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Norton: Hall County economy now on upswing

Despite the "pain around us," Hall County is in a state of stability and economic recovery, a local real estate expert said Thursday.

January 07, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Gainesville makes room for the future

Jeff Kline sorted pieces of wood, copper and concrete Friday as he and Billy Minton tore down part of Gainesville's old public safety building.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County commission cautiously moves ahead

After a lively meeting Thursday, Hall County commissioners are cautiously moving forward as they form relationships and head to what could be more contentious meetings next week.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville man indicted for selling inmates case information

A federal grand jury indicted a former Gainesville resident on charges accusing him of buying and selling information to other inmates in prison, with instructions they use the knowledge to deceive prosecutors, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta said.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Winter storm may wallop area

Winter weather is coming, but will Gainesville be covered with ice or with snow?

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New Hall commissioners take charge

Hall County's attorney and administrator were replaced in Thursday's tension-filled Board of Commissioners meeting.

January 07, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


University earns 2010 community designation

North Georgia College & State University was one of 115 institutions of higher education in the country to earn a coveted classification this year.

January 07, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Superior court judge recognizes hard work

Five Hall County residents stood shoulder to shoulder with a judge Thursday in a way they hadn't before.

January 07, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Lutz suggests Deal backer forced move on resignations

Moves to oust top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | BY JEFF GILL AND CAROLYN CRIST jgill@gainesvilletimes.com, ccrist@gainesviiletimes.com | Local


Hall commission trio votes to move library to Clermont

Fulfilling a promise they made several weeks ago, Hall County Commissioners Ashley Bell, Craig Lutz and Scott Gibbs voted Thursday to move the North Hall library back to Clermont and halt construction on the Cool Springs park.

January 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Flowery Branch council votes 3-2 to keep Andrew

An emotional week in Flowery Branch ended on a positive note for City Manager Bill Andrew Thursday night, as the City Council reappointed him to his job for at least another year.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners say they acted quickly in fear of leak about firings

Moves to remove top Hall County administrators began after the three commissioners involved in the shake-up feared a leak to the media from Gov.-elect Nathan Deal's office.

January 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Graves introduces legislation as Congress reconvenes

After being sworn into the 112th Congress, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves introduced his first bill of the new session, which is an act to de-authorize appropriations for national health care.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Chamber sees bright spots in 2011

As the economy slowly recovers nationwide, Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce officials are seeing positive signs locally for 2011.

January 05, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Transportation ‘roundtable’ takes first major step to 2012 tax vote

DAHLONEGA - A newly formed regional transportation group took a major step Wednesday night toward a 2012 vote on a 1-cent sales tax for road projects.

January 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Flowery Branch Spring Festival features food, fun and flying wood chips

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival was held Saturday in the downtown historic area of the town with the usual festival fare. Concessions, vendors and local ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Elachee visitors dig into Earth Day by growing, buying plants

Earth Day was celebrated with flying colors at Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville as three groups showed up on a sunny Saturday to offer ...

April 23, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


March of Dimes participants ring up success for research

In the hot morning air, the crowd began marching. With each step, the column of people rang hundreds of bells as they made their slow ...

April 23, 2016 | Alex Popp | Local


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