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Don’t cut parks, pay, residents tell Bell

Again and again Saturday, residents told Commissioner Ashley Bell that they worried about the consequences of a budget that crippled Hall County's parks, libraries and employees.

June 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Many in Hall County say tax hike is better than cuts

When it comes to preserving government services that affect their children, even fiscally conservative Republicans, it seems, are willing to pay a little more.

June 12, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gainesville High grad to perform at Tony Awards

For some, the theater is a calling. But for a lucky few, the theater actually calls them back.

June 12, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


New program helps veterans adapt to college life

Gainesville State College is striving to become a more veteran-friendly campus.

June 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recycling centers helping police catch copper thieves

Accused copper thieves James Wingo and his juvenile partner likely learned a valuable lesson as they sat handcuffed in a police cruiser Tuesday - investigators aren't playing games when it comes to metal theft.

June 12, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


School chief upholds family tradition, raises dairy calves

Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield's stately home is surrounded by 12 acres of field and forest, a small organic garden and a young orchard.

June 12, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


June Jam at Brenau honors its late founder, benefits charities

Music lovers gathered Saturday at the Mitch Farmer June Jam Concert in the Brenau University Amphitheater to honor the memory of its founder and support the charity that was so important to him.

June 11, 2011 | By Savannah King sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Storm knocks down trees in North Hall County

A passing thunderstorm knocked down trees and caused some damage Saturday afternoon in northeast Hall County.

June 11, 2011 | | Local


Missing Oakwood man's body recovered from Lake Lanier

The body of an Oakwood man who was reported missing last Tuesday was found late Thursday in Lake Lanier, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has reported in a news release.

June 11, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Salmonella connected to chicks from mail-order hatchery

An outbreak of salmonella altona bacteria affecting 39 people in 14 states - including one in Georgia - has been linked to chicks and ducklings from a mail-order hatchery, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

June 11, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Concert lures crowd, funds scholarships

Hundreds of people sat around the G.W. Bailey Amphitheater on Gainesville State College's campus Friday night listening to live music, playing in a shower of bubbles and awaiting the fireworks.

June 11, 2011 | BY SAVANNAH KING sking@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Cuts In Hall may add costs to emergency, fire services

When it comes to Hall County's fire and emergency response, shrinking budget numbers are not always what they seem.

June 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Hall wants more water from planned reservoir

Hall County is once again seeking approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build Glades Reservoir.

June 11, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Teenager identified as Wednesday wreck victim

Georgia State Patrol officials have identified Nathaniel Davison, 16, as the driver of the vehicle that struck a tree Wednesday night on Dawsonville Highway near Sardis Road.

June 10, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


Dam releases can catch Chattahoochee visitors off guard

A fisherman floats Friday afternoon down the Chattahoochee River, enjoying the last bit of silence before ear-piercing sirens order him to the shore.

June 10, 2011 | Jacob Demmitt | Local


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What new deportation policies mean inside Hall’s jail

As federal guidelines on deporting illegal immigrants broaden, local authorities are seeing changes in how immigrants are detained.

April 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Slideshow: A proper retirement for Old Glory

Saturday was the first time a flag retirement ceremony has been held at the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville. The Legion collects flags in ...

April 15, 2017 | Erin Smith | Local


Rainbow runners: Color Run for Grace raises funds to combat sex trafficking

Every color of the rainbow was represented vat the sixth annual Color Run for Grace at Flowery Branch High School.

April 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




Hit-and-run spree strikes 7 vehicles in Hall; driver hospitalized

A man driving a white van was in serious condition Saturday after a series of hit-and-run crashes Friday night that struck seven vehicles in Gainesville ...

April 15, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Former West Hall coach given 8 years probation for relationship with student

A former West Hall coach accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student entered a plea for 8 years of probation.

April 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hundreds of animals found in ‘deplorable’ conditions on Habersham property

More than 350 animals are being confiscated from a Habersham County property in an animal rescue involving multiple humane societies and animal control agencies.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


North Hall High student charged with making terroristic threats

A North Hall High School student was charged with making terroristic threats after notes were allegedly found that had words including "bomb," "bomba," "ISIS," and ...

April 14, 2017 | Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Passion of Christ plays out at Laurel Park

The last agonizing hours of Jesus Christ played out beneath a bright sunny sky at Laurel Park in Gainesville on Good Friday.

April 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Downtown Gainesville intersections close for improvements

West Academy Street will be closed at Jesse Jewell Parkway nightly Sunday through Wednesday for crosswalk improvements.

April 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


No students onboard bus in I-985 crash

No students were on a Hall County bus involved in a three-vehicle crash Friday morning on Interstate 985 at the Spout Springs Road exit.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New regulations set minimum fees for Hollywood film crews in Hall

A revised, less-restrictive resolution regulating Hollywood filming in Hall County quickly cleared the Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

April 14, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Dawsonville Highway lane closures to make room for longer turn lane at Green Hill Circle

Overnight lane closures will start Tuesday and are slated to last about three weeks as the Georgia Department of Transportation extends a westbound left-turn lane ...

April 14, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Scout leader may have abused boys before coming to First Baptist

Court documents show the Boy Scouts of America have since learned of sexual abuse allegations against a Gainesville scoutmaster possibly occurring "in other troops from ...

April 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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