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Lanier Village celebrates completion

With a snip of a giant pair of scissors, Lanier Village Estates officials said goodbye to construction and hello to a completed community.

November 18, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Lanier Tech hopes to expand dual enrollment program

A growing number of students are earning high school and college credit simultaneously at Lanier Technical College, and school officials hope to broaden the program sometime next year.

November 18, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local




Grant aims to beef up Gainesville traffic enforcement

The Gainesville Police Department has received a $15,000 traffic enforcement grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Atlanta.

November 17, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Tornado sirens being tested at 10 a.m. today

If you hear sirens this morning, it's only a test.

November 17, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Jacobs Jr. and wife honored as Philanthropists of the Year

Local media giant John W. Jacobs Jr. and his wife, Martha, were honored Tuesday as 2010 Philanthropists of the Year.

November 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall law authorities still pursue illegal alcohol cases

It seems as though speakeasies and bootlegging would be a thing of the past. Though it happens rarely, authorities still make arrests for illegal alcohol sales.

November 16, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Flowery Branch High senior gets perfect scores on SAT, ACT tests

Jake Jacob, a senior at Flowery Branch High School, said he expected to score high on the SAT and ACT exams. But when he looked up his results online, he had trouble believing what he saw - perfect scores on both.

November 16, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Hall County bank, home robbed in separate incidents

Hall County Sheriff's deputies are investigating two separate robberies Tuesday that do not appear to be related - one at a bank and another during a home invasion, according to Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland.

November 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Yonah Burger approved despite residents’ qualms

Gainesville residents will see a new burger restaurant in town this spring, and Green Street Circle neighbors are still upset.

November 16, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials investigate South Hall mobile home fire

Hall County fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire this morning that damaged a South Hall mobile home.

November 16, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Two 14-year-olds charged in convenience store burglary

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has arrested four people, including two 14-year-olds, in two unrelated weekend burglaries.

November 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal chooses local faces for his inaugural committee

Gov.-elect Nathan Deal announced his full inaugural committee Monday, including a peppering of local supporters to help plan his entrance into office.

November 15, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Banks County Middle School wins state recognition

Banks County Middle School, located in the small city of Homer, wasn't always a place that earned state awards.

November 15, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company returns to US

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company has returned to the U.S.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Glass recycling not profitable; Red Oak stops, county continues

One private hauler of recycled materials will quit accepting glass July 1 for economic reasons, but the Hall County Recycling Center continues to process glass.

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public input needed for Hall's comprehensive plan update

Hall County is moving forward with its comprehensive plan update to guide and manage growth through 2040, and officials are encouraging residents to join the ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville school system to hire more teachers, give raises

Gainesville City Schools will spend about $68 million in its general fund budget for the next school year - an increase of nearly $4 million over ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Anti-LGBT marquee sign at Buford church vandalized

A Buford church's sign, which read in part "Satan made gays and transgender," was covered in black paint between Sunday night and Monday morning ...

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Called meeting, Enota school action draw opposition

The Gainesville city school board was accused Monday night of "violating our charter," of displaying "contempt" toward the community and was asked to "get back ...

June 20, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials unveil 2017 budget proposal, which includes employee raises, no property tax increase

The public got its first look Monday at Hall County's proposed 2017 fiscal year budget, which includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 20, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Sammy Smith named to UGA Board of Visitors

Sammy Smith, member of the Gainesville City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the University of Georgia's Board of Visitors.

June 20, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


United Way collecting donations Tuesday for Day of Action

United Way of Hall County is seeking donations Tuesday as part of its Day of Action.

June 20, 2016 | | Local


One adult killed, one child seriously hurt in Friday rollover wreck in Braselton

A Jefferson woman died and a child suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle wreck Friday morning on Interstate 85 in Braselton.

June 20, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministries seek to help homeless under bridge, resource list compiled

As spring gives way to summer, the homeless camp beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville becomes more crowded, a desolate place to rest for ...

June 19, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


White County ends partnership with YMCA

The Georgia Mountains YMCA, headquartered in Gainesville, is losing its White County operations after the White County Commission voted 3-2 to take back its parks ...

June 19, 2016 | By Ron Bridgeman and J.K. Devine news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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