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Younger Hall County students will be kept inside during eclipse

While Gainesville and Hall County students are being kept an hour longer to experience the eclipse at school, not all of the students will watch the event in the sky.

August 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Christmas in August brings school supplies to Lyman Hall Elementary

Christmas came in early August for teachers at Lyman Hall Elementary School as they gathered in the media center Wednesday afternoon to pick up school supplies donated by residents of Village at Deaton Creek in South Hall.

August 03, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Denver hospital ‘worked their magic’ for Gainesville 6-year-old girl

After years of struggling to find answers from doctors in Georgia, Gainesville resident Ala Harbin returned home from Denver in July believing she may have her young daughter "on the right track to recovery."

August 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sex abuse litigation prompted effort to update state law regarding statute of limitations

The sponsor of 2015 Georgia General Assembly legislation that extended the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse civil lawsuits is now supporting a tougher bill.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville schools navigate transition on first day

Even with one new school enrolling 76 more students than anticipated and two other schools sharing the same campus, Gainesville City Schools officials said the first day of school Wednesday was smooth with only a few minor issues.

August 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Hall school board to consider extension for superintendent Will Schofield after strong evaluation

After the Hall County Schools board of education's annual evaluation of Superintendent Will Schofield last week, board Chairman Nath Morris said Wednesday he expects the board to consider a one-year contract extension for the superintendent this month. By state law, a superintendent's contract can be longer than three years.

August 02, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Sardis compactor replacement opening Tuesday

A new northwest Hall County compactor site at 3166 Brackett Drive opens Tuesday, taking the place of the current Sardis compactor location.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


2 accused as part of ‘Lenox Park Cartel’ sentenced to 12 years each in prison

Two Gainesville men accused of being connected to a drug distribution ring known unofficially as the "Lenox Park Cartel" were sentenced Friday and Monday in U.S. District Court.

August 02, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Freedom Garden panel recognizes Iraq, Afghanistan wars

A new granite panel focusing on America's wars since 1990, primarily its involvement in the Middle East and the war on terror, has been added to the Freedom Garden at the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University.

August 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fazoli’s proposal gets Gainesville City Council approval, OK for car wash

A New Holland development that includes a Fazoli's got the go-ahead from the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


State OKs Hall County service strategy after revisions

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs on Tuesday approved Hall County's service delivery strategy that is required of all counties by state law to minimize duplication of services with cities.

August 01, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville alcohol regulation changes clear first vote

Lighter local alcohol laws cleared their first vote of the Gainesville City Council on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville, Hall County employees get ready for new school year

Early Tuesday morning, faculty and staff from all eight schools in the Gainesville City School System filled the stands at Gainesville High School to celebrate the beginning of a new school year.

August 01, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


WomenSource to host panel discussion on HPV

A panel discussion on the HPV vaccine and its ability to help prevent certain types of cancers in preteens and teens will be the focus of the August WomenSource Power Lunch on Thursday.

August 01, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Democrats continue to oppose Smiley on Hall elections board

The Rev. Tom Smiley, new chairman of the Hall County Board of Elections, emphasized his integrity and professionalism amid steadfast opposition from the board's Democratic members on Tuesday.

August 01, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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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


Howard chosen Gainesville’s new Main Street manager

Gainesville native Kristen Howard is stepping into the position of Main Street manager for Gainesville.

August 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Castillo found guilty in Tadmore Park shooting, gets life in prison

Following an hour of deliberations Thursday, a jury convicted Saul Castillo on all counts in the Father's Day 2013 fatal shooting at Tadmore Park ...

August 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville carves out downtown dining district for public alcohol consumption

Gainesville officials unveiled a map establishing broad boundary lines for allowing dining patrons to consume alcohol in public downtown.

August 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Culver’s joins list of eateries coming to Braselton

More eateries are coming to Braselton, including a possible Culver's restaurant.

August 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia gets allies in water wars legal fight

A deluge of counties and cities on Monday joined in the war for water among Georgia and Florida that centers on Lake Lanier and the ...

August 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Protesters air frustration over health care at raucous Collins town hall

Frustration over health care was front and center at a raucous town hall held Wednesday by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Defendant testifies in Tadmore Park fatal shooting case

Saul Castillo took the stand as the last witness in his trial regarding a Father's Day 2013 shooting after a soccer game.

August 09, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Principal of 7th Hall high school has sights set on next year

While all the other principals in Hall County Schools have spent this week focused on the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, Wes McGee has ...

August 09, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Gainesville homeowners raise concerns over townhomes project

A spokesman for homeowners at The Woodlands on Lake Brenau said Wednesday that property owners will regroup after failing this week to slow down a ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating celebrates reopening one year after fire

John Kinsey recalled the tragic day, as he held the ribbon that would be cut and mark a new day for Millie's Drapery & Decorating ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


15 Hall schools named to ‘America’s Healthiest Schools’ list

Hall County was well-represented on the "America's Healthiest Schools" list released this week by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Lidl grocery store one step closer to coming to Gainesville

A local attorney representing a relatively new grocer in the United States that wants to open a 36,000-square-foot store on busy Dawsonville Highway offered ...

August 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Liberty Utilities opens new Gainesville office

Liberty Utilities has opened new offices at 1766 Cleveland Highway in Gainesville.

August 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall residents in federal exchange won’t have Blue Cross option in 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan won't be available in 2018 for Hall County residents insured through the Affordable Care Act ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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