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Residents concerned over new burger restaurant

A new burger restaurant may come to Thompson Bridge Road, but Green Street Circle residents are fighting it.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Old county jail sale in lockdown until January

The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to postpone a vote on the sale of the old county jail until new commissioners come on board in January.

October 28, 2010 | BY CAROLYN CRIST and MELISSA WIENMAN ccrist@gainesvilletimes.com, mweinman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Wreck injures 2, closes Dorsey, Pearl Nix intersection

A three-vehicle accident at Dorsey Street and Pearl Nix Parkway on Thursday morning left more than 80 gallons of diesel fuel leaking across the roads.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Spout Springs road fixes nearly finished

FLOWERY BRANCH - Short-term fixes on busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall are nearly complete.

October 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Accidental fire causes damage to pharmacy

Authorities believe an electrical short started a Thursday morning fire that caused at least $100,000 in damage to the Rite Aid Pharmacy on South Enota Drive in Gainesville.

October 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


City officials: Sewers can be fixed with coated plastic

Gainesville's public utilities officials told council members about a new way to fix sewer problems, and the City Council plans to move forward with a $104,000 investment.

October 28, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


United Way donates to educational programs

United Way of Hall County invested $25,000 in the Hall County community through the J. Cleon Nalley Educational Enhancement Fund.

October 28, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Former N. Hall band director surrenders certificate

A former North Hall High School band director, who resigned in the spring following allegations of an improper relationship with a student, recently surrendered his teaching certificate.

October 28, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


County’s Solid Waste Division goes smoke-free

Hall County's landfill and compactor sites will go smoke-free Monday, banning tobacco use for all staff, employees, visitors and customers.

October 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tornado warnings change to sunny skies as Halloween approaches

Although severe weather across the nation brought tornado watches and warnings to Georgia the first half of the week, forecasters say skies will be clear for Halloween weekend.

October 27, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Dawson County to discuss sheriff’s computer system

DAWSONVILLE - Pick almost any day each week and you'll find Dawson County's information technology department working on the sheriff's records management system.

October 27, 2010 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Festivals and leaves bring in tourists

When fall festivals and activities dot the landscape of Northeast Georgia, it's not only fun but good for the local economy, too.

October 27, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Gainesville man returns after helping in Pakistan relief trip

A Gainesville man who heads an international humanitarian aid group has returned from Pakistan, where historic floods this summer displaced as many as 1.2 million people.

October 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


2nd bomb threat this week interrupts Hall school

Nothing suspicious was found after a second bomb threat in three days in the Hall County school district, this time at Johnson High School.

October 27, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Downtown concert canceled due to weather threat

Today's Blue Sky Concert in Downtown Gainesville, featuring Jameson Grounds and Lunch from 2 Dog, has been canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

October 27, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Police: Flowery Branch man charged with snatching purse

A Flowery Branch man was charged with snatching a purse at a Gainesville gas station, according to police.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tourism industry at record levels in Hall

The economic impact of Hall County's tourism industry reached a record high of $282.9 million in 2014, according to the most recent report ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Cheer program treasurer accused of stealing funds

The treasurer of a junior cheer program in Hall County was charged with taking thousands of dollars from the program's fund.

January 27, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hear personal stories of housing struggles at Voices

Lisa Chester lived in and out of public housing growing up.

January 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Minority neighborhoods exist along clear lines in Hall

The streets are narrow in some of Gainesville's poorest neighborhoods. There are no traffic lights there, only stop signs and railroad crossings and dump ...

January 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man charged with murder of brother in South Forsyth

January 27, 2016 | Times regional staff reports | Local


Davis Middle School student wins Hall County Spelling Bee

Yared DeAnda, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Davis Middle School, won the 2016 Hall County Spelling Bee.

January 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Public housing provides affordable homes, but hard environment

Public housing can seem like both a blessing and a curse to those who call the projects home.

January 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Residents share ideas, concerns for Flowery Branch at plan meeting

Revitalizing Flowery Branch's Old Town area is key to the future of the South Hall city, according to residents who attended a meeting Tuesday ...

January 26, 2016 | LeAnne Akin | Local


Relay for Life kicks off fundraising season

Leonardo da Vinci believed the color purple increased the power of meditation and thinking, and opera composer Richard Wagner called the color violet his inspiration.

January 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Gainesville officials hope to start work on ‘regional’ athletic complex

Gainesville recreation officials are ready to start developing their idea for a "regional" park complex. They have appropriated $450,000 for design work on the ...

January 26, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Sign-holding officers seek to cut down on texting and driving

Holding cardboard signs along E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways, Jessica Van and Drew Reed weren't looking for money.

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigate theft of thousands from auto dealership

The woman police had identified as a suspect in the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from Carriage Nissan apparently killed herself Thursday as ...

January 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Juvenile law expert speaking Thursday at Lakeview

J. Tom Morgan, district attorney of DeKalb County for 12 years and a specialist in prosecuting crimes against children, will speak to parents and students ...

January 26, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Many local rental spaces leave residents frustrated with rundown conditions

While availability and cost impedes access to affordable housing, the poor physical condition of many units in Gainesville reveals the need to overhaul the existing ...

January 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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