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Northeast Ga. governments submit road project lists

Northeast Georgia governments have submitted their "unconstrained project lists" as part of a push toward a statewide 2012 vote on a new 1-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

March 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville officials discuss budget goals

Gainesville City Council members continued to hear budget presentations Thursday, noting requests from three of the city's larger departments.

March 31, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Driver error blamed in Wednesday's fatal wreck

Driver error caused the head-on collision Wednesday that killed a senior Clermont couple and their 57-year-old daughter in North Hall and seriously injured a child, officers said.

March 31, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Residents to have say on airport authority at hearing

One might say Pepper Pettit is unhappy with the city of Dawsonville's plan to form an airport authority.

March 30, 2011 | FRANK REDDY Times regional staff | Local


Foundation work begins on downtown pedestrian bridge

The sound of Gainesville's pedestrian bridge going into place echoed through the downtown streets this week.

March 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Literacy center plans delayed again

Hopes for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been dashed again.

March 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low tax digest adds up to tough budget year

FLOWERY BRANCH - Hall County's 2011 tax digest is down, which could spell the worst budget year yet for local governments, finance officials said Wednesday morning.

March 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County United Way exceeds goal with $1.8M

Davis White longed to answer the question everyone in the room wanted to ask: How much did the United Way of Hall County raise?

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Wreath hangers stolen from gravesites

Police arrested a man in Alta Vista Cemetery where he is accused of removing wire wreath hangers from gravesites.

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Clarks Bridge wreck kills 3, injures 3

Three people died at the scene of a head-on collision Wednesday at Clarks Bridge Road, just north of Honeysuckle Road in North Hall.

March 30, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall seeks home foreclosures grant

Hall County officials are applying for a $1.15 million grant to help families with foreclosed homes and down payment assistance.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Man gets life for child molestation

An Oakwood man was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and molesting a 12-year-old girl he knew as a neighbor.

March 29, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Gainesville may create downtown historic designation

Gainesville officials are beginning to pursue a local historic designation for the downtown area, which could help preserve the exterior look of the buildings.

March 29, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Worker burned at Hall plant

An electrical contractor suffered serious burns Tuesday while working at a Hall County wastewater plant.

March 29, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


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4 people still missing after boat overturns in Lake Lanier; search efforts curtailed

Four people remained missing Friday night after a boat overturned on Lake Lanier earlier in the afternoon near Cocktail Cove.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Davis Middle to be part of ‘Georgia grown’ program

Davis Middle School is one of five schools selected to participate in the Georgia Grown Test Kitchen program for the upcoming year.

July 15, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Buford bank robber still at large

A man Friday demanded access to the vault of a Buford bank and left with a sum of money, according to authorities.

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Unity meeting brings law enforcement, civic leaders together to learn

Gainesville and Hall County officials met with civic and religious leaders Thursday night at the city's public safety complex for a roundtable discussion aiming ...

July 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff

In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it's not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff.

July 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Green Street study reveals difficulty of widening, redesigning road

More than 33,000 automobiles travel up and down historic Green Street in Gainesville each day, and heavy trucks account for 16 percent of all ...

July 14, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Roads reopen after gas leak shut down roads near Hog Mountain-Blackjack intersection in South Hall

All roads have been reopened after closures near the intersection of Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads in South Hall because of a large gas leak ...

July 14, 2016 | | Local


‘Pokemon Go’ gets its fans moving, smartphones in hand

"Pokemon Go" has caught on fast, and players in Hall County are singing its praises for making its users more active.

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Unity meeting set Thursday with Gainesville police, city officials

Communities across the nation are still reeling from the events last week that left two black men dead at the hands of white police officers ...

July 13, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Mental health program for families adopts Spanish-language model

It is said that the mentally ill often suffer in silence.

July 13, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Hall man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Hall County man is accused of transmitting sexually explicit photographs on his cellphone and later tampering with evidence, according to authorities.

July 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Will Donald Trump pick Newt Gingrich as running mate?

If Donald Trump were to pick Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House and Georgia congressman, as his running mate, he'd get ...

July 13, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Collins named to working group on ‘police accountability, aggression toward law enforcement’

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has been named to a working group of U.S. House members "to examine police accountability, aggression toward law ...

July 13, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


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