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Economic officials focus on redeveloping downtown

Redeveloping downtown and attracting industry are the keys to success in 2011, Gainesville-Hall County Economic Development Council officials told Gainesville City Council members Thursday.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


New executive director of Vision 2030 has big ideas for program

Meg Nivens is bringing a new energy to Vision 2030.

February 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Stroke victim 'just beautiful again,' goes home after 16 months

Wanda Bergman arrived at New Horizons West nursing home in Gainesville in a vegetative state that was supposed to last the rest of her life.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall considers keeping some county offices downtown

At its Thursday meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners contemplated keeping some of its departments in downtown Gainesville when it moves into the Liberty Mutual building later this year.

February 10, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Parents question school decision about icy roads

Hall County school buses ground to a halt Thursday morning after an unexpected layer of ice formed on streets.

February 10, 2011 | By Elizabeth Burlingame and Jeff Gill eburlingame@gainesvilletimes.com, jgill@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Woman jumps into Lanier to avoid skidding truck

A 22-year-old nursing student feels "lucky to be alive" after a daring pre-dawn jump Thursday from a Dawsonville Highway bridge, a leap taken to avoid a truck headed toward her on the icy road, she said.

February 10, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Weather caused 20-minute delay in Hall bus routes

A snowy, icy morning caused some issues across Hall County, including a brief time when school bus drivers were halted from taking children to school.

February 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College hosts Tuskegee Airmen exhibit

North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville is sponsoring an exhibit that describes the history and exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots who broke the color barrier during World War II.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students protect themselves during tornado drill

Students across the state had to take cover Wednesday morning.

February 09, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Economy in Oakwood on upswing

The economy seems to be picking up along Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood after a few years of businesses opening and closing or suffering because of the flailing economy and a major road project.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road project list deadline March 30

The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a March 30 deadline for local governments to submit wish lists for road projects that could be considered as part of the state's planned vote on a 1-cent sales tax for transportation.

February 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rabid raccoon confirmed in South Hall

A rabies alert has been issued for the Meadow Field Trace area of South Hall after a rabid raccoon was confirmed in the area.

February 09, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Recyclable materials tell a story of economics

To Rick Foote, the towers of tightly packed materials at the Hall County Recycling Center are full of economic trends.

February 09, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Fannin businesswoman named to transportation board

ATLANTA - Emily Dunn was elected Wednesday to serve as the next 9th District representative on the State Transportation Board.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Woman killed by car that ends up in ravine

A Hall County widow was killed from a car striking her about 11 a.m. Wednesday in the 4500 block of East Hall Road before careening out of control into a steep ravine.

February 09, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


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Legacy Link celebrates 20th anniversary

Legacy Link celebrated 20 years of operation Wednesday as employees and volunteers came together for pizza, snow cones and a chance to look back at ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Flowery Branch Special Olympian receives honorary ESPY

While many of the top athletes in sports received recognition at the 25th annual ESPY Awards Wednesday night before a national television audience, a Flowery ...

July 13, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Closed portion of West Academy Street reopens

West Academy Street from Washington Street to Oak Street reopened Wednesday afternoon.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


$41K in drugs found at Buford campsite

Two people are accused of having $41,800 of heroin, methamphetamine, pills and other drugs at a Buford campsite, according to authorities.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville-based McEver Meats to see supply disruption

Customers likely will see a temporary disruption in supply of Gainesville-based McEver Meat products, beginning this month, because of a recent fire at a meat ...

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Pets lost as fire destroys Lula mobile home

An early-morning fire destroyed a single-wide mobile home in Lula Wednesday, killing two pets and leaving two people displaced.

July 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Cherokee Bluff, Sidney Lanier potential names for new middle/high school

Cherokee Bluff and Sidney Lanier are two names being considered for the new middle/high school set to open next year in South Hall, according ...

July 12, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Plan that includes Fazoli’s restaurant gets conditional OK

The developer of a proposed shopping strip on busy White Sulphur Road and Jesse Jewell Parkway got the green light Tuesday from the Gainesville Planning ...

July 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


3 new suits filed in Scouts abuse case

Three new lawsuits have been filed in Cobb County Superior Court by men claiming they were sexually abused by a former Gainesville scoutmaster.

July 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville 5-year-old to talk about love of reading on ‘Steve Harvey’

A 5-year-old Gainesville girl's love of reading keeps taking her to new places.

July 11, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Body found on trail near Amicalola Falls

July 11, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


1 person killed in wreck on Ga. 365 north of Howard Road

An Alto woman died Tuesday after losing control of a 2004 GMC Envoy and crashing into a concrete truck just north of the intersection of ...

July 11, 2017 | | Local


Almost $5 million raised in Ga. governor’s race so far

Georgia's governor candidates already have raised almost $5 million as Republican heavy hitters Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp and Democrat leader Stacey Abrams announced ...

July 10, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


Gainesville officers to attend slain NY officer’s funeral

Two members of the Gainesville Police honor guard are attending the funeral of a slain New York officer Tuesday.

July 10, 2017 | | Local


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