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Grease suspected in wastewater spill

Between 18,000 and 24,000 gallons of wastewater spilled this morning near Brenau Lake, between Lakeview Drive and Enota Drive in Gainesville.

August 03, 2009 | | Local


1 charged in Browns Bridge wreck that blocked road

A two-vehicle wreck on Browns Bridge Road injured two people and blocked the major Gainesville roadway for approximately half an hour Monday afternoon, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


New Friendship Road lanes are open

The four-lane stretch next to the Kroger-anchored shopping center off Spout Springs Road in South Hall is now a road to somewhere.

August 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Three people injured in North Hall wreck

Emergency crews are working a wreck on Thompson Bridge Road in front of the Kroger-anchored shopping center.

August 03, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Our least-valued coin celebrates 100 years

You could say it's worth $1 today.

August 03, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Woman seeks support network for troops' loved ones

FLOWERY BRANCH - Catrina Blackburn considers herself luckier than many parents of military personnel getting set for deployment overseas.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


New lanes, ramp open on I-985

South Hall motorists can expect a couple of big traffic changes this week.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville council votes Tuesday on water rate

The Gainesville City Council will make a final decision on the city's 2010 water rates and hold a public hearing for three zoning items at its meeting Tuesday.

August 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Hall Sheriffs investigating car break-ins at Lake Lanier Islands

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a rash of vehicle break-ins at Lake Lanier Islands Beach & Water Park.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


How do you feel about Glades Reservoir?

A public meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Mountains Center in Gainesville. Officials will give a presentation explaining the project, followed by time for public comments and questions.

August 02, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Robert Croy welcomes you with a smile and a story

Robert Croy's knowledge of local history is more vast than the depths of Lake Lanier.

August 02, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


National Night Out links residents, crime prevention

The annual National Night Out event makes one thing clear: Just say no to drugs and crime.

August 02, 2009 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New facility combines two child-advocacy agencies

The more than 400 Hall and Dawson county children suspected as victims of physical or sexual abuse this year can now undergo medical evaluations in a welcoming new building accented with flowers and toys.

August 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rep. Rogers passes on seat in Senate

State Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville, said Sunday he no longer has his eye on switching legislative chambers.

August 02, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Schools try to make progress while addressing special-needs students

The federal No Child Left Behind mandate was passed in 2001 to hold schools accountable for getting students to meet grade-level standards, earning schools their Adequate Yearly Progress stamp of approval.

August 02, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Departing Gainesville city manager leaves big shoes to fill

When Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett announced his resignation in May, he expressed nothing but gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city in many roles over the last 13 years.

June 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Window maker borrows European model, finds market in Ga.

Bernie Wolf sells the kind of windows built to frame beauty, be it the glistening waters of Lake Lanier or the rugged magnificence of the North Georgia mountains.

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Hall faces adoption gap: More kids than parents available

In Hall County, 15 of 63 children free for adoption need a permanent family, a problem the Division of Family and Children Services hopes to solve through a summer marketing campaign.

June 27, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tadmore turns language barrier into strength

The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.

June 27, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Visitors get to 'taste a real tomato’ on farm tour

"Take your pick," Joni Kennedy told a handful of people standing on her porch as they perused refreshments. "Everything we grow fresh here, except the hot dogs."

June 27, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Budget breakdown: Details of Hall County's new funding in spending plan

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $93.6 million general fund budget for the 2016 fiscal year with no tax increase on Thursday night.

June 26, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Ask the Times: Reader sheds light on airport racetrack query

In a previous Ask the Times dated June 5, one reader had questions about the existence of a racetrack on the Gainesville airport grounds.

June 26, 2015 | | Local


Brenau’s first physical therapy students begin first semester

Brenau University's first class of physical therapy students are the state's "hungriest, most hardworking" future doctors.

June 26, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


'Watershed’ and ‘upsetting:’ Same-sex ruling stirs emotions locally

The outcome of Friday's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage had some Hall County residents and politicians pleased, while others maintained their opposition to the 5-4 landmark decision.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Canada pushes for repeal of US food labeling

United States labeling requirements that force meatpackers to list where animals were born, raised and slaughtered have stirred ire among countries that feel the mandates are discriminatory.

June 26, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


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