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Police: Lock car doors, hide valuables

Three reports of cars being entered early this week on Riverside Drive highlight a common problem, according to Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook.

April 06, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Small Business Success Seminar set for Tuesday

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Success Seminar will be from 7:45-9 a.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 230 E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville.

April 06, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville High students are ‘environmental ambassadors’

Styrofoam, recyclables, carpooling, composting and growing vegetables are part of "Greener Way is the Better Way," a project that two Gainesville High School students will compete with in a nationwide contest in July.

April 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Facebook buddies up to small business

With Gainesville and Hall County drawing new residents, big-box stores and major corporations are following close behind.

April 06, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville woman found dead near Yonah Mountain 'made everyone feel loved'

A Gainesville woman was found dead Tuesday near Yonah Mountain in White County, according to authorities.

April 06, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County beats job creation goals

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce might want to raise the bar on projected annual job creation numbers.

April 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cyber security growing field for University of North Georgia

Because cyber security is a growing concern for the country's defense and for private business, the University of North Georgia is emphasizing its courses in the field and planning for more programs. The Center for Cyber Operations was formed in January.

April 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville serves as North Georgia manufacturing hub

Railroads and rivers contributed to Gainesville's growth in the early 19th century, and that network of transportation continues today through the roads leading to the city.

April 06, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Dawsonville man charged with child molestation

April 06, 2016 | By Michele Hester mhester@dawsonnews.com | Local


Tornado’s legacy lingers, 80 years after ripping through downtown Gainesville

Growing up in Gainesville, Dawn Parks had heard about how the Tornado of '36 devastated downtown.

April 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont mayor goes on offense in de-annexation matter

A Clermont businessman's quest to de-annex from the North Hall County town got off to a rocky start Tuesday night as the mayor rebutted an email sent by the businessman to officials and otherwise defended the town.

April 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elections officials prep for heavy turnout in May primaries

Hall County elections officials are gearing up for what is expected to be a large turnout in the May primaries, with a sample ballot now available for voters to review before casting their ballot.

April 05, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Rezoning opens door for new commercial development

The Gainesville City Council on Tuesday OK'd a rezoning of 3.5 acres on Calvary Church Road near its intersection with Candler Highway that could lead to new commercial development on the property.

April 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Celebrity dancers named for annual charity fundraising competition

Ten familiar Hall County faces will spend 10 hours this spring trying something new for charity.

April 05, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Authorities: No signs of trauma on woman pulled from lake

The woman's body pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday had no signs of trauma, authorities said.

April 05, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Hall County Schools employee raises scaled back in latest budget proposal

Hall County's tax digest may increase only 2 percent - instead of the 3 percent school officials used to estimate property tax revenue - and raises ...

April 25, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Motorist rescued out of Lake Lanier

A Braselton man drove his car into Lake Lanier on Monday after traveling down an embankment off of McEver Road, according to authorities.

April 25, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


2 dogs treated for smoke inhalation from fire at northwest Hall home

Two dogs were found and treated for smoke inhalation as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze at a singlewide mobile home off Price Road at ...

April 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newsmakers in Business: Homestar honored as ‘Outstanding Georgia Business’

Gainesville-based direct mortgage lender Homestar Financial Corporation was recently awarded the "Outstanding Georgia Business" title by Secretary of State Brian Kemp and state Rep. Terry ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trio of zoning decisions back on Hall County commissioners' docket

Three zoning requests have been reviewed so many times now that there are more than a few people who hope this week brings the last ...

April 24, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


How to get your favorite senior a scholarship and feature in The Times’ graduation section

The Times is looking for seniors with great personal stories to feature in the annual graduation section and be considered for a $500 scholarship from ...

April 24, 2016 | | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Habitat ReStore moving, will close for 9 days during move

Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Hall County is moving from its current location at 2285 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville to a more central location ...

April 24, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Movie 'Baby Driver,' which stars Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, films in Gainesville

The old Regions Bank in downtown Gainesville transformed over the weekend into a post office.

April 24, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Many immigrants await court ruling, seek to come 'out of the shadows’

Hundreds of people have visited Jama Ibrahim's offices in Gainesville and Atlanta for help that has been on hold for more than a year.

April 24, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Enota garden supporters believe ‘pause’ in design could be helpful

Supporters of maintaining the Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy garden wonder if "it might be wise to take a pause" on construction plans and study, in ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Enota move grows concerns over garden's placement

The new building for Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy would change the look of the elementary school property, if current plans are followed, but some community ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Propane autogas fuel station opens in Gainesville

Smith-Bell Petroleum, a business in Gainesville for about 80 years, introduced a new fuel alternative Thursday when the company has installed its first unattended tank ...

April 24, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Community leaders seek to break cycle of crime's heavy cost

Fines and fees resulting from misdemeanor traffic and probation violations has led the U.S. Justice Department to warn local courts about the emergence of ...

April 23, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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