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Eighth-grader wins Hall County spelling bee a 4th time

On the word "nightingale," eighth-grader Parker Ramey won the Hall County Spelling Bee for a fourth time.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Commission considers ballfields for Cool Springs Park

Though the Hall County Board of Commissioners has halted work on Cool Springs Park, baseball fields may still be a possibility for the northwest Hall property.

January 29, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville squeezes time into school days to make up for snow

Gainesville students will be in class 10-30 minutes more each day starting Feb. 7, they'll be in school two additional days in May and an April 1 furlough day will now be a school day.

January 29, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Robbery suspect released from hospital into jail

The man injured in a single-vehicle crash after fleeing police earlier this month was released from the hospital and now is jailed on charges he robbed two convenience stores within 24 hours of his wreck.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Ghostly tales fill library

Long after the doors are locked and the last books have been checked out, someone, or something, is hanging out at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library System.

January 28, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Spring Chicken Festival plans are heating up

Keep Hall Beautiful officials are starting to plan the seventh annual Spring Chicken Festival, pulling in a new element this year - a parade.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Officials looking for S. Hall home invasion suspect

An unusual morning home invasion Friday at Chateau Glen subdivision in South Hall County has investigators warning residents to be alert.

January 28, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Kerosene sold at local stores may be dangerous

Kerosene sold at eight North Georgia Kangaroo Express convenience stores - some in Hall, Habersham, Barrow and White counties - might be volatile, state officials said Friday.

January 28, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Oakwood property taxes due Tuesday

Property taxes in Oakwood are due Tuesday.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Vision 2030 has named a new executive director

Gainesville native Meg Nivens has been named the new executive director of Vision 2030, which is a program aimed at working on long-term goals for the Hall County community.

January 28, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


City of Gainesville retirement plan gets good marks

When it comes to retirement benefits, Gainesville's government gets a clean bill of health.

January 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


General talks about Holocaust liberation

CLEVELAND - No maps were needed. When U.S. troops asked where the Dachau death camp was, a villager held his nose and pointed down the road.

January 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Butterfly, hummingbird exhibit nearing completion

Lori Carson started planning for a butterfly and hummingbird exhibit in Gainesville more than a year ago.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Traffic enforcement campaign kicks off on I-985

A 75-car motorcade of mainly police and deputy cruisers commanded attention at 3:30 p.m. Thursday as the kickoff to Operation Thunder took over parts of Interstate 985.

January 27, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Olive Garden to open in June

It's official - Olive Garden is coming to Gainesville.

January 27, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | 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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