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Community Service Center eyeing baby boomer retirees

The Gainesville-Hall County Community Service Center's future is going to depend in part on attracting a new kind of retiree to its senior programs.

March 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Under the Gold Dome: Session nearly over; final day should be busy

ATLANTA - Eager to get campaigning, Georgia's lawmakers will wrap up an unusually quick legislative session Thursday, likely making decisions on whether to expand the places people can carry firearms and whether to support a medical marijuana program for the ill.

March 16, 2014 | By RAY HENRY Associated Press | Local


Unanswered questions create uncertainty on Hall's energy proposal

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said in a statement released by the office that the county's proposed energy plan leaves many questions unanswered.

March 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Young cancer patient turns diagnosis into service

After his weekly spinal tap, there's only one place Robert Hart wants to visit.

March 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Class Notes: Applications ready for summer program

Students preparing to enter kindergarten will have a chance again this summer to get ready for going to school later this year.

March 16, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Scholarship weekend raises funds to help youth

Faith, family and golf were all part of a weekend full of hope for future college students as the Grady Young Foundation looks toward celebrating a new crop of scholarship recipients this spring.

March 16, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Sheriff's office investigates apparent murder-suicide

Autopsies are scheduled today for two deceased victims in what Hall County Sheriff's Office investigators said they believe to be a murder-suicide.

March 16, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Clarkesville businesses chip in to help those affected by March 6 fire

CLARKESVILLE - Cathy Roberts, a Clarkesville resident and owner of Sheep Hollow on the downtown square, sat behind the counter of her store Saturday reminiscing about what made Sweet Breads one of her favorite places to eat.

March 16, 2014 | Charles Phelps | Local


Slight boost sought for communications, tourism budget

The Gainesville Communications and Tourism Department, which includes Main Street Gainesville, the public information office, TV 18, and tourism and trade office, has requested a slight increase in funding for fiscal year 2015.

March 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Court offers new options for veterans

Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum has a perspective on crime and law enforcement formed by his role as former sheriff.

March 16, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


New Holland: A new village rising

With a company store, churches, school and recreation center at their fingertips, residents hardly needed to own a car, let alone drive outside their quaint community east of Gainesville.

March 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Revamped Hall election board would mirror other counties

Concerns about the potential for violations and lack of oversight regarding the Hall County elections office have prompted local officials to push for a bill in the Georgia General Assembly to create a new board to supervise elections and voter registration.

March 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Merger saved UNG 1.1 percent of budget

"Efficiency" is what the University of North Georgia, along with the other merged institutions in the University System of Georgia, hoped to achieve when consolidating more than a year ago.

March 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


2 arrested on meth charges in drug sting

Two Hall County residents have been arrested on drug charges by the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.

March 15, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Public Works eyes road work, beautification projects for Gainesville

The Gainesville Public Works Department presented its goals and priorities to the city council for the coming fiscal year on Thursday, but its funding requests remain to be determined, Director David Dockery said.

March 15, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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Camp Merrill debate alive in US House

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville argued Wednesday before the House Armed Service Committee for control of Camp Frank D. Merrill near Dahlonega to be transferred from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lanier Plaza business owners oppose redevelopment

Aurelio Guzman has fond childhood memories of the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant on Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville.

April 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ex-jailers, former inmates enter mediation

Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Badge and Bar: Trial date set on child sex trafficking charges

A tentative May trial date has been set for three Gainesville residents accused in a child sex trafficking case in Hall County Superior Court.

April 10, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


UNG-Gainesville project brings students, seniors together

It may seem an odd pairing: College students, from the nearby University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus, showing older adults at the Senior Life Center how to bowl digitally.

April 10, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local




Family increases reward to $10K in missing person case

Thomas Funk of Gainesville has been missing since Oct. 1, 2011, and his family and the Hall County Sheriff's Office want answers.

April 09, 2014 | | Local


Double-wide damaged in early morning fire

A mobile home was damaged by a fire early Wednesday but the residents escaped safely.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local




Luncheon pays tribute to Gainesville native Mike Banks

Mike Banks, a Gainesville native and banker, was honored by the University of North Georgia on Tuesday during a luncheon at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center in Cumming.

April 09, 2014 | BY CRYSTAL LEDFORD Times regional staff | Local


Virtual education offers options for students, parents

Customized, personalized education was the common theme as parents gathered to learn more about an online learning option for their children.

April 09, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


On-the-job training coming to Cornelia

The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission-Workforce Development is bringing on-the-job training to Cornelia next week.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Power restored after wreck causes outage Tuesday

Power was restored to thousands of customers who were left without electricity when a car hit a power pole just before 3 p.m. according to Jackson EMC.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


Griffin police: No leads in 2013 slaying of area man

A year later, authorities said there have been no developments in the homicide investigation of a Flowery Branch man who was killed in Griffin.

April 09, 2014 | Emma Witman | Local


Victims remembered at event

Two brothers, Jake Prince, 9, and Griffin Prince, 13, who were killed in a 2012 boat wreck were remembered Tuesday at a Victims' Rights Week event in Kenyon Plaza outside the Hall County Courthouse in Gainesville.

April 09, 2014 | From staff reports | Local


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