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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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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


Attorneys: Fatal soccer park shooting sparked by events more than 30 years earlier

Revenge for alleged wrongs more than 30 years ago in El Salvador led to a Father's Day 2013 shooting at a Gainesville park, according ...

August 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall set to study prospect of new multimillion-dollar recycling center

Hall County is exploring a new, multimillion-dollar recycling center at the Candler Road Landfill.

August 08, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Citizen leader forced off transportation advisory group

The leader of a transportation citizens advisory group resigned Tuesday in a clash with government leaders over the creation of a subcommittee to study a ...

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demo workers busy Tuesday at century-old house on busy corner

Demolition began in earnest Tuesday on the historic Pierce House overlooking Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities looking for suspects in boat thefts; 2 suspects arrested

Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a series of boat thefts on the north end of Lake Lanier in which the boats were ...

August 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in Sunday I-985 wreck

A Buford man faces misdemeanor vehicular homicide charges in a five-vehicle wreck Sunday night that killed two people and injured eight others, including himself, on ...

August 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Dawsonville Highway widening moves closer to short-term project list

An early step was taken Tuesday to put the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 on a short-term project list.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


At least 6 of 8 injured in fatal wreck released from hospital

At least six of the eight people injured in a five-car wreck that killed two people on Interstate 985 near Oakwood on Sunday night have ...

August 07, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Kindness rocks: Nationwide trend of painting, hiding rocks for others rolls into Forsyth County

August 07, 2017 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


Williams channels Trump in run for governor

Channeling President Donald Trump, state Sen. Michael Williams is basing his run for governor on a pitch to upend the "rigged" system of Georgia state ...

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Board considers tax rate for Gainesville schools

With a 2018 fiscal year budget already approved, Gainesville City School System board members are now trying to make a final decision on how to ...

August 07, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Lula officials OK deal to take over train depot

The city of Lula will soon be taking possession of the train depot property that has been in the hands of a civic organization for ...

August 07, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


US Rep. Collins schedules town hall meeting for Wednesday

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is holding a town hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.

August 07, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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