to Gainesville Monday to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics.

February 22, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Billboard bill fuels opposition

Billboard legislation going through the Georgia House of Representatives has fueled widespread opposition, including from a group led by a vocal Lake Lanier resident.

February 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners consider 4 options for Cool Springs

The Hall County Board of Commissioners considered four different options for the Cool Springs Park property at Monday's work session.

February 21, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch council retreat is now March 26

Flowery Branch City Council has postponed its annual retreat to March 26.

February 21, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Bridge-jumping survivor, rescuers reunited as TV crews filmed

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcons mascot offers healthy message for students

Staying fit includes fueling up with the right foods and being active for at least 60 minutes every day.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Moss: Sales tax could help pay offset paratransit costs

Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center's director is asking that Hall Area Transit's paratransit service also benefits from the state's proposed 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches making progress to help homeless

A handful of Hall County churches are inching closer to helping Gainesville's homeless population get off the streets.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville High’s graduation rate projected at 71 percent

The latest update for this year's Gainesville High School graduation rate showed a slight increase from 68.9 percent in October to about 71 percent in late January.

February 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gary Michael Hilton sentenced to death in Florida case

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A man found guilty in the 2007 slaying and decapitation of a nurse has been sentenced to death by a jury.

February 21, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local


Bridge survivor now in national media whirlwind

Bianca Vera walked into the fire station Monday with gift bags in hand, a microphone clipped to her shirt and a camera crew following behind.

February 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane Society raising money for expanded, improved play areas for dogs

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is closing in on its fundraising goal for the Howard-Oliver Bark Park, which will expand and improve the play ...

March 19, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Midtown project draws support and skepticism

S&H Uniform Service owner Ricky Stone has been running the family business for more than 35 years.

March 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Shifting travel policies make Afghan student uncertain she can return to Brenau

This summer, Brenau University student Razia Hussaini plans to fly home to Afghanistan. But she is unsure about making the return trip.

March 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Grady Young Foundation awards 16 scholarships to local students

Sixteen young people were recognized Saturday evening by the Grady Young Foundation, Inc. for their hard work, good academic standing, positive attitudes and commitments to ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Johnson junior eager for capital adventure on Washington Youth Tour

In a few months, Cecelia Tatro will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the first time and she can hardly wait.

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Birds of prey get their day at Elachee's Raptor Fest

Buster Brown is addicted to falconry. To him, the sport is more than just hunting with a bird; it's about the care of the ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gun safety, community ties are main targets at annual BB gun event

Saturday morning began with a bang at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center as children and law enforcement officials lined up with BB guns in a friendly ...

March 18, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


J.C. Penney closing 5 stores in state, none in North Ga.

NEW YORK - Five stores in Georgia, but none in North Georgia, among the 138 locations J.C. Penney announced Friday it will shutter in the ...

March 18, 2017 | Staff and wire reports | Local


Rollover crash leads to arrest, one serious injury

A Dahlonega man has been charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash Friday night on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville that injured all ...

March 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat home dedication marks first for Gainesville High

Darla Gibson hugged more than a dozen high school students who showed up Friday to dedicate her dream house at the Habitat for Humanity subdivision.

March 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

A grand jury returned a more serious charge of attempted murder for a Gainesville man accused of shooting an acquaintance multiple times.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the chest, leg and face, according to authorities.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Excelling and making a difference was a common theme among the five women who shared their stories with attendees of Brenau University's fourth annual ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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