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Vision 2030 has named a new executive director

Gainesville native Meg Nivens has been named the new executive director of Vision 2030, which is a program aimed at working on long-term goals for the Hall County community.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


City of Gainesville retirement plan gets good marks

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


General talks about Holocaust liberation

CLEVELAND - No maps were needed. When U.S. troops asked where the Dachau death camp was, a villager held his nose and pointed down the road.

January 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly, hummingbird exhibit nearing completion

Lori Carson started planning for a butterfly and hummingbird exhibit in Gainesville more than a year ago.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Traffic enforcement campaign kicks off on I-985

A 75-car motorcade of mainly police and deputy cruisers commanded attention at 3:30 p.m. Thursday as the kickoff to Operation Thunder took over parts of Interstate 985.

January 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Olive Garden to open in June

It's official - Olive Garden is coming to Gainesville.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


County chairman addresses controversies

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver spoke about the state of the county at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Thursday while addressing a few recent controversies.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall to seek local lawyer

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to seek a Gainesville-based firm for the county attorney position to replace Bill Blalock, who was ousted from the job earlier this month.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chairman Oliver keeps his voting powers

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver will keep his power to make and second motions and deliberate actions after an effort to strip those powers failed Thursday.

January 27, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local




Consultant: Gainesville's retirement plan in good shape

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chickens: from A to Z

ATLANTA - A quick walk through the International Poultry Expo reveals the life of a chicken from A to Z. From breeding to hatching to processing to deboning to marinating, it's all on display this week.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Tour to teach about streams

On Saturday, Justin Ellis will try to patch what he sees as a disconnect between land owners and the natural world around them.

January 26, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Lutz inspires recall

After less than a month in office, Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz has inspired a recall effort.

January 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Today marks the signing of end to war in Vietnam

With the stroke of a pen 28 years ago today, the U.S. military involvement in Vietnam was over and peace had come to the Southeast Asia region - at least on paper.

January 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall schools recruit trained Labrador to sniff out drugs on campuses

At just 14 months old, Murph is easily the youngest employee in Hall County Schools.

August 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Photo slideshow: Contra dancers put their best feet forward

If you've been hankering to glide across the dance floor, montly contra dances are offered the second Saturday each month at First Baptist Church ...

August 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


A healing haven: Good News Clinics celebrates 25 years of free health care

Good News Clinics in Gainesville has become a rock in recent days for Pam Cofer.

August 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Riders saddle up for tough trails in Extreme Cowboy Race at Chicopee Ag Center

It was a day for Wild West riders Saturday when the Georgia State Championship Extreme Cowboy Race came to the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center in ...

August 12, 2017 | By Kaylee Martin kmartin@gainesvilletimes.com | Local




Cleaning up Lake Lanier a pricey project for sewer officials

Sewer and water utilities are trying to come up with creative ways to dull the pain of Clean Water Act restrictions on Lake Lanier set ...

August 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Don’t eclipse your eyesight; take precautions to view celestial event

While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on Aug. 21, many have expressed concerns ...

August 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville airport manager Palmer to step down at end of August

After a five-year tour as manager of Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, Terry Palmer is leaving the post at the end of the month.

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall County appeals marinas’ tax ruling to state Supreme Court

The Hall County Board of Tax Assessors is appealing a Superior Court ruling regarding five companies' shoreline properties and their tax assessments, arguing a 2016 ...

August 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville officials want to buy land, build pond to improve Midtown Greenway

Gainesville officials are embracing a $2.8 million watershed improvement project in midtown Gainesville that also promises to enhance the Midtown Greenway trail and eliminate ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Plans advance for downtown Gainesville condos

Prospective buyers of luxury condos to be built on the square in downtown Gainesville are encouraged to get on the waiting list as design plans ...

August 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Ask the Times: Statues of presidents made of marble

What do those big white statues in Gainesville by the downtown square consist of?

August 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Riverside honors Strickland, Bagwell at Sandy Beaver Awards banquet

Two men were honored Thursday night for their strong business leadership and generosity to the community in a dinner that continues that legacy of generosity ...

August 10, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall County OKs last piece of sewer project

The last major piece of Hall County's sewer expansion into North Hall was approved Thursday night by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Shaw Carter remembered: Gainesville, world 'has lost a bright light’

Family and friends remembered Shaw Carter for his humor and ability to "take everything in stride" while battling a heart condition that led to a ...

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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